FAST 50

FAST 50 2018: Uncertainty bites

Data from M&A specialists Clearwater International reveals a slowing growth rate for privately-owned recruitment firms.

16 January 2018

Farewell to high margins

Business models based on high margins and charges are unsustainable in the healthcare market, and will lead to the “downfall” of recruiters in the sector.

Healthcare/Medical 12 January 2018

2018 M&A activity held back by uncertainty

Recruitment mergers & acquisitions activity will likely increase in 2018 but nowhere near the bumper volumes of 2015.

12 January 2018

Fast approaching FAST 50

Recruiter's annual FAST 50 listing is approaching fast.

19 September 2017

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

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

First Point Group hires Silverman as non-exec director

Mark Silverman has been appointed non-executive director for global telecoms recruiter First Point Group to support its growth plans in 2014 and beyond.

IT/Telecoms 24 January 2014

Factors behind the FAST 50 firms

Directors of companies in the Recruiter FAST 50 2014, the 50 fastest-growing private staffing companies in the UK, compiled by Boxington Corporate Finance and sponsored by ICS, have told Recruiter of the factors behind their success.

IT/Telecoms 20 January 2014

Editor's Comment January 2014

Congratulations to Interact Medical for kicking off 2014 with oomph — topping our annual Recruiter FAST 50 list of the UK’s 50 fastest-growing recruitment companies, produced in association with the esteemed Boxington Corporate Finance.

20 January 2014

FAST 50 2014: Boxington Corporate Finance’s Tim Evans looks ahead to next year’s listing

Following the publication of the Recruiter’s FAST 50 2014, Tim Evans, managing director of Boxington Corporate Finance, the firm that compiles the FAST 50, looks forward to what is in prospect for next year’s FAST 50.

20 January 2014

Interact Medical

Colin Cottell meets Marty Bettles and Steve Young, co-founders of the company at the top of the FAST 50 charts

17 January 2014

Heralding a bright future

Well over half of the fastest-growing recruitment companies are new entrants in this year’s Recruiter FAST 50, sponsored by ICS and compiled by Boxington Corporate Finance. Colin Cottell sees a resurgence of the entrepreneurial, smaller recruitment business

17 January 2014

FAST 50 2014: Healthcare ‘the standout sector’ in this year’s list

Healthcare is “the standout sector” 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, which is sponsored by ICS.

17 January 2014

FAST 50 2014: Finance recruiters notable by their absence

With the publication of Recruiter’s FAST 50 2014 list, a notable difference between this year and previous years is the absence of recruiters from the finance sector.

16 January 2014

IT recruiters comprise nearly a fifth of Recruiter’s 2014 FAST 50

IT recruiters make up nearly one in five of the FAST 50 2014, the 50 fastest-growing privately owned staffing companies in the UK, compiled by Boxington Corporate Finance and sponsored by ICS.

IT/Telecoms 15 January 2014

FAST 50 2014: Multi-sector recruiters make up more than a third of this year’s list

Multi-sector recruiters make up the largest group of staffing companies in the 2014 Fast 50, the UK’s 50 fastest growing privately owned recruiters, compiled by Boxington Corporate Finance and sponsored by ICS.

14 January 2014

FAST 50 2014: Fastest-growing oil & gas, technical and engineering recruiters listed

Oil & gas, technical and engineering recruiters performed strongly in this year’s FAST 50, the 50 fastest-growing private recruitment companies, prepared by Boxington Corporate Finance and sponsored by ICS.

13 January 2014

FAST 50 2014: top performing industrial, logistics and construction recruiters revealed

Recruiters in the industrial, logistics and construction sectors are strongly represented in this year’s FAST 50, the 50 fastest-growing private recruitment companies, prepared by Boxington Corporate Finance and sponsored by ICS, making up 14% of the FAST 50 2014 list

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