Alistair Grant, company director at TALENTStream

Harrogate service provider expands with acquisition of creative consultancy in Leeds

Performance improvement company, TALENTStream, has today announced it has acquired Leeds-based creative design consultancy, Strive Group.

Four Strive Group staff members will take their skills in branding, experience and visualisation to TALENTStream, while co-founder Michael Carter will take on a newly-created business consultancy role. The announcement is a further step in TALENTStream’s long-term strategic business plan to offer a consolidation of services for clients in the telecoms, medical, leisure and automotive sectors, and cements its four key divisions – outsourcing, training and development, recruitment and creative.

TALENTStream will harness the acquisition, managed by Raworths LLP Solicitors, to grow its brand reputation and deliver its programmes around the world. Alistair Grant, company director at TALENTStream, said: “The acquisition of Strive Group will allow us to grow into new markets, expand the opportunities within our current markets and ultimately improve the services we deliver for our customers. Our plans are ambitious, but achievable, for each service division, and we feel we’ve secured the right team to help us reach those goals.

“Our new service offerings coincide with considerable growth from our core business. 2018 was our strongest trading year on record, which comes down to a combination of securing a contract with a multi-national automobile company, our training and development service rolling out a global programme and an increasing number of retailers working with our outsourcing department.”

Michael Carter, co-founder of Strive Group, added: “TALENTStream’s experience and blue-chip clients in the automotive industry in particular, gives our team the opportunity to take their skills and services – such as our cutting-edge 3D visualisation tool Loop – to these brands on a truly national scale. “Equally, our existing client base includes many corporate office developments, which will benefit from the four service streams the business now offers.”

TALENTStream is a UK-based customer centric service provider founded in 2001, led by directors Jonathan Haig, Alistair Grant and John Gardiner. It employs over 60 people and works around the globe with some of the world’s best-known companies. In the last 12 months, the company has delivered its services in nine countries and across four continents.

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