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Contract wins 23.07.19


Capita plc has signed a contract worth £525m over 12 years to modernise and support improvement to the operational effectiveness of the Ministry of Defence’s fire and rescue service.

As previously announced, Capita was selected by the MOD as the winning tenderer for the Defence Fire and Rescue Project in June 2018. The contract involves operating 53 fire stations – in the UK, and on MOD sites in Cyprus and the Falkland Islands.

Investment will be made in digital technology solutions, new fire engines and other equipment to upgrade fire-fighting capabilities, designed to reduce the risk to defence personnel and assets. Capita will also construct and manage a new, centralised training facility for defence firefighters at its Fire Service College in Gloucestershire.

Jon Lewis, chief executive officer of Capita, said, “Capita is a longstanding partner and strategic supplier to the Ministry of Defence and has a record of delivering technology-enabled transformation of complex services, while at the same time providing value for money.

“This contract is a measure of the confidence and trust government has in Capita’s ability to deliver critical public services, and underlines our drive to build on the strengths of our existing relationship with government.”


Hays Education has been appointed the preferred recruitment supplier for the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).

Throughout the partnership, Hays Education will assist school leaders with their recruitment, online training and their personal career development. The recruiting experts plan to host business manager sessions, leadmeets and dinners with aspiring leaders from the ASCL. Hays will also offer career consultations to ASCL members as well as discounts on recruitment and online safeguarding and recruitment training.

Paul Matthias, national director of Hays Education, said, “We are delighted that our appointment with ASCL will provide a solution to manage the recruitment of education staff across the association. The partnership gives us the opportunity to continue our work supporting school leaders across the UK with their careers.”

Steve Kind, director of finance & operations, added, “We are delighted to announce our formal partnership with Hays and look forward to working closely with them across the education sector in the future.”

Frontline Recruitment

Frontline Recruitment has won a substantial contract that sees the company become the sole and exclusive recruitment partner to Tech Data, a wholesale distributor of technology products, services and solutions.

Frontline will provide staff to Tech Data's Magna Park facility in Lutterworth. The news comes just weeks after Frontline, which has offices in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Mansfield, Hull and Weymouth, signed a similar deal with iconic clothing brand John Smedley.

David Essam, operations director at Frontline Recruitment, said, "We are very proud and excited to announce our latest new business partner. After being involved in a rigorous tender process I am excited to confirm that Frontline are now the sole and exclusive recruitment partner of Tech Data.

"Frontline prides itself on working with the most progressive companies in their sectors, and we're looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Tech Data - a key player in the tech industry."

Rajni Sahota, human resources business pPartner at Tech Data, added, "We feel that the partnership with Frontline Recruitment will be a great fit for our business and we look forward to working with their team as we continue to grow in the East Midlands."

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