ENS Group merges with Vital Care Nursing

Posted: 2nd July 2024

Two of the industry’s leading healthcare staffing, care and support, and training providers, ENS Group and Vital Care Nursing, have come together to create an expanded national footprint, improved capabilities across several industry frameworks, and further evolution of the service offering and sector support provided by the two businesses.

The merger has resulted in the retention of the ENS Group brand as the primary entity, largely due to its presence in the industry and brand legacy established over decades of supporting the healthcare industry. With Vital Care Nursing now officially trading as ENS Group, the combined business has a well-established presence in the North of England (Chester) and the South of England (Southend-on-Sea).

With broad sector coverage across health and social care, complex care, and healthcare training in both the public and private healthcare space – the expanded ENS Group has already seen a significant uplift in trading. ENS Group’s Managing Director, Charlotte Pendergast commented,

“By bringing these two businesses together, we have an opportunity to create a healthcare staffing powerhouse; leveraging the 30+ years in the core ENS Group business and continuing to drive excellence throughout everything we do with our clients and candidates”.

In the South of England, the ENS (South) business is led by Raj Chahal. She had this to say about the merger,

“The team at Vital Care Nursing have complemented the structure and capability we have developed in the South at ENS, adding further geographical coverage and sector specialisms. We’re all excited to see what the future holds for ENS Group, as we build a bigger and better business together”.

ENS Group has a wide range of accreditations and framework supplier arrangements, including: being a corporate member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), accredited as an Investor in People, and is a framework supplier to the NHS in England and Wales, and a preferred supplier to Crown Commercial Services. ENS Group provides temporary and permanent recruitment services to public and private healthcare providers throughout the UK. Further information about the business is available at ensgroup.co.uk

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What people are saying about ENS

ENS has been our sole agency provider for the past 8 years. During this time we have worked in partnership to establish an agency service that provides us with the assurance that ENS staff are flexible, highly trained and able to adapt to our working environment across all of our diverse services.
ENS has been able to support our services to a very high standard throughout our geographical locations. Key Performance Indicators often exceed agreed outcomes.
Our relationship with their senior team and operational supervisors is professional and open. We are assured that our long standing working relationship with ENS will continue.
To this end we would not hesitate to recommend ENS as an agency provider to support their organisation.

Director of Human Resources and Training – large Housing and Support charity based in London

We needed to fill two last minute vacancies with high quality teachers.  With this brief, Julie from ENS did not disappoint.  One candidate was from Canada and Julie ensured that the move over went as smoothly as possible both for the teacher and the school. 
What impressed me the most was how Julie listened to exactly what I required and so no time was wasted on my part, sifting through candidates who would not have been good enough for my school. I would highly recommend ENS to another school looking to fill their teacher vacancies.

Darren, Drapers Academy in Harold Hill

My daughter Lynda has enjoyed 24 hour care provided by ENS since July 2013. The care staff are all well trained & briefed as to her complex healthcare regime & are also very sociable. This is very important to Lynda who loves to talk &interact with them. They also manage her household budget, encourage her to participate in domestic tasks within her capabilities, & promote a healthy lifestyle. The administration of ENS is excellent & has ensured that Lynda has a regular rota of carers & that when stand ins are necessary that they have had shadow shifts with her.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the hard work and support you have offered our Foyer and Parent and Child Scheme in managing the placement of temporary staff.
We appreciate the level of consistency and continuity your staff have bought to the schemes and would not hesitate in recommending the services of ENS Recruitment.

Foyer Manager – Large Housing Association based in Southeast England