EXPANDING global recruitment firm H1 Healthcare Group has acquired the business of housing support and care-at-home service company Absolute Care (Scotland) Ltd.
The deal ensures that all of the Aberdeen-based company’s 60 staff will retain their jobs and support will continue to be provided for more than 100 service users.
Alan MacKenzie, director of H1 Healthcare Group, said: “By working with accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael, we have secured continued service delivery to those who would have been affected by the liquidation of Absolute Care following a winding up petition by HMRC.
“Often these unfortunate situations have a detrimental effect on jobs as well as customers, so we are pleased to have reached a conclusion with minimal impact on all involved. We are looking forward to working with our new employees and users of this valuable service.”
Restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael, Gordon MacLure, added: “The transfer of care services and staff to H1 Healthcare Group has been achieved in a short timescale and I would like to thank them, the Care Inspectorate and major customers, such as Moray Council and NHS Highland, for coming together to find a solution which fits the needs of all affected.”
A leading provider of recruitment, training and healthcare services to clients throughout the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Gulf region, H1 Healthcare Group has offices in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Sydney. Founded in 2002 by chief executive Pamela Easen, the company’s clients include the NHS, private healthcare providers, care homes, prisons and voluntary organisations.