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Staff keep jobs as workforce provider goes off the rails 6 November 2013

208 employees of the Vital Services Group will not lose their jobs after the workforce provider was sold out of administration.

The Manchester-based company was primarily active in the rail and mechanical, and electrical engineering sectors.

Through the appointment, Vital Services Group’s trade and assets were acquired by Morson Group; another workforce provider to which all employees will be transferred.

Joint administrators, Dan Smith, Bill Dawson and Dan Butter of Deloitte, covered seven companies in the group: Vital Services Group Limited, Vital Rail Limited, Ematics Limited, Vital Resources Limited, Quality Recruitment Limited, Vital Consulting UK Limited and Vital Power (UK) Limited.

Dan Smith, joint administrator and partner in Deloitte’s Reorganisation Services practice, said: “The Group has suffered recently from cash flow pressures. The sale of the trade and assets of these companies minimises disruption in the continued delivery of these essential services to the rail industry and secures jobs.”

On top of its employees, the company contracted another 2,000 people through its supplier relationships.

Ged Mason, chief executive of Morson Group, said: “We are delighted that Vital Human Resources Limited will join the Morson Group of companies and that we have safeguarded thousands of jobs.”

Three other companies in the group, Vital Skill Training Limited, Sicura Systems Limited and Vital Technology Limited, have been excluded from the appointment.

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