This week’s new contracts & deals include: Beamery, Major Recruitment, The Access Group

• Talent operating system Beamery has announced $138m (£99.5m) in Series C funding led by The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’), through its Teachers’ Innovation Platform (TIP). Accenture Ventures also participated in this round, alongside existing investors EQT Ventures, Index Ventures, M12 and Workday Ventures. In Q1, Beamery said it saw a 462% increase in jobs posted across its customer base, compared with the same period in 2020.

• Multi-sector recruiter Major Recruitment has signed a “significant” technology investment with The Access Group, according to an Access statement.

The Huddersfield-based recruitment company is implementing a comprehensive suite of recruitment technology, including Access Recruitment CRM, Access Screening and Access Pay and Bill that will give them a flexible, browser-based solution underpinning their business operations from “candidate to cash”, the statement said.

During the pandemic, Major Recruitment, with 25 branches across the UK, has focused on sectors that have experienced increased demand for permanent and temporary staff, including ecommerce, healthcare, food, logistics, pharma and life sciences. It has recently restructured the business into an equity partner model, with 40-plus equity partners enrolled to date, the Access statement said.

Hospitality businesses more difficult to fill, as ONS highlights recruiting crisis

The Office of National Statistics reports that as the UK wrestles with a recruiting crisis across the country, hospitality businesses are most likely to be struggling to fill roles.

16 September 2021

Government and companies create jobs across the UK

A record £650bn infrastructure investment will support 425,000 jobs a year, according to a new Infrastructure Pipeline.

16 September 2021


This week’s appointments include: Anderson Quigley, Bitstamp, Colas Rail, Heidrick & Struggles, Highfield PS, iSource, Liquid Link, MRG, NRG, Phaidon International, The RSA Group, TotallyMoney

People 6 September 2021


This week’s new contracts & deals include: Beeken Reeves, Caval, Compono, ettain, GKR London, Greenbean, idibu, ManpowerGroup

Contracts 6 September 2021