06th June 2017

Cpl is delighted to announce the acquisition of RIG Healthcare Group, a UK-based supplier of Doctors and Allied Health professionals to UK hospitals and the NHS.

Speaking about the acquisition, Cpl CEO Anne Heraty said, “We are very pleased to welcome the highly talented professionals from RIG to Cpl. The recruitment expertise and international talent pool of doctors and healthcare professionals provided by RIG brings immediate strategic value to Cpl's broad portfolio of innovative workforce solutions in the healthcare sector.”

The evolution of RIG

RIG supplies qualified medical professionals to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) with a particular focus on radiography, occupational therapy, pharmacy and physiotherapy. The existing management team of Mr Affi Khan and Mr Rob Bryan will remain with the business with Mr Khan, currently Managing Director of RIG, assuming the role of CEO of RIG and Mr Bryan taking over as Managing Director. Mr. Khan highlighted the importance of the acquisition to RIG, “This marks the next stage in the evolution of our brand and we are delighted to be the part of the Cpl family”

Cpl continues to grow

Healthcare recruitment, staffing and training has long been one of Cpl’s most important sectors in Ireland & the UK and RIG will complement the Company’s existing portfolio of healthcare brands which include: Cpl Healthcare, Kate Cowhig International Healthcare Recruitment, Servisource Healthcare and Private Homecare. The acquisition is Cpl’s entry to the locum doctor market and enhances the Company’s operating presence in the UK, following the acquisition of Clinical Professionals in September 2015.

COO and Deputy CEO, Mark Buckley, said the acquisition delivers on Cpl’s growth strategy and “underscores our ability to identify and acquire attractive and complementary businesses which can accelerate growth under the Cpl brand.”
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