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.


Why now’s the time to make business dreams a reality

How was it for you?

Brexit Day may have been more political than practical, but coming at the start of a new decade, it reflects that new beginnings are in the air.

Successful recruiters who are ambitious to earn the kind of money that only comes with running their own agency will also be considering their future.

With clarity that Brexit is now happening, is it a good time to strike and start a recruitment business?

“Unquestionably, yes,” says Paul Mizen, Managing Director of The Recruit Venture Group.

“We’re going full throttle now to find recruiters who want to earn without limits. We have the finance and we offer a full package of support — we just need recruiters who have that passion to build a business that will set them up for life. 

“More clarity on Brexit improves confidence and we are certainly seeing that in recruitment and in the wider economy. But whatever the future holds with Brexit, recruiters should look at the bigger picture. Do they want to join those we have already helped create and grow businesses worth millions?

“If the answer is yes, we can have their agency up and running before the summer — they just need to contact us.”

There has been encouraging news coming out of the economy since the turn of the new year.

The recent JobsOutlook report from the Recruitment and Employer Confederation (REC) said employer confidence in making hiring and investment decisions was on the up at the end of 2019. The report said demand for temporary and permanent workers was also increasing.

REC also said that even with a turbulent 2018/19, the UK recruitment industry hit £38.9 billion in turnover in the year to March 2019. £33.4 billion of this was for temporary and contract placements.

Furthermore, the Bank of England has also suggested the global economy is recovering and in January the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced employment levels were at record highs.

The positive news backs up why The Recruit Venture Group is eager to make 2020 a big year for supporting recruiters into business ownership.

All of the finance needed for launch is offered, completely risk free. That means no dodgy debt, and no risking personal assets like a house or car, or losing all your life savings.

The Recruit Venture Group’s joint venture model is tried and tested over many years. Those interested are encouraged to speak to the 60 business leaders who have taken that step themselves and never looked back.

The Recruit Venture Group works hand-in-hand with each recruiter to establish and build the business they want. Their brand, their recruitment approach, their values and their business goals and targets.

Want to open five offices over five years? No problem. The Recruit Venture Group will support your business planning.

By offering all of the back office support a recruitment agency could need, each business hits the ground running. All of the accounts, payroll, IT, credit control, legal and marketing are dealt with. That means all of the focus can be on recruitment and driving revenues.


Want self-confidence to last a lifetime? Start a business

What gives confidence for life? A new recruitment video for the British Army has attempted to take on that question in this fast-paced world.

The advert centres on a British Army soldier, weary but determined, making his way through a barren landscape.

But he is soon set upon by a barrage of very modern distractions including social media influencer-types, worse-for-wear ‘friends’ urging him to party hard, or a new pair of trainers offering the promise of a better tomorrow.

The message is that all of these things won’t improve your sense of self worth in the long term. It is a timely bit of recruitment advertising too. As we embark on a new decade, many will be looking at how they can fundamentally change their lives for the better.

For recruiters, the promise of extra commission or a salary increase in 2020 will of course be welcome. But for those target chasers who always want more, how long will this satisfy them?

The Recruit Venture Group has now supported around 60 recruitment employees to become recruitment business owners, earning as much as their talents and drive will provide.

But aside from transforming their wealth, these recruiters have also gained new skills, new experiences and a sense of career satisfaction and self-confidence they never thought possible.

They’ve made a positive step to take control of their career, moved slightly out of their comfort zone, and grown hugely as a result.


For example, Marshall Rayner, who broke free from his old job and set up Top Team Personnel in 2014, said: “A salary and commission just doesn’t compare to the reward and satisfaction of building a business that is supporting me and my family.

“The best years of your life are spent at work, so why not use them to build your own future, rather than someone else’s?”


Recruit Venture Savi Recruitment

And Scott Saunders, who set up SaVi Recruitment in 2018, said: “I have moulded the business in my vision, and the satisfaction you get from that when clients and candidates respond positively is indescribable. It is off the scale. 

“I think the biggest fear should be the regret of never trying. It is truly life changing.”


The Recruit Venture Group gives the platform for people like Marshall and Scott to start and grow businesses with no limits to growth.

From first enquiry, the process is made clear and simple. The unique joint venture model sees all of the finance provided, risk free. The new business is established legally, office premises found, staff recruited and systems put in place.

