Education specialist announces first acquisition

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Local education recruitment agency Class People is thrilled to announce its first acquisition of Teaching Services (SW) Ltd, that trade as Cover Teachers in the South West of England. The synergy of Class People and Cover Teachers is a strong fit, with both independent companies championing supply work as a reputable employment option for educators.

Class People has bloomed from what began as a lifestyle business to a prominent education recruitment agency within the South West; and acquiring Cover Teachers allows the company to become a real force on the national scene in education recruitment. Lynis Bassett, CEO of Class People, says, “We have courted Cover Teachers for a number of years, and acquiring the company gives us a strong foot-hold across the south west. Cover’s ethos and culture is a perfect fit with Class People’s brand and values and we are really excited about this new venture.”

The acquisition gives Class People a firm strong-hold across the south west and a well-established client base of over 20 years. With 107 teachers and 70 clients that Cover Teachers have retained throughout this period, the takeover will secure Class People’s geographical footprint as they knock on the door of their £5 million target. Barry Leach, Director of Cover Teachers, says, “Having been involved in the set up and running of Cover Teachers with my wife Jane Leach and her partner Linda Kell for 20 years, I have confidence in Class People to take the business into the next chapter. Having had many opportunities over the years to sell to national corporates, Class People offer the best fit and solution for what we currently provide our clients and cover staff.”

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