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Merger for white-collar recruiters Navartis and Project Resource

White-collar technical recruitment specialist Navartis has acquired a controlling interest in Project Resource, a brand operating in the same space, it was announced today.

Firms can pay deferred VAT in smaller instalments, says HMRC

Businesses that deferred VAT payments between March and June 2020 under the VAT Payment Deferral Scheme can now join the scheme to pay it in smaller monthly instalments, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced today.

23 February 2021


This week’s appointments include: FCSA

Accounting/Finance 23 February 2021

REC to seek more details from Adecco and PMP Recruitment over Amazon allegations

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) said today [22 February 2021] that they will be seeking “further detail” from PMP Recruitment and Adecco about alleged poor working conditions and contracts for agency workers at online retail giant Amazon.

Retail, Transport & logistics 22 February 2021


This week’s new launches include: APSCo, Meraki Talent, Sellick Partnership

Creative/Digital/Media, Legal 22 February 2021

Businesses optimistic for future as hundreds of new jobs planned

With the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) saying that 56% of businesses are planning to grow their workforces over the coming months, here are a few companies doing just that.

Public sector, Oil & gas/Energy 22 February 2021

Project 500 asks recruitment industry to join together to help kids

The recruitment industry is being asked to come together to give disadvantaged families basic computer equipment to ensure children aren’t missing out on their schooling during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

19 February 2021

REC report reveals recruiters increase productivity by £7.7bn each year

Professional recruitment and staffing firms increase UK productivity by £7.7bn each year by using their expertise to get people into the right jobs, new research from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) reveals.

18 February 2021

New jobs in maintenance, construction, boat building and packaging

UK budget hotel chain Travelodge is expanding its 120-strong nationwide in-house maintenance team with a further 41 new positions to support its 563 hotels across the UK.

FINANCIALS: Gattaca reports £21.1m NFI

In a trading update for the six months ended 31 January 2021, engineering and technology recruiter Gattaca has said it expects to report net fee income of £21.1m.

Recruiters rush to sign up to #10000BlackInterns initiative

Sixty-one recruitment agencies and executive search firms have so far signed up to the #10000BlackInterns programme, organisers have revealed.

ASA says Noir Consulting job adverts were genuine

Complaints against three job ads from recruiter Noir Consulting for .NET developers have not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Association (ASA).

M&A deals down in UK recruitment market, global activity falls

The UK recruitment market saw four fewer mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals in 2020 than it did in 2019, with the global recruitment M&A activity down 20% from 2019, according to BDO’s newly published Recruitment M&A Review.

15 February 2021

APSCo roadmap lays out critical needs for future fit labour market

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has published its public policy roadmap.

15 February 2021


This week’s appointments include: Kennedy Executive Search, Stafforce


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


This week’s new launches include: APSCo,, IronmongeryDirect, Kelly Education, Rectec

Well-stocked imaginative minds important for future hires

Imagination is going to be a necessary trait for businesses and the people they hire as the world emerges from the fallout of the global pandemic.

10 February 2021

MCG Group goes international in South Africa

The MCG Group has launched its first international office.

Education, Engineering 10 February 2021

FINANCIALS: Randstad reports on ‘solid’ performance

Global recruitment firm Randstad has reported “a solid and competitive performance in an exceptional 2020” in financial results released today.

Campaign launched to attract new social care workers to make a difference

A new UK-wide campaign to attract newcomers into the adult social care workforce has been launched to raise awareness of long-term career opportunities.

Public sector, Social care 9 February 2021

Lockdown doesn’t stop firms creating new jobs

Although UK businesses are going through a tough time, Recruiter highlights some good news on the job front.

Retail, Oil & gas/Energy 9 February 2021

Baxi joins Hamlyn Williams as CEO from SThree

Kalpesh Baxi has joined regulated industries recruiter Hamlyn Williams as CEO, the company has announced.

Life sciences, Engineering 8 February 2021

Recruitment firm BWD changes to four-day week

Leeds-based financial services recruitment firm BWD has announced that it will adopt a four-day working week, effective immediately.


This week’s appointments include: Hamilton Forth, IQ-EQ, NRG, Sanderson Solution, Tessiant, YunoJuno