What it does

Lancashire based Bridge Education Recruitment was founded in 2014.  It covers all subjects and key stages and has developed a close working relationship with schools across the North West region.

What FHL did

Frazer Hall was asked to support and advise the sellers in the sale of Bridge Education Recruitment to Operam Education Group.

Details of the deal from Staffing Industry Analysts


Operam Education Group, an education recruitment specialist based in the UK, has acquired Bridge Education Recruitment for an undisclosed sum in a deal supported by BGF (Business Growth Fund), capital investor in the UK and Ireland.

Founded in 2014, Bridge Education is also based in the UK. The group provides teachers, cover supervisors, teaching assistants, nursery nurses and support staff. Following the acquisition, Bridge Education co-founder and director, Sharon Bridge, will remain with the business

This is the second acquisition by Operam in the last 12 months and continues the management team’s ambitious buy-and-build growth strategy, which has seen Operam establish itself across the Midlands and the North of England.

Operam CEO Eddie Austin, said, “The acquisition of a trusted brand like Bridge Education is another important step forward for the business. The company has all the attributes we look for and fits perfectly with Operam, not only strategically and culturally, but also from a geographical perspective.”