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Our History

​Comensura’s impressive growth is the result of consistent success over a number of years. Here is a brief look back at our highlights:

2000 - 2001

  • Comensura is formed as a start up venture by the Corporate Services Group as an alternative to traditional ‘master vendor’ or preferred supplier staffing management models.
  • Comensura’s vendor neutral model looks to streamline staff acquisition processes, reduce client costs, mitigate risks, deliver 100% fulfilment and provide visibility and control of client expenditure on temporary and interim staffing.


  • Comensura Workforce Solutions is launched as a trading brand and wins its first client contract with the Corporation of London, now known as City of London.


  • The company is awarded contracts by Alcatel (now Alcatel Lucent) and Essex County Council social services in England.

2004 – 2005

  • Seven new private and public sector contracts are awarded to Comensura, with a combined contract value of circa $127.5m.
  • The UK Government’s Gershon Efficiency Review identifies temporary staffing as a key target for ‘same for less’ savings delivery and local government interest rapidly grows in the Comensura model. 


  • Comensura’s Australian operation opens in Sydney.
  • Comensura wins contracts with 15 new clients equating to $121.5m in new spend under management, including the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) and ten collaborative local authorities in the North West of England. 
  • An enhanced safeguarding programme is developed in partnership with London Borough of Southwark in response to the Bichard Enquiry.


  • Comensura extends its service offering for a private sector client to cover the Netherlands.
  • A new management team is introduced following a company restructure.
  • New client wins totalling $75m of client spend take total spend under management to circa $405m. This included the first national public vendor neutral contract let by the buying organisation ESPO.


  • Comensura Australia wins its first contract and opens new offices in Melbourne.
  • The City of London re-tenders and Comensura is once again awarded the contract. Further new contract wins amount to a combined $60m in client spend.
  • AGMA is awarded the 4ps procurement excellence award for its staffing contract with Comensura. 
  • Comensura support a pan-London public authority project, the ‘Electronic Knowledge Exchange’, facilitating the export of pay rate information into a central client database.


  • Comensura Australia awarded a place on a framework contract with the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV).
  • A $45m framework contract is awarded to Comensura by the North East Purchasing Organisation in England.
  • New strategic initiatives are agreed with clients, including a major workforce planning and demand management project and the ability for clients to access our technology via mobile phones.


  • In anticipation of and following the austerity measures introduced by the incoming coalition government, several clients implement demand management and workforce planning initiatives, resulting in a significant scaling back of temporary worker usage.
  • Comensura is appointed as sole supplier to the first vendor neutral framework contract available for National Health Service bodies in the UK to access.


  • Comensura Australia wins three new clients via the MAV framework
  • Comensura is appointed to the Managed Service for Temporary Agency Resources (MSTAR) national framework in England and Wales with the highest cumulative score for quality in the three lots entered.
  • New client wins totalling $90m during the year, including a major hotel group as private sector interest in Comensura’s model continues to grow.


  • Comensura wins $130.5m in new contracts.


  • Comensura commence an ambitious IT investment programme.

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