D&A recruiter Harnham in £multi-million investment deal with BGF

Data & analytics recruiter Harnham has announced the completion of a multi-million-pound investment deal with BGF, the UK and Ireland’s active growth capital investor.

The partnership with BGF will support Harnham’s plans to scale further into the US and Europe as it seeks to accelerate the growth of both the Harnham and Rockborne brands to meet the growing demand for a high-quality, global data & analytics workforce, a Harnham statement said.

Founded in 2006 by Simon Clarke and David Farmer, Harnham is now a multi-national business with hubs around the world including the UK (London), US (Phoenix, San Francisco, New York) and Germany (Berlin). The company employs more than 150 sales consultants and works with businesses from fast growth start-ups to large blue chips.

As part of the investment deal, Harnham has welcomed Dave Rees to the team as a non-executive, independent director to the board. Rees formerly worked as chief revenue officer for SThree.

Harnham’s sub-brand company Rockborne focuses on training, hiring and placing junior data & analytics consultants across a range of blue-chip clients. With the global compound annual growth rate for the data sector expected to grow by at least 30% in the coming years, “Harnham recognised a need to ensure skills gaps were plugged effectively and efficiently if the market is to cope”, the Harnham statement said. Rockborne was found in 2021.
Rockborne employs an attract-train-deploy (ATD) model, which has a key focus on ensuring candidates are not only qualification-ready but also business-ready, equipping them with the tailored skills required for the company and team they will be joining, Harnham said.

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