This week’s contracts and deals include:, Elements Talent Solutions, Hanover Search Group, Impellam Group, Morson International, Talent ID, a start-up that helps companies find and hire premium freelance marketing specialists, has raised $1.1m (£850k) from Frontline Ventures and a group of angel investors including Breon Corcoran (former CEO, Paddy Power Betfair), Paddy Cosgrave (CEO, Web Summit), Anne Heraty (CEO, CPL Resources) and Oisin Hanrahan (CEO,

• Technology staffing specialist Elements Talent Solutions has received a £3.45m investment from investment company BGF to accelerate its growth across Europe, the US and the APAC region.

Elements revealed the investment from BGF will fund new offices in US and Europe, and double the firm’s headcount over the next 12 months.

• Executive search organisation Hanover Search Group has taken a 50% share in leadership and talent consultancy Talent ID. Founded in 2014 by Richard Waddell, Talent ID helps leaders, teams and organisations increase performance through its assessment and development programmes alongside its talent management expertise.

Advising Hanover Search Group in the share purchase was Carl Swansbury and Alex Simpson from RG Corporate Finance, with legal advice from Claire Willcock and Adam Rayner from Muckle LLP. Talent ID was advised by David Hughes of Canopy Law.

Impellam Group has confirmed the launch of Guidant Global following the merger of group companies its US-based Bartech and UK-headquartered Guidant Group businesses. The move was announced last week in a trading update.

• Technical recruiter Morson International has been reappointed by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) recruit all interim staff across its three UK airports: Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands.

The three-year contract, with an option to extend for a further two, builds on Morson’s ongoing relationship with the airport group, which saw it fill more than 750 interim vacancies during the last four years, spanning engineering (construction), HR, procurement, digital, finance, IT and more.

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