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Clinical Professionals, RIG Healthcare and Cpl Specialist Talent join forces to form to Cpl UK.

We are excited to announce that UK based subsidiaries of global talent provider, Cpl Resources PLC have combined to create a transformational talent services offering to the UK.

All three business have rebranded under the Cpl UK banner to seamlessly provide a host of talent solutions to customers across the UK which will include an array of flexible, contingent, and permanent talent solutions.

As a group we will continue to service life sciences, healthcare and technology sectors and expand beyond that into other niche STEM markets as well as candidate short areas within professional services.

Affi Khan will remain in place as CEO of Cpl UK for the Technology and Healthcare Sectors and Yvette Cleland will also stay as CEO of Cpl Life Sciences whilst also expanding our offering into professional services.

Having a UK focused infrastructure will allow us to enhance our partnerships with our customers in navigating a complex and uncertain landscape considering the Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit and upcoming IR35 regulatory changes in the private sector. This will include UK based Finance, HR and Legal teams led by Glen Hall as he steps into the role of CFO for CPL UK and Compliance, Commercial and Payroll teams led by Jamie Bushell, as COO of CPL UK.

As a combined business we now sit in the top 1% of UK recruiters by turnover with a vision to double in size by 2025 and lead the way as UK's best transformational talent partner.



Yvette Cleland, CEO of Clinical Professionals

"Joining the Cpl Family after our acquisition 4 years ago has allowed us the opportunity to develop and invest significantly in our people, our expansion and our service offering. The opportunity for Affi and I to collaborate more closely and build a formidable UK offering, and for our life sciences business, extend our global footprint has been a career highlight for me and I look forward greatly to our continued journey".

Anne Heraty, Group CEO

"This is a major milestone in the growth and development of our business in the UK. We truly believe in the transformational impact of matching the right person to the right organisation and providing workforce solutions that support and enable our clients. The coming together of our two businesses in the UK under the Cpl brand reinforces our commitment to innovative workforce solutions which with our client first mindset will enable us to grow sustainably in partnership with our UK clients."

Affi Khan, CEO of RIG Healthcare and Cpl Specialist Talent

 "This is a perfect match, when Yvette and I sat together in October 2019 to look at how we could work together more collaboratively, the synergies were uncanny. This now gives us a platform to really push on and grow in the UK!"

Barry Winkless our Group Chief Strategy Officer

This is an exciting time. We believe with our unique blend of great people and innovative services across the talent spectrum we can offer something unique in the UK market. This development means our clients in the UK can tap into many of Cpl's supports including Cpl's Future of Work Institute- a leading edge think thank and advisory, and Covalen­ Cpl's business services group.”

About CPL

Cpl is a global provider of talent solutions to startup companies, multinationals and SMEs in every sector from Pharmaceuticals to Fund Accounting.

Founded in 1989, the Cpl Group now comprises 23 brands spanning more than 41 offices in 11 countries.

Matching the right talent to the right organisation is the core guiding principle in everything we do.


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Telephone: +44 (0)345 363 1187

Clinical Professionals, RIG Healthcare and Cpl Specialist Talent join forces to form to Cpl UK.

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Last Updated: 28-Oct-2020