The MCG Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of nursing agency StaffAid, a specialist agency providing nurses and carers to care homes, hospices and hospitals across the Midlands.

The MCG Group, which has just been listed as one of the UK’s Top 100 mid-sized companies to work for for the third time, is a forward-thinking collection of companies providing people-focused services. As well as expertise in the healthcare sector it also operates in the aerospace & aviation, construction, education, and technology sectors.

The acquisition completed on 28 May and supports the Group’s continuing expansion. StaffAid will sit alongside the MCG Group’s existing healthcare brand – MCG Healthcare, which specialises in placing primary & secondary care professionals; including nursing, doctors & allied health professionals (AHP) to public and private sector healthcare settings. The Group also recently acquired Poppy Nursing and Care Services Ltd in November 2020.

Colm McGinley, CEO of The MCG Group, said of the acquisition: “We warmly welcome StaffAid into our Group and we’re excited to see what this new acquisition will bring to our business. This is our second healthcare acquisition in the last 7 months and will further strengthen our prescence in the healthcare market. Whilst we continue to grow organically, this acquisition further supports our 5-year growth plans and our vision to be recognised as a Group of companies people love to work for and with.”

Nick Carroll, Managing Director at StaffAid said: “This acquisition has come at the right time for both parties. Since our inception in 2016 StaffAid has successfully built an enviable reputation for providing a high quality service supported by competent and reliable agency staff. Without doubt, The MCG Group is the right organisation to further develop our success story and I wish everyone involved the very best of luck.”

Ash Higgs, Director of MCG Healthcare, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity to further broaden the reach and range of the services we can offer, both to our existing and future client base. Our priority is to maintain the high levels of service and patient care that StaffAid are known for, while introducing some of the benefits our Group can offer.”

StaffAid will retain its branding and well established trading name, working alongside MCG Healthcare to provide suitably experienced agency staff for both regular and ad hoc staffing requirements. The business operates out of offices in Lincoln and Leicester offering a 24/7 all-year-round service. Built on consistently delivering a high quality service, StaffAid has a clinical lead ensuring all agency nurses meet the highest possible clinical competence standards.