BRG acquires CPN Construction Services

Lee Gamble, MD of Berry Recruitment, centre left, and branch manager Andy Price

The Southampton business CPN Construction Services has been acquired by Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) for an undisclosed fee.

The new owner operates from nearly 40 locations across the country and already has a successful Berry Recruitment branch in the port city.

CPN Construction Services has been trading for 16 years, providing workers in the construction industry across the country.

There is a team of nine at the offices near the docks in Milbrook and the acquisition will add approximately £6m to BRG’s turnover.

The business also runs a thriving training centre which puts its own workers and those of clients through a variety of courses.

BRG is a multi-disciplinary recruiter with construction one of its national sectors; its branches in Truro, Cornwall, and in south east London currently head the division.

CPN Construction Services will be re-branded as Berry Recruitment and the group will invest in the business to grow it.

Managing director of Berry Recruitment Lee Gamble said: “CPN Construction Services has a fine reputation and a talented team that’s been led by Andy Price, who we’re pleased is staying on.

“We will re-brand the business and the training centre and invest in order to drive expansion.

“Construction is a growth area and one that fits in with our existing sectors.

“The business recruits both temporary and permanent workers in the white and blue collar areas; from all the trades through to site managers, architects and surveyors.

“The team will receive support from our other Berry Recruitment branches in Southampton and Gosport and our Wild Recruitment branches in Portsmouth and Poole.

“Our target is to grow our business to £100m turnover and this acquisition will help us on our way.

“The acquisition is our seventh in the last five years and complements our organic growth.”



Notes to journalists:

Berry Recruitment is a specialist recruitment group operating in the private and public sectors from 37 locations across the UK.

Employing more than 200 people, Berry achieved close to £66m turnover in 2017.

There are seven specialist Berry divisions covering office and finance, technical and IT, rail, construction, driving, industrial and catering and hospitality.

With its head office in St Albans, Hertfordshire, Berry was formed by recruitment industry experts including Tony Berry, former head of Blue Arrow and Manpower, and Ian Langley, former chairman and director of infrastructure recruitment specialist, Airswift Holdings.

Berry’s strapline is ‘combining talent with opportunity’.

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