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A nursing and homecare recruitment agency is moving to new headquarters and increasing staffing numbers after winning a public sector contract, according to the Bradford Telegraph and Argus. The Ilkley-based Twenty Four Seven Nursing has been accepted by the Government Procurement Service (GPS) Framework to supply agency nurses and social workers to the public sector.
The company is moving to larger premises in Ilkley where it expects to expand its 25-strong team by about half. It is also set to open an office in Birmingham next month to meet demand for qualified nurses in the West Midlands.
Twenty Four Seven has become one of the only agencies in the North of England on the framework to supply temporary nurses over the next four years.
Janet Smith, owner and manager of Twenty Four Seven Nursing, said: “The new tender process to get on to the GPS Framework for the supply of agency nurses was more competitive than ever and we’re incredibly proud to have secured such a strong position on a national stage.
“We believe that what makes us special is the fact that we are a family company with family values and we go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that the staff we supply are trained to the highest possible standards,” she added.
The awarding of this contract comes amid growing concern over the number and cost of temporary workers employed by the NHS. The government has just this week; announced plans to cut the temporary staffing budget by -25% by 2016.