This week’s launches include: Cirrstra, Encore Personnel, Higher People, Pareda Recruitment, The Best Connection

• Financial consultancy Bishopsgate Financial has launched Cirrstra, an online platform that manages and engages with their large flexible talent pool. It aims to meet the challenge of identifying the right temporary staff and contractors quickly, while also ensuring the teams mobilised have access to a central repository of knowledge and tools they need to do their job well.

• Specialist recruitment firm Encore Personnel has opened an office in Peterborough’s city centre led by divisional manager Martin Knowles. The new office is Encore’s 10th in the UK.

Martin Drake has launched Lancashire-based recruitment agency Higher People. The agency, which works with companies and candidates across Lancashire, aims to change the negative perception of recruitment agencies and provide both jobseekers and businesses with a positive experience throughout their recruitment journeys.

• Multi-sector recruiter Pareda Recruitment has moved to a new head office at Sunderland Software Centre. Pareda supports clients to recruit specialist candidates for the engineering, manufacturing, energy, contact centre, financial services, fintech and professional services sectors.

• Flexible workforce solutions provider The Best Connection has opened a branch in Doncaster to support local people with finding temporary work assignments across the driving, industrial, manufacturing, engineering, logistics and warehouse sectors. The new office is located at Priory Walk near to the city centre.


This week’s appointments include: Eden Scott, Irwin Mitchell, New Street Consulting Group, Samuel Knight International, Scandic Hotels Group

People 13 April 2021

Hydro Energy Group uses AI to support contractor wellbeing

An energy recruitment company is using artificial intelligence to help support the health and wellbeing of its contractors.

12 April 2021

UK-based Linum Consult helps source temp contractors for Baltic rail project

UK-based global recruiter Linum Consult has joined forced with Brunel Energy Europe BV to source the temporary talent behind a key European high-speed rail project.

Contracts 15 March 2021

FINANCIALS: SThree reports better than expected results

STEM recruiter SThree reports today [15 March 2021] that its group net fees in Q1 2021 are equalling Q1 2020, with the group’s performance in this year’s first quarter ahead of management expectation.

Financials 15 March 2021