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Access acquires Microdec and continues significant expansion of Recruitment division

The Access Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of software to growing mid-market businesses, today announces the acquisition of Microdec, software supplier with over 35 years’ experience providing CRM software exclusively to the recruitment industry.

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The acquisition of Microdec, with revenues of over £5.3m, is a testament to Access’ commitment to the recruitment industry and demonstrates clear investment in fulfilling its ambitious plans for the future.

Access already works with over 40% of the UK’s top 500 agencies and 75% of the top 20 agencies. Now with Microdec’s 550 customers, including some of the world’s leading recruitment brands, Access supports over 25,000 users and delivers the most comprehensive solution to the market – enabling automation of business processes from candidate attraction through to cash collection for recruitment agencies of all sizes.

Paul Vogel, Managing Director for Access’ Recruitment Division, commented “We are excited to welcome Microdec into the Access family and look forward to deepening our relationship with Microdec customers over coming months and years and further supporting their business.”

Clive Seagers, CEO and founder of Microdec who is stepping back from the business to concentrate on his other ventures shares his confidence in Access being the best home for Microdec customers and staff. “With Access’ expertise in recruitment, customer-centric culture and track record in helping businesses, our clients will be in safe hands. The company is also well placed to offer additional scale, support and new opportunities to further improve productivity and efficiency for our customers.”

Access continues to go from strength to strength over recent years – significantly expanding its recruitment portfolio from the original flagship CRM product, Access RDB, to incorporate pay and bill and candidate screening after last year’s acquisition of Safe Computing. This has enabled it to help businesses with everything from sourcing, screening and attracting the right candidates, paying workers, contractors and candidates right through to billing clients and manging cash collection. 

Access also recently announced the launch of Access Workspace, its latest proposition in connected and collaborative working. The new platform brings together all departments across a recruitment business, from sales, finance, HR, IT and compliance to fuel efficiency, productivity and collaboration.

With a third acquisition in the recruitment market now under its belt and ambitious strategies in place, Access Group clearly has no plans to slow down any time soon.