FAST50

FAST 50: From strength to strength

Privately-owned recruitment businesses continue to report robust growth, despite a year of political and economic uncertainty 

15 January 2020

Recruitment industry has only one representative in the Fast Track 100

Just one recruiter has made the cut in this year’s Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 list of fast-growing private firms.

Public sector, Legal 3 December 2019

2020 FAST 50 list set to be most revealing yet

How will Brexit affect the upcoming FAST 50 list?

19 September 2019

FAST 50: Recruiters defy doubters

Despite a high level of uncertainty, privately-owned recruitment agencies have reported robust growth.

14 January 2019

FAST 50 2018: Uncertainty bites

Data from M&A specialists Clearwater International reveals a slowing growth rate for privately-owned recruitment firms.

16 January 2018

Farewell to high margins

Business models based on high margins and charges are unsustainable in the healthcare market, and will lead to the “downfall” of recruiters in the sector.

Healthcare/Medical 12 January 2018

2018 M&A activity held back by uncertainty

Recruitment mergers & acquisitions activity will likely increase in 2018 but nowhere near the bumper volumes of 2015.

12 January 2018

Fast approaching FAST 50

Recruiter's annual FAST 50 listing is approaching fast.

19 September 2017

Recruiter FAST 50: Niche returns

This year saw the return of the niche recruiters for constituents of the latest Recruiter FAST 50

1 February 2017

FAST 50 2015: Multi-sector FAST 50 recruiters benefit from improved economy

The strong showing of multi-sector recruiters in this year’s Recruiter FAST 50 reflects the ability of firms in this grouping to benefit from an improving economy, says Mark Kingston, assistant director of Boxington Corporate Finance, compilers of the FAST 50, which lists the fastest-growing private staffing companies in the UK.

FAST 50 2015: RPO performance hits IT recruiters

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) companies taking marketshare contributed to a marked fall in the number of IT recruiters in this year’s Recruiter FAST 50, says Tim Evans, managing director of Boxington Corporate Finance, compilers of the definitive list of the fastest-growing private staffing companies in the UK.

IT/Telecoms 21 January 2015

FAST 50 2015: Oil & gas recruiters make hay in FAST 50 - at least for now

The strong performance of oil & gas recruiters in this year’s Recruiter FAST 50 is the culmination of years of investment in the sector, which has driven demand for specialist workers in “what is already a tight labour market”, says Mark Kingston, assistant director, Boxington Corporate Finance, compilers of the FAST 50, which lists the fastest-growing private staffing companies in the UK.

20 January 2015

FAST 50 2015: Healthcare recruiters on the rise

Healthcare sector recruiters performed strongly in this year’s Recruiter FAST 50, the definitive list of the fastest-growing private staffing companies in the UK, compiled by Boxington Corporate Finance.

19 January 2015

FAST 50 2015: International instability hits engineering recruiters in this year’s list

International headwinds have significantly reduced the number of engineering recruiters in the Recruiter FAST 50 2015 compared to previous years, says Tim Evans, managing director of Boxington Corporate Finance, compilers of the FAST 50, which lists the fastest-growing private staffing companies in the UK.

FAST 50 2015: Growth rates lower

Growth rates among companies featured on Recruiter’s 2015 FAST 50 are marginally lower than they have been in previous years because of lingering effects from the recession, says Boxington Corporate Finance managing director Tim Evans.

19 December 2014

Arrows Group top ranked recruiter in Sunday Times International Track 200

Recruitment consultancies make up 15 of this year’s ‘The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200’, with London-based, technology, media & telecommunications (TMT) recruiter Arrows Group leading the pack.

Recruiter Awards 2014 Special

The Agency and In-house Recruitment Leaders of the Year are always tough categories but the cream always comes to the top, as they say

First Point Group hires Silverman as non-exec director

Mark Silverman has been appointed non-executive director for global telecoms recruiter First Point Group to support its growth plans in 2014 and beyond.

IT/Telecoms 24 January 2014

Factors behind the FAST 50 firms

Directors of companies in the Recruiter FAST 50 2014, the 50 fastest-growing private staffing companies in the UK, compiled by Boxington Corporate Finance and sponsored by ICS, have told Recruiter of the factors behind their success.

IT/Telecoms 20 January 2014

Editor's Comment January 2014

Congratulations to Interact Medical for kicking off 2014 with oomph — topping our annual Recruiter FAST 50 list of the UK’s 50 fastest-growing recruitment companies, produced in association with the esteemed Boxington Corporate Finance.

20 January 2014

FAST 50 2014: Boxington Corporate Finance’s Tim Evans looks ahead to next year’s listing

Following the publication of the Recruiter’s FAST 50 2014, Tim Evans, managing director of Boxington Corporate Finance, the firm that compiles the FAST 50, looks forward to what is in prospect for next year’s FAST 50.

20 January 2014

Interact Medical

Colin Cottell meets Marty Bettles and Steve Young, co-founders of the company at the top of the FAST 50 charts

17 January 2014

Heralding a bright future

Well over half of the fastest-growing recruitment companies are new entrants in this year’s Recruiter FAST 50, sponsored by ICS and compiled by Boxington Corporate Finance. Colin Cottell sees a resurgence of the entrepreneurial, smaller recruitment business

17 January 2014

FAST 50 2014: Healthcare ‘the standout sector’ in this year’s list

Healthcare is “the standout sector” in this year’s Recruiter FAST 50, says Tim Evans, managing director of Boxington Corporate Finance, compilers of the definitive list of the fastest-growing private staffing companies in the UK, which is sponsored by ICS.

17 January 2014

FAST 50 2014: Finance recruiters notable by their absence

With the publication of Recruiter’s FAST 50 2014 list, a notable difference between this year and previous years is the absence of recruiters from the finance sector.

16 January 2014
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