This week’s contracts and deals include: 1st Step Solutions, OCC Computer Personnel, On-Site London, Salt Recruitment Group, Weviewed

• Specialist recruitment services business 1st Step Solutions has acquired mechanical and engineering recruitment organisation On-Site London. Headquartered in Dartford, Kent, with offices across the UK, 1st Step Solutions is part of the wider 1st Step Group of companies, including New York-based construction and business support recruitment business 1st Step Resourcing, and Dartford-based health and social care recruitment consultancy Wells-Brooks Associates.

The deal further adds to the 1st Step Group of companies. In particular, On-Site London brings speciality and expertise in providing airside passed candidates for Heathrow and Gatwick airports. South-East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore advised on the deal.

Martin Keenan has acquired Nantwich-based OCC Computer Personnel through a management buy-out (MBO). The value of the deal has not been disclosed. Keenan joined OCC in 2001 and became a director in 2011. Over the past few years he has led the utilities practice working with a number of the top UK energy companies, as well as other utility companies in the UK and overseas. He started his career in recruitment in 1990.

PM+M, the chartered accountancy, business advisory and wealth management group, acted on behalf of Keenan. The team working on the deal included Chris Johnson, partner in audit, accounting + advisory; Jane Parry, the firm’s managing partner and lead tax adviser on the deal; and Jim Akrill, corporate finance partner.

• Digital staffing specialist Salt Recruitment Group (UK) has part-acquired Recruit Digital (SA) to form Salt South Africa, becoming the firm’s 10th office globally. Salt specialises in digital roles with a specific focus on creative, marketing, sales and technology, and currently has nine offices and 230 staff.

Weviewed, an in-process feedback platform enabling jobseekers to rate and review their candidate experience during the hiring process, has secured a partnership with global business process management (BPM) software vendor Signavio. Weviewed’s platform can help firms use the data and feedback to improve their hiring processes and secure more talent.

Recruiter’s HOT 100: HOT 10 Professional Sector Recruiters

This group covers the main professional candidate segments – accounting, finance, legal, HR, sales & marketing, media etc. and now includes four professional recruiters previously categorised in the HOT 10 as public sector specialists.

14 February 2022


This week’s new launches include: Billers Rec2Rec, Bullhorn Ventures, Coventry Building Society, Fridays, Future Work, Recruitmentt Ventures, Thames Water

New to Market 8 February 2022


This week’s new contracts & deals include: Bullhorn, cube19, Focus 5 Recruitment

Contracts 11 November 2021

Hirewell receives $21m investment from Prytek to accelerate growth

Talent acquisitions solution firm Hirewell has received a $21m (£15.5m) investment from Prytek, a global investment firm with expertise in integrating global services firms with cutting-edge technologies.

Contracts 9 November 2021