Belfast recruitment firm takes over its city rival
A Belfast recruitment company has taken over a city rival in a deal which it says will boost turnover to more than £25m.
Kennedy Recruitment has completed the acquisition of Maureen Lynn Recruitment. It says the deal will lead to the creation of new jobs.
The companies are both based on May Street in the city centre.
Established in 1989 by Evelyn Kennedy, the company has been operating for more than 27 years.
John Kennedy of Kennedy Recruitment, said: "This was an obvious and logical move for us.
"We have enjoyed a period of sustained growth in recent years and have been on the lookout for high quality investment opportunities. We were absolutely delighted to get the opportunity to join forces with Lynn Recruitment as we both share a similar ethos and professional approach to recruitment."
The firm says while there are no plans to amalgamate the two companies, it will use the skills of both workforces to help them grow.
"One of the key aspects of our decision to invest in Lynn Recruitment, was that we knew we were getting a great company with a great reputation and brand image," Mr Kennedy said.
"We want to maintain and build on the culture of dedication to customers and quality and maintain the Lynn Recruitment brand and all that it stands for."
Kennedy Recruitment currently provides both temporary and permanent jobs. It has focused on public sector and health sector recruitment, but also deals with the private and voluntary sectors.