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Investment and Innovation helps drive sales over £70M for Transline Resource Group
Specialist recruitment firm, Transline Resource Group saw revenues rise to over £70m in 2012 – another record breaking year for the Manchester and Halifax based business.
The company, which specialises in recruiting HGV drivers, industrial and technician staff, is a preferred supplier to many of the UK’s biggest household name retailers and distributors, and has maintained double digit growth over the past 5 years in succession.
2012 sales represented a 30.3 per cent leap in turnover, from £54.34m in 2011 to £70.80m. All of this revenue was derived from UK operations and does not include sales generated by the company’s Canadian wholly owned subsidiary, Transline Resource Group (Canada) Inc. which opened in Toronto last September.
Continuous innovation, recruitment of a top tier Business Development team, further expansion of its on-site operations throughout the UK and investment in new technology, all contributed towards growth.
Operationally, the Group’s recently established Technology Division, which provides skilled workers to the IT and Telecommunications sectors, performed strongly throughout 2012. The company also saw further growth across its Driving and Industrial Divisions – building on its existing relationships with an increasing number of multi-national key clients.
Headed by founder Managing Directors, Paul Beasley and Jon Taylor, the Transline Resource Group now provides over 6,000 trained, flexible supply chain staff, every day, via a network of over 60 on-site offices throughout the UK.
“ 2012 was once again, an exceptional year for us, with good, solid performance across all areas of the business,“ said Paul Beasley.
“Our greatest strength continues to be the unique insight and deep knowledge we have built up over the years in the logistics and supply chain sectors, but we are now attracting an enviable reputation and track record for supplying reliable, quality staff to the IT and Telecommunications industries.
“We put our growth and success down to the simple fact that we provide a service which specifically meets our clients’ need for a swift and cost effective solution to their staffing issues. Exceeding expectation and delivering real added benefits to our customers is what keeps us in business.”
Having built up a blue chip client base which operates globally, the Group also made further inroads into overseas expansion and throughout last year continued to build operations in Dublin and Eastern Europe, in addition to the launch of Transline Resource Group in Toronto, Canada.
Jon Taylor added: “ Innovation has also been at the forefront of our growth strategy and we continue to invest in cutting edge technology for the benefit of clients and to keep us ahead of the game.
“ A perfect example of this is our investment in two Transline Driver Training Units, which take expert, mobile HGV training to clients wherever they are based in the country.
“One of the units is equipped with a highly sophisticated HGV Driving Simulator, featuring technology similar to that used to train pilots on 747 aircraft. The response to this new service development has been overwhelming, especially with all the benefits the Simulator brings in terms of greater safety and reduced risks for trainee drivers in a totally realistic, but ‘off road’ environment.”
“It has proven so successful that we have signed up for an exclusivity deal for usage of the Simulator in the UK.”
To keep pace with growth, the company is soon to relocate its Halifax administration team into its own, self contained Victorian office complex in nearby Brighouse.
The Group’s North West based operational headquarters and Training Division, housed in Trafford Park, Manchester continues to act as a hub for the Group’s management and consultancy team, many of whom are also deployed at client operations throughout its UK wide network. Total staffing levels grew significantly last year, from 91 to 160. (42 administration and management and 118 operational)
“Our performance in 2012 is totally in line with predictions and with our on-going commitment to investing in the best people, new ideas and state of the art systems and technology, we anticipate further steady and consistent growth throughout the coming year,” Paul Beasley added.
A full trading statement will be available at the end of April 2013.
Picture caption: The hi-tech HGV Driving Simulator introduced by Transline Resource Group’s Training Division.
For further information contact: Brian Johnson, Rosemarie Teece or Graham King, Powell Communications, 07770 841740 or 0845 371 3011.