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Fusion People branch out into new markets with Redwood acquisition

Recruitment group Fusion People has acquired London-based Redwood Professionals, a leading specialist recruitment services organisation providing temporary and permanent staff via individually branded agencies across a number of sectors including Steel, Publishing and Engineering.

The acquisition creates significant synergies for Fusion People said Paul Metcalfe, Group Managing Director.

We already operate in adjoining market sectors to Redwood and the acquisition was attractive because the two companies’ expertise is complimentary in those markets.

Redwood clients include both Private and Public Sector from large multi-nationals to small privately owned UK businesses. According to Paul Metcalf, Fusion People was also enticed by the 20-year old company’s operations.

We’ve looked and talked to people in the market and we’ve been very impressed with their standing and the principles of the company.

Fusion People’s expansion strategy has seen it acquire five other new businesses over the past 9 months and grow to over 200 employees in the meantime. This latest addition to the group’s portfolio of brands, which already includes Hillman Saunders, Etica and ATR, keeps the company on target to meet its stated aim of emerging from the economic downturn well ahead of the competition.

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