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Today, we are pleased to announce the acquisition of Technology Recruiter, Creative Personnel, an established technology (Digital, Games & AV) recruitment agency based in London.
The acquisition was officially made by McGinley Group Holdings Ltd on Friday 31 May 2019 and strongly reaffirms our ambitions for growth not only in London, but on a national basis as well.
Already the second fastest growing recruitment group in the UK & Ireland (FT 2018), the addition of Creative Personnel to our portfolio means we now operate eight companies across five core sectors (Aerospace, Construction, Education, Healthcare and Technology), with several more in development.
Colm McGinley, CEO of the McGinley Group, said: “It’s no secret that we have aggressive growth plans, whilst maintaining our vision of challenging the way recruitment is done. Creative Personnel has been a recruitment company that we have been watching for a while. They have impressed us with their sector expertise, their responsible recruitment methods and we felt now was the perfect time for our two businesses to align, to push both businesses toward greater heights.”
Creative Personnel was formed in 1999 by Mina Machacek and her business partner Philip Pataky. As part of the deal Philip has exited the business to facilitate a move to the US with his family, whilst Mina has decided to retain a minority shareholding in the business and continue on as Managing Director.
Mina said of the acquisition “Today is a fantastic day at Creative Personnel. We have always been extremely proud of our ability to attract, retain, and grow such a loyal customer and candidate base within the Digital, Games & AV recruitment arena. When considering the next step in our journey, it was vital that we aligned with a brand that shared both our values and would allow us to continue to implement our vision for the company. With the support of the McGinley Group behind us, I believe we have a true partner with both the capital and the additional operating support to ensure a sustained period of growth, expansion and prosperity.”
Creative Personnel will continue operating as usual, however Creative Personnel’s employees will now enjoy the industry leading company benefits and developmental opportunities that we offer to our entire staffbase.
Mr McGinley stated in an announcement yesterday that, “At McGinley we are ‘All About Great People’ and Creative Personnel’s mission and values align perfectly with our Group’s. Their outstanding service delivery, long-term experience in the sector and established client relationships, built up over their 20-year history, mean they are the perfect business to join us in our ambitious growth plans. I look forward to the exciting times ahead.”