Press Release

Navartis Acquires white-collar recruitment experts project resource

Elite Leaders are delighted to announce that two of our Members have joined forces.

Navartis has acquired a controlling interest in white-collar recruitment experts Project Resource, a highly respected brand with 20 years of success delivering white collar recruitment services for infrastructure and build projects in the construction and civil engineering space.

Following the conclusion of this acquisition, Jim Sloan, Group CEO of Navartis said: “We’ve known of Project Resource for many years through shared relationships with clients and candidates and have always admired their reputation for delivering high-quality recruitment solutions. It was clear from the outset that our businesses are strategically aligned by location, markets and a quality led approach to how we conduct business. Finding a company that shares our values and principles has been essential to the success of this merger. We look forward to welcoming Project Resource into the Navartis family and expanding our reach with clients and candidates”.

John O’Sullivan, Chairman of Elite Leaders and non-executive Director for both Navartis and Project Resource added: “There is an unmistakable synergy between Navartis and Project Resource. After introducing them, their management teams developed a strong chemistry and a strategic plan that has laid the foundation for this merger. This is an exciting chapter for the two businesses, one that will see us build on the collective experience and know-how of both teams to create a powerful recruitment service for clients and candidates alike.”

Of the potential for growth as both companies join forces, Derek Scott, Owner of Project Resource says: “Project Resource has a proud history of being an incredible place to work combined with exceptional results, so I am absolutely delighted to see our brand join forces with Navartis Group, in this very exciting new chapter together as one big team! Navartis has an excellent track record of growth and with the unrivalled business opportunities facing us, I am entirely confident that working together as a whole affords us the chance to enhance not just what we do for our clients, but of course, enhance the excellent career opportunities for every member of our valued team moving forwards. Great cultures and mutually shared values always underpin success, and with the whole recruitment marketplace promising to be more dynamic in 2021 than ever, this is a great time for our two brands to come together as one.”

Andrew Szklarek, MD will continue to lead the Project Resource business – which will rebrand to Navartis later in 2021 – operating from its West Midlands base in Solihull, joining Navartis London and Doncaster to create a growing UK powerhouse for white-collar recruitment solutions.

For more information, please contact:

Justyn Falkner
Managing Director – Navartis

Andrew Szklarek
Managing Director – Project Resource


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