This week’s new contracts & deals include: Acorn Rail, Wagestream

• Acorn Rail, a division of recruiter Acorn, has become the first Welsh SME in 2020 to receive a trackside principal contractors licence from Network Rail. Acorn Rail will discharge principal contractor duties during construction work carried out on behalf of Network Rail, and also permits Acorn to tender for all maintenance, labour or contract work issued by the national body.

• Fuller’s, the premium pubs and hotels business, has teamed up with Wagestream to give team members the ability to draw up to 30% of their earned wages in advance. The service will be available to all 5,000 team members in over 200 Fuller’s managed pubs and hotels and those working in the company’s supporting functions.

FINANCIALS: Robert Walters sees 25% profit fall

Global recruiter Robert Walters experienced a 25% drop in group net fee income for the fourth quarter of 2020 year-on-year, according to the company’s trading update.

Financials 12 January 2021


This week’s appointments include: Focus Management Consultants, Four Recruitment, Harvey Nash Group, Pedersen & Partners, Remote, Timewise

People 12 January 2021

The Sterling Choice rewards employees’ with 30% profit share scheme

Peterborough-based recruitment agency The Sterling Choice has rolled out a 30% profit-share scheme for all company employees.

8 January 2021

Brexit, Covid and IR35: perfect storm to hit driver recruitment

Miles of heavy goods trucks queueing for miles may not be hitting the news at the moment but the logistics sector isn’t immune from other issues, say sector specialists.

6 January 2021