Russell Taylor Group acquires System Group’s sister company, Assist Resourcing

The Russell Taylor Group are delighted to announce the acquisition of national specialist recruiter, Assist Resourcing Group, the sister company of the successful logistics training business System Group.

The acquisition which completed on Monday 23rd January 2017, sees System Group’s sister company now becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Russell Taylor Group and will trade under the name of Assist Resourcing UK Limited. Assist Resourcing Group is one of the most recognised volume resourcing businesses, supporting some of the most recognised brand names across the UK.

Ben Russell, CEO at The Russell Taylor Group commented; “We are pleased to have been able to complete this acquisition and be in a position to provide the business with the long term commitment and financial support that it requires to continue to build what is a fantastic business.“ There will be no changes to the day to day business operations with all key staff and senior management transferring to the Russell Taylor Group.

Russell Taylor Group was established in 2002, a successful and fast growing group of recruitment businesses which will deliver revenues in excess of 35m this year. The Group consists of a portfolio of complimentary businesses including permanent recruitment, onsite flexible resourcing, engineering and technical staffing solutions provided to some of the UK’s most respected brands.

Ben Russell continued; “The acquisition of Assist Resourcing Group is a key building block in our growth and development plans. Assist has relationships with its existing customers that span over 20 years and shares the values and culture that we have built at Russell Taylor.”

Darren Cunningham, Managing Director for Assist Resourcing added; ”This is an exciting stage in our journey, the talented team at Russell Taylor Group will provide the added leadership, experience and resources to help drive our business to the next level.”

What does this mean for Assist Resourcing’s sister company System Group?

With an ever growing client base, the award of a significant MOD contract, and sector-leading innovation taking place, System Group’s executive team are committed to supporting the growth and development of this prospering business. The separation from Assist Resourcing Group releases key business functions which were otherwise shared cross-group, allowing additional resource to support key development areas.

Dave Dargan, CEO System Group added; “This is both an exciting and important step for System Group. Exciting because of the enhanced focus that will now be applied to developing the business, and important because of the resource we’re now able to apply in creating innovative learning solutions for the logistics sector.’

System Group has a long and successful history in the logistics sector, providing a wide range of funded, driver license acquisition, and workforce development programmes nationally for over 20 years, and are now even better positioned to become the sector leaders in high quality innovative training and development.

Media Contact:

Ross Jones (Group Marketing & Communications Director)

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