Future Proofing Your Recruitment Business

Raffingers are bringing together the recruitment industry’s most successful thought leaders in order to educate recruitment business leaders on how to tackle some of the upcoming challenges that the industry is facing.

In this half day training sprint, our line-up of speakers will help you to examine, fix and plan for the future of your recruitment business. Prepare to delve deeper into some of the industry’s most important topics, and receive some valuable insights on how to structure your recruitment business so that it is more sustainable, scalable, and, ultimately saleable.

Date: Thursday 23rd January 2020

Time: 2pm-5:30pm

Location: 1 Change Alley, London, EC3V 3ND

Who should attend?

Recruitment business leaders, directors and agency owners who want to be challenged, understand what’s happening in the industry and outperform their competition.

Hot Topics:

  • IR35 And Its Impact On The Recruitment Sector
  • 3 Secrets To Successful Digital Marketing: How To Make Your Recruitment Website Work Intelligently
  • Tactics To Improve Your Profits For Growth
  • Scaling Your Business For Success
  • Maximising The Value of a Recruitment Business for Sale

Keynote speakers:

Bradley Placks To Augment: Scaling Your Business For Success

To Augment are specialist business consultants and strategic advisors to the Recruitment Industry. Bradley Placks, who has over 25 years experience and was one of the original founders of Broadbean, will discuss what to consider when looking to scale your recruitment business. He will not only focus on some key business decisions that should be taken into consideration but also how important Mental Wellness and resilience is for your business and your clients and candidates.

Philip EllisOptima Corporate Finance: Maximising The Value of a Recruitment Business for Sale

Philip runs Optima, a corporate finance boutique specialising exclusively in the recruitment sector. Philip completed his first recruitment deal in 1996, since when he has been involved in a wide range of acquisitions and disposals. He founded and floated Staffing Ventures in 2001, stepping down from the Board in 2006 by when the market capitalisation had grown to £56m. Deals have involved recruitment businesses in the UK, USA, Japan and the EU and have spanned sectors ranging from industrial, driving and engineering to healthcare, education, IT and finance. Optima advise acquisitive companies on strategies and identifying targets as well as assisting owners to sell and realise the value of their efforts. In 2019 Optima won Best Corporate Finance and M&A Provider in the Supplier Awards to the recruitment industry.

Alex FaiersAddictivity: 3 Secrets To Successful Digital Marketing: How To Make Your Recruitment Website Work Intelligently

Alex is the Founding Director of Addictivity, working in Recruitment Website Design and Digital Marketing since 1998. Alex has been in the driving seat for the agency for over two decades. With a background in print having studied Typography & Graphic Communication at The University of Reading, he transitioned over to digital marketing and the rest is history. With a passion for all things digital, Alex heads up the team at Addictivity.

Lee Manning Raffingers: Tactics To Improve Your Profits For Growth

Lee’s specialised training allows him to move from analysis to prediction to serve as a “financial quarterback” to recruitment businesses by shifting the way they view their financial statements to ensure profitability. As an accountant with over 25 years experience supporting businesses and helping them to become more profitable, he doesn’t crunch the numbers, but rather, helps you create the vision and the plan that will allow you to move from working for your business, to your business working for you.

Adrian MarloweLawspeed: Getting Ready For IR35

Recruitment industry specialist lawyer, founder and head of the niche compliance and legal consultancy Lawspeed. Lawspeed provides advice and contracts for all kinds of staff and contractor hire, with core expertise in employment status, IR35, and all relevant areas of recruitment and employment law. With an ethos of ‘prevention rather than cure’ and using a progressive, proactive and commercial approach to business Lawspeed has built a significant corporate client base since its inception in 1997.On IR35 Adrian was responsible for the Lawspeed devised first ‘IR35 friendly’ contract in 1999, the first IR35 expenses insurance in 2001, and key terms from a Lawspeed drafted contract were quoted as key in the first IR35 contractor case won against HMRC in 2002. Adrian was also responsible for devising the limited company opt out from the Agency conduct regulations as part of Lawspeed’s work with government in 2003. Since then via Lawspeed and the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) of which he is chair, Adrian and the Lawspeed team have continuously contributed to government reviews of agency tax, recruitment and employment regulation.


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