Prominent crew recruitment agency, YPI Crew, has confirmed that it has acquired Edmiston’s recruitment division. Referred to as a ‘strategic alliance’ YPI Crew has now taken on Edmiston’s recruitment team of four as well as its book of all ongoing crew placements.
Bringing the YPI Crew team up to a total of 16, the acquisition is part of YPI’s strategy to enhance its bespoke recruitment services to the yachting community. Last year, the recruitment agency opened a second office in Antibes, after reporting a 68 per cent increase in job requests since 2013.
"The team is talented, experienced and will be a great asset to the company allowing us to develop further."
- Laurence Lewis, President, YPI Crew
“I am delighted to welcome the Edmiston recruiters to YPI Crew,” says Laurence Lewis, the president of YPI Crew. “The team is talented, experienced and will be a great asset to the company allowing us to develop further.
“Recruitment is not a commodity purchase and quality recruiters are increasingly essential in today’s sophisticated market,” Lewis adds. “Clients pay for the soft skills recruiters bring to the table, which technology cannot do. With a team of 16 we are confident we can provide the best service to clients and candidates alike.”
The acquisition comes after YPI Crew celebrated its first anniversary, after global maritime service company, the Schulte Group, took over the majority stake in the company. With offices in 29 countries and 20,000 seafarers under contract, the Schulte Group is said to have a proven strategy in developing international deals in the maritime field, and so lead to the acquisition of Edmiston’s recruitment division.
This alliance will allow Edmiston to focus on our core business of yacht brokerage, charter and management.”
- Jamie Edmiston, CEO, Edmiston
The new ‘alliance’ with YPI Crew allows international brokerage house, Edmiston to focus on its core business of yacht brokerage and operations.
“YPI Crew are the world leading crew recruitment division and I know they will nurture and grow the Edmiston crew division, ensuring the team and clients receive the level of service they require,” says Edmiston CEO, Jamie Edmiston. “I would personally like to thank all the team for their hard work and dedication over the years and I know they will be a great asset to YPI CREW in the years to come. This alliance will allow Edmiston to focus on our core business of yacht brokerage, charter and management.”
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