Staffline keeps on truckin’ with latest acquisition

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Nottingham recruitment giant Staffline has bought Milestone Operations, a recruitment business specialising in temporary and permanent jobs for professional drivers, warehouse staff and industry experts within the transport, distribution, industrial and utilities sectors.

Milestone has six offices throughout the UK. Staffline says the acquisition came about because of strong levels of demand for HGV drivers, combined with an ongoing systemic shortage of available HGV drivers in the UK. Andy Hogarth, chief executive of Staffline, said: “We are constantly looking for bright, talented businesses to join the Staffline Group. Milestone is not only an expert in the driving market, which is a key focus for growth, but its culture of training and developing its employees while providing the most efficient services for its clients is a perfect match for Staffline. The combination of the two businesses creates one of the largest specialist driving recruitment businesses in the UK and will position us strongly in this growing market.”