Publish date

3 February 2020

1st Step Solutions Ltd Acquires On-Site London, to Further Grow the 1st Step Group

Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore confirms completion of the acquisition of On-Site London by specialist recruitment services business 1st Step Solutions Ltd.

Headquartered in Dartford, Kent, with offices across the UK, 1st Step Solutions Ltd started out delivering a specialist recruitment service in the Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) sector, before expanding into further areas including building services and construction, engineering and rail, customer service and facilities management.

The organisation is part of the wider 1st Step Group of companies, including New York based construction and business support recruitment business 1st Step Resourcing Inc, and Dartford based health and social care recruitment consultancy Wells-Brooks Associates.

The acquisition of M&E recruitment organisation On-Site London further adds to the 1st Step Group of companies. In particular, On-Site London brings speciality and expertise in providing airside passed candidates for Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

1st Step Group Chairman Simon Cowdrey comments: “The On-Site London team are established with longevity in employment, led by their Director, Neil Saunders, whom I’ve known personally for 30 years. The acquisition of On-Site London is a great addition to the 1st Step Group, now consisting of 1st Step Solutions Ltd, 1st Step Resourcing Inc. and Wells-Brooks Associates.” 

“This is a very exciting time for the group, grossing our accumulative turnover to 50M. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our accountant Kris Havard – Wells Associates, lawyer Nick Gabay – Thomson Snell & Passmore, and the previous owner Darren Burnett in facilitating this deal.”

Nick Gabay, Partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore adds: “We were delighted to advise 1st Step Solutions Ltd on its purchase of On-Site London. It was a rewarding transaction to be involved in, adding a valuable level of expertise and specialism. We look forward to seeing the continued growth of The 1st Step Group in the future.”

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