AdviserPlus aims to double its workforce

THE outsourcing firm owned by entrepreneur Karl Chapman expects to double the size of its workforce in Yorkshire over the next year.

AdviserPlus provides outsourced HR, health and safety, payroll and transactional services for large organisations and many FTSE 100 companies across the UK.

Its office in Saltaire works closely with UK Asset Resolution, which is managing the mortgage books of failed lenders Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley.

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The company “provided stability at a time of transition in 2009 and 2010”, said Mike Dawbarm, HR director at UKAR.

A spokesman for AdviserPlus said the company will expand its Yorkshire headcount from 86 to 150 in the next 12 months.

Chris Clarke, chief executive of AdviserPlus, said “The Yorkshire region has proven to be an excellent base from which to grow our business.”

She added: “Yorkshire is set to become a key asset in our wider expansion plans that will include further development of services to international clients.”

Mr Chapman worked as a fund manager before setting up consultancy, recruitment and training group CRT.

In 1996, CRT sold a controlling stake for £109m to a US-based company backed by Oracle founder Larry Ellison and Michael Milken, the one-time junk bond king.