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Staffing 360 Solutions completes acquisition of Poolia UK

Poolia UK will continue to operate its professional staffing services from London, however the business will be rebranded under Staffing 360 Solutions' existing Longbridge Recruitment brand. Poolia UK focuses on providing temporary, contract and permanent qualified professionals to various banking, financial and commercial clients across the United Kingdom.

"We are pleased to complete our latest acquisition in the UK," stated Brendan Flood, Executive Chairman of Staffing 360 Solutions. "Poolia adds additional size and services to our existing operations in Europe. It's a great addition to Staffing 360's recent Initio acquisition and complements our Longbridge Recruitment operations."

Established in 1989, Poolia UK conducted business under the name Parker Bridge until August 2005. Following its acquisition by Poolia AB, the company became Poolia Parker Bridge, a combination of both names. It was finally re-branded to Poolia UK Ltd. in January 2007.

"Our long-held vision of becoming a leading staffing firm in the UK matches well with Staffing 360's expertise in the field of permanent placement and temporary staffing," stated Tim Hedger, Managing Director of Poolia UK and Longbridge Recruitment's new Managing Director. "As we continue to grow under our new branding, we look forward to leveraging Staffing 360's capital markets expertise, which has allowed them to grow through acquisitions so rapidly."

Staffing 360 Solutions' existing UK operations were part of the company's recent acquisition on January 3, 2014 of Initio International Holdings Limited (now Staffing 360 Solutions (UK) Limited) and related subsidiaries, which includes the Longbridge Recruitment division. Longbridge was established in 1989 in London, and is an international multi-sector recruitment company, with a long history of success catering to the sales & marketing, technology, legal and IT solutions sectors. Both the chief executive officer of Longbridge, Darren Carroll, and the new managing director of Longbridge, Tim Hedger, will report directly to Matt Briand, chief executive officer of Staffing 360 Solutions.

"Our M&A strategy is being validated by our recent string of acquisitions," commented Matt Briand, CEO of Staffing 360 Solutions. "As we continue to extend our presence in countries around the globe, we look forward to relaying our latest developments and important milestones, all while growing Staffing 360 Solutions into a formidable international public company."

Staffing 360 Solutions believes that a consolidation strategy is ideally suited for the highly fragmented temporary staffing industry. The management team has been engaged in the development of a comprehensive program to create a robust pipeline of prospective acquisitions, with a longer term objective of driving annual revenues to $300 million.

Established in 1989, Poolia UK operates professional staffing services from its office in London. The company focuses on providing temporary, contract and permanent qualified professionals to various banking, financial and commercial clients across the United Kingdom.

Staffing 360 Solutions is a public company in the global staffing sector engaged in the acquisition of international staffing organizations with operations in the US, Europe and India. 


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