Kingdom Services Group has acquired Mercury Personnel Solutions - the Lincolnshire based specialist recruiters to the fresh produce, horticulture, warehouse, and distribution sectors.

As from 26-07-2022, the company will be branded and known as Kingdom Mercury.


Robert Carter Managing Director and Gary Turner Operations Director will continue to lead the company along with the existing SMT.

It will be a soft transition and business as usual for the Mercury customers and colleagues – but with all the benefits that Kingdom can provide, which include wider “one stop” service capabilities, working synergies and specialist knowledge, and added value that come from being part of a 7000+ colleague and £200m turnover organisation operating across a UK-wide office network.

Robert Carter, Mercury MD said:

“I’m incredibly proud of the achievements that the company has made over the years and extremely excited that the company has been acquired by Kingdom Services Group. I would like to thank the many clients that we have, the flexible workforce and the talented operations and accounts team that have made Mercury Personnel Solutions such a success over the years and look forward to continuing the success story with Kingdom Services Group.

The new merger will enable us to continue with our growth to the next level whilst being supported by the Kingdom Services Group whilst delivering enhanced services to clients and candidates alike. Further investment shall continue to expand our geographical offering and most importantly by joining an independently owned group I’m safe in the knowledge that business will be as usual only even better!

Terry Barton, CEO of Kingdom Services Group, said:

“Mercury has 20+ years of trading and a strong and solid brand. They have an exceptional growth path because of a great team of people and like Kingdom also have a great energy about them. We also really liked that they are a 52-week recruitment business and aligned with Kingdom have a fantastic workforce (900+) and they attract and retain good people. The Mercury acquisition is aligned to our 2022 recruitment business growth plans. I personally welcome the Mercury team into the Kingdom Group.

Kingdom Services Group has a UK-wide network of 18 offices including Glasgow, Birmingham, London and Belfast with their National Support and Command Centre based at Newton-le-Willows. Kingdom also operates in India.

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Editor’s notes

Kingdom is one of the largest, independent, and privately-owned companies providing specialist services in the UK. Kingdom Group is a £200m turnover business and employs 7000+ great people and operates from a UK office network located in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, London, and Belfast. Its headquarters are in Newton-le-Willows, in Merseyside, and it also has an operation in India. Group companies include security, cleaning, recruitment, local authority support, healthcare, systems, training, and more.