Recruitment giant Morson Group has completed the successful acquisition of award-winning technology recruitment business InterQuest Group UK and its sister business Astraeus Consulting.

The strategic move is part of Morson’s commitment to expand its service offerings and consolidate its presence in the vibrant technology and professional services markets across the UK, EU, and US.

InterQuest CEO Greg Coleshill said: “I am delighted to announce InterQuest’s integration into the Morson Group, becoming an integral part of the Morson family.

“This collaboration will establish a leading technology recruitment business, enabling InterQuest to build upon its expertise and deliver exceptional service to our clients, candidates, and colleagues.

“Aligning closely with Morson’s values, renowned track record of growth, outstanding client outcomes, and innovation, we are excited to join forces and contribute to the continued success of the Morson Group.”

Ged Mason, group chief executive of Manchester-headquartered Morson Group, said: “As we look forward to welcoming the new team and working collaboratively with our new colleagues within the InterQuest Group, our strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in our commitment to delivering unparalleled talent solutions.

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“Integrating the strengths of both organisations, we aim to elevate our position as industry leaders in technology recruitment.

“This collaboration reflects our shared values of innovation, client-centricity, and a relentless pursuit of excellence, ensuring we remain at the forefront of the ever-evolving global talent landscape.

“Welcoming them to the Morson family, we are excited about the collective expertise and dedication they bring to our shared mission of shaping the future of talent solutions.

“As we step forward together, we also take a moment to extend our sincere gratitude and best wishes to the departing Chair, Gary Ashworth. We appreciate his invaluable contributions and leadership throughout his tenure with InterQuest Group, and we wish him the very best on his future endeavours and ventures.”

Founded in 2001, InterQuest Group has achieved rapid growth by focussing on digital, data and technology skills.

Under the leadership of CEO Greg Coleshill, chairman Gary Ashworth, and other key directors, InterQuest Group has specialised in areas such as technology and risk staffing (InterQuest), digital specialists (ECOM), executive search (RDW), and fully flexible talent management (evolve).

The acquisition follows a robust year for both companies and cement Morson Group’s position as one of the largest and most influential talent solutions specialists globally.

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Founded 55 years ago, Morson Group saw its turnover go beyond £1bn in a record-breaking year in 2023 and is now the world’s third-largest engineering staffing firm.