Acquisition of Principle Personnel

March 23, 2023 | Jason Whittenham

We are happy to announce the acquisition of Principle Personnel in South Essex.

Over the past 24 months, Kenect Recruitment has been looking to strengthen its position within the UK to help support our ever-growing network of national clients. One key strategy to help us achieve this was to identify strong competitor businesses to join our team in key areas.

With the acquisition of IP Recruitment (North London) in early 2022, this most recent takeover adds more substance in and around the capital.

Director, Julien Smith said “Principle Personnel has built a fantastic reputation within South Essex over the years. They have built some great relationships with a lot of clients and job seekers and we are proud to have them join us on our exciting journey”.

“The acquisition of Principle Personnel allows us to expand on last years takeover and to support local franchisees and clients alike around London. We welcome the new staff to our team with open arms and will work with them closely to achieve our growth expectations for 2023 and over the coming years”.

“In addition to this great investment, we are currently in talks with various other businesses regarding potential opportunities. It’s a very exciting time for Kenect Recruitment, its clients, workforce, and everybody else involved with the business”.

“Not only are we looking to grow our internal business, we are also in the process of integrating another two new franchises before May, which will open the door to other key areas of the UK to support our overall operation”.

Director of Southern Operations, Luke Bodell said, “I’m delighted with this new acquisition, this is yet another vital pin on the map for the southern region of Kenect Recruitment. I look forward to seeing the growth and development of the new team in branch over the coming months.”

New Branch Manager, Michelle Strange said, “Kenect is one of the best-rated recruitment agencies in the UK. Their ethics, drive & commitment to customers are just a few reasons why I’m excited about this new takeover. I really look forward to helping with the transition to Kenect Recruitment and then watching with interest as the branch grows”.

“Although our name is changing, the staffing team and great service our customers are used to receiving will remain the same. Obviously, there will be a few changes, but we’re really looking forward to implementing these and working with the Kenect management team to improve our systems and services for our customers”.

Kenect Recruitment is a Corporate REC member, ISO 9001:2015 & ICO certified, licensed by the GLAA, Stronger Together and Sedex approved, Logistics UK, RHA and UK Haulage members, and in 2022 was nominated as one of the best places to work in the UK.

To Kenect to our new South Essex branch please contact us on 01702 667 297 or 07946 069 354 or email us at

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