This week’s new launches include: Braver, Campbell Tickell, Holler, NorthStar People, Personio

Braver, a new talent and DE&I consultancy, has launched to challenge marketing and communications companies to be more “courageous” with workplace and employment practices by placing an emphasis on potential, rather than hiring on experience.

Founded by brothers Sheeraz Gulsher and Darain Faraz of not-for-profit People Like Us, along with the co-creator of the industry’s gender and ethnicity pay gap report, Mike Levaggi, Braver seeks to make the recruitment industry more inclusive.

The company aims to help businesses attract, find, retain and grow talent. It will offer evaluation services and consultancy on workplace policies and practices. In addition it will provide tailored recruitment services using its skills, personality and perspectives profiling system that aims to unlock talent from different backgrounds and other industries.

• Management and recruitment consultancy Campbell Tickell (CT) has been certified as a B Corporation. CT says its mission is to support its clients’ excellence in governance, resilience, performance and compliance. This enables the better delivery of clients’ social objectives for the people, communities and organisations they serve. CT provides its consultancy services primarily to charitable, not-for-profit and public sector organisations.

• JobHoller has rebranded to become Holler. JobHoller was founded in 2016, specialising in recruitment marketing. As part of the rebrand, Holler will divide services across key sectors, including employer branding, content and social and talent attraction. Holler is also launching two new service specialisms: Corporate Branding and Personal Branding.

NorthStar People has expanded to provide HR, finance and learning & development (L&D) advisory services to recruitment leaders and owners. The new advisory service lines will be headed up by industry experts who have worked within the recruitment sector for many years: Tina Holt (HR director), Nives Feely (finance director) and L&D specialist James Gage.

By expanding its services, the firm says it is able to offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for owners and leaders seeking external advice or support from industry experts to accelerate their personal development or help achieve “operational excellence” and sustainable growth.

• HR software firm for SMEs, Personio has opened its first office in the US in Soho, New York. The office will serve as a home to existing US-based employees and as a key talent hub as it continues to recruit technology experts in the world.

Elevate Talent launches across sports, media and lifestyle sectors

Full-service consulting firm Elevate has announced the launch of Elevate Talent.

New to Market 7 February 2024

ICO fines businesses more than £14.3m for misusing data

In 2023, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ordered 18 businesses to pay more than £14.3m in fines for misusing data, according to analysis by a cyber security and data protection consultancy.

Legislation 8 January 2024

Concept and Onyx merge as part of expansion drive

Specialist North-East recruitment firm Concept Personnel has embarked on an ‘ambitious’ expansion programme, starting with the merger with another recruitment business.

Contracts 18 December 2023


This week’s appointments include: 360Work, Escape Recruitment Services, Talentic

People 28 September 2023