Ashford Business Continues ExpansionPosted on 13 February 2020
Ashford-based HR GO plc has secured its eighth acquisition in 12 months by signing up Mai Day Recruitment Services. The latest addition to the Kent, national and international recruitment and business services group extends its reach to Watford and Huntingdon. The £85m turnover group, founded in Dartford in 1957, continues to expand by joint venture partnerships, acquisitions and organic growth.
Cindy Hare, managing director HR GO Recruitment, welcomed the Mai Day teams to the Group. She said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for both of us to expand our services into new areas. Mai Day has achieved considerable success with clients and candidates and we look forward to continuing that success under the HR GO Recruitment brand.” All directors and employees would be retained and offered the opportunity to work within the HR GO Group, she added.
We are delighted to welcome Mai Day Recruitment to the HR GO family. This joint venture expands our coverage and enables us to provide a wider range of services.Roddy Barrow, HR GO Group Managing Director
Elizabeth (Liz) Braiden set up Mai Day with Jacky Lloyd in 1991. They and fellow director James Braiden retain a significant minority stake in the JV. The business employs twelve.
Liz said: “We’re very excited about joining the HR GO Group. We want to expand and they will help us do it. We have a family culture and teaming up with a company with strong ethical values was important to us. We felt it would be a good marriage and that’s exactly what it promises to be.”
HR GO has invested £1.5m in new technology in the past years, setting up a trailblazing client portal and candidate area. Liz said HR GO’s advanced digital systems were an important factor in the decision to sign up.
HR GO has invested £1.5m in new technology in the past years, setting up a trailblazing client portal and candidate area, an an important factor for this merger.
Roddy Barrow, HR GO Group Managing Director, added: “We are delighted to welcome Mai Day Recruitment to the HR GO family. They have a great record serving clients and candidates in Watford, Huntingdon and beyond, including large national automotive clients. This joint venture expands our coverage and enables us to provide a wider range of services with excellent customer care to existing clients and candidates.”
Jack Parkinson, HR GO plc Executive Chairman, said: “We are committed to seeking new opportunities like the one we have just agreed with Mai Day Recruitment. We have much to offer and I am always interested in hearing from other recruiters that would like to find out more.”