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Harrington Starr chooses Sonovates contract finance solution

Harrington Starr launched in 2010, predominantly placing candidates in permanent roles, but since 2013 its contract book has grown rapidly. To match this increase in its contract business, Harrington Starr needed a more technological and flexible finance solution to ensure a high quality experience for its users.

Toby Babb, founder and managing director of Harrington Starr, comments: “We needed a slick and efficient service that made working with our clients and candidates easier for our consultants and administrative teams. We also needed access to accurate data grounded in a strong, innovative tech platform that was handled by a professional and knowledgeable team who we would be happy to contact our customers. As soon as we spoke to Richard and the team at Sonovate, we immediately recognised these qualities and more.

“It really shows in the product that the Sonovate team has worked in the recruitment industry before because they understand all the pain points that come with placing contractors and have built a solution that overcomes all of them.” 

Babb concludes: “At Harrington Starr, we have always chosen to work with the very best suppliers and cutting-edge technology to maintain our competitive advantage. Sonovate really delivers in this respect.”

Sonovate is a finance solution specially tailored to the needs of the recruitment industry. It brings flexible finance together with the associated back office technology that takes care of all the admin involved in running contractors, from invoicing and timesheet management to credit checking and chasing payments. Since its launch in January 2014, Sonovate has overtaken the banks in terms of new deals recorded to become the number one provider of finance to the UK recruitment industry.

Richard Prime, founder and CEO of Sonovate, comments: “We built Sonovate to make placing and managing contractors easy and profitable. We’re thrilled to welcome Harrington Starr on board and look forward to helping Toby and the team place more contractors and ultimately grow the business.”  


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