Staffline Group appoints Christine Braddock to Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK – Staffline Group, the national outsourcing organisation providing people and operational expertise to industry and Welfare to Work services in the UK, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dame Christine Braddock as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Dame Christine Braddock has over thirty years’ experience in Senior Leadership of Further Education organisations and has worked within the Probation Service, Home Office and Private Sector Colleges.  During that time she has held roles including;  Senior Education and Training Adviser for the Home Office, and Principal and Chief Executive of Birmingham Metropolitan College.

Christine was awarded a CBE for service to Further Education and a DBE for services to the business and education community in the 2013 New Years’ Honours list. Christine was the first public sector person appointed to be the President of the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and was the first woman to be appointed to the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Board.

She has held a number of appointments at local Regional and National Level including; Chair of the Education and Skill Engineering UK and Director of the Quality Improvement Agency and has been a West Midlands council member of the CBI and Aston University for the last ten years.

Andy Hogarth, Chief Executive of Staffline, commented: “Further to our previous announcement that we are searching for two new Independent directors, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dame Christine Braddock to Staffline’s board. Her considerable experience and knowledge will be of great importance to Staffline as we continue to expand our interests in the Welfare to Work, Skills and Training sectors.

We look forward to working closely with Christine as we continue to actively pursue a number of medium term growth initiatives.”

About Staffline

Staffline Group plc was historically a recruitment organisation specialising in food processing, manufacturing, e-retail, driving and logistics.  We provide and manage industrial workforces and use training and business improvement techniques to ensure increased levels of efficiency to give our clients a significant commercial advantage.  Our recruitment business now operates from well over 200 locations in the UK, Ireland and Poland, supplying up to 33,000 temporary workers each day.

Our recruitment brands now include Select Appointments, providing white collar office staff and Staffline Express, providing blue collar staff, both High Street branch operations.   Staffline OnSite is based on clients’ premises and also provides both blue collar and white collar temporary staff, Driving Plus provides HGV drivers, Staffline Agriculture provides workers to the UK farming and growing sectors, while Resourcing Plus offers cost effective permanent recruitment solutions.

Our other areas of operation include Elpis, a national training and consultancy organisation, OSP, a specialist volume recruitment call centre and Avanta (which includes Staffline’s original EOS), a provider of Welfare to Work and skills training services across the UK helping the long term unemployed back in to work.  We expanded our training capabilities in 2013 with Learning Plus, a technologically advanced e-learning platform designed to deliver extremely cost effective work-based skills training.

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