This week’s new contracts & deals include: First Advantage, Phenom, Nine Twenty

First Advantage, a global provider of technology solutions for background screening, verifications and compliance, has acquired the UK background screening business of GB Group, a global digital identity and location services provider. The acquisition expands First Advantage’s footprint and extends its capabilities in the UK and EMEA.

• Global AI-powered talent experience platform Phenom has secured a $100m (£720k) Series D round of investment. B Capital Group led the round, which also involved Dragoneer Investment Group, OMERS Growth Equity and GoldenArc Capital. The new funding means Phenom can develop its Talent Experience Management (TXM) platform for organisations adopting AI holistically in a post-Covid era.

• Glasgow-based IT firm Redspire has turned to technology recruitment specialist Nine Twenty to find top talent from across the UK in the niche skill set of Microsoft Dynamics 365. Roles include senior consultants – both functional and technical – developers, testers and project managers. It is also placing highly-skilled technical architects as well as marketing personnel.

Hydro Energy Group uses AI to support contractor wellbeing

An energy recruitment company is using artificial intelligence to help support the health and wellbeing of its contractors.

12 April 2021


This week’s new launches include: Capital Outsourcing Group (Food), Cielo TalentCloud, Lorien, Thrive Education,

New to Market 6 April 2021

Readers respond to reports on IR35 reforms on

Reports on over the past week on the upcoming implementation of IR35 reforms in the private sector have received significant response from readers.

Legislation 1 April 2021

FINANCIALS: Gattaca reveals Covid impact in interim report

STEM and contract recruiter Gattaca has today reported continuing net fee income of £21.1m in its interim results for the six months ended 31 January 2021 in the face of “encouraging signs of recovery” from the global pandemic slowdown of recruitment activity.

Financials 31 March 2021