Bluestones Group acquires The Recruitment Training Group

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Cheshire based Bluestones Investment Group has added to its portfolio with the acquisition of The Recruitment Training Group (RTG). The investment company continues to solidify its recruitment foothold with the introduction of RTG.

The move will see RTG continue to provide learning and development programs to Bluestones Investment Group’s companies as well as to continue to support its current client base. RTG director Jo Gregory will remain as Managing Director and experienced Recruitment Trainer Lisa Garner will join as Head of Training.

Whilst there were a number of interested parties keen to work with RTG, Bluestones Investment Group was the best option according to RTG Managing Director, Jo.

She said, “When I met the team behind the Bluestones Investment Group and also the companies within Group that we would be working with, it was a really exciting prospect – The atmosphere within Group is amazing – Lots of fantastically engaged and passionate people, who are a joy to work with and have a very clear idea of the direction for their businesses. What’s more, I experienced first-hand the type of support the Group can offer to its portfolio of companies, in terms of marketing, IT, HR and Finance and it made perfect sense.”

Following the acquisition, RTG has been provided with investment to be used to grow the company’s national capability including consultant academies and develop a leading suite of online training tools and licenced Learning Management System (LMS).

“The acquisition of RTG by the Group illustrates our commitment to providing the best possible training for Bluestones Investment Group companies. We have over 150 recruitment consultants in the Group and by having a training division we’re able to utilise RTG to train our consultants to the highest standard” said Bluestones Investment Group CEO Steven Pendergast.

RTG is a specialised training provider for the recruitment sector. It provides first-class training, coaching and mentoring to consultants and directors, ranging from management, customer service and sales training. It is headed by Jo Gregory who has over 20 years’ experience within Recruitment & Training and is also Programme Director for the British Institute of Recruiters (BIOR).

For more information about RTG’s services visit

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