Solid Solutions - A TriMech Company has acquired Solid People, a UK-based team of CAD (computer aided design) recruitment specialists who help clients grow their engineering and design teams.

Based in Newark, Nottinghamshire, Solid People is led by Ross Bannister, who founded the company 13 years ago. Its specialty is recruitment services, to help clients fill positions that require proficiency in tools such as SOLIDWORKS and the Dassault Systémes 3DExperience platform. Over the years, Ross has built a small team, who recently expanded their scope to provide software and training to their customers.

The acquisition is an important step in bringing industry-specific staffing services to Solid Solutions’ clients. Alan Sampson, Solid Solutions CEO, said he welcomes the unique expertise of the Solid People team.

“Solid People is known for its dedication to finding skilled people quickly, so clients can work efficiently, complete projects on time, and be successful. In a time when it is particularly challenging and time-consuming to fill technical positions, we expect demand for recruitment support to continue to grow.”

Coincidentally, Ross is a former employee of Solid Solutions. He explained that he is looking forward to being part of the company again.

“Our team is ready to collaborate with a wider team of talented people and to be part of Solid Solutions’ overall plan to continually expand services to meet client needs. Together, we’re going to make a real difference in a lot of workplaces.”

Solid Solutions supports a community of more than 15,000 UK- and Ireland-based clients. These span a wide variety of sectors and include product designers, mechanical engineers, manufacturers, and educational institutions. TriMech, based in the U.S., acquired Solid Solutions in 2022. Within the TriMech divisions, recruitment services is already a popular offering in North America.

Clients who work with Solid People’s recruitment team or engage with Solid People for SOLIDWORKS or 3DExperience solutions or support will see no immediate changes to how they do business with the company.

At the same time, they will have access to an even wider range of products and services offered by Solid Solutions and the larger TriMech team. These range from specialized skill-based training courses, to cloud hosting, to enterprise-wide solutions that support complete digital transformation. For more information, please contact us or call us on 01926 333777.

About TriMech / Solid Solutions

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Richmond, VA, TriMech is a leading technology and business solutions partner for designers, engineers, and manufacturers. It works with top software and hardware partners, including Dassault Systèmes, CNC Software, Stratasys, and Artec, and its experts provide computer-aided design and engineering software, additive and subtractive manufacturing solutions, and associated training, consulting, implementation, and staff augmentation services for clients across a variety of industries. Its tools support 3D modeling, simulation, virtual replication, and collaboration, as well as data management, configure-price-quote automation, product lifecycle management, and enterprise resource planning. With its acquisition of Solid Solutions, TriMech has grown to have more than 50 locations across four countries – the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland – serving more than 30,000 clients with over 650 employees, including approximately 270 application engineers. For more information, please visit

About Solid People

Since 2009 Solid People have been helping companies throughout the UK grow their design teams with specialist CAD recruitment services. Their recruitment team are all trained in CAD, so understand the industry, helping find the right candidates with the right skills for their clients. Headquartered in Newark, Nottinghamshire, they have a UK wide client base covering a large range of industries such as Automotive, Medical, Furniture, Machinery and Consumer Products. With an ever-growing network of trusted and skilled candidates, they’re able to support their clients with both permanent and contract recruitment services. In 2021 Solid People also partnered with Dassault Systèmes to provide a wider range of services including the supply of CAD software, support and training. For more information, please visit