RECRUITMENT COMPANIES JOIN FORCES TO BECOME MULTI SECTOR POWERHOUSE
L-R: Tristan Ramus (Founder and Investment Principle Twenty20 Capital), Darren Roscoe (MD The Recruitment Co.), Jamie Reynolds (CEO, Cordant) and Ian Munro (Co-founder and Investment Principle Twenty20 Capital)
Two UK based recruitment agencies have announced their merger, following a record-breaking year of substantially boosted profits.
Glasgow based Cordant People and the Belfast based Premiere People, have combined and rebranded to become The Recruitment Co. Both agencies are part of the wider Cordant group and this merger has helped expand services and almost double employee headcount.
The new brand signifies Cordant People and Premiere People’s evolution from a predominantly blue-collar, industrial temporary staff recruiter to a multi-sector player with a national footprint and a £240 million turnover.
The company now operates within sectors such as production and manufacturing, public sector, customer services, warehouse and logistics, as well as catering and hospitality, admin and office personnel, technical and engineering.
In addition to operating virtually, the company has hiring hubs located in UK cities such as London, Dundee and Belfast. This means The Recruitment Co. will not be limited by geography and will be able to confidently place candidates in roles across the entire UK.
With a mission to make the hiring process accessible and efficient, the company is committed to utilising technology and innovation to reach wider markets and audiences.
Cordant, is part of Twenty20 Capital’s group of investment brands. As experts in the staffing human capital sectors Twenty20 has a proven track record of delivering impressive returns, in turn improving the service provision delivered across the associated client network.
Commenting on the rebrand, managing director Darren Roscoe said: “Over the last 18 months, we have expanded exponentially to meet the demand of a competitive market and changing employment landscape. This growth has allowed us to reflect on who we are as a business, where we operate, who we serve, our geographical reach and our sector coverage.
Our service offering has evolved to accommodate the needs of clients, candidates, and the challenging hiring market. We believe we have created a powerhouse brand that will exceed expectations whilst continuing to offer the quality experience and excellent service we are known for.”
Jamie Reynolds, CEO of Cordant, the parent company of The Recruitment Co., said: “Given the ongoing challenges to secure talent across the UK, we are proud to introduce a corporate identity which better aligns with our culture, positions our ability to attract and retain the best talent and responds to client requirements in a rapidly changing digital landscape.
The Recruitment Co. tagline is ‘Always in Good Company’ a statement which supports our ability to understand and resonate with our partners and stakeholders. We will continue to be human-centric, putting people and the communities in which we operate at the centre of everything we do.”
In addition to providing a more extensive service to clients, the company is also in talks with charity partners, including Centrepoint (a charity that supports homeless youth) and ENEI (Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion), where it is working on collaborative social projects to create meaningful change within the industry.
Lorna Bunnell, Brand Strategy Director at Cordant, explains: “People are at the heart of this business. It was evident through the brand workshops that colleagues enjoy working here, clients see us as an extension of their teams, and candidates always return to us to find their next role. We needed a brand that reflected this.
“Operating in a digital age, we recognise that only the most engaging, innovative, socially driven recruitment businesses will stay relevant. With an already established reputation, the new look and feel accurately depicts the essence of what we do; professional but fun, expert but approachable, industry-leading with a bold edge.”