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James Caan CBE's Investment Den

Pitch For Funding

James Caan CBE's Recruitment Investment Den

The Panel of Investors

Abid Hamid – CEO of Recruitment Entrepreneur

Abid Hamid joined Recruitment Entrepreneur as Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Over the course of his career, he’s worked in more than 35 countries in various CEO roles, as the director of a UK FTSE 250 company and as a non-executive director of multiple recruitment companies.

Greg Hollis – Managing Director, Recruitment Entrepreneur

With over 24 years recruitment industry experience, Greg has held leadership and management roles for over 20 years. He supports Recruitment Entrepreneurs existing partners to grow and scale their business and also drives the progress of all new entrepreneurs within the Recruitment Entrepreneur portfolio, creating the strategy for them to either start or scale their own recruitment business.

Sam Proctor – Group Marketing Director, Recruitment Entrepreneur

With over 20 years of delivering marketing, communications, digital, PR and events programmes for global events across multiple industry sectors, Sam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Having spent the past 10 years specialising in recruitment, she’s set the strategy for all externally-facing marketing activity for James Caan CBE’s Hamilton Bradshaw portfolio, and more recently Recruitment Entrepreneur’s portfolio of partner brands.

Simon Drake

Simon has 25 years’ experience in recruitment and consulting, with senior divisional leadership appointments at three recruitment PLCs (Aim & LSE), leading multi-service line businesses and 12 brands over his career, with experience spanning; strategy, growth, turnaround, acquisitions, integration and merger. He has sat on the executive committees of two professional/trade bodies and is a previous elected Chairman of the IMA (Interim Management Association). Simon leads the investment strategy, identifying talent and businesses to join James’s Recruitment Entrepreneur portfolio.

Andrew Welsh – CEO & Founder of Meraki Talent

Having been in recruitment consultancy since 2002, Andrew took the step of founding Meraki Talent in 2015. Since inception, the firm has been Scotland’s fastest growing recruitment business, now operating from offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London and conducting business in over 25 countries in 2018.

James Absalom

An entrepreneur and investor, James used his extensive knowledge in executive search, to start Walter James in 2013. The company places VP through to board level positions, and operates in the consumer goods and life sciences markets. To date they have delivered projects in over 40 countries for numerous FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 company boards. In 2016, James led the acquisition of life sciences business, Euromedica, to sit within the Walter James group, and has since moulded the two different teams and cultures into successful independent businesses.

The Recruitment Den provides a unique opportunity for recruitment companies no matter the size to pitch their product or company to a panel of investors hand-selected by recruitment mogul, James Caan CBE.

If you’re a recruitment company then this is your opportunity to get advice and potentially an investment from the biggest names in the recruitment world! So what are you waiting for? Sign up for a slot to pitch your recruitment company now! It may just be the best decision you make for your business all year!’.

Please note each slot lasts 15 minutes.

Registration is not currently open, please check back closer to the show date.


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