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Operam Education Group acquires Key Stage Teacher Supply

Operam Education Group has acquired Key Stage Teacher Supply.

The transaction follows the acquisitions of Teachers UK and The Education Specialists earlier this year and further strengthens Operam’s presence in key regional markets.

Following an initial £3.7m investment in February 2019, investor BGF has committed further funding to support the acquisition of Key Stage as it continues to back management’s buy-and-build strategy, whilst HSBC has also extended senior debt facilities to help finance the deal.

In order to support the group’s operations as it continues to scale, the senior management team has also been strengthened with the appointment of Sharon Bullock as COO. Bullock brings with her more than 20 years of sector experience in building, leading and developing high performing recruitment teams.

Eddie Austin, CEO of Operam, said, “This is a very exciting time for Operam as we welcome another business into our rapidly growing group. Key Stage Teacher Supply is a real industry specialist, with an excellent track record and reputation in the North West. Its footprint in the region will further build on our vision of creating a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ in education recruitment.

“We’re also delighted to welcome Sharon Bullock on board as group COO. She has a wealth of experience in the education recruitment sector and will bring vital skills and knowledge to the role as we enter our next stage of growth with continued support from BGF and HSBC.”

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