GoldenRule, an Amabubesi Capital Technologies company, has acquired Ek’Sheni Paradygm, an owner managed business focusing specifically on permanent placements within the IT industry.
According to Angus Young, CEO of Amabubesi Capital Technologies, the purchase forms part of GoldenRule’s strategy of becoming the resourcing partner of choice for both consulting and permanent placements to both the IT and Engineering sectors.
"Ek’Sheni Paradygm is a good fit because it has a very similar culture and approach to GoldenRule, possessing the same business ethics, values and integrity, as well as a wealth of experience in servicing a large blue-chip corporate client base within the IT industry. Furthermore Ek’Sheni Paradygm also brings a solid track record and significant skill set.
"Historically, GoldenRule has concentrated on the consulting and contracting side of the resourcing market, so Ek’Sheni Paradygm’s history in the permanent placement space made it the ideal business to complement GoldenRule going forward. The acquisition will also help meet the increasing demand for resources in both the IT and Engineering markets, and the national presence and regional focus to meet these needs."
Says Shirley Parker, previous owner of Ek’Sheni Paradygm: "The purchase of Ek’Sheni Paradygm by GoldenRule came at a most opportune time for us – we were increasingly finding that clients wanted to look at contracting options. In addition, the acquisition has provided Ek’Sheni Paradygm’s staff with a range of additional benefits as well as an excellent career growth path. The visions of the two companies are ideally matched and it made sense for the purchase to take place in order for Ek’Sheni Paradygm to realise its full potential."
Parker will be remaining on with GoldenRule in the capacity of sales manager.
A further development at GoldenRule is the appointment of new MD, Blair Mackenzie. "Mackenzie, who has more than 12 years within the resourcing industry, truly understands the business on both the contracting and permanent sides and has great experience in profiling the individual," comments Young. "He is a strategic thinker and has a mandate to grow the GoldenRule business over the next 18 months through initial acquisitions, followed by a period of organic growth."
Prior to this appointment, Mackenzie ran his own staffing business, Stratex Personnel, which focused on the IT, Telecoms and Management Consulting sectors. In 1999 after a critical analysis of the staffing market he brought on board an IT partner and changed the focus of the business to developing online products and methodologies, and an outsourcing solution, for the staffing market. Renamed Ethoz, the business was sold to the Adcorp Group in 2002 after which Mackenzie held various capacities within the Adcorp Group before joining GoldenRule.