Hydrogen and Argyll Scott are delighted to announce that Hydrogen’s shareholders approved the acquisition of Argyll Scott’s entire share capital at a General Meeting held earlier today.

2 June 2017

Hydrogen, the global specialist recruitment group and Argyll Scott, the international multifunctional specialist recruitment consultancy, are delighted to announce that Hydrogen’s shareholders approved the acquisition of Argyll Scott’s entire share capital at a General Meeting held earlier today. Consequently, the acquisition of Argyll Scott (Holdings) Limited will proceed with John Hunter joining the Hydrogen Plc board with immediate effect.

Ian Temple, who continues in his capacity as Chief Executive Officer of the Enlarged Group and will retain primary responsibility for defining and implementing the Group’s strategy, comments “I am delighted to welcome Argyll Scott to the Enlarged Group. It has been great visiting some of their offices over the last few weeks and getting to know their people.  There is so much potential in both businesses and I am very excited about the future.”

John Hunter, who joins the Board of the Enlarged Group as Group Managing Director with immediate effect to take on responsibility for further developing the Enlarged Group’s businesses, adds “The news of the merger has been well received by our people, our clients and our candidates. We move into this new phase of development with genuine enthusiasm. The ability to accelerate our growth plans, benefit from Hydrogen’s investment in infrastructure and offer our people more diverse and challenging career paths means that the Argyll Scott proposition is stronger than ever.”
Argyll Scott is joining Hydrogen to create a multi brand recruitment group capable of empowering more careers and powering more businesses than ever before. Together they will be able to deliver a world-class specialist recruitment service across multiple functions, industries and countries.

This merger will allow the Enlarged Hydrogen Group to accelerate international growth plans, attract the industry’s finest talent and become recognised as the best place to work in recruitment. The Group will also profit from greater strength and depth in the London market and the efficiency of a shared global platform and resources which in turn will beneficial to its clients, candidates, people and investors.