Recruitment Leaders Connect

Recruitment Leaders Connect is the largest recruitment agency event series in the UK & Europe. The events combine industry leading keynote talks, interactive discussion sessions and relaxed social networking opportunities

The Event

Recruitment Leaders Connect is the largest recruitment industry event series in the UK & Europe. The events are a cross between a structured conference and a social meet up.

Who comes to our events?
The events are exclusively form Recruitment Owners, Directors, Managers and Senior team members

LEARN– from structured 20 minute keynote presentations delivered by experts from around the world
SHARE– experiences and views at interactive hosted roundtable topic sessions
NETWORK – meet up with peers and new people at the buffet meals and drinks receptions

What can I expect from the day?
  • An average of 200 returning and new delegates
  • Relaxed and informal style
  • A wide range of networking opportunities
  • Fast moving, high quality, relevant keynote presentations
  • Expert speakers from around the world
  • A range of interactive roundtable topic discussions to join
  • Access to experts and leading suppliers in a non-sales environment
  • A social ‘meet-up’ style with buffet breakfasts, lunches and networking drinks
  • Centrally located quality venue

How much does it cost?
The events are free of charge for Recruitment Owners, Directors, Managers and Senior team members on a first come first served basis 
1st Step Recruitment Solutions Ltd
5Q Consultancy
Acuity Uk Limited 
AdMore Recruitment Limited
Adjacency Recruitment
Advantage xPO
Aktrion Group
Alexander Ash Consulting
Allen and York
Altus Partners
Anne Jagger Recruitment
Anthony Cole Associates Ltd
Appointments Bi-Language
Barna-Shields Recruitment Services
Beaumont Select Ltd
Blue Arrow
Boston Hale
Boyce Recruitment
Brightsparks Recruitment Limited 
Buckingham Futures
C&C Search
CMG Consulting
Catch 22
CatchFish IT Recruitment
Catherine Johnstone Recruitment
Cavendish Professionals
Clinical Professionals
Connectus - Technology Recruitment
Conway Consulting
Creative Arrow Recruitment
DeSantis Arin
E-Com Group Ltd
ENS Recruitment
Eames Consulting Group
Eddison Knight
England Associates
FMCG Central Limited
FSI Elite Ltd
Franklin Bates
GQR Global Markets
GTS Services UK
GoodEgg Digital
Grovelands Resourcing Ltd
HES Global
HOLMES search Ltd
Hallam Medical
Harris Global
Henderson Scott
Herringbone Search
Hudson Walker International
IC Resources
Impact Care Services
Inivo - Nursing and Social Care Recruitment
Internal Audit Connections
Ithr Online Limited 
J Dickinson Consulting Limited 
J J Associates
JJ Associates
Jarvis Johnson Limited 
Jefferson Wolfe
Jefferson Wolfe
John Whelan Associates Ltd
Karen Collier Careers
Kelly Services
Kelly | Scientific Resources
Key People Ltd
Keyhaven LLP
Kingsgate Recruitment
Language Matters Recruitment Consultants
Limelight Resourcing Ltd
Longbottom Limited 
Marcus Donald
Medic Now
Medicare First
Medicspro Ltd
Morgan Jones Ltd
NFP Consulting
NU Creative Talent
Network Compucare Limited
Nicholas Scott International
Norton Leigh
Odyssey Enterprises Ltd 
Pertemps Network Group
Pignatelli Holdings
Pimento Connection Ltd 
Pop Science
Prime Energy
Prime Resource
Primecare Primary Care
Prism Digital
Proactive Appointments Ltd.
Procurement People Recruitment Ltd
Progression Recruitment Ltd
Project Resource Ltd
Projectus Ltd
Prospero Recruitment
PureLux Recruit
Purple Consultancy
Q4 Recruitment
ROC Recruitment
Ray Associates
Recruitment Boutique
Recruitment Leadership Ltd
Red Recruiter Ltd
Reilly People
Resourcing Solutions
Revolution Technology
Ringham Hunter
Russam GMS Interim Management & Executive Search
Rutland Evan Associates
SKYPATH - Travel Recruitment
Social Media Search Ltd
Stanton House
Synergi Search & Select Limited
Synergi Search and Select Ltd
T3 Global Limited 
Talent Investors
The Creative Recruiter
The Language Business - Multilingual Staff Recruitment Agency
The Management Recruitment Group
Think It Recruitment Limited 
Thompson Taylor Ltd 
Trace - Tracing Talent that Fits
Ultimate Asset
Vine Resources
Vivid Technology - UK & Nordic IT Technology and Managing Consultancy...
Waterhouse Technical Recruitment







