More money, more control and a better future; we’re delighted we started a business.

For colleagues Mark Knight and Steve Borondy, starting their own recruitment agency was all about freedom.

The freedom from bosses’ bad decisions and the freedom to go out and make the sort of money they were making for other people.

And now, with the support of The Recruit Venture Group, they are now business partners, embarking on a future which has the potential to deliver so much more than just a salary and commission.

Their energies are now invested in their own business, Resolute Recruitment, based in Coventry and which launched in February. It is focused on driving and logistics currently, but is expanding its commercial and industrial footprint too and serves the Midlands area.


“I was making three men very wealthy.”said Steve, 27.

“It’s pretty simple; I got into recruitment because I knew I could make money, and I’m also quite entrepreneurial. Starting a business was the logical step.”

Mark, 39, said: “I always felt like I was being held back. I was always 18 months behind where I should have been in my career. My employers’ systems and processes were outdated and slow. There were people making decisions behind closed doors and we had no control or authority to do anything.

“I had ideas on what a good recruitment agency should look like, so the only choice was to take the plunge and make it happen.”

Their skills complement each other perfectly, with Mark having ten years’ experience with the service element of the business, while for the last five years, Steve has been a multi-award winner on the business development and sales side.

Resolute Recruitment began with a conversation with The Recruit Venture Group. Mark and Steve explained their vision for a successful recruitment business and then a plan was developed to make it happen.

By providing all of the finance needed for launch as well as a modern, flexible and efficient back office solution including accounts, payroll, IT, HR, and marketing, everything was put in place for Mark and Steve to start generating revenue from day one.

The Recruit Venture Group’s joint venture model has already helped more than 60 people become recruitment entrepreneurs, building businesses already valued in the millions.

“The process is very clear and straightforward,” said Steve. You’re given the platform to execute your plan.”

While the short term is about establishing themselves, they see no limits to the potential of Resolute Recruitment. Steve said: “Our mission is to become the preferred supplier of temporary and permanent staff in the Midlands. We would ultimately aim to have offices in Leicester, Derby and Northampton. There’s a lot of work to be done, but we are now in a position to make it happen.”

And for other recruiters who may want to do the same?

“There are a lot of people out there who could do this, but will never take the step,” said Steve. “Stepping out of a safe salary is hard – I have a mortgage to pay – but with The Recruit Venture Group, so much of that stress is taken away. We know if we work hard and if we fill the gaps in our knowledge and experience, then we can build something special.

“But nothing can happen until you make a decision to go for it.”


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Spring has sprung – time to build a business that will transform your future

“Control your destiny, or someone else will.”

This quote was attributed to Jack Welch, the legendary business leader who died this month aged 84. He was famous for changing the fortunes of the US conglomerate General Electric into a global powerhouse.

One of his strategies was to act decisively when opportunities arise.

Before 2020’s first daffodils have even emerged, The Recruit Venture Group has already helped recruitment employees break free, take control and start their own businesses.

Three agencies have already been launched and more are planned – all recruiters need to do is apply.

Springtime is always synonymous with growth and green shoots. It is a time to kick on and build. Starting a recruitment business is something that is never far from the minds of driven, talented recruiters who are always motivated to achieve more.

Bigger bonuses, promotions, more clients, larger territories, and ultimately, greater earnings.

Though, as an employee, there’s always a limit to what you can achieve. When you start your own business, there are no limits.

The Recruit Venture Group invests in recruiters by giving them a platform for business success.

Through a proven joint venture model which has already created more than 60 new business leaders, The Recruit Venture Group is supporting recruiters build enterprises worth multiples of millions.

As well as building phenomenal personal wealth, their earnings also multiply.

This is all because when you run your own business, you truly get out what you put in. Every extra client and every extra placement delivers returns to you.

It’s a powerful motivator.

The Recruit Venture Group model works by making the pathway to launching a business simple.

First, all of the finance is taken care of, 100%. Not a penny needs to be committed, and no personal assets like a house or car are at risk.

Next, the whole establishment of the business is managed from idea to first trading day. A full back office function is ready to go from day one including payroll, accounts, credit control, IT and marketing. This tailored facility allows for total business focus on recruitment, without getting tied up in admin.

Finally, The Recruit Venture Group’s senior team is on hand for support and advice at every stage.

But it is very much your business. It is your brand, your recruitment approach, your business plan. And it is your energy, your drive and your talent that will make it work. It doesn’t just deliver fantastic returns, it also delivers the ultimate sense of achievement.