Life sciences

Palatine backs growth in life sciences recruiter Skills Alliance with majority stake

Private equity firm Palatine has acquired a majority stake in Skills Alliance, a specialist niche workforce solutions provider for the life sciences, medical device and animal health sectors.

Life science employers must focus on individuals and improve tech skills

Consultancy McKinsey has issued insights into how life science employers must strengthen their technology skills if they are going to meet their digital ambitions.

APPOINTMENTS: 25-29 JULY 2022

This week’s appointments include: Ambition, Brady Solicitors, Calibre One, Oakleaf Group, Primis Talent, RMS Recruitment

NEW TO THE MARKET: 25-29 JULY 2022

This week’s new launches include: Acorn, APSCo, Bobcheck, Digitas, Harper Fox Partners, Tiger Recruitment

Funding from Santander helps BOSS Professional Services expand in Europe/Africa

Recruitment firm BOSS Professional Services has unveiled plans to expand its business in the renewable energy sector in Europe and Africa following funding from Santander UK.

Financials: SThree results show profits up by 25%

STEM recruiter SThree’s group net fees increased by 25% in the first half of 2022, compared with a non-Covid affected period.

Recruitment firm bridges economic and gender gaps in STEM at inner city school

Recruitment firm develop has partnered with Canon Barnett Primary School in Tower Hamlets to see business growth directly impact the education and prospects of local children.

APPOINTMENTS: 6-10 JUNE 2022

This week’s appointments include: Biotech Rec, Davidson Gray, Engineer Rec, Forsyth Barnes, Randstad, VIQU

Acorn’s new group head HR Meredith tasked with future proofing infrastructure

UK recruiter Acorn has promoted Emily Meredith to group head of HR.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 19-23 JULY 2021

This week’s new launches include: Consult Energy, Red Diamond Recruitment, Spencer Ogden, TheJobApp

APPOINTMENTS: 5-9 JULY 2021

This week’s appointments include: Heidrick & Struggles, Fedcap Employment, JA Worldwide, RBW Consulting

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 21-25 JUNE 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Beamery, Major Recruitment, The Access Group

FINANCIALS: SThree posts positive half-yearly results

Global science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) specialist recruiter SThree has said its performance is “ahead of expectations” in its half-year trading update.

APPOINTMENTS: 14-18 JUNE 2021

This week’s appointments include: ersg, Higgs & Sons, SThree

Over 7,000 businesses saved from insolvency in 2019 says R3 report

A newly-released report from R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body, shows that the profession rescued 7,200 businesses and saved 297,000 jobs in 2019.

Supplier, Your business 24 May 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 17-21 MAY 2021

This week’s appointments include: Heidrick & Struggles, Laurence Simons Search, WLTS

CPL Resources promotes Conn as Heraty joins Outsourcing board

Ireland-based global provider of talent and workforce solutions CPL Resources has appointed group CFO Lorna Conn (pictured) to deputy CEO.

Gi Group opens Birmingham branch to help Midlands expansion

Specialist recruiter Gi Group UK has opened a flagship branch in Birmingham to spearhead its Midlands operations as it continues to expand its presence, the company has announced.

APPOINTMENTS: 19-23 APRIL 2021

This week’s appointments include: develop, Forsyth Barnes, Heidrick & Struggles, ManpowerGroup, Oakleaf Partnership, Pedersen & Partners, Premier Group Recruitment, Sixty Eight People, Venatu Recruitment Group

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 12-16 APRIL 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Bowler Bentley Recruitment, Major Recruitment

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.

APPOINTMENTS: 29 MARCH-2 APRIL 2021

This week’s appointments include: Berry Recruitment, GHD, Oakleaf Partnership, Service Care Solutions

Start-up Spotlight: Biotech Rec

Biotech Rec aims to be the leading life science specialist recruiter, its founder tells Recruiter.

FINANCIALS: SThree reports better than expected results

STEM recruiter SThree reports today [15 March 2021] that its group net fees in Q1 2021 are equalling Q1 2020, with the group’s performance in this year’s first quarter ahead of management expectation.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 15-19 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Acorn, HIVE360, JM Search, Lorien, Rocket Software, SRG, The Amrop Partnership

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