Portfolio Partners

We establish and transform recruitment businesses to successfully scale.

Our Partnership Approach


At Recruitment Entrepreneur, we’re not looking for managers; we’re looking for true partners and leaders. By investing in the business together, we share the highs (and the inevitable lows) of building something of value.

Whether you’re starting out from scratch or scaling an existing business, Recruitment Entrepreneur’s resources and infrastructure gives you the platform you need to compete with the best in the market from day one.

Growing a recruitment business is not just about billing. It’s about talent attraction and retention, scale, internationalisation, finance and banking, legal issues and so much more. Leveraging our considerable expertise and know-how for these elements enables you to focus on what you’re good at and to realise your business vision. 

38%

EBIT increase in 2019

£40m

Total revenue in 2019

166

Group headcount

OUR SUPPORT

We know the road of entrepreneurship can be a rocky and lonely one; that’s why we foster a collaborative community among our ambitious entrepreneurs. The opportunity to engage with like-minded people who are at different stages on the same journey is invaluable.

As well as the infrastructure, finance and operational expertise we provide, we hold group-wide events such as our Excellence Awards, and quarterly CEO forums, as a chance for all the partners to learn and grow from each other’s experiences.
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Timeline of partner investments

2014

GKR London

First investment

2014

Hanami International

2015

Walter James

2015

Graham Matthews

2015

Clarus Education

2015

Beeken Reeves

2015

Venatrix

2016

Hayward Hawk Technology

2016

EliteCyber

2016

Euromedica

2017

Group 8 Global

2017

360 Search

First investment in Ireland

2018

Bow Resources

2018

Darwin Hawkins

2018

Urban Connect

2019

Hayward Hawk Professional Services

2019

Williams Munroe

2020

Bila Group

2020

WJ Solutions

2020

Baldwin Boyes

Case study

RE named Best Recruitment Start-Up Investment Firm UK

We are delighted to announce we were awarded Best Recruitment Start-Up Investment Firm – UK in the Corporate Coaching and Recruitment Awards 2019.

This achievement recognises and reflects our hard work over the past five years to make a real impact in the world of recruitment.

Current Partner Brands

At the heart of our ethos is the notion that no two businesses are the same. Our portfolio partners span different sectors, geographies, permanent and contract, and are all at different stages in their growth journey.

Find out more about each of the businesses and founders we've invested in to date below.

360 Search

Sector: Financial Services

Location: Dublin

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Baldwin Boyes

Sector: Legal

Location: London

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Beeken Reeves

Sector: Architecture, Design & Furniture

Location: London

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Bila Group

Sector: Construction, Infrastructure & Engineering

Location: Leeds

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Bow Resources

Sector: Oil & Gas

Location: London

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Clarus Education

Sector: Education

Location: London | Manchester

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Darwin Hawkins

Sector: Finance

Location: Dublin

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EliteCyber

Sector: Cybersecurity

Location: Newcastle & London

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EliteGroup

Sector: Technology

Location: Newcastle & London

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Euromedica

Sector: Life Sciences

Location: London

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GKR London

Sector: Property

Location: London

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Group8

Sector: Legal

Location: London

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Hanami International

Sector: Audit & Professional Services

Location: London

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Hayward Hawk Professional Services

Sector: Professional Services

Location: Belfast

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Hayward Hawk Technology

Sector: Technology

Location: Belfast

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Meraki Talent

Sector: Financial Services

Location: Edinburgh | Glasgow | London

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Urban Connect

Sector: Construction

Location: Manchester

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Venatrix

Sector: SaaS / Tech Sales

Location: London

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Walter James

Sector: Executive Search

Location: London

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Walter James Solutions

Sector: Life Sciences, Consumer & Retail

Location: London

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Williams Munroe

Sector: Accountancy

Location: Birmingham

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Find out more about becoming a portfolio partner

Chairman James Caan CBE and other board members talk about the journey portfolio partners undertake, the qualities they look for when investing, and what the benefits are of being part of the portfolio group.
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