The business plan is fine-tuned and the branding and website polished.

From day one of trading a tailored back office function is in place, catering for everything a recruitment business needs to thrive, including accounts, payroll, credit control, HR, IT and marketing.

Mentoring and support is available at every stage of growth, meaning all the new business owner has to do is focus on their main strength – recruiting.

Paul Mizen, Managing Director of The Recruit Venture Group, said: “Any recruiter with the necessary drive and ambition can make this work. The rewards can be spectacular.

“But you also see people grow as business leaders. They become more impressive individuals, they can take more on, they become more confident and they generally find out what their potential really is.

“As we all make plans for 2020 and beyond, starting a recruitment business offers a phenomenal opportunity to change lives.”

Why starting a business is your most achievable New Year’s Resolution

Whether it’s a full manifesto for a better you or just a few tweaks to daily life, fewer than a quarter of Brits manage to keep all of their New Year’s Resolutions.

New figures by market researchers YouGov also show more than a quarter kept precisely zero of their 2019 promises.

Recruiters will also be looking at improved professional lives — how they can be better at their jobs, or how they’ll achieve that promotion or bumper commission.

Many will have also thought about starting their own business. Maybe 2017, 2018 or 2019 was going to be the year they broke free. Now, maybe 2020 and a new decade?

But starting a business need not be another New Year’s promise broken.There’s always an excuse not to go to the gym, a reason to drink that bottle of wine or to make another Deliveroo order.

But unlike New Year’s Resolutions, at The Recruit Venture Group, we don’t set you up for failure.

Through a joint venture model, totally unique to the marketplace, The Recruit Venture Group removes those common barriers to launching a recruitment enterprise. We have already helped 60 recruiters establish their own thriving businesses and we’re helping more in 2020. You can be one of them.


Make 2020 the year you earn something much bigger than commission

2020 could be the year you kiss goodbye to commission and a salary.

In a good way.

Because in recruitment, when you work for someone else, there’s always limits. No matter how talented you are, or how hard you work, your earnings will always have a cap.

Your end of year appraisal may well have included a promised promotion, pay rise or commission enhancement, but these things have a habit of never quite materialising.

That’s why recruiters are increasingly coming to us to talk about sweeping away those limitations by starting their own business.

The Recruit Venture Group has already helped around 60 recruitment professionals build a business worth much more than salaries, commissions and promotions. We want to help more people in 2020.

We work with recruiters who want to keep more of the money they are making for someone else and where every satisfied client and every placed candidate goes towards building their personal wealth.

The businesses we have helped launch are turning over, on average £2.7 million within just three years, and generating take home earnings many times that of a fixed monthly salary.

Paul Mizen, Managing Director of The Recruit Venture Group said: “People don’t truly understand the potential of running a recruitment business until they look into it seriously. 

“When I speak to recruiters who are making their first enquiries, they are cautiously excited about the prospect. When we finish the conversation about how The Recruit Venture Group can help make their ambition a reality, they want to start the same day – it’s that powerful.”

“If you are a recruiter who is always chasing the next target, who is motivated to make money by doing an exceptional job, and who has the work ethic to build something that will set them up for life financially, then it is the right step for you.

“We think 2020 is going to be a big year of opportunity for the recruitment industry.”

The Recruit Venture Group exists to help talented recruiters make the smooth transition to entrepreneurship. Our main goal is ensuring focus — allowing recruitment professionals to use their experience and skill to drive revenues and not get bogged down in red tape and admin.

Our joint venture model makes it happen. First we take care of all of the finance needed for launch, risk free. That means no loan deals on crippling interest rates, and no relying on credit cards or building up bad debts.

Next, we offer all of the back office support needed for the business to launch, grow and thrive. That means you don’t have to worry about hiring accountants, credit controllers, HR specialists, marketing agencies, or tech and IT support. We provide a service tailored to your business goals.

We’ll get the business established legally, find office space, provide capacity for hiring staff, and everything else needed to start trading.

We just let recruiters do what they do best and that’s what makes our approach so successful.


2019 saw five new start up stars launched by The Recruit Venture Group

Quite a year.

If more evidence was needed that The Recruit Venture Group’s joint venture business model is the ideal route for recruitment start ups, then 2019 would provide it.

