Chairman of Brewster Partners quits following media investigation

The non-executive chairman of a South Yorkshire recruitment agency has quit after a media investigation revealed it was reported to HM Revenue & Customs over allegations of furlough fraud, The Times newspaper has reported.

The Times quoted Companies House filings as showing that Sir Nigel Knowles stopped being a director of Brewster Partners last week.

Knowles, who is CEO of the law firm DWF Group, held a 10% stake in Brewster Partners, The Times said.

An investigation by The Times and BBC File on 4 uncovered evidence that appeared to show executives encouraged staff to work while furloughed.

Brewster Partners recruits in accountancy & finance, charity & not-for-profit, digital marketing & IT, executive search & interim, and key accounts & projects.

The firm has operations in Doncaster, Leeds and Sheffield, the Midlands, Manchester and London.

Tech specialist THRYVE promotes Ford to MD

THRYVE, an emerging and critical technology recruitment business based in London and operating across the German market, has appointed Sonny Ford to managing director.

People 8 June 2022

Harvey joins THRIVE to head up people & culture

Digital learning and skills specialist THRIVE has appointed Sacha Harvey (pictured) as its new head of people & culture.

People 6 June 2022

Side acquisition strengthens Randstad’s offering and market position

Recruitment agency Randstad France has announced its intentions to acquire end-to-end digital staffing platform Side in France.

Contracts 22 April 2022


This week’s new contracts & deals include: APSCo, Hirewell, Qdos, WorkIndia

Contracts 11 April 2022