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  • Notes to Editors - Acorn +

    • Established in 1992, Acorn has 39 branches across Wales, the West Country, the North West of England, London and Australia.
    • Acorn has won awards for fast growth, and has won both Best Regional Recruitment Firm and Best UK Recruitment Agency at the national Recruiter Awards.
    • In 2012, Acorn celebrated 20 years at the top of the recruitment industry.
    • Acorn places some 6,500 people into circa 1,200 different client companies each week. The company delivers training to more than 1,000 individuals each month and makes 1,700 permanent placements each year.
    • Acorn's head office is at Celtic Springs, near Newport, South Wales. Many of Acorn’s specialist divisions are based there, including Senior Executive Search, Contract Management, Construction, Mechanical & Electrical, Technical & Engineering, Nursing & Healthcare, IT & Digital, Acorn Global and Acorn Learning Solutions.
    • In 2006 global recruiter Synergie acquired a majority stake in Acorn; an investment that underpinned its commitment to supporting companies operating internationally; and one that has helped to propel Acorn’s expansion across the UK.
    • Synergie is an established, leading recruiter across Europe, Canada and Australia employing over 2,300 permanent staff, with some 600 branches in 15 different countries placing 50,000 agency workers on a weekly basis, and serving over 95,000 different clients.
    • Synergie is Europe’s 5th largest recruitment firm and 15th globally with approximately 600 branches across Europe, Canada and Australia, and a turnover of circa €1.7bn.
    • Acorn’s website is www.acornpeople.com
  • Notes to Editors – Exxell +

    • Exxell, operating from London, Maidenhead and Southampton, is the UK technical arm of €1.7bn Synergie, the 5th largest recruiter in Europe and 15th globally.
    • Exxell provides specialist permanent, contract and temporary recruitment in engineering, rail, facilities management and construction across the whole of the UK, with a focus on the South-East of England.
    • Exxell is a fully-audited REC member and is associated with a number of specialist bodies such as Link Up, Rail Industry Contractor Association (RICA), BIFM and HVCA.
    • Exxell is part of the Acorn Group, a leading UK recruitment and training agency, which is the UK subsidiary of Synergie.
    • The Acorn Group has 39 branches and on-site locations across the UK.
    • The Group places some 6,500 people into around 1,200 different client companies each week. The company delivers training to more than 1,000 learners each month and makes 1,700 permanent placements each year.
    • Exxell’s website is www.exxellgroup.com
  • Notes to Editors - Acorn Learning Solutions +

    • Established in 1992, Acorn has 39 branches across Wales, the West Country, the North West of England, London and the South East.
    • Acorn’s training arm, ‘Acorn Learning Solutions’ trains over 1,300 Apprentices in learning each week across the UK.
    • Acorn was judged National Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2011 – 12 at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru.
    • Acorn received the Provider Award for Social Responsibility of the Year of the Year 2013 – 14.
    • With its Head Office in Newport servicing the UK, Acorn delivers apprenticeships, bespoke and recognised accredited training and development courses in the following sectors – leadership & management, IT, retail, insurance, banking, accountancy, business administration, customer service, warehousing and manufacturing.
    •  Acorn works closely with Government funding agencies, universities and other educational organisations to devise, develop and deliver innovative initiatives to shape future training needs of the workforce.
    • Acorn is a Retail Skills Shop in Wales, Cheltenham and Gloucester as part of a network of Skills Shops dedicated to the retail industry led by the National Skills Academy for Retail.
    • Acorn advises and delivers the most suitable work-based learning, open courses and accredited Apprenticeships up to Level 5.
    • Through contacts with Government funding bodies and through other initiatives, Acorn advises on funding for learning programmes.
    • Acorn is the only private provider franchised for the delivery of a Foundation Degree with Cardiff Metropolitan University.
    • The Acorn Group consists of Acorn Recruitment, Acorn Learning & Development, Acorn Global and Exxell.
    • Acorn places some 6,500 people into circa 1,200 different client companies each week. The company delivers training to more than 1,000 learners each month and makes 1,700 permanent placements each year.
    • Acorn's head office is at Celtic Springs, near Newport, South Wales. Many of Acorn’s specialist divisions are based there, including Senior Executive Search, Contract Management, Construction, Mechanical & Electrical, Technical & Engineering, Nursing & Healthcare, IT & Digital, Acorn Global and Acorn Learning Solutions.
    • In 2006 global recruiter Synergie acquired a majority stake in Acorn; an investment that underpinned its commitment to supporting companies operating internationally; and one that has helped to propel Acorn’s expansion across the UK.
    • Synergie is an established, leading recruiter across Europe, Canada and Australia employing over 2,300 permanent staff, with some 600 branches in 15 different countries placing 50,000 agency workers on a weekly basis, and serving over 95,000 different clients.
    • It is a €1.7bn business, making it the 5th largest recruiter in Europe and the 15th largest globally.
    • Acorn Learning & Development website is www.acornlearning.co.uk
  • Notes to Editors - Acorn Global +

    • Acorn Global Recruitment provides international recruitment services for companies seeking to access the global talent pool,  in particular skilled technical people and white collar professionals to work internationally, our coverage includes Australia, the EU, Ireland,  Africa, USA, North America and the Middle East. 
    • Providing experienced, qualified and skilled people in mining & resources, executive & management, business development, construction, engineering & consulting, energy, gas & oil, logistics, technical management, IT & communications and utilities & infrastructure.
    • Offices in Perth, Adelaide, Darwin and the UK.  
    • A member of the Acorn Group of companies established in 1992, whose ultimate parent company is Synergie, Europe’s 5th largest recruitment firm and 15th globally with approximately 600 branches across Europe, Canada and Australia, and turnover of circa €1.7bn.
    • Acorn has 39 branches across Wales, the West Country, the North West of England, London and the South East.
    • In 2012, Acorn celebrated 20 years at the top of the recruitment industry.
    • Acorn has won awards for fast growth, and has won both Best Regional Recruitment Firm and Best UK Recruitment Agency at the Professional Recruiter Awards.
    • Acorn places some 6,500 people into circa 1,200 different client companies each week. The company delivers training to more than 1,000 learners each month and makes 1,700 permanent placements each year.
    • Acorn's head office is at Celtic Springs, near Newport, South Wales. Many of Acorn’s specialist divisions are based there, including Senior Executive Search, Contract Management, Construction, Mechanical & Electrical, Technical & Engineering, Nursing & Healthcare, IT & Digital, Acorn Global and Acorn Learning Solutions.
    • Acorn Global Recruitment website is www.acornglobalrecruitment.com