Staffline publish update including news on PeoplePlus

Staffline Group, which owns PeoplePlus, has published the following trading update:

As noted at the Group's Annual General Meeting on 17 May 2018, despite a tight labour market, the Recruitment division has continued to perform strongly. Our size and scale allows us to meet growing customer demand, and the four acquisitions so far this year have improved our coverage in specific geographic areas. During the first six months of the year, the Customer Experience strategy has been rolled out giving unrivalled levels of insight into workers' experiences on a site by site basis. This data will allow us to benefit both employee and customer retention through previously unseen feedback. We are confident that this will accelerate our consolidation of the market in which we already have a strong leadership position.


In PeoplePlus, the Group's Training, Skills, and Well-Being services division, the transition away from the Work Programme contracts remains on track. We are benefiting from our investment in the Apprenticeship Levy space and have made good progress delivering Fair Start Scotland, which launched in April. We continue to develop a strong pipeline across a number of areas, including devolved government and prison education.


As a result, we are pleased to confirm that we are trading in line with expectations and the Board remains confident of the Group's growth prospects. The Board looks forward to providing a further update at the time of the Interim Results, which will be announced on Wednesday 25 July 2018.