Five new recruitment businesses were launched with the backing of The Recruit Venture Group during the last twelve months.

Recruit Venture Staff365

Staff 365 had opened open their doors for business in the previous December. By January they were up and running in Rotheram. Tom Brooke had twelve years experience under his belt and had regularly exceeded targets set for him. It was time to do it his way.  He launched Staff 365 as a joint venture with The Recruit Venture Group. He said: “It was a big decision. I had a good job and was earning good money but giving all that up to run my own business was definitely the right decision”. He has not looked back for a moment.

Recruit Ventures Total Support Recruitment

In June, Scott Treacher launched Total Support Recruitment with total support and backing from The Recruit Venture Group. The Rugby based agency specialising in the aviation, commercial and driving sectors was ready to service clients across the uk from day one. Scott has firm views on how he made it happen. “I always had a good feeling about launching with The Recruit Venture Group and it’s turned out really well,” he said. “The support on offer is second to none; everything you need to launch and grow a successful recruitment agency is available. Having that support behind you allows you and your team to hit the ground running and start building revenues from day one”.

Just a couple of months later, in August 2019, Samantha Hunter launched

SH Recruitment Samantha Hunter

S H Recruitment. Based in Leamington Spa her mission was to find the best local talent for automotive and engineering companies across the West Midlands. Samantha had worked in the recruitment sector for five years and setting up her own business with backing and support from The Recruit Venture Group was easier than she ever thought possible. “I couldn’t believe how quickly everything came together,” she said. “You have got a team of experts creating your business for you. They keep you informed every step of the way”.

October was a busy month with two new businesses starting up. Friends and business partners Chris Steele and Ben Yale launched Staffing Lab in Telford. With a combined 22 years’ experience in recruitment between them, the pair wanted to start fully benefiting from the money they were making for their bosses. From the first confidential, no-obligation contact with The Recruit Venture Group, their journey to business and career freedom took just months.“The Recruit Venture Group didn’t just make launching our recruitment business simple – they have also given us a platform for rapid growth,” said Ben.

Recruit Venture First2education

Then, in the same month, came first 2 education. For Katie Leng starting her own enterprise with The Recruit Venture Group was all about getting the career freedom she’d always wanted. Working out of Watford she had a clear strategy for her own business. She wanted to provide the education sector with supply teachers and permanent teaching staff in the Hertfordshire and London areas.

“I toyed with the idea of launching the business by myself,” says Katie. “But with The Recruit Venture Group, you are given all the tools you need to succeed. You have the financial backing and you have that fantastic back office support behind you. My focus is my strength – recruiting – and I’m not getting distracted by admin or financial pressure. I wouldn’t have had that advantage just on my own”.

There are several things that all of the start ups agree on. There’s the freedom to earn without limits, the freedom to truly work flexibly, and the freedom that comes with being in control. They all feel that they are building their dream and not working to support someone else’s.

For all of  the five, as well as the many others already established, The Recruit Venture Group is providing ongoing business and mentoring support. It’s little wonder that the organisation is now the largest provider of funds and backing for start up recruitment businesses. As Katie Leng said recently, “I think if you are confident in your abilities, if you want to build and drive something forward, then I would say you should go for it. With The Recruit Venture Group, you have everything you need to make it happen and the rewards are unbelievable.”


The UK is set to grow so launch your business now!

If anyone was putting off launching a business due to political deadlock.The British public has just put that uncertainty decisively to bed.

A crushing win for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives appears to have been due in large part to a vote for getting on with Brexit and getting on with the next chapter for the country.

For those in business, you only need to look at the immediate surging of the pound and share prices to realise the effect clarity can have on confidence.

That also brings a big opportunity for experienced, enterprising people in recruitment who always wanted to launch their own start-up.

Many businesses have been holding off big capital expenditure because they want to be able to plan with confidence. Although Brexit still has a long way to go, many business leaders are now expected to release cash to spend on new projects, new research, expanding operations, and of course, recruitment.

That leaves the door open for new recruitment businesses to take advantage of this wave of new investment, especially if they can act quickly.

The Recruit Venture Group is set up to bring businesses to market fast. The process from first contact with us to first day of trading can be as little as a few months. That means if there is a big upsurge in recruitment opportunities, we can put you in the position to take advantage.

