Henderson Scott and Search Consultancy join forces

The acquisition, which gives the newly created Search Group a combined £220m in revenue and over £10m in EBITDA, will boost the Search Group’s technological capabilities.

The group will now have over 750 employees operating within 17 offices around the UK.

While Henderson Scott founder and chief executive Mark Bailey will join the Search Group’s board of directors, HS are set to continue to grow under its existing name.

“Henderson Scott has been serving the UK IT and Tech marketplace for nearly 20 years, working at the forefront of this rapidly moving sector,” said HS chief executive Bailey.

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“This is an exciting time for both businesses. I am delighted that Henderson Scott has joined a Group with the ambition for growth as well as the infrastructure to continue supporting and developing our service offering and our people.

“Backed by the scale of the Search Group, including geographical reach, complementary technology expertise and experience across its verticals, we are very much looking forward to realising our potential as part of the bigger team.”

Tech recruiters Henderson Scott was founded in 1999 and have headquarters in Amersham, Buckinghamshire and London.

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It’s possible that this development could provide CTOs with more options in regards to finding tech talent for their organisation, and could even bolster the attempted closure of the tech skills gap within the industry, especially in regards to cyber security.

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Aaron Hurst

Aaron Hurst is Information Age's senior reporter, providing news and features around the hottest trends across the tech industry.