Group CEO of HCRG's health and social care brands

Leading recruitment business HCRG (Human Capital Resourcing Group) has made two key, board-level appointments – Gary Taylor has been appointed Group CEO of health and social care brands, while John Preston will now hold the position of CEO for both Allied Healthcare and CRG Homecare.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, HCRG has worked to strengthen the synergy between its brands, allowing the group to be more agile and flexible during these uncertain times.

With this, comes the opportunity for Gary to lead HCRG’s health and social care staffing businesses: CRG Medical Services, Jigsaw Medical, the Complex Care divisions, as well as Sugarman, to share knowledge, expertise and bring a new dimension to the business.

The highly skilled recruitment business leader has with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry, having spent 12 years working at director level across the health and social care recruitment sector. Gary was previously CEO of several HCRG healthcare staffing brands and will take this experience into his new role.


The appointment of John Preston comes after significant work to expand the CRG Homecare brand and diversify its regulated homecare services across 18 national offices. John is an experienced director with strong commercial experience within multi-site service focussed businesses and has been with HCRG for over five years as Managing Director of CRG Homecare.

Ian Munro, Group CEO and Founder of HCRG, said: “Over the past few months we’ve seen our health and social care businesses come together as one unified team, which has allowed us greater flexibility during the global coronavirus pandemic. In light of this, we have decided to appoint Gary and John into wider roles, to lead our brands forward whilst continuing to provide outstanding care and services to all of our clients.”

“We’re very excited about the prospects of working more collaboratively and having Gary and John in these posts will only strengthen our position within the recruitment sector. We believe these appointments will help take the group onto new footings as we exit the current crisis and move towards a new way of working.”

Gary said: “I’m excited to take on the wider group role of Group CEO of the health and social care businesses, and eager to lead these brands into the next phase of growth. We have a great opportunity to develop our presence across all our market verticals and I’m looking forward to working with the fantastic teams we have in each of the business, to expedite growth and continue to build the portfolio – I know we can achieve great things together.

“As we enter into this exciting new chapter, we will be continuing to build on the amazing team we have with a number of key hires to support our expansion plans.”

The company is looking to recruit the following roles to support the next stage of growth, including a Chief Operating Officer, proven sales directors and experienced senior managers in the outsourced healthcare space. Flexible, home-working opportunities will be available to successful appointments.

Commenting on his appointment as CEO of Allied Health and CRG Homecare, John Preston said: “Taking on the role of CEO is something I’m proud and passionate about. The opportunity to lead the Allied Healthcare team, alongside CRG Homecare, is one I relish. Although it’s been a challenging time for the sector as a whole, I’m optimistic about what the future holds and where we’ll be post COVID-19.”

HCRG has 9,000 contractor staff across the UK, offering temporary and permanent workforce solutions in the health, medical, social care and education sectors. It is the preferred supplier to major public sector organisations including the NHS and HM Prison Service.