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

• Recruitment firm Caval, a specialist across the construction, engineering, technical, rail and facilities management sectors, has secured a £9m funding package from NatWest bank to support its “ambitious” growth plans and post-pandemic recovery. The funding will facilitate the company’s day-to-day capital spending, which includes paying the wages of up to 1,000 contractors. The firm says it will also implement more hybrid working roles, coaching opportunities and continue to recruit apprentices into the business.

• HR software company Compono has completed the acquisition of candidate sourcing platform idibu for an undisclosed fee. The acquisition will see idibu’s candidate sourcing pipeline and insight technology integrated into the Compono HR technology platform. Staff at idibu will continue to operate as normal and the acquisition will enable Compono to expand its current products into EMEA, while broadening idibu’s reach into APAC.

• Property recruiter GKR London has completed the acquisition of Beeken Reeves, a recruitment company specialising in the architecture, design and built environment space. The recruitment firms are part of James Caan CBE’s Recruitment Entrepreneur portfolio, with founders Grant Kaveney and Michael Beeken collaborating for several years before deciding to officially partner. The two businesses say the acquisition will serve to “strengthen” their offerings to clients and candidates alike.

• Recruitment process outsourcing business Greenbean has won a contract with motorhome manufacturer Erwin Hymer Group to fill more than 200 jobs within its production and warehousing facility in County Durham.

• Workforce solutions giant ManpowerGroup has acquired ettain group for $925m (£673m). Ettain will become part of Experis, ManpowerGroup’s global IT resourcing and services brand. The acquisition will provide increased strength in delivering IT services to the higher growth financial services and healthcare industries.

FINANCIALS: Empresaria expects income, profit increases

A trading update from global specialist staffing group Empresaria suggests that the group’s full-year net fee income will be “in the range of” £57m to £59m for the current financial year ending 31 December 2021.

Financials 26 October 2021


This week’s appointments include: Acorn, greenbean, HW Global Talent Partner, Oyster Partnership, Randstad, Tessiant

People 19 October 2021


This week’s new launches include: Better Outcomes, Encore Professional, GST Recruitment, Recruitment Entrepreneur

New to Market 4 October 2021

Robert Half helps find grads for Amazon’s re/Start cloud programme

Specialist recruitment firm Robert Half has this week announced its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) re/Start to help graduates into entry-level cloud roles in the US.

Contracts 28 September 2021