Logistics recruitment and distribution company Challenge Group has acquired TRG Logistics to form one of the largest independent providers of HGV drivers and warehouse staff in the UK.

The undisclosed deal will see the two companies merge to become Challenge TRG Group, with current TRG CEO, Nick Gordon,and TRG MD, Steve Imber, continuing in their roles – as well as becoming shareholders in the newly formed business.

Challenge TRG Group, which will have a combined turnover of £120 million, will collectively employ around 4000 temporary workers and 150 permanent employees, and will continue to operate from two HQ sites in the north and south – Wigan, Greater Manchester and Banstead, Surrey – alongside its regional hub structure, providing UK-wide support to its clients with offices from Livingston to Avonmouth.

“As separate businesses we have built up an excellent reputation for supplying high-quality drivers and temporary warehouse workers, with a strong emphasis on skills and service delivery,” said group CEO, Tom Cropper.

“We intend to grow that capability as a combined group and to continue to invest.”