The Vantage group of companies (Vantage) has purchased specialist HR consultancy Hassell Blampied Associates (HBA).

HBA, headquartered in Jersey, was established in 1996 and offers remuneration surveys, HR advisory and recruitment services to companies in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

Vantage’s HR company, Vantage Personnel will be renamed Vantage HBA with immediate effect, ensuring that both brands and the excellent reputations that they have developed within the local market place will be retained under the new structure.

Richard Packman, CEO Vantage said:

“Vantage Personnel has grown significantly since its inception in 2015 in both Jersey and Guernsey. This purchase is the logical next step in our growth strategy. The complementary service provision offered and the similar cultures of the two organisations will ensure that the re-structuring will be as seamless as possible for both clients and staff.

There were clear synergies and shared values between our two companies, both with a clear focus on excellent service provision across all aspects of human resource management making this an ideal move for us. We recognise that this investment will allow us to take the company to the next level. This is an exciting opportunity for Vantage and forms part of our on-going strategic development in the Channel Islands and further afield.”

Founder of HBA, Bob Hassell added:

“I am delighted that we have been able to complete this deal with a company that clearly has the same emphasis on understanding and meeting client needs. In the 21 years we have been operating, we have developed strong relationships with clients, many of whom have been with us for some considerable time. I am confident that all of our clients will continue to enjoy the same quality of service under the new arrangement and I look forward to continuing to work with them and the Vantage team.”

Wendy McHugh, Managing Director, Vantage Personnel, Guernsey said:

“I am looking forward to working with the new team, which will enable the company to extend the broad HR services we currently provide in both Guernsey and Jersey. The dedicated team will now be able to offer a bespoke pan-island strategic HR service including; employee relations, all aspects of recruitment, training as well as writing and reviewing polices and procedures and staff handbooks.”

Vantage HBA will continue to produce remuneration reports through regular pay and benefit reward surveys – a specialist market intelligence service previously offered by HBA across the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

HBA will re-locate to Forum 4, Grenville Street in St Helier, Jersey.

For further information visit the website at: www.vantage-hba.co

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