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people2people Expands into Melbourne via Merger with Devlin Alliance

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by Mark Smith

over 2 years ago

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Highly successful diversified recruitment group people2people has moved into the Victorian market via a merger with Devlin Alliance. Greg Savage, a founding shareholder of people2people, and a member of the p2p Advisory Board, will provide guidance for the merger and lead the direction of the new Victorian business. 

Greg Savage said, 'Under the leadership of Mark Smith, Simon Gressier and Manda Milling, people2people has shown tremendous growth in both NSW and Queensland. 

This opportunity to partner with Erin was too good for us to miss. We will combine the local Devlin Alliance footprint, reputation and client relationships with the brand and infrastructure of people2people, and we look forward to growing fast in Melbourne.' Erin Devlin, founder of Devlin Alliance and current RCSA Council member in Victoria, will assume the role of MD people2people Victoria. Savage will act as a non-executive Director and advisor to the Victorian entity. Erin Devlin says, 'Devlin Alliance has a strong brand in the Victorian marketplace and has successfully worked with many SMEs. The merger with people2people will help us to enhance this further and accelerate growth.  

We will be able to leverage people2people's robust systems, processes, marketing clout and strong digital presence.  We will also be able to service larger clients and provide greater opportunities for candidates.  people2people has an excellent reputation and brand in Sydney and Brisbane, and we'll be looking to replicate that here in Victoria.  Both businesses are culturally very well aligned, with similar values and approach to recruitment.  I am excited by the challenge ahead in growing the team in Victoria.  

The opportunity to work with Greg, Mark and the broader people2people was one that I couldn't pass up.' Mark Smith commented, 'This is an important step in the long-term plans of people2people. We have opened offices, diversified and expanded business lines throughout our ten year history, and this is a logical step into one of Australia's biggest markets. 

Erin is a high calibre individual, and her local expertise and enthusiasm, combined with Greg's experience of growing businesses will be a winning combination, we believe.' people2people is a recruitment company specialising in accounting, admin & secretarial, banking & finance, customer service & call centre, executive, human resources, legal, operations & supply chain, property and sales & marketing. For more information, contact Greg Savage at greg@gregsavage.com.au or 0413 838 823.

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