City of York Trading Limited (CYT) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Beaver Employment Limited a recruitment agency that specialises in placing supply teachers and support staff into education establishments.

Beaver Employment Limited will be merged with ‘WorkwithSchools, WorkwithYork’s sister company and CYT’s existing education division which brings together two of York’s oldest established independent education agencies under one company. Bill Colman, Managing Director CYT said ‘there is a really good fit between our two organisations both with longstanding reputations for excellent service delivery within the local education community. The sector is going through a period of tremendous change, this acquisition consolidates our market presence and places WorkwithSchools, with our robust recruitment processes and ethical standards, in a strong position to continue to evolve and grow our education business.’

Melanie Horn, Director Beaver Employment Limited said ‘we are delighted to be joining forces with WorkwithSchools. The size and scale of the combined business will enable us to continue to provide a high quality service that represents exceptional value at a time when education budgets are under considerable pressure. I am excited about our future potential and am very much looking forward to working with Bill and the team.