This week’s contracts and deals include: Berry Recruitment, Bullhorn, Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance, Peoplenet, Rullion

Berry Recruitment Group has acquired South-East London-based Joy Recruitment – bringing its number of branches to 36. Founder and owner of Joy Recruitment Andrea Lach, who left Berry Recruitment in 2007, will stay on at the agency.

Joy Recruitment in West Wickham specialises in the construction, white collar, commercial and rec-to-rec sectors.

• Global cloud-based CRM and operations software company Bullhorn has acquired Peoplenet, a provider of cloud-based workforce solutions.

Commenting on the deal, Art Papas, founder and CEO of Bullhorn, said: “We share many of the same customers and approach to customer success, so joining forces with them will be a tremendous complement to our business. We’re looking forward to working with them to reach new customers and grow share in the market.”

Bullhorn also announced the completion of its own acquisition by Insight Venture Partners.

• A greater focus on compliance by clients is the driver for a partnership between multi-sector specialist recruiter Rullion and contractor insurance company Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance, according to the two organisations.

Rullion’s board director Phil Higgins says: “This is an important move for us in making sure we’re meeting our clients’ needs. We’re confident that Kingsbridge’s processes support our existing candidate base, offering a long-term solution in protecting our contractors, whilst improving the efficiency of the insurance checking process.”

Thomas Wynne, business development director at Kingsbridge, adds: “We are seeing more onerous terms being thrust upon recruiters, with clients asking them to take responsibility for the contractor’s actions. This has forced recruiters to educate themselves more thoroughly on the chain of liability, and the risks they face when signing these terms if their contractors are not covered.”


This week’s launches include: AlgoMe, Elite Leaders, FCSA, Recruiter Club, Sanderson Recruitment, Search Consultancy, SRi, SureCert

New to Market 22 January 2018

Former recruiter joins the Celebrity Big Brother house

Celebrity Big Brother returned to our screens this week, and the recruitment industry boasts a former recruiter in the ‘stellar’ line-up.

Lighter Side 4 January 2018

Recruitment sector good career option for perks

Thinking of changing jobs this New Year? Well, the good news is recruitment is in the top sector for workplace perks.

4 January 2018

Recruitment ranked sixth in the unhappy at work charts

Recruitment has ranked in the top 10 of professions where people are unhappy in their current role.

13 November 2017