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Fawkes & Reece Acquires Northern Based Recruitment Specialist, Bromak Ltd

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London, 25/05/2021


Fawkes & Reece Acquires Northern Based Recruitment Specialist, Bromak Ltd


  • The acquisition will provide a nationwide recruitment service for the Construction, House Building and Infrastructure sectors
  • Fawkes & Reece head count will expand to over 110 staff and a total of six offices around the UK and a projected turnover more than £50m.


Leading Southern Based construction recruiter Fawkes & Reece further expands its recruitment coverage in the UK by the acquisition of Bromak Ltd. Based in Bolton, Bromak has four offices located around the Midlands and the North of England. The business provides permanent and freelance candidates to the house building and construction sectors across the region.


This acquisition is the next step of the strategic plan for Fawkes & Reece to enhance full UK coverage across the built environment sector. The Fawkes & Reece group will be expanded to over 110 staff, across 6 offices throughout the UK. Focused on executive search, white and blue collar within house building, construction, Interior fit out and the civil engineering sectors.


Ray Connolly, Group Managing Director of Fawkes & Reece commented; "I have known Bromak for a number of years. They have a brilliant reputation especially with some of our mutual customers. Their company culture is one that fits perfectly and the high capability of their staff will provide excellent service to both companies' existing and new clients in the area.Continuity is very important and I have been so impressed with both Cameron Berry who will continue as Managing Director and Chelsey Nuttall as Sales Director. There was great synergy from the first time I met them.We have customers who regularly require our support in the Midlands and North and as well as having a pipeline of major projects planned in the area, we know this move will add significant value to all parties and link perfectly with our London and Southern teams."


Founder and Managing Director of Bromak, Dave Brooks, said: "Ray's enthusiasm and vision for the recruitment industry was something I knew would take Bromak in the right direction. They have a great reputation in the industry and with their customers. From getting to know their leadership team and strengths it was clear this move will take our business further. I am proud of what my team has achieved, and I know this will add real value to each of them and the business"



Connolly Added: "With our previous acquisition in 2019 of Alltek Limited, based in Southampton, proving to be a great success, especially during one of the most challenging times the world has ever seen, I was confident that with Bromak we can continue growing a brilliant team to support our growth within our core markets for the benefit of clients and further business development".




About Fawkes & Reece

Established in 2001 Fawkes & Reece was launched with a clear vision of becoming a market leading recruiter across construction, civil engineering, and the built environment. The company's workforce of over 70 members of staff are located across 2 offices, London, and Southampton.


About Bromak Ltd

Established in 2003 its headquarters in Bolton, provides permanent and freelance recruitment services for the built environment. The team of over 30 staff is split across 4 offices (Bolton, Sheffield, Tamworth, and Colchester)



Further Information Contact:

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