To support their ambitious growth plans, Dundee-based resourcing group Entrust Resource Solutions have acquired a second company, SCI Search and Selection, increasing their portfolio to three consultancies. 
 
The specialist life sciences and healthcare resourcing group now comprise three like-minded consultancies located in key locations across the UK: Entrust People, Horton International UK and SCI Search and Selection. With the addition of a North West location, the group is closer to Manchester’s thriving life sciences industry, with world leading research and development assets, the largest clinical academic campus in Europe and over 13,000 life sciences graduates. The group is also better positioned to support their clients in the North West and Ireland. 
 
SCI Search and Selection is a well-established consultancy with 20 years’ experience sourcing scientists across the UK at all experience levels. Their team of professionally qualified consultants are also experienced scientists from a range of disciplines and sectors, affording them a better understanding of the challenges associated with hiring in the industry.  
 
While these three businesses trade successfully independently, we are even stronger as a collective. Each business has a complementary offering and professional approach which when combined provides us the opportunity to add depth, scale and greater value to our customers. 
 
With a continued focus on technology and life sciences, the Group is creating a “one stop shop” for recruitment needs. Our team can provide solutions for a full range of technology and life science roles, from Bench to Board, working on contingent, interim and executive search assignments. While the increased presence of the Group in three key locations across the UK has enhanced our ability to serve clients across Europe and beyond. 
 
“Even with the uncertainty of Brexit, our group is thriving. We are in the midst of an aggressive 5-year growth and acquisition strategy which will see our turnover reach £10 million. As part of this strategy, we have acquired two companies in just three months. We are forging partnerships with ambitious companies, just like ours, who need the right team to drive their businesses forward. In these uncertain times, the right team is more important than ever, and I am very happy to bring the talented people at SCI into the Entrust Resource Solutions group. I am delighted Craig Hewett will remain with the group in a training and mentoring capacity. His experience and knowledge are a great benefit as we look to grow our teams.” 
Ryan Watson, Managing Director, Entrust People