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TMS Talent Group has acquired New Zealand based travel recruitment agency, TopDog Personnel based in Auckland; adding an additional location to the expanding TMS Talent Group.

Published on: Tue 01 May 2018

It has been announced today, 1st May 2018 that the TMS Talent Group has acquired New Zealand based travel recruitment agency, TopDog Personnel based in Auckland; adding an additional location to the expanding TMS Talent Group.

This announcement follows just 1 month after TMS Talent acquired Sydney based inPlace Recruitment, a highly regarded travel & hospitality recruitment agency.

“We have wanted to reconnect with the New Zealand travel market for some time now and this was the perfect opportunity” John Terry, TMS Talent Global Managing Director, expresses his reasons behind the purchase.

“With the job market for the travel industry in New Zealand looking strong, now is the time to bring TMS Talent back to New Zealand and create Trans-Tasman partnerships with clients and job seekers once again.”

Helen Cambell, who was the Managing Director of TopDog Personnel for 14 years, announced earlier this year in February that she would no longer manage the business “I have decided to move to Hawkes Bay and felt by working remotely I would not be able to provide a personal service to my clients and job seekers, which is something I have prided myself and the business on.”

Helen explained in an earlier press release her plans for the business going forward “I had been searching for a potential purchaser for TopDog; it is a strong brand and I didn’t want to see it fade, however, once I had met with John and he described the plans for TMS Talent in New Zealand I was confident they would continue ‘putting the personal in personnel’

John concludes “After meeting with Helen it was quite evident that our brand values aligned and we could continue to service the New Zealand market with the same level of personal service as she had provided whilst also bringing the benefits of being part of our global group. ‘This purchase gives job seekers from TopDog Personnel access to local and global opportunities in travel and hospitality, and employers the chance to reach a broader pool of candidates.”

TopDog Personnel will be rebranded to TMS Talent NZ, with the office being based at Level 19, Huawei Centre, 120 Albert Street, Auckland and will work closely with the other TMS Talent Group offices across Australia, Asia and the UK to continue to provide the best recruitment service for travel industry businesses and employees.

For further details, please contact John Terry:

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TMS Talent Group today announced the acquisition of the highly regarded inPlace Recruitment

Published on: Wed 18 Apr 2018

John Terry Global MD of the TMS Talent Group today announced the acquisition of the highly regarded inPlace Recruitment from its Managing Director & Founder Sandra Chiles.

John, who has driven the expansion of the TMS Talent brand over the past few years orchestrated the opening of offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Bangkok and more recently the acquisition of New Frontiers in London, is “excited by this collaboration of Australia’s two leading Travel & Hospitality recruitment brands.” John went on to say “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. The TMS Talent brands continual growth - with more projects in the pipeline, will provide substantial benefits to all our clients and candidates alike.”

After recently celebrating 37 years in Travel Recruitment, Sandra an esteemed leader and mentor to many says “I couldn’t be happier with the new direction and exciting opportunities that lie ahead. I am looking forward to taking a step back from the day to day management and supporting the TMS Talent Group and the industry as a whole.”

John concludes “This acquisition will strengthen the Groups access to an extensive international pool of quality, experienced candidates for our clients and open-up a significant portfolio of leading company brands for our job seekers - not to mention the superior co-joined technology platforms and international office locations.”

The inPlace team have relocated to the TMS Talent offices in Hunter St, Sydney and along with their new TMS Talent colleagues would like to say thank you to all our clients and candidates for your ongoing support. We are looking forward to providing you with even more opportunities in the future.

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A great morning, informative, informal and friendly

Published on: Thu 05 Oct 2017

Wednesday 04 October 2017 saw the recent New Frontiers HR seminar attended by a wide range of industry HR and Sales managers.

Topics covered included "Improving Staff Inductions", "Making the most of Diversity in the workplace" and HR / Legal update.

Thank you to Tracey McEachran of Curious Minds Consulting, Marie Maguire of EMW Law and Dave Pope of OTT for speaking at the Seminar.

A great morning, informative, informal and friendly was one of the great feedback comments.

Some of the happy attendees pictured after the event 

Thank you to all of those that attended and we hope to see you at the next one.

Email to get your name on the next invite list.


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New Frontiers acquired by TMS Talent

Published on: Fri 15 Sep 2017

12 September 2017 – High Profile UK travel and hospitality recruitment specialist New Frontiers Recruitment Ltd has this week been purchased by TMS Talent, the rapidly expanding Australian and Asia based travel and hospitality recruiter.

TMS Talent is headed up by MD John Terry who has driven the phenomenal expansion of TMS Talent over the past 3 years, with outstanding growth in Sydney and the opening of high performing offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Bangkok in the past 12 months. He commented that 'the parallels between the two businesses are remarkable. TMS Talent and New Frontiers were formed within a year of each other in the mid 1990’s and have both been serving the travel and hospitality markets within their own regions for over 20 years. The opportunity for us to share knowledge and experiences across the world will not only help to grow our business but also help to serve a number of global companies we currently partner with’.  TMS Talent is backed by Bangkok-based investor Steven Hamblin.

New Frontiers has been an icon in the UK travel recruitment world for over 24 years, headed up by founder Julia Feuell. Announcing the news, Julia said ‘Making the decision to sell the company I established in 1993 has not been easy’. Julia also runs the fast growing Online Travel Training company (OTT) and commented, 'As OTT has grown I have had less and less time to focus on New Frontiers and the time has come to hand over the reins. The reality is I have been absorbed for the last few years on OTT, which has experienced phenomenal growth and success. TMS Talent were looking for a London operation and I thought the match was perfect. As travel recruitment is increasingly international, a global branch network will be more and more relevant. When I met TMS Talent owners John & Steve, I knew New Frontiers staff, clients and candidates would be in great hands as they have the passion to drive the business forward”

For any enquires please contact John Terry on

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Fraud Alert - We DO NOT charge job seekers to find employment

Published on: Mon 04 Sep 2017

We have been made aware of a scam in which job seekers are offered employment at CHEVRON PETROLEUM COMPANY. KUWAIT BRANCH but have to pay for visas processing.

If you have been contacted with this type of opportunity, please do not pay as it is not legitimate. 

New Frontiers DO NOT charge job seekers to find employment.

Below is an example of the email sent to scam victims.

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