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Recruitment Landscape: Turbulent times but is it all doom and gloom?

Join our panel of experts on Tuesday 25th October at 10am, where we will be discussing the recruitment industry landscape for the next 12 months and providing practical tips on how you can shape your recruitment business for success.


Following the mini budget which was bold but risky, could this accelerate growth within the economy or are we heading for a recession?

The speed of inflation is putting the economy in a precarious position with prices likely to continue to rise, the financial viability of organisations is potentially at risk. We’ve been here before with the financial crash in 2008 and more recently with the global pandemic – both completely different situations but requiring careful business planning, taking action and being agile to what lies ahead. What lessons have we learned that we can bring into the next 12 months?

Join our panel of experts on Tuesday 25th October at 10am, where we will be discussing the recruitment industry landscape for the next 12 months and providing practical tips on how you can shape your recruitment business for success.

We will be covering:

  • The impact the tax cuts announced in the mini budget will have on your business and how you can be more tax efficient
  • How to manage cashflow proactively and the best approach if you need an injection of cash to support your business
  • Getting your working capital to work for you
  • M&A is still buoyant but what effect may the current economic climate have on deals in the Recruitment sector and on how these are valued and structured?
  • How to address the cost of living increases with your employees and clients
  • Expectations of employees are changing. How can you adapt to ensure retention and continue to attract top talent?
  • When looking at the imminent changes in the economic cycle, are there any specific areas of a business plan that leaders should prioritise?
  • When considering the mindset of leaders during a recessionary climate, from an accounting point of view, what type of mindset should a leader assume?
  • Plan for the worst and hope for the best is the old adage, but growing your business irrespective of the economic climate is always an imperative. What strategically important areas of our businesses should we focus upon to encourage growth?

This will be an open discussion with our experts providing their perspectives as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions.


Marie Pegram | Managing Director at Recruitment Accountants | m.pegram@uhy-uk.com

Marie is Managing Director and Recruitment Industry Sector Specialist at UHY Hacker Young and jointly heads up the recruitment department with Stuart. Marie has been actively involved in developing the unique sector specific service offering using technology and her industry knowledge, rapidly gaining a reputation as a key advisor to the recruitment industry.

Stuart Hutchison | Partner at UHY Hacker Young | s.hutchison@uhy-uk.com

Stuart Hutchison FCCA, Partner at UHY Hacker Young, heads up the specialist recruitment team. He focuses on the provision of business planning solutions, tax planning solutions, accounting, corporate finance, audit and back-office support services for the recruitment industry, advising a broad range of owner-managed businesses from start-ups to multi-million-pound enterprises.

Steven Raize | Corporate Partner and Head of Recruitment at Trowers & Hamlins LLP | SRaize@trowers.com

Steven previously worked at Baker McKenzie and Clifford Chance. He specialises in advising on transactions in the Recruitment Sector and has substantial Private Equity and M&A experience, in particular with share sales and purchases and cross border transactions, MBOs, asset sales, joint ventures and group reorganisations. Steven has acted on the sale and purchase of numerous staffing companies and regularly provides such companies with on-going corporate advice.

Steven has been recognised, in the Legal 500, as ‘having extensive experience in the recruitment sector’ and ‘is a name to note for his work advising companies in the recruitment, technology and media sectors’.

Nicola Ihnatowicz | Employment Partner at Trowers & Hamlins LLP | NIhnatowicz@trowers.com

Nicola is a partner in the Employment department, and specialises in all aspects of human resources and employment law for public, private and third sector employers.

As well as TUPE, Nicola’s expertise includes advising on difficult employee relations matters including discrimination, redundancies, disability and absence management, stress at work and termination negotiations. Nicola regularly advises and represents clients on Employment Tribunal matters and has recently dealt with complex claims for discrimination and harassment, whistleblowing and breach of TUPE.

She is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, including leading on the firm’s regular series of TUPE and Employer of the Future webinars and events .

Nicola chairs the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and has experience as a charity trustee.

Paul Jacobs | Co-Founder & Director at Jump Advisory Group | paul@jumpadvisory.com

Paul Jacobs, Co-Founder & Director at Jump Advisory Group, Specialist management consultants providing a comprehensive range of expert mentoring, counselling and coaching services to a wide range of recruitment business owners, directors and key stakeholders.

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