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247 Professional Health is Leading North West Based Recruitment Agency


Established in Southport in 2008 by Roz Armitage, 247 Professional Health has grown rapidly and is now a leading North West based recruitment agency specialising in health and social care.

Located on Hoghton Street in the town centre, the family run agency employs 15 members of staff including sons Ryan Armitage, Head of Operations and Tom Armitage, Head of Sales and Marketing.

As a Tier 1 supplier of flexible nursing staff for a large number of NHS Foundation Trusts in the North West, 247 Professional Health specialises in the recruitment of all types of nursing staff, support workers and healthcare assistants.

The agency also supplies many private care homes, nursing homes, learning disability services and private mental health hospitals and services.

24/7 Professional Health in Southport. Images by Gareth Jones

24/7 Professional Health in Southport.
Images by Gareth Jones

Achieving a turnover of approximately £3 million last year, 247 Professional Health already has a large bank of agency workers across the North West. As a Tier 1 supplier for nursing staff to the NHS, the team of recruitment consultants are busy advertising and interviewing candidates in the Sefton and Merseyside areas, to attract experienced care assistants, support workers and nurses of all disciplines, in order to fulfil the requirements of the NHS hospitals and their other private clients.

Husband and Director Les Armitage has 15 years’ experience in setting up and developing franchises and once the original office in Southport had completed its first year of trading, he saw the opportunity to franchise the business. Working alongside Les is Brian Cresswell, the Franchise Director who sells and supports the franchises at the beginning of each new business.

Currently operating more than 20 franchises across the UK, 247 Professional Health has gained an excellent reputation for providing nursing and care staffing solutions nationwide. In order to deliver a personable and professional service, each office is headed by an individual director to provide personal commitment and unrivalled local knowledge.

Roz added:

“Since the company was created, we have actively sourced and filled a diverse range of healthcare roles as a result of obtaining an unrivalled bank of fully trained staff. In addition to operating from our Southport based head office, there is now a consortium of franchises spanning throughout of the UK to ensure that the same level of talent can be found on a national scale.

“It is because of our combined commitment to excellence when it comes to finding industry professionals that we have been named as a Tier 1 supplier of flexible nursing staff for a large number of NHS Foundation Trusts in the North West. This not only evidences our constant strive for finding work for the best candidates in suitable roles, it also goes to show our level of quality assurance.”

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