Project Resource is acquired by Project Recruitment Specialists Navartis

3 months ago by Daniel Stargatt

Project Resource are delighted to announce today that Navartis have acquired a controlling interest in the business.

Established in 2006 and with operations in the UK, Australia and Canada, Navartis specialises in the supply of white-collar engineering professionals for infrastructure projects within the rail, power, telecoms, construction and civil engineering industries. 

Having evolved organically over the last 15 years into a £42m turnover business, recent success has seen Navartis become one of the UK’s fastest growing recruitment companies, accoladed by the London Stock Exchange on their 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2020 report. The business has enterprising growth ambitions, with plans to expand the merged recruitment businesses in the UK and internationally. 

Andrew Szklarek, MD will continue to lead the Project Resource business - which will rebrand to Navartis later in 2021 - operating from our West Midlands base in Solihull, joining Navartis London and Doncaster to create a growing UK powerhouse for white-collar recruitment solutions. 

Following the conclusion of this acquisition, Jim Sloan, Group CEO of Navartis said: “We've known of Project Resource for many years through shared relationships with clients and candidates and have always admired their reputation for delivering high-quality recruitment solutions.

It was clear from the outset that our businesses are strategically aligned by location, markets and a quality led approach to how we conduct business. Finding a company that shares our values and principles has been essential to the success of this merger. 

We look forward to welcoming Project Resource into the Navartis family and expanding our reach with clients and candidates”.

John O’Sullivan, Chairman of Elite Leaders and non-executive Director for both Navartis and Project Resource added: “There is an unmistakable synergy between Navartis and Project Resource. After introducing them, their management teams developed a strong chemistry and a strategic plan that has laid the foundation for this merger.

This is an exciting chapter for the two businesses, one that will see us build on the collective experience and know-how of both teams to create a powerful recruitment service for clients and candidates alike.”

Of the potential for growth as both companies join forces, Derek Scott, Owner of Project Resource says: "Project Resource has a proud history of being an incredible place to work combined with exceptional results, so I am absolutely delighted to see our brand join forces with Navartis Group, in this very exciting new chapter together as one big team! 

Navartis has an excellent track record of growth and with the unrivalled business opportunities facing us, I am entirely confident that working together as a whole affords us the chance to enhance not just what we do for our clients, but of course, enhance the excellent career opportunities for every member of our valued team moving forwards.

Great cultures and mutually shared values always underpin success, and with the whole recruitment marketplace promising to be more dynamic in 2021 than ever, this is a great time for our two brands to come together as one."

For more information, please contact:

Andrew Szklarek - Managing Director - Project Resource

Justyn Falkner - Managing Director - Navartis

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