Staffgroup, as a human-centric recruitment business, operated in a digital world placing top talent with the most innovative brands across the UK and Europe. Specialising in IT and Property & Construction the business reached multiple sub-sectors; driving hiring solutions for permanent and contract positions. 


Twenty20 Capital Support 

We recognised Staffgroup as an opportunity to diversify our portfolio whilst supporting a business with ambitions of expanding geographically and growing its already healthy pipeline of clients. To meet the team’s ambitions of global dominance, Staffgroup was merged with Halian Holdings Ltd in 2023.


Investment Focus
  • Management structure consultancy
  • Cash flow support services
  • Successful debt recovery programme
"The support and encouragement offered by Twenty20 Capital have allowed us to look closely at budget consolidation and productive financial savings. By exploring the true operational potential of our business we are in a much more prosperous position".
Hani Al-Kutbi, In Country Director, Staffgroup

Monarch Education


With offices across England and Wales, and specialising in permanent recruitment and long-term and emergency supply cover, CER are education recruitment specialists. From early years to further education, SEN to leaders in education, their experienced teams specialise in making sure every student the education they deserve.

Human-focused, and knowledgable, CER’s service is people-centric – from the consultants they hire to the teachers they place, they strive to create lasting relationships with candidates and clients, whilst providing the best service to schools.

We are grateful to the Twenty20 Capital team for their continued support and investment which allows us to provide a cost-effective and professional service to our clients in a struggling industry. Twenty20 are aligned to our purposeful mission and passion for transforming the education space.
Esme Bianchi-Barry, CEO, Affinity Workforce


As a specialist healthcare agency, with vast expertise across a range of medical professions, CRG supports public and private organisations. In 2021, CRG merged with HCL Workforce Solutions, with its clinical services arm being acquired by Polaris Medical.

Sugarman Group

Fast Facts

  • icon £20M+ Annual Turnover
  • icon 174 Employees

Sugarman Group is a London-based recruitment agency specialising in sourcing outstanding staff for outstanding organisations. With over 23 years of experience within the sector, the Sugarman team are on a mission to fill every role with passionate and purpose-driven people.

As specialists in the healthcare recruitment sector, Twenty20 Capital saw the Sugarman Group as a complementary fit for the HCRG family of brands. With shared values and a healthy market stake, the acquisition bolsters Twenty20’s position in the ​​health and social care service sector.

In 2021 the Education division of Sugarman Group was hived across to a fellow subsidiary of HCRG; Affinity Workforce Solutions.

We are delighted to have joined an established, successful and respected group of industry-leading brands which have been made successful by the expertise and dedicated support of Twenty20 Capital. Our combined strength, knowledge, sector presence and technological prowess will provide us with the opportunity to drive our business forward.
Luke Harper, Sugarman Business Director

Allied Healthcare

Allied Healthcare began life in 1972 as a one-branch home nursing service in Staffordshire. Allied provided basic personal care, through to more intensive support, for individuals with learning disabilities, autism and issues around mental health.


Twenty20 Capital Support

We acquired Allied Healthcare in 2018 when it was on the brink of financial collapse. Following a swift turnaround, considerable investment in people, and a programme of order-book protection we stabilised Allied’s ability to service clients.

We later merged Allied with an existing homecare brand; increasing its CQC rating and quality, whilst growing the overall group profitability. As a result, the two brands grew to become one of the top five home care businesses in the UK with revenues of £75m.

The business was later sold to Ceracare.


Investment Focus
  • Financial stability
  • Management team nurturing
  • Organisational restructuring
  • Operational consolidation
  • Corporate governance
  • Cash control support
"After acquiring Allied Healthcare, we worked closely with the management team and were quickly able to return the business to breakeven trading. We successfully raised the CQC rating, assisted the leadership team in full operational transformation and revived what is now a truly thriving business".
Ian Munro, founder at HCRG

PMP Recruitment

PMP Recruitment, before an eventual transfer of ownership to Challenge-trg Group and rebrand to Challenge-trg Recruitment, was a leading supplier of high volume, temporary labour and managed service solutions. As experts in peak and productivity management, they worked in partnership with clients to improve hiring efficiency and maximise local market presence.


Twenty20 Capital Support 

We acquired PMP Recruitment as part of the wider acquisition of Cordant Group. Having an already established brand presence, we worked with the leadership team to control cash management, re-energise internal, operational management, boost client and contract relationships, and refocus their growth strategy.

Having a close association with, and understanding of, the logistics industry but no sector-aligned brands within our portfolio, we made the decision to enter into an ownership transfer with Challenge-trg Group. This move allowed Challenge-trg to unite their driving and PMP’s industrial recruitment expertise to create a market powerhouse.


Investment Focus
  • Customer relationship management
  • Corporate governance
  • Operational restructure
  • Orderbook development
  • Financial health checks
It was clear that with the support of the Twenty20 board, PMP Recruitment had gone from strength to strength and we we’re honoured that Challenge-trg Group was recognised for its ability to further position and leverage the numerous growth opportunities and market synergies.
Tom Cropper, Group CEO of Challenge-trg

Cordant Services

Before its buy out Cordant Services was a leader in the UK facility management industry. As a family-owned business, the brand was recognised for its well-established expertise and wealth of industry experience.

Providing security, cleaning, technical and specialist services to an impressive portfolio of leading clients, Cordant Services had a proven track record of achieving consistently high standards, ensuring a truly comprehensive and customer-focused service.

Now part of Bidvest Noonan the Cordant Services team continues to make strides across the sector.


Twenty20 Capital Support

As part of the wider acquisition of Cordant Group, we recognised the potential of this facilities management arm of the business. As key players during the COVID-19 pandemic, the cleaning and security divisions in particular made a true impact in the market.

In turn, the business was quickly identified by a larger player in the sector; one which complemented the brand’s offering and would give space for Cordant Services to further its influence.

After 12 months of operational alignment and support, the disposal of Cordant Services in 2021 reinforced our focus on realising value for shareholders whilst generating strategic growth within the staffing and human capital sector.

Investment Focus
  • Management stabelisation
  • Corporate governance
  • Cash management
  • Customer management
  • Operational restructuring
With over 7,000 people, an impressive portfolio of clients and a track record of delivering high-quality solutions, Cordant Services is an outstanding business. This acquisition from Twenty20 Capital supported our ambitious growth plans and ability to deliver the most innovative high-quality services in the market.
Declan Doyle, CEO of Bidvest Noonan

Medicare First

Medicare First is an established specialist locum social work recruiter; partnering with local authorities, private organisations and charities throughout the UK. Set up in response to a growing shortage of skilled professionals, they now maintain an enviable reputation for high standards, professional partnership and a personalised approach to recruitment.

Engaged in a wide variety of specialist areas they offer immediate employment opportunities across the country; constantly meeting expectations and delivering unsurpassed, tailored solutions for clients and candidates.


Team24 is a nationwide healthcare agency providing flexible temporary and permanent staff in medical environments. From doctors and nurse practitioners to nurses and carers, their dedicated team work closely with both NHS and private clients, working hard to match the best candidates with the right jobs.

As part of our commitment to offering leading services to the health and social care community, we merged Team24 with HCL Workforce Solutions in 2021.