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Collaboration: the key to start-up success?

At Recruitment Entrepreneur (RE), we view our partnerships as more than cash investments.

James Caan with Bow Resources co-CEOs

We strive to create an innovative, collaborative culture, in which our joint ventures are both supported and encouraged to support others. Find out more about what a partnership with RE can do for your business here.


Here’s how collaboration helps put your best foot forward in business:

Round-the-clock assistance

It can be difficult for start-ups to carve out and maintain their place in a saturated market. Of course, investment is a key step in increasing your brand’s credibility and securing the right venture capital is crucial. RE invests more than just money into our portfolio – it’s our hands-on approach that gives our joint ventures their competitive edge. Our inhouse operational services cover all aspects of running a successful business, such as:

  • Business strategy
    Recruitment CEOs

    Alison and Danny, co-CEOs

  • Payroll and accounts management
  • Legal and compliance documentation
  • Hiring and EVP development
  • Branding
  • Website design, development and delivery
  • Social media and campaign marketing strategy
  • IT helpdesk support

With our team of experts taking care of these necessary services, it allows our CEOs to concentrate on what they love – launching and growing their businesses. As part of RE’s portfolio, they benefit from the support system of a large, established company, whilst retaining the individuality and USPs of their own start-up.

‘Having payroll in the same space was really beneficial. If there was a problem, we could just talk to them face to face.’
Alison Watkis & Danny Jillions, Clarus Education CEOs

Success breeds success

It goes without saying that the more successful RE is, the more infrastructure, operational and expansion support we’re able to offer. As RE grows, you and your business grow with it, giving you unprecedented opportunity to advance and scale your business, both locally and globally.

As part of a greater whole, your own brand awareness is leveraged not only by the increased profile of RE, but also by that of the other portfolio brands. Another joint venture’s expansion facilitates growth opportunities and talent attraction for all. Shared interest creates a co-operative environment and the potential for an RPO model, where clients and candidates are passed on to other relevant brands within the portfolio. In such a highly competitive market, this is an invaluable asset to any business.

James Caan Miranda

CEO Miranda with Chairman James Caan CBE

‘For me, this was never just about the investment. This was about the feeling of confidence you gained from being surrounded by aspirational business leaders who believe in you and your vision.’
Miranda Hilton, Group8 CEO






Team spirit

A collaborative culture provides a unique network of niche industry specialists, peers and outside perspectives. There’s no need to go it alone – whether sharing practice knowledge, tackling a problem together or gaining insight into different approaches, forming partnerships in business is always constructive. In fact, one study found that 97 percent of employees and executives agreed that the level of collaboration involved in a project directly impacts its outcome. Our portfolio partners regularly collaborate on projects which overlap their areas of expertise, giving our founders greater access to new markets, candidates and clients.  The mentorship and peer support inherent in collaborative environments fosters a sense of reassurance and encourages intuitive business thinking, which in turn propels further productivity and innovation.

Co-CEOs Chris Reeves and Michael Beeken (back) with team

‘Leadership can be lonely. Having people who are helping you row in the same direction really works.’
Michael Beeken, Beeken Reeves CEO



Increased saleability

Entrepreneurship is a risky path and setbacks are inevitable yet being part of a portfolio provides a safety net for new businesses to stay successful. This group portfolio model minimises risk for future buyers and makes the portfolio more investible. A profitable portfolio ultimately makes your own business more saleable. Having the advantage of working alongside other joint ventures operating across a variety of industries, coupled with the RE teams’ significant experience in helping businesses achieve substantial equity value at exit, ensures stability and allows your business access to best practice that ultimately leads to sustained growth.

Co-CEOs Kate Barclay and Louise Walsh (middle back) celebrating TFR’s 3 year anniversary with team

Being part of the group affords all of the benefits and external perception of being a much larger entity, which is useful for hiring new people and in many client tenders.’
Louise Walsh & Kate Barclay, Total Facilities Recruitment CEOs






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

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