A local recruitment agency has made a tactical acquisition to form a new sub-division that is set to become a regional player in the construction market.

Manchester City Centre-based We Build Recruitment (WBR) has acquired the mechanical and electrical division of Sale-based Roebuck Recruitment and formed WBR M&E. The business will provide contractors across the UK with quality temporary workers in a range of positions, including highly technical specialist roles.

Mike McNeill, managing director of We Build Recruitment, said:

“Despite economic uncertainty, the construction market remains buoyant and skylines are changing in cities up and down the country. There is a continued demand for high quality subcontractors that firms can rely on and that’s exactly what we’re able to provide.

Roebuck Recruitment has developed a strong foundation over the last 12 months and I have no doubt that this acquisition will support our objective of becoming the biggest recruiter in this space.”

Roebuck Recruitment’s co-founders, Richard Chadwick and Jonathan Edwards, will continue to work alongside McNeill in the development of the sub-division. Their primary focus, however, will be on permanent placements in construction, IT and sales, for which the business has built an impressive reputation during its first year of business.

Managing director, Richard Chadwick, commented:

“Mike and his team are building a force to be reckoned with at WBR and he’s the perfect candidate to manage this division as it continues to thrive. For Roebuck, the time has come to focus on permanent search and continuing to deliver the personal, trustworthy service that our clients have come to recognise.”

Michael McNeill and his team recently completed a management buyout of the construction division of Worldwide Recruitment Solutions Ltd (WRS) and eyes further potential merger and acquisition opportunities as part of its aggressive growth plans.

For more information, visit www.webuildrecruitment.com and www.roebuckrecruitment.co.uk