This week’s launches include: Aligra, ApTask, Clarus Education, DC Personnel, Force24, Mitchells & Butlers, Norman Broadbent, Recruiter24

Leah Blanchard has been appointed branch manager of logistics and professional & executive recruiter Aligra’s new Andover branch.

• Staffing and recruitment company ApTask has launched an Amazon Alexa Skill and Google Assistant Action titled ‘Jobs Near Me’. This app helps candidates optimise their job search using the power of voice by receiving a customised list of opportunities in less than 60 seconds. Currently, the app is available for use only in the US.

• Education recruitment consultancy Clarus Education has launched a new website.

• Leicester-based recruiter Daniel Connor has launched DC Personnel in a joint venture with The Recruit Venture Group.

• Marketing automation platform Force24 has expanded into the Dutch market through a partnership with Netherland-based recruitment software specialist Ruben Lamont, who has launched a new business, Recruiter24.

Mitchells & Butlers, which operates restaurants, bars and pubs running across 1,784 locations and whose brands include All Bar One, Browns, Harvester, O’Neill’s and Toby Carvery, have launched a new careers site. The site, designed and built by Attrax, features a more streamlined and modern design, a total search function and artificial intelligence to help candidates find the correct roles, aimed at driving engagement and applications.

• Search firm Norman Broadbent has opened an office in Cheshire. The office will provide a local team to serve clients across the North, as well as in Scotland.

Cadbury’s call to exclude umbrellas could ‘shut down’ industry

An MP has called for changes to the Finance Bill which would, if approved, effectively shut down the UK umbrella industry.

Legislation 14 April 2021

Taylor takes the helm as CEO at NHS Confederation

Matthew Taylor, author of the much-vaunted 2017 report ‘Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices’, has been appointed CEO of the NHS Confederation.

People 13 April 2021

SSGC launches WLTS to deliver ex-service personnel to businesses

Specialist security guard provider SSGC has launched a new initiative to deliver temporary labour and recruitment services to businesses.

New to Market 13 April 2021


This week’s new contracts & deals include: Bowler Bentley Recruitment, Major Recruitment

Contracts 12 April 2021