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Bluestones Suite Cookson 1 
The Clervaux Exchange 
South Tyneside 
NE32 5UP

T: +44 191 466 1340




About the Bluestones Group

We invest in great recruiters, recruitment companies and staffing service organisations. The Bluestones concept is as simple as that. But our involvement doesn’t just stop at the investment stage. When our partner companies join the Bluestones Group they instantly gain access to an expanded network of support services, including HR, Finance, Marketing and IT functions – as well as the purchasing power of a larger organisation and an expanded network of recruitment specialists and subject matter experts


The Bluestones Group Divisions

The Bluestones Group operates across four primary divisions: logistics, professional services, support services and technical & specialist. Each division has a divisional CEO or board sponsor and benefits from the portfolio effect of aligned businesses and shared knowledge and expertise.



Support Services


The logistics divisions spans the UK, covering traditional logistics and driving as well as retail and merchandise operations.

Our professional division includes recruitment brands that operate in the medical, accountancy & finance, supply chain, rec2rec, commercial and legal sectors.

From payroll to facilities management and quality control, our support services brands provide recruitment and staffing solutions to a wide range of organisations throughout the UK.

The technical & specialist division has a unique blend of recruitment companies, covering low-carbon recruitment, construction, international search & selection, industrial and education recruitment sectors.



Delivering retailers’ in-store merchandising and installation activity across stores and warehouse networks.


From multi-national companies to local warehouses and everything in between, all receive the same full service to ensure their bespoke racking and shelving make a positive difference to their efficiency, productivity and profit.

As a SEMA approved installation company and all our fitters registered under the SEMA storage equipment installers scheme, we are dedicated to the continuous improvement of our business. To qualify as an approved company, we demonstrate a high level of commitment to safety standards, work to industry codes of practice, and are regulated by an annual audit. It doesn’t matter if you’re based in the UK or Europe, if you receive an installation from us you can be certain it will meet strict safety standards.

With Bluestones Retail, you can be guaranteed:

Dedicated Project Managers

Experienced and SEIRS qualified fitters

Risk assessments, method statements and CDM compliance

Custom Installations suited to your business needs

Quality assured aftercare process adhering to your health and safety structure

Minimal disruption to your premises



It is our mission to make your job easier.  We aim to become the partner of choice for all our clients by delivering projects seamlessly from their inception through to conclusion.

We aim to provide a service of installers, installation teams and project managment.  By using our own considerable experience and knowledge, we can ensure that our workforce is fully compliant and are given all the training that is required to meet the clients needs, along with assistance in project planning and costing.

We support familty-owned business through to multi-national retailers with their merchandising requirements.  With over 35 years’ experience in the retail sector, we understand the importance of merchandising stores to add value to consumers visits and increase basket size.

From empty retail units and redesigns, to point of purchase displays, we work directly with retailers to gain a full understanding of their goals to create fittings and displays that help achieve them.



Shop Fitting

We’ve completed thousands of point of purchase (POP) installations so we understand what works and what doesn’t.

Whether your POP displays are installed by your own staff or you require external fitters, we can provide advice and installation services that can dramatically improve and deliver better sales results.

Shop Fitting is a key element of our service offering and we support projects from start to finish.

It doesn’t matter if you require a full project or need the support from skilled personnel, we can help.


Other Services

Facilities Management

In partnership with our sister company, Cooperative Facility Support, we can provide companies up and down the country with industrial and commercial facilities management services. This includes all aspects of civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, design work, maintenance, commissioning and decommissioning. Our specialists are time-served professionals that have experience in delivering complex projects for a wide variety of clients.

Facilities management
Industrial workers

Industrial & Commercial

By using a mix of new technology and our years of experience gained in the commercial and industrial sectors, we are able to provide our clients with invaluable information on their temporary workforce and source the perfect permanent candidates that match their requirements and company culture – all while understanding the needs and goals of our candidates to ensure the perfect employment match is made every time.

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Logistics & Transportation

Collectively, we have over 30 years’ experience in the transport and recruitment industries, working with national blue-chip companies all the way to family-owned SMEs. Specialising in the provision of both temporary and permanent staff to the transport and distribution sectors, we are able to support clients, exceed their KPIs and match candidates with opportunities in their chosen field.

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Managed Services

Managed Services & On-site Quality

Working closely with manufacturers and component suppliers throughout the manufacturing supply chain, we help companies achieve the highest levels of quality through proactive intervention which ultimately reduces waste and unnecessary cost.

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As a supplier of personnel and services to the supply chain, we believe it is important to provide training opportunities to ensure the industry is staffed with individuals who are passionate, have the relevant skills and understand the sector and their role within it.

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Accreditations and Certifications


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