This week’s launches include: Bain and Gray, Become, Humber HR People,, Service Care Solutions, Zellis

• Executive recruiter Bain and Gray has launched a candidate loyalty card for candidates commanding a salary of more than £30k. Holders of The Card, which is invitation only, will benefit from priority bookings and exclusive offers with a variety of high-end lifestyle brands, and a selection of perks for personal and business use.

• International creative, digital and media specialist staffing group Empresaria brand Become recruitment agency is opening offices in Brisbane, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

Humber HR People, an HR consultancy that also provides recruitment services, has been launched in Hull. The founding team is managing partner Kate van der Sluis, associate director of HR Kellie Calvert, associate director of talent Sharleen Lawless and associate director of leadership development Alice Ackroyd.

• Career site has partnered with multimedia messaging app Snapchat to release a ‘Love Mondays’ themed lens. The innovation, available to Snapchat’s audience of more than 16m daily users, is part of’s repositioned brand advertising campaign, built around the headline, ‘That’s how it feels to Love Mondays’.

Targeted at 18-24-year-olds in the UK, the lens will be live on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays until mid-February.

• Multi-sector recruiter Service Care Solutions has undergone an expansion and renovation to its offices on Starkie Street, Preston. The number of employees has doubled since moving into the building in 2015.

SCS’s managing director Richard Freye says headcount is anticipated to grow by another 10% (to around 120) within the next few years. The building was renamed Arthur House, after Freye’s eight-year-old son, who fittingly cut the ribbon officially opening the revamped building.

Zellis is the new name for payroll and human resources (HR) software and service provider NGA Human Resources UK & Ireland. Following the sale of the business in February 2018, NGA HR UK & Ireland has become a standalone company, fully separate from NGA Human Resources. As part of this change, the company has rebranded to Zellis.

Loose Woman Adams case again highlights faults in IR35 legislation

Presenter and journalist Kaye Adams has won an IR35 Tribunal appeal case against HM Revenue & Customs.

Legislation 17 April 2019


This week’s appointments include: Bold Identities, Cordant People, Eames Consulting Group, Jackson Hogg, M65Jobsearch, Morgan Hunt, Onezeero, RedLaw, Russell Taylor Group, Samuel Knight, Tile Hill Executive Recruitment, Zitco Consulting

People 8 April 2019

EU Copyright Directive could hit memes that market jobs

Recruiters’ ability to use memes to market jobs on social media platforms could be severely undermined due to a directive backed by the European Union.

Legislation 27 March 2019

Northern Powerhouse lives up to its name for tech talent

The North of England is on track to become home to 363,000 tech workers, according to a report by CWJobs.

22 March 2019