Security Watchdog completes with Matrix Acquisition

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The purchase of Security Watchdog by Matrix completes, uniting their shared mission to connect people to work and deliver faster, better, and smarter screening solutions.

Matrix has today announced the completion of its acquisition of employment screening business, Security Watchdog, from business process services group Capita to form Matrix Security Watchdog.

Security Watchdog is the UK industry leader of digitalised, smart pre-and post-employment screening solutions, the largest EMEA supplier of background checks and a trusted partner to clients across the globe.

Matrix is a pioneer in supporting employers across public and private sectors to attract, recruit and manage their contingent workforce by enabling multiple channels of hiring, and providing access to a nationwide pool of pre-vetted recruitment suppliers. Trust and compliance lie at the core of its services and values, and this makes Security Watchdog a strong fit for Matrix, expanding the portfolio of services it offers through its neutral vendor platform to employers, suppliers and workers.  

The Managing Director of Security Watchdog and member of the Board of industry body the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), Susie Thomson, said: “Matrix, like us, are dedicated to supporting employers across both public and private sectors to effectively attract, recruit and manage their indirect or extended workforces. We have worked closely with Mark and his team to carve the path to our new chapter with Matrix, one that unites our shared values and vision. With this new chapter we are as committed as ever to creating trusted and safe systems that put client and candidate experience at heart. Those values that have long driven us, integrity, innovation, collaboration, and compliance, are the very same that have brought us together with Matrix.”

Mark Inskip, Matrix CEO comments, “We are delighted to welcome Susie and her team in to Matrix and we are extremely excited at the value of that the integration of our technology platforms, services and talented individuals will bring to all sides of the workforce marketplace, helping to accelerate and improve hiring outcomes for employers and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of smart screening for our trusted suppliers and their candidates.  Through this strategic investment we will be providing our customers with an expanded range of background checking services, giving them even greater levels of confidence over the compliance status of the talent they employ or engage.”

Thomson goes on to say, “2023 has already been a poignant year for us, celebrating 25 years of operation. Our joining force with Matrix is a true marker of what those 25 years have been built on; Our commitment to our clients, to always push ourselves forward so we deliver the very best solutions. In those 25 years, we have taken steps both big and small to continuously evolve and strengthen the services and value we can offer, and this step just happens to be one of the bigger and most exciting ones”. 

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