FAST 50

Recruiter FAST 50: Niche returns

This year saw the return of the niche recruiters for constituents of the latest Recruiter FAST 50

1 February 2017

Recruiter FAST 50: At full throttle

Recruitment firms are achieving record levels of growth, this year’s Recruiter FAST 50 reveals. Marcus Archer and Mark Maunsell of Clearwater International look at what lies behind the figures

22 January 2016

Onward and upward

For Rob Walker, chief executive of the
No.1-ranked FAST 50 firm, BIE Executive is the latest in a string of high-performing projects. His success is partly down to a competitive spirit but also remembering that recruitment is still all about relationships, he tells Colin Cottell

Public sector 22 January 2016

UK tops M&A chart

Merger & acquisition (M&A) activity in the UK staffing sector is more than twice that of any other European country, according to corporate finance firm Clearwater International.

17 December 2015

More recruiters hit the Fast Track 100

Twice the number of recruiters have made it onto this year’s The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 compared to 2014’s list.

7 December 2015

Recruiter Show: Launch of European FAST 50

The Recruiter Show saw the launch of the Recruiter-Clearwater International European FAST 50 this morning.

19 November 2015

Clearwater International takes over FAST 50 reins

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23 September 2015

Cordant Recruitment buys Staffgroup in ‘match made in heaven’

Multi-sector recruiter Cordant Recruitment has acquired international recruiter Staffgroup, parent company of Earthstaff, Eurostaff and Enginestaff, for an undisclosed sum after only three months of negotiations.

IT/Telecoms, Engineering 5 June 2015

Brightwork promotes finance director May to CEO

Scottish multi-sector recruiter Brightwork Group has promoted its finance director, Derek May, to chief executive.

20 April 2015

Profitability and growth key to recruiters’ success

Leaders from firms on Recruiter’s FAST 50 and HOT 100 lists had a chance to hear the secrets of the top companies

23 March 2015

Permanent market to lead growth in UK recruitment sector in 2015

Growth in the UK’s recruitment sector this year will be led by permanent placements, according to Sue Dodd, director at Agile Intelligence and compiler of Recruiter’s HOT 100 list.

16 February 2015

Focusing on both core and growth markets proves key to HOT 100-FAST 50 success

Keeping one eye on their core markets and another on growth opportunities has proven key to public sector staffing specialist GatenbySanderson’s appearances on both Recruiter’s HOT 100 and FAST 50 lists, according to joint managing partners Martin Tucker and Mark Turner.

Education, Public sector 13 February 2015

RPOs integral to half of multi-service HR outsourcing contracts

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) was integral to 50% of multi-service HR outsourcing contracts in 2014, according to business process outsourcing provider arvato’s UK outsourcing index.

FAST 50 2015: Predictions for next year

Growth rates, marginally lower than in previous years, among companies featured on Recruiter’s 2015 FAST 50 are expected to continue in a similar fashion, says Boxington Corporate Finance managing director Tim Evans.

27 January 2015

GatenbySanderson

Colin Cottell meets Martin Tucker and Mark Turner, joint managing partners of the leading recruiter in this year’s FAST 50, sponsored by Hitachi Capital Invoice finance.

Shrugging off the recession

With a record number of new entrants to this year’s Recruiter FAST 50, compiled by Boxington Corporate Finance, find out what is driving the growth of these recruiters and what the future holds for the industry.

23 January 2015

FAST 50 2015: Industrial recruiters under pressure as FAST 50 representation drops

Industrial sector recruiters have seen their representation in Recruiter’s FAST 50 2015 list of the UK’s fastest-growing private staffing companies, compiled by Boxington Corporate Finance, fall from seven in 2014 to five this year.

FAST 50 2015: Multi-sector FAST 50 recruiters benefit from improved economy

The strong showing of multi-sector recruiters in this year’s Recruiter FAST 50 reflects the ability of firms in this grouping to benefit from an improving economy, says Mark Kingston, assistant director of Boxington Corporate Finance, compilers of the FAST 50, which lists the fastest-growing private staffing companies in the UK.

FAST 50 2015: RPO performance hits IT recruiters

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) companies taking marketshare contributed to a marked fall in the number of IT recruiters in this year’s Recruiter FAST 50, says Tim Evans, managing director of Boxington Corporate Finance, compilers of the definitive list of the fastest-growing private staffing companies in the UK.

IT/Telecoms 21 January 2015

FAST 50 2015: Oil & gas recruiters make hay in FAST 50 - at least for now

The strong performance of oil & gas recruiters in this year’s Recruiter FAST 50 is the culmination of years of investment in the sector, which has driven demand for specialist workers in “what is already a tight labour market”, says Mark Kingston, assistant director, Boxington Corporate Finance, compilers of the FAST 50, which lists the fastest-growing private staffing companies in the UK.

20 January 2015

FAST 50 2015: Healthcare recruiters on the rise

Healthcare sector recruiters performed strongly in this year’s Recruiter FAST 50, the definitive list of the fastest-growing private staffing companies in the UK, compiled by Boxington Corporate Finance.

19 January 2015

FAST 50 2015: International instability hits engineering recruiters in this year’s list

International headwinds have significantly reduced the number of engineering recruiters in the Recruiter FAST 50 2015 compared to previous years, says Tim Evans, managing director of Boxington Corporate Finance, compilers of the FAST 50, which lists the fastest-growing private staffing companies in the UK.

FAST 50 2015: Growth rates lower

Growth rates among companies featured on Recruiter’s 2015 FAST 50 are marginally lower than they have been in previous years because of lingering effects from the recession, says Boxington Corporate Finance managing director Tim Evans.

19 December 2014

Arrows Group top ranked recruiter in Sunday Times International Track 200

Recruitment consultancies make up 15 of this year’s ‘The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200’, with London-based, technology, media & telecommunications (TMT) recruiter Arrows Group leading the pack.

Recruiter Awards 2014 Special

The Agency and In-house Recruitment Leaders of the Year are always tough categories but the cream always comes to the top, as they say

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