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Randstad CEO to speak at ARC’s apprenticeship levy and public sector IR35 conference

2017 sees the introduction of some of the most radical changes to affect the recruitment and contracting sector in recent years.

As a result, the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) is hosting a full day conference in London on 9th February, bringing together keynote speakers, including Mark Bull, CEO of Randstad UK.  

Commenting on Bull’s confirmation as a keynote speaker, Adrian Marlowe, chairman of ARC, said, “There is no doubt that the apprenticeship levy will have an impact on the recruitment supply sector and as a trade association representing the sector, we are campaigning for the government to review the way the levy is applied. I am therefore delighted that Mark Bull, CEO of one of the UK’s leading specialist recruitment consultancies, will be speaking at our conference to add his voice to the concerns we’ve been highlighting in recent months.”  


Mark Bull, CEO Randstad UK & Middle East, commented, "The proposed apprenticeship levy scheme has honourable intentions to enhance and improve the training and learning of UK Plc's workforce, which Randstad applauds, but its unintended consequences cannot be ignored by the recruitment industry. The legislation seems to unjustly and disproportionately impact upon large scale recruitment organisations misunderstanding the true nature of the triangular relationship between an employer, an employee and a recruiter.”


The conference will also include a seminar by ARC’s legal partners Lawspeed on the new Public Sector IR35 rules, exploring how the new rules and the proposed HMRC online tool will work, as well as the options available and handling risk.

In addition to Bull, other speakers include:


  • Neil Withey, training & development divisional director from the manufacturers’ organisation EEF
  • John Deaville, development director at Key Training
  • Theresa Mimnagh, Associate Director at Lawspeed
  • Ben Grover, senior legal consultant at Lawspeed
  • Adrian Marlowe, chairman of ARC


Full details about the conference can be found by visiting

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