Monday, January 6th, 2020
YPI Crew Acquires Edmiston Recruiters in New Alliance
Specialist yacht crew recruitment agency YPI CREW has entered a strategic alliance with Edmiston, acquiring its recruitment division and taking on all on-going crew placement.
As of 1st January 2020, Edmiston transferred its recruitment staff of four to, bring the total team of recruiters at YPI CREW to sixteen.
Recruiters at YPI CREW have extensive knowledge of the yachting industry and specifically the superyacht recruitment. A Lloyd’s Register audited business, they work in accordance with MLC 2006 to ensure that seafarers have access to an efficient and well-regulated recruitment and placement system. Based in Antibes, the business is listed on the French national register for seafarer recruitment and placement services.
For Edmiston this transition will allow the company to fully focus on its core business of yacht brokerage and operations. Meanwhile, with the addition of the Edmiston recruiters, YPI CREW will be able to build further on providing bespoke recruitment services to the global and growing yachting community.
This new alliance comes shortly after YPI CREW celebrated its first anniversary within commercial shipping giant the Schulte Group. The Schulte Group is a ship owning and large ship management business, with offices in 29 countries and 20,000 seafarer sunder contract. Its proven strategy of developing international deals in the maritime field led to the acquisition of Edmiston’s recruitment division.
Laurence Lewis, President of YPI CREW, said of the Edmiston recruiters: `’The team is talented, experienced and will be a great asset to the company allowing us to develop further. Recruitment is not a commodity purchase and quality recruiters are increasingly essential in today’s sophisticated market. Clients pay for the soft skills recruiters bring to the table, which technology cannot do. With a team of 16 we are confident we can provide the best service to clients and candidates alike.”
Thanking those of his team for their hard work and dedication over the years, Jamie Edmiston, CEO of Edmiston, said, “I know they will be a great asset to YPI CREW in the years to come and will nurture the Edmiston crew division, ensuring the team and clients receive the level of service they require.”