CONTRACTS & DEALS: 19-23 NOVEMBER 2018

This week’s contracts & deals include: Sopra Steria Recruitment, Technically Compatible, Yolk Recruitment, Zenjob

• Staffing company and managed recruitment service provider Sopra Steria Recruitment has been reappointed by Northumbrian Water as master vendor for the supply of IS (information systems) contractor resources.

Under the previous 2013 agreement, Sopra Steria delivered 100% of all contract and temporary IT resources, while under the new agreement, the firm will provide contractors through an MSP (managed service provider) model for a period of three years, with an option to extend for a further three years from 1 January.

• UK-based online assessment platform Technically Compatible has secured £500k in funding from the North East Venture Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia Fund Managers. The start-up says it will use the funding to build its management team, step up its sales and marketing activity, and provide working capital to support growth.

• Cardiff-based Yolk Recruitment has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) permanent recruitment framework. The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services.

The framework agreement covers the UK-wide supply of permanent recruitment services to UK public sector bodies including central government departments and their arm’s length bodies and agencies, non-departmental public bodies and wider public sector organisations. The agreement covers recruitment for permanent appointments, fixed-term appointments and inward secondments, both for individual candidates and at volume.

• Berlin-based tech start-up Zenjob has raised €15m (£13.3m) in a Series B financing round, led by AXA Venture Partners. Additional investors include current investors Acton Capital Partners, Redalpine, and Atlantic Labs. The capital will be invested in technological product development and the expansion of the business across Germany and beyond. Zenjob is platform that helps large and medium-sized businesses find student staff.

US firm to create jobs with new software engineering centre

US software firm ESO is to create 120 jobs in Belfast.

11 October 2019

Recruitment drive for ‘promo pooches’ at exhibitions

Is your dog seeking new job opportunities over and above guarding the house, chasing the postman and chewing on your slippers?

Lighter Side 25 September 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 5-9 AUGUST 2019

This week’s appointments include: BWD, Eames Consulting Group, HRC Recruitment, Macildowie, Optionis Group, Pedersen & Partners, Protocol, SThree

People 5 August 2019

Funding leads to 200 new jobs created at Immedis

An Irish international payroll and global mobility tax services firm plans to create 200 new roles over the next 18 months due to a €25m (£22.2m) investment.

10 June 2019
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