ActiveQuote creates 70 jobs in Cardiff

Cardiff-based comparison website provider and insurance broker ActiveQuote is to create 70 new jobs.

The BBC reports that the £2m expansion of the firm – located in Cardiff Bay – is backed by £400,000 from the Welsh government, will increase its workforce to 190, and will enable the firm to develop enhanced online quote-comparison services using artificial intelligence.

Meanwhile in Derry, Northern Ireland, tech firm Elemental Software is creating 10 jobs, with support from regional development agency Invest Northern Ireland.

The firm’s platform aims to makes it easier for health and social care-related professionals to refer people with health risks to community-based lifestyle interventions, measuring the impact of the referral so as to reduce demand in GP time and services and, ultimately, keep people out of hospital for longer.

Lloyds Banking aims for 8% target of BAME senior managers by 2020

Lloyds Banking Group has a target of having 8% of its senior managers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds by 2020.

13 February 2018


This week’s contracts & deals: Berry Recruitment, Bullhorn, Crown World Mobility, Educate Resourcing, Jobshop UK, PageGroup, Spider, Templine Employment Agency, The Curve Group, The Daisy Chain, Thunderhead, TXM Recruit, Uniting Ambition, Viventis Search Asia

Contracts 12 February 2018

Metro Bank to recruit nearly 1,000 in 2018

A UK challenger bank is boosting the country’s financial sector to the tune of 900 new jobs this year.

9 February 2018

Niche and specialisation are hiring bright spots, says Morgan McKinley

Demand for niche skills and specialists were the bright spots for hiring in 2017 in the UK, according to global professional services recruiter Morgan McKinley.

29 January 2018