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Yorkshire-based recruitment and human resources firm Castle Employment completed a management buyout overseen by local corporate finance firm fds.

Castle Employment is a recruitment company based in Scarborough, Hull, Leeds and York and provides recruitment and human resources solutions nationwide.

With over 50 years of experience, Castle provides temporary, permanent and contract recruitment solutions for businesses and maintains long-term partnerships with clients and job seekers.

Kerry Hope, Managing Director of Castle, announced details of a change in ownership of the company, having now acquired all of the company’s shares.

Suzanne Burnett, former Managing Director from 1997 to 2017 and later Director, will remain with the company as a consultant, supporting Kerry and the team.

Kerry commented, “These are exciting and challenging times for the recruiting industry, we are determined to seize the opportunity with both hands and write the next chapter in Castle history. Thanks to FDS for their continued support.

Poonam Kaur, Managing Director of fds director services, led the management buy-out alongside Jo Haigh, said: “Jo and I are delighted to have been able to support and advise on the management buyout of Kerry and Suzanne.

“We have no doubts that Kerry will continue to build on Castle’s success and take the business to the next level.

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