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Nursing & healthcare support staff on an agency basis

£10m to £25m
Health & care, Recruitment, Technology
UK Wide
02 October 2020

Business description

The company provides highly skilled nursing and healthcare support worker staff for a wide range of clients, including hospitals, nursing homes and prisons, and is held in high regard in its industry for its reliable and professional services.

Owing to the quality of its offering, the company has successfully tendered and won places on a number of major national frameworks, enabling it to supply staff for NHS trusts based across England, Scotland and Wales.

Operating on a 24/7 basis, the company provides rapid support for its clients, with comprehensive, bespoke booking systems in place to streamline the process, and a dedicated app and timesheet module for candidates to streamline administrative functions.

The Directors are now offering the company for sale as part of their retirement plans.


  • Operates on a national basis, providing highly skilled staff for clients including NHS and private hospitals, nursing homes and prisons, on a short- or long-term basis, as required. 
  • In addition to clinical staff, including nurses, the company provides specialist carers for individuals with learning disabilities for both public- and private-sector clients, including a number of established nursing home groups. 
  • The company worked with more than 70 clients in the last year, providing over 315,000 care hours in total, and benefits from a number of strong relationships, some of which span over 10 years. 
  • Extensively developed, bespoke booking system in place, with a dedicated app for applicants. 
  • Benefits from high staff retention rates, with the current management team possessing the necessary skills required to manage day-to-day operations on an ongoing basis. 
  • Operates from leasehold premises based in South England, with remote, strategically located recruiters based across the UK.


Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)
2018 (Actual) 7,689 684
2019 (Actual) 9,687 835
2020 (Actual) 8,844 581
2021 (Forecast) 7,839 486
2022 (Forecast) 11,142 955
  • Average turnover for last three years of £8.7 million, with an adjusted EBITDA of £700k. 
  • Maintains consistently strong gross and net profit margins, averaging 17% and 9%, respectively, across the last four years. 
  • Turnover is anticipated to rise further as demand for the company’s specialist services continues to increase. 
  • Approximately 81% of turnover is supplied from the provision of nursing and healthcare support staff, with the remaining revenue being generated from the provision of specialist mental healthcare staff.

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