Australian travel recruitment wizard, Sandra Chiles, is taking a step back after 37 years in the industry after selling her company, inPlace Recruitment, to the competition.

The guys over at TMS Talent Group confirmed this morning that they had indeed purchased Sandra’s business to create Australia’s newest leader in travel recruitment.

As part of the purchase, the inPlace team has relocated to the TMS Talent Offices in Hunter Street, Sydney where they will continue to provide clients with career opportunities.

For Sandra, the sale means taking some time away from travel recruitment and day-to-day management in order to focus on supporting the industry as a whole.

“I couldn’t be happier with the new direction and exciting opportunities that lie ahead.”

Sandra Chiles, inPlace Recruitment former Managing Director & Founder

John Terry, Global Managing Director for TMS Talent Group, said he’s excited to collaborate with inPlace as well as the company’s recent purchase in London, New Frontiers.

The TMS Team celebrating.

The TMS Team celebrating.

He continued, saying he expects the merger of two recruitment companies in Australia to strengthen the Group’s “access to an extensive international pool of quality, experienced candidates for our clients”.

“I have always respected the inPlace brand and could see how the culture & staff combined with Sandra’s reputation aligned so closely with those of the TMS Talent Group, so the acquisition made sense.”

John Terry, TMS Talent Group Global Managing Director

“The TMS Talent brands continual growth – with more projects in the pipeline, will provide substantial benefits to all our clients and candidates alike.”

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