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30.06.2023

Abacus Acquires Dovetail

Abacus Employment Services, the leading recruitment agency in the South of England, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Dovetail Human Resources, a long-standing Newbury based recruitment company. This strategic merger will enhance Abacus' capabilities and expand its services, offering a comprehensive recruitment solution to clients and candidates across different sectors.

The decision to acquire Dovetail was based on a shared vision and values between the two companies. Chris Addis, Managing Director of Abacus, expressed enthusiasm for the acquisition, stating, "We know Dovetail well, having collaborated on projects in the past. Once this opportunity was presented to us, we could only see the positives. They have an excellent reputation as a professional, compliant, and fair recruitment agency - values that align perfectly with Abacus."

With the merger, both job seekers and employers can expect minimal disruption and business as usual. Abacus, with its robust management team and extensive expertise, brings a wealth of knowledge and resources to facilitate a seamless transition. With a strong foundation, stringent compliance measures, and substantial infrastructure, Abacus is well-equipped to ensure a smooth integration process, overseen by the Senior Management team, comprising recruitment professionals with decades of experience.

Abacus and Dovetail complement each other in their respective sectors, eliminating any conflicts of interest and opening up new avenues for growth. Abacus specialises in providing Industrial and Distribution personnel, while Dovetail has established itself as a specialist supplier of Managerial, HR, Professional, FM, and White Collar workers. With Abacus founded in 1991 and Dovetail boasting 34 years of experience, this merger harnesses a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise.

"This partnership creates new pathways for our permanent staff and candidates," commented Chris Addis. "It sends out a powerful message that Abacus is ambitious and continuously expanding." 

In addition to the positive impact on both businesses, this merger brings benefits to the local community and economy. Abacus and Dovetail have been stalwarts in the local market for many years, securing their future and continuing to provide valuable employment opportunities. Having successfully placed thousands of candidates into work, both companies are committed to serving the community and contributing to local commerce.

John O’Brien founder of Dovetail commented, "I founded Dovetail 34 years ago, building it into one of Berkshire's most successful Employment Agencies. As I prepare for retirement, preserving Dovetail's ongoing prosperity is paramount. Abacus was the natural choice due to our exceptional relationship and close collaboration over the years. They are a well-established and highly successful agency that shares our core values at Dovetail. I am confident that their management team will lead Dovetail to continued success in the future." 

Abacus remains steadfast in its commitment to excellence, upholding its reputation as the leading recruiter in the South of England. The acquisition of Dovetail will further strengthen Abacus' position in the market and enable it to deliver even more comprehensive and tailored recruitment solutions to its clients.