This week’s new contracts & deals include: Elvet Recruitment, XpertHR

• County Durham recruitment agency Elvet Recruitment has doubled the size of its city offices after receiving a £30k investment. The construction recruitment specialist, which launched in January, worked with regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers to secure £30k through the North-East Small Loan Fund.

As a result of the funding, Elvet has taken on its first employee and is aiming to create a further five jobs over the next year and a half. Stephen Phillips, co-founder of Elvet, said: “While the North-East will remain our primary focus for now, we’re already building an extended client base outside the region too and will be directing resources towards Yorkshire and the North-West to further build on the progress we have already made in those areas.”

• London-based online HR resource firm XpertHR has acquired Bristol software company Gapsquare for an undisclosed sum. Gapsquare uses data analysis to help companies comply with gender pay gap regulations. Social entrepreneur Dr Zara Nanu founded the business in 2017 after hearing the World Economic Forum’s prediction that it would take 217 years before the gender pay gap would close.

XpertHR, part of information-based analytics provider RELX group, will retain the Gapsquare brand, it said, and Dr Nanu and Ion Suruceanu will continue to lead the business with support from XpertHR’s leadership team.

Waterfield joins Petroplan as director, North America

Specialist energy talent acquisition group Petroplan has appointed David Waterfield as director for North America to support the company’s growth in the US and Canada.

People 17 May 2022


This week’s new contracts & deals include:

Contracts 17 May 2022

LHi Group gives staff stake part ownership of business

International recruitment specialist LHi Group has moved to an employee ownership structure where all employees have a stake in the company.

10 May 2022

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