This week’s appointments include: Encore Personnel, Finlay James, Lilium, Samual Knight International

• National recruitment agency Encore Personnel has appointed Sarah Beynon divisional manager in its Encore Contact Services division in Coventry. Beynon joins Encore with more than six years’ experience in commercial office recruitment.

• Global technology recruitment firm Finlay James has appointed Andrew MacAskill as chief commercial officer.

Lilium, a Munich-based start-up developing an on-demand air taxi service, has appointed Anja Maassen Van Den Brink as chief people officer.

• Global recruitment and project manpower specialist in the energy and rail sectors Samuel Knight International has appointed Owen Powys as director of renewable and clean energy.

• Community leader and activist Karl Lokko, a former gang leader, has been appointed as global ambassador of Talent RISE, a not-for-profit foundation that offers education, training, work readiness and job placement programmes to young people experiencing barriers to employment.

• Executive recruiter TS Grale welcomes Sean Rowlands as head of construction and Dan Thompson as recruitment consultant.

MML invests in Spencer Ogden for next phase of growth

International private equity firm MML Capital Partners has taken a controlling stake in Spencer Ogden.

Contracts 12 February 2020

Firms announce new roles for National Apprenticeship Week

To mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week (3-9 February), a number of UK employers have already announced they are bolstering apprenticeship numbers.

3 February 2020


This week’s contracts and deals include: 1st Step Solutions, OCC Computer Personnel, On-Site London, Salt Recruitment Group, Weviewed

Contracts 3 February 2020

FINANCIALS: SThree profits up but down in UK & Ireland

International STEM staffing business SThree has seen net fee income climb 5% year-on-year in constant currency.

Financials 27 January 2020