This week’s new contracts & deals include: AB InBev, Challenge Consultancy, eQuality Solutions Group, FCSA, Vercida

• AB InBev and Budweiser Brewing Group, the UK arm of the company, has chosen diversity tech information platform Vercida to help the firm communicate its D&I policies, and attract the best and most diverse talent. Vercida will help AB InBev get more insight into how it is perceived and how attractive its vacancies are.

• Diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) specialist eQuality Solutions Group (eQS) has acquired Challenge Consultancy, a London-based DEI training and consultancy business in a seven-figure deal as part of its ‘buy and build’ strategy. This is the fourth acquisition in the last 12 months for the North-East headquartered group, which will see Challenge’s 41 employees and consultants join forces with recently acquired EW Group. Challenge’s founder Femi Otitoju will move to a founder role within the business alongside Jane Farrell, EW Group founder. The resulting DEI Division will be led going forward by EW Group’s current managing director, Rachael Wilson.

• The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has announced that New Red Planet has achieved FCSA Accreditation for its umbrella employment services. Based in the North-West of England, New Red Planet provides a range of payroll models including standard PAYE, umbrella employment and professional employer organisation (PEO).

Rolls-Royce picks Morson’s RPOne to recruit for its nuclear power ambitions

Rolls-Royce SMR has appointed the Morson Group’s nuclear recruitment specialist RPOne to support its largest recruitment campaign to date.

9 May 2022

MRL Consulting gives immediate 10% pay rise to all staff

David Stone (pictured), CEO and founder of MRL Consulting Group, announced a 10% pay rise for every member of staff.

7 April 2022

Cordant recruiters merge to form The Recruitment Co

Cordant People and Premiere People, both part of the Cordant recruitment group, have combined and rebranded to become The Recruitment Co.

Contracts 5 April 2022


This week’s appointments include: Calibre One, Cielo, Forsyth Barnes, New Directions Health and Social Care

People 16 March 2022