News

Woodrow Mercer Finance rebrands as Headstar following MBO

The management team at Leeds-based Woodrow Mercer Finance has carried out a management buy-out of the firm.

Accounting/Finance 30 November 2020

Folwell-Davies joins human capital investment fund Twenty20 Capital

Katie Folwell-Davies has joined Twenty20 Capital as a partner to drive forward investment strategy and operational leadership.

30 November 2020

Harvey Nash appoints regional directors within Technology Recruitment

Harvey Nash has appointed two regional managing directors for UK & Ireland, who will take on key roles in leading on the company’s three-year growth strategy within its Technology Recruitment business.

Executive search, IT/Telecoms 30 November 2020

Supertemps offers virtual advice to get people working again

North Wales recruiter Supertemps will host a series of free live web events to help jobseekers find work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

30 November 2020

Firms offered incentives to recruit Armed Forces leavers

Businesses are being encouraged to recruit Armed Forces leavers through the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) official employment provider.

30 November 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 30 NOVEMBER-4 DECEMBER 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Andersen James, GCS Recruitment, Kelly, REED, Tangent

APPOINTMENTS: 30 NOVEMBER-4 DECEMBER 2020

This week’s appointments include: AGY47, Silverbean

PeopleMarketing, HR 30 November 2020

Chancellor’s £4bn+ jobs package predicted in Spending Review

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is today expected to reveal a £2.9bn scheme to help a million people with job searches plus a further £1.4bn to bolster Jobcentre Plus’s capacity when he announces the government’s spending plans for the coming year.

MCG Group acquires Poppy Nursing Services

The MCG Group has acquired Ipswich-based Poppy Nursing and Care Services.

ContractsHealthcare/Medical 25 November 2020

Autotech Recruit launches electric vehicle training initiative

Autotech Recruit has announced the launch of a major electric vehicle (EV) training initiative under the umbrella of its newly-launched brand, Autotech Training.

Shore Group secures £20m funding from Santander

The Shore Group, a Hove-based recruitment agency, has arranged an invoice finance facility from Santander UK to help its growth plans.

iO Associates announces Europe expansion

Bristol-based technology, digital and engineering recruiter iO Associates has announced its global expansion into Europe with new offices in Brussels and Munich.

RBW Consulting appoints Coulter as head of technology

Phil Coulter has joined specialist life science and technology search consultancy RBW Consulting.

PeopleLife sciences, IT/Telecoms 25 November 2020

UK firms join global trend for more internal hiring

UK companies are increasingly looking inwards to find talent for new roles since Covid-19.

HR 20 November 2020

Rise of phishing attacks on HMRC poses risk to businesses

Official data released under a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed that HM Revenue & Customs has faced 367,520 email phishing attacks in 2020.

20 November 2020

Hospitality recruiters merge in fragmented sector

Hospitality recruitment agencies Evolve Hospitality Recruitment and Collins King & Associates have merged.

ContractsHospitality/Leisure 20 November 2020

Red Diamond headhunts two top health and beauty executives

Carol Mosby of Red Diamond Executive Headhunters has made a double appointment with a health and beauty product manufacturer.

Government consults recruiters on proposal to ban movement of care home temps

Recruiters have until midday next Monday [23 November] to respond to a government consultation launched last Friday [13 November] on a proposal to ban temporary staff from moving between care homes.

Social care, Healthcare/Medical 18 November 2020

Is your company still HOT despite the Covid crisis?

How well has your firm surfed the Covid-19 tsunami and remained upright?

18 November 2020

New beginnings for Serocor in MBO by trio

Three members of the management team of STEM recruiter Serocor have completed a buy-out of the group, according to a company statement.

Engineering, Executive search 18 November 2020

Treasury to clear up confusion with IR35 changes

Recent confusion around the status of umbrella companies in relation to the role of intermediaries in upcoming changes in IR35 should soon be cleared up, according to a written tax policy update issued last week.

Legislation 17 November 2020

Whiterock Finance backs staffing specialist Artemis

Whiterock Finance has announced its first-ever equity investment by backing specialist recruiter Artemis Human Capital.

Banking/Financial services, Legal 17 November 2020

Recruitment drive helps Snakebyte gaming firm expand in UK

Snakebyte, a global supplier of consumer electronics and gaming accessories, has announced plans to expand in the UK market in 2021.

Retail, Creative/Digital/Media 17 November 2020

Salt South Africa opens office in Johannesburg

Global recruiter Salt has expanded further into South Africa by taking its offering into Johannesburg.

APPOINTMENTS: 16-20 NOVEMBER 2020

This week’s appointments include: Cooper Lomaz, Eames Consulting Group, New Street Consulting Group, The Good Board, Tiger Recruitment

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