CONTRACTS: 25-29 JUNE 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Careermakers Recruitment, ClearStar, Cranford Group, Dartmouth Partners, iCIMS, Langley Search & Interim, REC

• Manchester-based recruiter Careermakers Recruitment is to expand its business after securing seven-figure funding package from banking giant HSBC.

The agency said it will use the funding to strengthen its teams in Manchester and Wigan and to open new branches. At least 10 roles will be created in sales and admin departments. The deal was supported by HSBC Invoice Finance business development manager Richard Ford.

• US tech firm ClearStar has announced an integration with cloud-based talent acquisition solutions provider iCIMS.

The integration sees the technology and service provider to background screening industry integrate its mobile solutions for background screening and drug testing into the iCIMS talent platform’s suite of talent acquisition tools.

• Challenger bank Metro Bank has provided IT resource specialists Cranford Group with a £800k invoice finance line, enabling it to expand its business further across the North of England.

With offices in both Leeds and London, Cranford Group is a professional IT resource management business, specialising in flexible resourcing, contract resourcing and project resource across both the public and private sectors.

OakNorth, a bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, has lent closed-end investment company Literacy Capital £4.2m to take an undisclosed minority stake in financial and legal staffing specialist Dartmouth Partners.

Last week, Recruiter reported Dartmouth Partners had secured an undisclosed amount in investment from Literacy Capital to help it expand domestically and internationally.

• Procurement and supply chain staffing specialist Langley Search & Interim has become the subject of a management buy-out. The MBO was carried out by three of the agency’s directors – Michael Babatunde, Nathan Ramsay and Wis Amarasinghe.

Under the terms of the deal, the firm’s founder Christine Langley will remain with the business as a consultant until 2021.

• The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has turned to Essex-based recruiter One to One Personnel to help it find a new head of strategy and governance to support its senior team.

Recruiters back single new body to protect workers’ employment rights

Recruiters have given their backing to government proposals for single labour market enforcement body to improve enforcement of employment rights for workers and businesses.

Legislation 18 July 2019

Consultation on single body to improve workers’ rights

The government has announced a consultation on proposals to create a single labour market enforcement body to improve enforcement of employment rights for workers and businesses.

Legislation 17 July 2019

Full Strength campaign calls for reforms to overseas workers regulations

Recruitment organisations are among a coalition of bodies that have joined together in a campaign aimed at the next prime minister to avoid a skills disaster.

Legislation 17 July 2019

Amazon upskills US workers despite risk of leaving for new careers

Amazon has made a $700m (£563m) investment in upskilling its US workforce and is prepared to risk these workers leaving to progress their careers elsewhere.

17 July 2019