Our joint venture model puts everything in place to turn a recruiter’s business vision into reality quickly and effectively.

We have all of the finance ready to go, completely risk free. We supply a streamlined, industry leading back office solution from day one, including payroll, credit control, accounts, HR, IT and much more. And the experienced, savvy business brains in The Recruit Venture Group can help fine tune a business plan to make an even bigger instant impact.

You do not risk one penny of your own money and as a recruiter, we make sure you focus on recruitment. We have already supported 60 recruiters launch fantastic businesses, including during the political uncertainty of the last three to four years. The Recruit Venture Group model has been stress-tested and has still delivered businesses which have grown to be worth millions within just a few years.

Managing Director of The Recruit Venture Group, Paul Mizen said: “Like any business leader, I welcome certainty, and that’s what this election has delivered.

“In fairness, we have been launching businesses since the EU referendum, because we believe in what we do, and the results speak for themselves.

“2020 is looking to be a phenomenal opportunity for recruiters who want to start their own business and really profit from what should be a year of big business planning and big investment. We’re ready to make it happen for them.”


Creating a disruptor: How you could build recruitment’s own Uber

Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, Netflix, Deliveroo.

They’re all famous examples of disruptors and we all wish we had bought shares in them a long time ago.

But is recruitment also now ripe for a bit of disruption? A new innovative start-up that completely changes the face of the industry?

One thing is for sure, the world of work is changing. Whether it is technological advances like AI, machine learning and automation, or wider social and economic changes like people working later in life, the gig economy and flexible working, things are shifting quickly.

And with change comes opportunity. Is your recruitment agency futureproofed? Are they vulnerable to disruption?

And what can you, as a recruitment employee, do about it?

Many recruiters want to take control and start a business. At The Recruit Venture Group, we work with recruitment professionals who want to do things differently. Those who spot opportunities in the market where other agencies (even their own) are failing to deliver. We back entrepreneurial and innovative people who have the drive and passion to make their start-up a success.



Here’s how The Recruit Venture Group helps recruiters build new disruptive enterprises.

  1. Financial backing

Start-ups need the cash to bring ideas to fruition. At The Recruit Venture Group, we fund the new business 100% – there is no need to draw on a penny of your savings or assets. We give you the backing, risk free, to meet the objectives of your business plan. And as you make breakthroughs in the market, we can offer more finance to rapidly scale your business.

  1. Expert Mentoring

Every new business will encounter challenges, but mentoring is often hard, or expensive, to find. But recruiters launching a business with us have access to advice and support from The Recruit Venture Group’s senior team, when they need it. With decades of experience combined, across a range of business disciplines, our experts help you clear any roadblocks in the way of success.

  1. Outstanding back-office support

Without the right business infrastructure in place, your idea for a disruptive business is just that – an idea. We help set up your business including your office, funding the staff you need and building your website. We then provide an industry-leading, tailored and comprehensive back office function. Our accounts, payroll, credit control, HR, IT, legal and marketing support are all geared to the needs of a growing recruitment business.

You are then left to hit the ground running and make it happen.

“I think any new business should be looking at shaking up the market because that’s how you set yourself apart from the competition. The recruiters we have supported to launch their own businesses have made waves in their areas, building enterprises worth millions and transforming their earnings and wealth.

“We encourage bold, innovative recruitment approaches. We’ve supported businesses using social media to recruit in new, pioneering ways, businesses using training to tackle skills shortages, and businesses offering services which deliver for clients in new ways.

“We’ve already helped 60 recruiters to build outstanding enterprises. In 2020 we will be backing more ‘disruptors’ to create recruitment agencies where growth really has no limits.”


The KEY lesson recruiters should learn from General Election 2019

Is there anything about the current General Election campaign, and the state of politics in general, that can help recruiters be better at their jobs?

It’s hard to put your finger on much.

But one there’s one common thing among political parties of all colours. They are promising the earth.

Whether it’s free broadband, magically finding billions for the NHS and police, a ‘green revolution’ or solving Brexit – they can do it all.

Do we believe that?

Because it is one thing to promise, it is another thing to deliver. And when you fail to deliver, you make people very upset.

Recruiters are often tempted to over-promise in the hope of securing more business. But they know it will come back to bite them eventually. Many a politician has suffered the same fate, and may well do again after the public has its say on December 12.

