Birmingham firms collaboration aims to increase recruitment services across UK - Business Leader News

Birmingham firms collaboration aims to increase recruitment services across UK

Ant Hill Mob

From left to right: Carl Hinett (re:find), Stuart Thomas, Tony Cosgrove (both Masgroves) and James Cumming (re:find)

Two Birmingham companies are teaming up to deliver communication and executive recruitment services to clients across the UK.

Masgroves, which moved into offices in the Assay Studios in June, has joined forces with re:find to launch The Ant Hill Mob, a new collective that is looking to win business by collaborating with complementary professional services providers.

The two firms are already working together on a number of high profile contracts and have decided to formalise the relationship with the aim of adding more members over the next six months.

Stuart Thomas, who runs Masgroves alongside business partner Tony Cosgrove, said:“Our belief is that by working together we can grow stronger, make more noise, and do more

“We all know the West Midlands is awash with fantastic SMEs and we want to join forces with other like-minded, but non-competing, firms. It’s about thinking differently, which is why we loved the idea of The Ant Hill Mob.

“We were inspired by the incredible feats ants achieve by working together and some of us are children of the 70s, who loved watching Wacky Races – it seemed the obvious name.”

He continued: “re:find is the perfect first partner as it buys into the approach. We have mutual clients who are already benefitting; for example, we are providing ‘First 100 Days’ support to a newly appointed director re:find has found and placed, making sure they will have an immediate impact as soon as they start their new role.

“This is just the beginning. We are now opening The Ant Hill Mob up to other West Midlands specialists, who are keen to work together to promote and deliver their expertise through collaboration.”

re:find was formed in 2014 by James Cumming to exploit a gap in the recruitment sector for a provider who made executive and interim search solutions simple and honest.

Clients from across the public and private sector soon signed up and a growing number of West Midlands contracts saw the company take the decision to move to Birmingham in 2016, where the management team expanded with the appointment of HR specialist Carl Hinett.

Since relocating to the Midlands, the firm has seen turnover double year-on-year and recent contract wins are putting it on course for a record turnover in 2018. This includes working with a client list that features Birmingham Airport, Holland and Barrett, Kingfisher Plc and Taylor Wimpey.