Fawkes & Reece, the southern England-based construction, civil engineering and built-environment recruiter, has expanded its recruitment coverage in the UK with the acquisition of Bromak Ltd.

Based in Bolton, Bromak provides permanent and freelance candidates to the house building and construction sectors across the Midlands and the North of England. With a team of more than 30 staff, Bromak has four offices in Bolton, Sheffield, Tamworth and Colchester.

The acquisition will increase Fawkes & Reece’s headcount to more than 110 staff and six offices around the UK, as well as a project turnover to more than £50m. The company’s coverage will focus on executive search, both white and blue collar, within house building, construction, interior fit-out and the civil engineering sectors.

Ray Connolly, Group Managing Director of Fawkes & Reece commented; “I have known Bromak for a number of years. They have a brilliant reputation especially with some of our mutual customers.

“Their company culture is one that fits perfectly and the high capability of their staff will provide excellent service to both companies’ existing and new clients in the area. Continuity is very important and I have been so impressed with both Cameron Berry who will continue as Managing Director and Chelsey Nuttall as Sales Director.

“There was great synergy from the first time I met them. We have customers who regularly require our support in the Midlands and North and as well as having a pipeline of major projects planned in the area, we know this move will add significant value to all parties and link perfectly with our London and Southern teams.”

Founder and Managing Director of Bromak, Dave Brooks, said: “Ray’s enthusiasm and vision for the recruitment industry was something I knew would take Bromak in the right direction.

“They have a great reputation in the industry and with their customers. From getting to know their leadership team and strengths it was clear this move will take our business further. I am proud of what my team has achieved, and I know this will add real value to each of them and the business”

NR Barton led by Paul Farrington and Bermans led by Robin Hastings provided the advisory assistance to the Bromak team.