Primary Care Recruitment assistant director Vicki Keepin (right) and founder and director Joanne Wood (left).
Jane Imrie

North East care firm secures six-figure funding to scale operations

A nursing and care staffing company based in Newcastle has secured a six-figure funding package to expand its operations.

Primary Care Recruitment, which is based in Gosforth, has secured the funding in order to create new jobs as well as provide more temporary and permanent staff to its healthcare clients.

Founded 28 years ago by Registered General Nurse Joanne Wood and her husband Brad, Primary Care Recruitment works with clients such as the NHS, the private healthcare sector and charities to provide staffing services.

In addition the firm delivers a range of specialist learning disability and dementia care training, as well as update programmes for healthcare professionals needing to refresh existing knowledge and skills.

Primary Care Recruitment founder, Joanne Wood, commented: “We have built a robust and dynamic business, which can quickly respond to the complex, ever-changing needs of the healthcare industry.

“This funding package will be integral to help us further scale the business, but also rapidly increase our operations to support the current Coronavirus situation.

Support in securing the funding was provided by RG Corporate Finance (RGCF), led by Partner and Head of Corporate Finance Carl Swansbury, alongside James Clingham from business brokers TBP.

Joanne continued: “The support we have received from RGCF and TBP has been invaluable in helping us secure this funding, which will enable us to increase our workforce, but also the support we are able to give to our clients.”

Carl Swansbury, partner and head of corporate finance at RGCF, added: “Primary Care Recruitment has a proven track record and an excellent reputation, playing a crucial role in supporting the vital health and social care sectors.

“We are proud to have worked with Joanne and her team to secure this funding to enable the further growth of Primary Care Recruitment and the services it provides to its clients.”

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