European Expansion

New acquisition by nGAGE extends business into Europe.

nGAGE, one of the largest privately owned UK recruitment groups has acquired 10 Select (Tien), a specialist manufacturing and process white collar recruiter based in the Netherlands. According to nGAGE CEO Tim Cook, the move demonstrates nGAGE’s ability to off recruitment company management the ability to accelerate their growth plans whilst retaining their identity and culture. At the same time they have the benefits of being part of a larger group.

“We now have significant presence in Germany and Holland and the ability to payroll our Group contractors through this latest acquisition to the nGAGE platform will streamline our processes significantly,” he adds. “Holland is a great place to do business – brilliant country, brilliant people. I’m genuinely pumped by this latest addition to the Group.”

Tien’s managing director, Philip Drabbe, added “Tim’s right – it’s the nGAGE model that attracted us and will enable us to deliver our management plans to expand and grow our already great business. nGAGE is a natural partner for us and will provide significant capital for expansion. We’ve had a great journey so far, but this move will take us into a different league.”

Philip was the co-founder of Tien back in 2010 with Marinka Potters and Michael Roozen. Tim, Philip and Michael met each other from their days at Hays and have tracked each other’s progress over the last decade with interest. Michael will step into an advisory role whilst Philip and Marinka will continue to drive the business forward under Tim’s Chairmanship.

Cook said: “Tien has an outstanding track record built over more than a decade. Its specialist engineering focus sits perfectly in nGAGE’s STEM offering. We look forward to working with Philip and his team.”

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