But too often, recruitment professionals don’t have the freedom to offer the type of service they want. They want to go the extra mile, but sometimes wonder if the rewards are worth it, or are pressured to cut corners. They want to impress clients and candidates, but their agency just isn’t geared up or resourced to offer that exceptional service.

Above all, good recruiters don’t want to over-promise and under-deliver. They don’t want to fall into the politician’s trap.

The Recruit Venture Group was set up precisely to give those driven, talented recruiters the chance to break free of all limitations and start their own businesses.

That includes the freedom to shape the brand, its ethos, and develop the approach to recruitment they always wanted to, but never could as employees.

We have supported 60 recruiters to start their own agencies, serving a huge range of sectors. Under their leadership, they are building phenomenal businesses by delivering the recruitment service they always knew would work if only they had the chance.

Their earnings have multiplied, and they are building businesses worth millions, offering them a financial future they could only have dreamt of.

And the rewarding thing is, it is all down to their vision and hard work.

The Recruit Venture Group offers 100% of the finance needed for launch. You do not need to rely on a penny of your savings or assets.

We then help you get your business off the ground, establishing it legally, with office premises, a website and any staff you need. Alongside this we offer a comprehensive back office solution for the lifetime of the business, including payroll, credit control, accounts, IT, HR, marketing, and more.

Your focus is on recruitment.

And The Recruit Venture Group doesn’t over-promise either. In fact, we encourage you to talk to some of the 60 people who have already taken this step with us and hear how their lives have been transformed.


The Apprentice 2019: Why recruiters are a smash hit with Lord Sugar

What is it about recruiters and hit BBC show The Apprentice?

The new season once again features someone from the world of recruitment in the shape of Scarlett Allen-Horton. There have already been four previous winners from the recruitment sector, so she will have a hard act to follow. As recently as 2017, James White, a recruitment firm boss, was chosen by Lord Sugar as the show’s joint winner.

Scarlett, 32, is also billed as a recruitment company owner, where she is a senior partner for global transport engineering leadership search at Harper Fox Partners, based in the West Midlands

So will the words, ‘You’re Hired!’ be ringing in Scarlett’s ears at the show’s conclusion?

Many recruiters watching may just be hoping she reflects well on the industry as a whole and doesn’t go down the path of cheesy business mantras and delusional ambition.

But actually, she appears to be a candidate who has her head screwed on. She says that working hardest and smartest is the way to succeed and counts her problem-solving skills as one of her strengths. She even admits to a weakness of ‘struggling to accept help from others’ which shows she at least has a sense of self-awareness missing from many of the usual hopefuls.

Long-term fans of the show may remember that in 2008 Lee McQueen, and in 2012 Ricky Martin, both recruiters, won over Lord Sugar to take the show’s crown.

But is it any surprise that recruiters have been remarkably good at bowling over Lord Sugar?

Recruiters are, afterall, natural business people. They need to find opportunities to bring in revenue, they need to close deals, they need to build trust in clients and candidates, and, as Scarlett says, working hard and working smart are essential to success. Ultimately, they want to make money.

Recruiters understand this and that’s why many of them, once they have built several years’ experience as an employee, want to branch out and run their own agencies.

They are entrepreneurs at heart.

The Recruit Venture Group was set up precisely because there are many talented, ambitious recruiters out there who could easily run their own business, but are put off by the start-up costs, red tape and potential risks and pitfalls of launching an agency solo.

But by offering 100% of the finance needed for launch, risk free, by putting in place an industry-leading in-house back office solution and by providing all the business mentoring and planning support of a vastly experienced team, The Recruit Venture Group supports recruitment start-ups which are built to thrive.

Nearly 60 recruiters have now ditched their fixed salary and are running thriving agencies, under their own brands and with their own business strategies.

Paul Mizen, Managing Director of The Recruit Venture Group said “The best recruiters treat their desks like a business. It is these people who can earn more, build phenomenal personal wealth and have the ultimate career satisfaction if only they have the confidence to go for it and start their own enterprise. That’s what The Recruit Venture Group was founded for – to open the doors to entrepreneurship.”

So as we watch the fortunes of Scarlett in the pressure-cooker of Lord Sugar’s boardroom, consider that recruitment is more than just a pathway to being The Apprentice, but actually to becoming a thriving business leader.