Start or scale your recruitment business with the backing & support of James Caan

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What is Recruitment Entrepreneur?

Recruitment Entrepreneur is James Caan’s Venture Capital fund, investing exclusively in the recruitment and staffing sector. We invest in passionate, experienced entrepreneurs to start or scale their early stage recruitment businesses. We provide not only capital, but support, advice and mentorship as well as a ‘plug-and-play’ system of back office and infrastructure to help you build a successful platform for growth.

James Caan is one of the UK’s leading business owners and entrepreneurs. James is an expert is starting, scaling and selling recruitment businesses and has driven significant value for himself and his partners. His first recruitment company, Alexander Mann Solutions, sold for the third time in 2013 for £260 million. As a self-made millionaire and ex Dragon, entrepreneurship is James’ main passion. He set up Recruitment Entrepreneur as a way to share his capital, expertise and knowledge with other talented people, to help them develop from being top recruiters into true entrepreneurs.

The Investment

What we are looking for

There are 18,000 recruitment companies in the UK today, of which around 90% are boutiques with less than ten people. We are not looking to invest in ‘lifestyle’ businesses, we are looking to back and support ambitious people who want to create market leading companies and build something robust and tangible that they can eventually sell and release equity value from.

  • Talented recruitment professionals with minimum 3 years’ experience and an impressive track record and reputation
  • A respected market expert with solid client and candidate relationships in your industry
  • Gravitas and natural leadership skills with experience in attracting talent, and developing and incentivising teams
  • The ambition to build a market leading business rather than a lifestyle business and the work ethic to lead from the front and the drive to succeed
Our Entrepreneurs

Partnering with us

“Before we founded Hanami, all three of us had been in recruitment for ten years and worked for some of the biggest names in the market. We thought we knew everything there was to know about what we do, but I can genuinely say that in the first few months of partnering with James and Recruitment Entrepreneur, I have learnt more than I had in the last five years.”

Andy Bell, CEO of Hanami Consulting

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