Merger with the Brookson Group—a broadly recognized, technologically advanced independent contractor support platform—boosts People2.0’s market reach and will serve as gateway to enable and support independent work arrangements globally.
King of Prussia, PA, and Warrington, UK – June 21, 2022 – People2.0, the world’s largest global employer of record (EOR) and agent of record (AOR) services platform, announced today that it has acquired The Brookson Group, the leading provider of support services to freelancers and independent contractors in the UK. The newly combined entity unlocks Brookson’s large accountancy, umbrella employment, legal services, financial services, and independent workforce technology for People2.0, while expanding Brookson’s global capabilities for their client universe of workers and recruitment partners.
“The addition of Brookson to the People2.0 family significantly enhances our ability to unburden independent contractors and facilitate flexible, remote and independent work arrangements. It also signifies a critical step towards our goal of being recognized as the premier provider of global ‘Total IC Solutions,’” said Erik Vonk, People2.0 Executive Chairman. “The tectonic shift toward independent work arrangements increases the need for high quality, technologically advanced, ‘portable,’ global support that stays with the worker, anywhere, at all times, regardless of the type of work arrangement. The Brookson know-how, experience, and technology will keep us on the frontline of the workforce revolution,” said Vonk. “We can now offer independent contractors the continuous support services they need to maximize their earnings while ensuring proper compliance. In the coming months, we will be working closely with the Brookson team to create a Center of Excellence in the UK, with plans to expand this offering around the world.”
The Brookson Group has been providing services to contractors, the recruitment sector, and contingent labor supply chain for over 20 years. “We are excited for the opportunity to expand our services on a global scale that partnering with People2.0 provides,” said Andrew Fahey, CEO of the Brookson Group. “No other EOR/AOR services platform provider can offer such a large, global network for our client portfolio of partners and independent workers. The future of possibilities for our company is truly limitless.”
Brookson’s leadership team will be assuming key roles in the new entity. This will ensure relational continuity and enable them to guide clients in making best use of People2.0’s global resources. Further details of the deal have not been disclosed.