This week’s contracts and deals include: de Poel, Fusion Lifestyle, Head Medical, Hesketh James, ICON Training

• Housing and supported housing provider Home Group has appointed independent recruitment outsourcing specialist de Poel to manage the supply of its non-permanent staff. Home Group employs more than 3,000 people in the UK and operates across more than 250 local authority areas.

• Sport and leisure management company Fusion Lifestyle has unveiled a partnership with industry training provider ICON Training to grow its annual apprenticeship programme from 150 to 500 apprentices annually over the next three years.

The programme will offer apprentices a clear career pathway via the Leisure Professional Apprenticeship level 2 through to level 7. The partners said it encourages staff to become multi-skilled early on in their career enabling them to become managers and leaders as their career develops.

• Edinburgh-based medical recruiter Head Medical has been appointed by NHS Dumfries and Galloway to conduct an overseas recruitment campaign to help fill vacancies for doctors.

Head Medical is set to launch a fully integrated recruitment campaign in the New Year, including a comprehensive marketing drive in the UK and Europe, as well as speaking to its existing UK and international database of doctors and holding events in key target countries, such as Sweden and Greece.

The campaign will run until all vacancies are filled. Head Medical expects the first positions to be filled by next summer.

• Manchester-based hospitality recruiter Hesketh James has secured a £90k investment from Business Finance Solutions, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and the finance arm of The Growth Company and partner of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

The £40k funding from UK government-backed Start Up Loans and £50k investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund will be used to create seven new jobs and invest in IT and marketing. This will enable Hesketh James to expand and develop its services, both in the North-West and across the UK, including a recently launched accountancy and finance recruitment practice.


This week’s launches include: APSCo, ClickMechanic, Computer Recruiter, Guidant Group, ITS, Recite Me, TFS Healthcare,

New to Market 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

FINANCIALS: Kelly Services reports increase in Q4 revenues

Recruitment giant Kelly Services has reported a 9% annual increase in Q4 revenues, according to results for the fourth quarter and full year 2017.

Financials 2 February 2018

FINANCIALS: Capita overhauls business and issues profit warning

Capita has issued a profit warning amid plans to strengthen its balance sheet and embark on an overhaul of its organisation resulting in cost cutting and the sale of unprofitable businesses.

Financials 31 January 2018