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Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Staffline Group PLC

£35 million contract wins

RNS Number : 6594S
Staffline Group PLC
13 March 2019

For immediate release                                                                                                                       13 March 2019




("Staffline" or "the Group")


£35 million contract wins


Staffline, the Recruitment and Training group, is pleased to announce that its PeoplePlus division has been successful in the latest round of Education and Skills Funding Agency's ("ESFA") European Social Fund competition, securing contracts worth a total of £35 million over a 27-month period, commencing in April 2019. The contracts cover 10 Local Enterprise Partnership ("LEP") areas across England.


PeoplePlus currently delivers equivalent European Social Fund contracts worth £14 million, so these wins represent an increase of 250% and make PeoplePlus the largest provider of Skills Support for the Unemployed with a market share of c.47%.


Chris Pullen, Chief Executive Officer of Staffline, commented:


"Expanding our presence in training and skills is a key strategic growth priority for our PeoplePlus division. These excellent competition results build on our outstanding track record of supporting unemployed people to move into work, and further demonstrates our continued success in transitioning PeoplePlus into the UK's leading skills and training provider."



For further information, please contact:



Staffline Group plc

Chris Pullen, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Watts, Chief Financial Officer

via Vigo Communications



Liberum NOMAD and Joint Broker

Steve Pearce / Joshua Hughes

020 3100 2222



Berenberg Joint Broker

Chris Bowman / Toby Flaux

020 3207 7800




Vigo Communications Financial PR

Jeremy Garcia / Antonia Pollock / Charlie Neish

020 7390 0230

[email protected]





Note for Editors



About Staffline - Recruitment, Training and Support


Enabling the Future of Work™

Staffline is the UK's market leading Recruitment and Training group. It has two divisions:


Recruitment Division


The UK's leading provider of flexible blue-collar workers, supplying over 60,000 staff per day to c. 1,500 private sector clients, across a wide range of industries including agriculture, drinks, driving, food processing, logistics and manufacturing.  It operates from over 400 locations in UK, Eire and Poland.


Its world leading Customer Experience platform provides optimised customer-based staffing management solutions whilst providing market-leading levels of job satisfaction for workers.


PeoplePlus Division


The leading adult skills and training provider in the UK, delivering apprenticeships, adult education, prison education and skills-based employability programmes across the country.


Education and Training - market leading provider of training courses for private sector Apprenticeships (both Levy and non-Levy) and Government funded Adult Skills programmes.


Employability - top quartile performer, supporting Government programmes providing back-to-work education and support services to the unemployed.


Justice and Community - education and training services for prisoners and ex-offenders, as well as individual support services for carers and people with disabilities, both at home and in the work place.



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