Ken Brotherston, Chairman, TheJobPost


How To Use Social Media To Expand Your Future Candidate Pipelines

Andy Headworth, Founder, Sirona Consulting 

  • Learn where to focus your social media activities for best effect
  • Understand how best to engage candidates on social media
  • See why you need to take the LinkedIn blinkers off
Andy Headworth is the founder of Sirona Consulting, and helps companies improve their recruitment strategy, social recruiting, talent attraction and recruitment content marketing. He is the author of the Amazon best seller, Social Media Recruitment - How To Successfully Integrate Social Media Into Recruitment Strategy, as well as the multi-award winning recruitment blog, Sirona Says.
Andy has successfully delivered projects, workshops and keynote speaking assignments across UK, Europe, Middle East, Canada, USA and APAC. 


Building a Differentiated Business in Recruitment from Scratch

Neil Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Stanton House

  • Why did we do it?
  • The 4 Stages of Evolution
  • What we have learned so far
Neil is Chief Executive Officer of Stanton House, a recruitment company he co-founded in 2010 along with Nick Eaves. The company has grown quickly to employ 50 people across four offices, including London and Hong Kong. Stanton House’s core areas of focus are mid to senior level appointments within Finance, Change Management, Strategy and Digital, both permanent and interim.
A passionate believer in effective talent management and employee engagement, Neil led Badenoch & Clark to employer of choice status through consistent ranking in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For survey since 2004.


The New Digital Customer Journey

Clair Bush, Marketing Director EMEA, Broadbean

  • Clair will discuss how digital marketing has revolutionised the world of business and recruitment, but why do we still use old techniques to market to them?
  • Clair will review the digital journey of today’s candidates and clients and learn how you can adopt your marketing strategy for maximum impact
Clair is a career marketer with experience of all sides of recruitment - B2B & B2C. She would be the first to admit her borderline obsessive love for all things marketing. She is also a tad geeky - so a perfect fit at Broadbean!


Technology and growth of the Recruitment Agency Marketplace

John Paul Caffery, Founder and Director, TheJobPost

  • Recruitment has changed rapidly in the last decade driven by direct hiring teams, technology, and social networks
  • Marketplaces are poised to be the next disruption and we explore the impact they will make to recruitment and where the opportunity lies for recruitment suppliers




Funding a Recruitment Business for Growth in Today’s Economy

Conrad Ford, Founder and Chief Executive, Funding Options 

  • An overview of the more common and lesser-known finance options
  • Business funding: outlook for 2016 and beyond
  • How would 'Brexit' impact the recruitment sector?
Conrad Ford is the founder and Chief Executive of Funding Options. He regularly speaks on all things alternative finance, and has recently appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, as well as in the Financial Times, City AM, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, and Express.


How to Scale a Business for Sustainable Growth and Acquisition

Yvette Cleland, Chief Executive Officer, Clinical Professionals 

  • Yvette will talk about scaling a business to penetrate the market
  • Increase EBITDA
  • Key considerations when preparing for an acquisition
Yvette had 8 years working in the Pharma industry prior to crossing into professional staffing. Now with 18 years of recruitment experience under her belt she moved to Clinical Professionals in 2012 as Group managing director with a remit to take scale the business to prepare for sale. Having successfully delivered on all parameters Yvette and her team went through a very successful acquisition in August 2015. 
Yvette is now working on plans to globalise Clinical Professionals with the new majority owners CPL Resources PLC


