This week’s contracts and deals include: Amrop, Apex Recruitment, BBR Services, Green Park, Matrix Interim, Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Council, Phaidon International, Rare Recruitment, Solace in Business, Star Placement, WhiteHat

• Executive search partnership Amrop welcomes London-based specialist executive search firm Matrix Interim as a partner.

• Midlands-based recruiter Apex Recruitment is planning to open a new office in Sweden off the back of new contract wins in the country. These include a deal struck with automotive giant Volvo – part of the Geely Group, which owns LEVC, the makers of the London Taxi – to recruit staff to work at its Swedish operations, and a further deal to recruit for roles at Geely Group’s subsidiary, CEVT (China European Vehicle Technologies), based in Gothenburg.

• Construction and residential property recruitment specialists BBR Services has acquired Edinburgh-based Star Placement for an undisclosed sum. Star Placement founder Eleanor Leith will step down from her role, with the agency’s remaining employees joining the BBR team at its Edinburgh headquarters.

• Executive search firm Green Park has placed Josie Wragg as the new CEO of Slough Borough Council. Wragg was previously director of customer services and localities at Wokingham Borough Council.

• Micro-specialist staffing group Phaidon International has announced that it will be continuing its partnership as main sponsors of the Loughborough University men’s rugby team for a second successive season.

• Diversity recruitment specialist Rare Recruitment has signed a deal with GlaxoSmithKline to provide its contextual recruitment system software to the science-led global healthcare company.

The software allows recruiters to take into consideration the context of applicants’ achievements, factors such as school quality, post code and free school meals, and providing those from disadvantaged backgrounds with a level playing field.

• Executive recruitment and interim management specialist Solace in Business is recruiting for a new CEO on behalf of Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Council.

• Start-up WhiteHat, which operates in the apprenticeship sector, has secured $4m (£3.06m) in seed funding from Silicon Valley investor Lightspeed Ventures. Law firm Ashfords advised WhiteHat on the deal.

New focus on wellbeing aims to boost teacher recruitment and retention

The government has announced a new initiative to boost the recruitment and retention of teachers by focusing on the wellbeing of those in the profession.

18 March 2019


This week’s appointments include: Heidrick & Struggles

People 18 March 2019

FINANCIALS: Capita sees decline in revenue

Business outsourcing provider Capita has seen revenue decline 7% year-on-year, according to its 2018 results.

Financials 14 March 2019

FINANCIALS: Impellam sees increase in revenue but slight profit fall

Impellam Group has posted a 5.7% increase in revenue year-on-year, according to unaudited results for the 53-week period to 4 January 2019.

Financials 14 March 2019