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Operam Education Group has received investment from HSBC UK and Irish venture capital firm BGF.
Jane Imrie

Barnsley education specialist secures HSBC UK and BGF investments

Specialist recruitment agency Operam Education Group has received investment from HSBC UK and Irish venture capital firm BGF.

Founded in 2017 by resourcing specialists Eddie Austin and Andrew Frome, Operam specialises in recruiting for roles in education including schools, academies, colleges and nurseries.

Operam plan to use the funding to accelerate growth, and plan to acquire education agencies Teachers UK and The Education Specialists as part of their continuing expansion.

CEO of Operam, Eddie Austin explained: “We have built our reputation and relationships in the market through our intimate knowledge of client needs, our efficiency, and our track record in matching high-quality candidates with the right roles.”

He added: “Our vision for Operam is to drive growth both organically and via acquisition and build a group of real scale over the next three years. I’m excited to enter this next stage of growth with BGF and HSBC’s backing.”

Scott Christian, relationship director for HSBC UK, South Yorkshire & Humber, added: “In a short space of time, Operam has demonstrated its in-depth knowledge of the education sector, identifying great opportunities and making bold steps into new markets.

“We’re delighted to support the group as it continues to grow.”

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