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Northern Powerhouse roundtable unveils future recruitment challenges

This was the tentative agreement of recruitment leaders who recently met at a Roundtable event held by Outsauce, Brabners, Saffery Champness and Natwest.

Held every quarter, each Recruitment Leaders event has its own theme and brings together recruitment business owners and thought leaders in the industry to discuss the hottest industry topics and share best practice.

Chaired by David Head, founder and director of Recruitment International, this quarter’s event discussed the opportunities and challenges that Recruitment Leaders anticipate following the implementation of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative.

On the event, Miles Lloyd, CEO of Outsauce, a specialist provider of Invoice Finance, Bill & Pay back office services to SME recruitment agencies and contractor solutions, says, “Recruitment Leaders provides a community for MDs, owners and senior decision makers in the recruitment industry, from start-ups to major multinationals.

"This quarter, we took the opportunity of the event to provide a platform for discussion in relation to the forthcoming opportunities and challenges that will come as a result of the Northern Powerhouse initiative, which promises increased investment in transportation, the Northern Hub, science and innovation, culture, environment and local authority cooperation. 

“We had some great speakers including Stephen Blackman, senior economist at Natwest and Tom Hadley, director at the REC, and were able to leave no stone unturned when it came analysing the anticipated impact of the Northern Powerhouse on the recruitment environment. 

“As industry-leaders, we want to see the recruitment sector grow, but in the right way and the right direction. We look forward to sharing the learnings from the event to establish best-practice and ensure that the whole region can fully capitalise on the opportunity that the Northern Powerhouse presents.”

The roundtable event was held on July 9th at RBS / Natwest, 1 Spinningfields Square, Deansgate, Manchester. The full discussion document including final conclusions and suggestions for ways to move forward is due for release later this month and can be found on the Outsauce website. 


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