360 Search: Recruitment Entrepreneur invests in Dublin

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Recruitment Entrepreneur are pleased to announce our first investment in Ireland, 360 Search. 360 Search are leaders within Dublin's financial recruitment market, specialising in talent solutions across asset management and pensions.


Founded by Lynda Barnes, 360 Search was established in 2010 and boasts a team renowned for their expertise and market knowledge, providing an extensive range of high level recruitment services for leading organisations in both private and public sectors, including board level, executive search and advertised assignments. Partnering with Recruitment Entrepreneur places 360 Search at the forefront of their industry, driving the business and further expansion of their enviable client base.

Chairman, James Caan said, “Throughout my entire career I’ve chosen to invest in people, rather than products or services. I’ve learnt to quickly recognise individuals who stand out and have the capability and desire to deliver what it takes to succeed. In this, I had no doubt that Lynda and Sarah have all the qualities necessary to warrant investment. Recruitment Entrepreneur are the perfect partner to guide them on the journey of realising their long-term vision."

"I hope they encourage other female entrepreneurs in Ireland to step forward and gain investment and support for their start-up or expanding businesses”- James Caan CBE

For Managing Director, Lynda Barnes, the partnership creates opportunity: “We’re incredibly excited to join the Recruitment Entrepreneur portfolio. Our aim is to scale the business both in Dublin and overseas and we’ve found the right partner that really supports our ambitions. Leveraging James’s extensive network and having access to the resources and support now available to us from Recruitment Entrepreneur will facilitate our strategic growth”.

With over 15 years of industry experience, Lynda started her career as an insurance underwriter, where she gained valuable insights into the internal workings of insurance companies along with a technical understanding of equating risk. During her career, Lynda has consulted, recruited and headhunted, and played a pivotal role in enabling international start-ups to map out and recruit top senior talent. This has been key in developing 360 Search’s network and providing candidates access to a vast selection of career advancing opportunities.

Director, Sarah McGrath, is a general insurance market leader and respected as an industry expert. Her ability to manage and develop key relationships at senior levels further supports 360 Search’s impressive network. Commenting on the partnership, Sarah said, “We are already a well-respected and technical house, so we’re looking forward to the assistance Recruitment Entrepreneur provides in helping us build on our established reputation. We will be quickly growing and training our team to represent the brand and our values as a business. We’ve just launched a new website as the first steps towards communicating our proposition to attract new clients, candidates and ambitious individuals to join our team”.

"Ireland offers one of the most exciting environments for business growth in 2018"

Abid Hamid, CEO of Recruitment Entrepreneur, said, ‘Ireland offers one of the most exciting environments for business growth in 2018. Following the success of Hayward Hawk in Belfast, and now 360 Search in Dublin, we’re set to increase our presence in the Irish recruitment market and I’m sure you’ll be hearing more from us soon”.

This year we’ve invested in five new partnerships. Think you should be next? Register your details to find out more about partnering with Recruitment Entrepreneur:

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