Crown Commercial Services staffing framework announcement

Cogent Staffing is pleased to announce it is part of a consortium bid that has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Framework Contract for Lot 6 Estates, Facilities Management and Ancillary Staff. The consortium is led by Cogent Staffing’s parent company, Bluestones Investment Group (Bluestones Group).

Sam Gaukroger, Cogent Staffing MD, commented:

"I'm thrilled that Cogent Staffing have been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s framework. It demonstrates that the company has met the rigorous standards required to work with the public sector and has been recognised for its expertise, experience and commitment to delivering high-quality services. It is also testament to the combined strength of the Bluestones Group's balanced portfolio of recruitment and staffing service businesses.”

Cogent Staffing is a premier regional recruitment business that provides a range of recruitment and staffing consultancy services focused typically on the provision of blue-collar personnel. Headquartered in Halifax, with numerous offices strategically located across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cheshire, the company supplies industrial, engineering, and commercial staff on a temporary, permanent or contract basis.

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2021/22, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.8 billion – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

Bluestones Investment Group is a specialist investment group that’s focused on the recruitment sector, operating a balanced portfolio of recruitment and staffing service businesses. The framework inclusion for Bluestones involves a consortium entry from businesses within the Group’s portfolio, including: Cogent Staffing, Bluestones Staffing (Northern Ireland), Bluestones Supply Chain and NC Associates.