Optima advise Xpress Solutions on their recent sale to Kingdom Services – a non-recruitment services Group

Kingdom Services Group Ltd acquires Manchester based recruitment specialist Xpress Solutions.

Established in May 2004, Xpress has gained an excellent reputation for the provision of both temporary and permanent staff across the warehousing, driving and commercial sectors. With an extensive portfolio of loyal clients, Xpress looks forward to using the Kingdom platform to develop further future growth.

The Xpress acquisition continues the strategic expansion plans of Kingdom.

Terry Barton BA Hons Law, Chief Executive of Kingdom said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Kingdom to grow and develop our recruitment service. Strategic acquisitions has always formed part of our growth strategy, but it is extremely important that when we acquire a business that there is a culture fit to that of Kingdom. We are therefore keen that we continue to operate in the same way going forward with no planned changes to trading name, branding, offices, invoicing or points of contact. Kingdom will support and enhance the Xpress integration with our expertise, technology and software solutions. Sarah Sanderson in her continued role as Director and along with her retained management team and colleagues will drive our recruitment division forward. Throughout all our negotiations we were incredibly impressed with Sarah and her work ethic. With over 20 years’ experience to offer, Sarah prides herself on providing a bespoke and personable service so please give her a call”

Sarah Sanderson, owner and Director of Xpress said: “Joining the Kingdom family will enable my team and I to offer our great recruitment service to a wider audience and for us to expand into new sectors. The Kingdom leadership team and I share the same aspirations and I’m excited about being a key part in the journey which is being created through this acquisition.”

Philip Ellis of Optima Corporate Finance provided corporate finance advice to Xpress. Richard Hepworth and his team at Brabners provided Xpress with legal advice. Paul Johnson and his team at Ward Hadaway provided legal advice to Kingdom.

Kingdom were established in 1993. Over the last 25 years we have grown from a company with just 7 colleagues to now employing over 6,000 people and operate on a turnover in excess of £100 million.

The group successfully manage and lead thousands of high-quality service personnel in highly complex public facing environments and support each one through a national network of regional offices. In turn, these are supported by our National Support Centre. Together we form a strong network that is able to uphold the highest standards of support for our customers.

Kingdom is considered the benchmark for quality in our industry and we are accredited by all major UK quality assurance bodies. As recognised pioneers of innovation in our industry we are driven to explore new ways of working and fresh approaches to progression within the support services market.