The Five Essential Leadership Skills for Hyper-Growth Businesses

Ian Knowlson, Director & Co Founder, Recruitment Training Group

  • Examine the Five Skills you need to acquire
  • How resilient is your business to change?
  • Do you have a 21st Century 'operating culture’ fit for purpose
Ian has had an impressive and highly successful career spanning over 30 years in recruitment, talent acquisition, sales and training sectors establishing recruitment businesses across the UK and Europe and is a founder partner of Recruitment Training Group, 
Today Ian and Recruitment Training Group work with over 30 UK recruitment companies, many of which are in the Recruiter Hot 100, supporting the owners in developing high growth strategies through their consulting, coaching and training solutions.


What do your target candidates really want?

Mark Rhodes, Marketing Director,

  • What drives your ideal candidate to apply
  • The long term impact of positive and negative recruitment experiences
  • How industry affects candidate recruitment expectations
  • How you can incorporate these findings to become a destination recruitment business
Mark Rhodes has worked in digital recruitment for 15 years. As marketing director for, he is responsible for a wide-ranging strategy, which encompasses digital and offline promotion to consumers and businesses. Recent work has included five major national TV campaigns and an award-winning YouTube campaign, which have contributed to becoming the UK's biggest and best known job site. 




The Power of Storytelling to Engage Talent

Henry Davies, Communications Consultant, 106 Communications

  • Why stories are important to attracting talent
  • What makes a good story and why it’s effective
  • How to reach candidates with your story
Henry Davies is the Founder of 106 Communications, a communications business focused on engaging employees and building reputation from the inside out.  He has worked with a range of organisations in Europe and around the world, from Accenture and First Group to Petrofac, RBS and Bechtel.  He speaks on a range of topics, in particular Storytelling and Employee Advocacy.


Everything you Need to Know about April 2016 in 20 minutes

Phillip Venn, Strategic Director, Liquid Friday & Boox

  • What is changing and who is liable for potential wrongful operation of tax relief
  • What to do next as a Recruiter and other models you may see
  • Free document to enable you to vet your supply chain
Following Phillip’s 13 year banking career in the city, during which he funded no less than 62 transactions in the Recruitment Industry, Phillip has taken a fledgling Umbrella Company and created one of the UK’s leading Umbrella brands, twice featuring in the top half of the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, in addition to founding The App Accounting Group which is one of the most exciting Fintech businesses in it’s space.



Share your challenges and views! Choose from up to 7 Masterclass Groups and engage in three 30 minutes hosted workshop style discussions around your chosen topic.  Be inspired, share practical advice and connect with your peers around the table.

How to fund a recruitment agency for growth

Whether you're just starting out, you want to improve your cashflow, or you’re looking to grow an established business, we can help you understand and find the right finance for your agency.

Recruitment as a customer service channel 

Did you know a negative recruiting experience will leave 4 out 5 candidates with a detrimental perception of employer brand? What steps does you organisation take to ensure a positive hiring experience?

Exploring the effectiveness of Preferred Suppliers Lists in 2016 - why they have gone wrong

Almost 1 in 2 HR & Resourcing professionals are unable to fill their roles via their Preferred Supplier List, yet 64% admit that they have rejected a suitable candidate from a non-preferred agency. This session explores and reports on the effectiveness of preferred supplier lists and why so many employers and agencies are turning away from using them. 

On-boarding an International Workforce – are you exposed to a £20,000 fine? 
Where are your new employees from? Home Office guidance has changed recently with more changes to come. This valuable discussion will equip you with the facts and focus you on your on-boarding process

Your “Operating Culture” - Is it fit for Purpose?
In this brief masterclass you will examine your own businesses culture and decide how well it is equipped to cope with potential change. We will explore several potential changes and the potential implications these may have on your business.




We organise events at no cost to delegates through the support of our partners. Your data will be shared with our partners of the event for communication purposes following the event

Kings Fund
11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN
3 March 2016
08:30 Registration Opens
17:30 Drinks Reception
T: +44 20 7583 3503