This week’s contracts and deals include: Acorn, Acorn Executive Search, Berry Recruitment Group, Driver Hire, Sopra Steria Recruitment

• Nationwide recruiter Acorn has been awarded a place on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) non-clinical temporary and fixed-term staff framework (RM6160) for the National Health Service (NHS). The new two-year agreement will be rolled out across Acorn’s branches and specialist divisions throughout the UK, and will cover all non-medical roles including administration, all corporate functions including finance and purchasing, IT and ancillary services.

The staffing framework agreement supports the government’s policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services through an integrated commercial function.

• The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has appointed its first independent chair of the board and two non-executive directors with the support of multi-sector recruiter Acorn’s executive search division.

Acorn Executive Search undertook a full search and selection campaign, leading to the appointment of independent chair Steve Dalton, and independent directors Dr Carol Bell and Tim Naylor. Dalton’s primary role as independent chair is to secure good corporate governance for the association, while ensuring the executive board is in full control of the company’s affairs. Dr Bell and Naylor will bring independence, impartiality and diverse experience to the executive board.

Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) brands Berry Recruitment and Wild Recruitment have been named as suppliers on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and NHS Procurement in Partnership’s non-clinical temporary and fixed-term staff framework.

BRG will supply candidates in administration and clerical roles, as well as IT and ancillary staff, including caterers, drivers, security operatives, maintenance workers and specialist tradespeople.

Robert Leek and Ian Leadbeater, owners of Driver Hire Sheffield, have renewed their franchise agreement with driving recruiter Driver Hire for a further five years. The pair originally bought the business back in 2009.

• Recruitment and managed recruitment service provider Sopra Steria Recruitment has been awarded a place on the government’s RM6160 framework to provide temporary and fixed-term staff to NHS contracting authorities. The framework has been launched by CCS and NHS Procurement in Partnership, working together as the Workforce Alliance.

Myles speaks about his ex-recruiter life on I’m a Celeb

If you were paying attention yesterday evening, I’m a Celebrity viewers may have noticed former X Factor champion Myles Stephenson disclose something that regular Recruiter readers already knew.

Lighter Side 20 November 2019

New care centre to create 100+ jobs in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire’s care sector is being boosted to the tune of 130 new jobs.

25 October 2019


This week’s appointments include: Airswift, Bullhorn, Carestaff Solutions, Heidrick Consulting, Korn Ferry, Nexxt, Projectus Consulting, Taranata Group

People 22 October 2019

Royal Navy uses VR gaming technology to recruit submariners

The Royal Navy has launched a new campaign to recruit 250 submariners by the end of next year at a video games event last week.

21 October 2019