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Corporate Membership

Unique business acumen, intelligence and collaboration for amazing recruitment companies.

Through its unrivalled experience, portfolio of products and legendary industry network, RI provides its Club Members with fast track growth and inspired management teams.

Throughout the year, Corporate Members receive:
• Places at regular monthly members’ meetings and all other RI events.
• Free entries and two free dinner places to the RI Awards.
• Two full pages, either advertorials or traditional advertisements, in the new digital magazine.
• A logo, enhanced entry and a full page corporate advertisement in the Top UK Recruiters Report.
• A week of video advertising on the RI website homepage.
• Unlimited basic job advertising on the RI job board.
• One solus email to the RI subscriber list with a tailored message to attract potential recruiters.
• Full enhanced profiles in both our recruiters’ directory and our online job board.

• A 10% discount on all other advertising booked (including the front cover!).

• A year’s membership to the Recruitment Industry Benchmarking (RIB) Index.
• An unrivalled and unique combination to facilitate growth well above the industry average.

Monthly meetings – What to expect

Corporate Members meet at the Eight Club in London where they have direct access to acknowledged industry experts as well as business leaders and entrepreneurs.  They will inspire, challenge and help you to improve your company on all levels because you receive the experience and expertise from not just one, but a whole range of recruitment experts.  These confidential seminars, forums and workshops cover all of the topical business issues pertinent to your company’s success and you can be assured that all of the content is aimed at maximising your shareholder value. There is a set calendar in place and the sessions are designed to fit around your senior management team. We recognise that you personally cannot always be out of the business, so the topics and themes are designed to work for your business. We will share speakers and content so that you can send along the appropriate people from your team. Our next date is:

DATE                                             SUBJECT                                 SPEAKERS                                                                         THEME                                FOR

Tues 15th May                Untapped talent    Lee McQueen, Denise Walker & Charlotte Black                         Recruitment          HEAD of TALENT  

Denise Walker, Founder MD, Absolutely Business

What I’ve done

I’ve worked in recruitment, sales and service my whole career and loved all of it! I started as a trainee with Reed, and progressed to Consultant, Temporaries Consultant, and Branch Manager, building and running a top 10 sales office. I founded my first business in 1992, a small consultancy providing permanent, contract and temporary recruitment services, developed it to 24 staff and an annual turnover of £4m, before selling 12 years later. For the next 2.5 years, I worked with the REC to establish the UK’s first industry-specific enterprise support service for Recruitment Industry micro businesses and SMEs.

I founded Absolutely Business in 2006, a bespoke training and development company that genuinely grows businesses. I have had the honour to support fantastic quality businesses and their people to maximise potential and turn their ambitious goals into reality.

MottoI have two: “make a difference” and “never stop learning”.

Lee McQueen, Founding Director and CEO, Raw Talent Academy

Entrepreneur Lee McQueen is the Founding Director and CEO of Raw Talent Academy – his awardwinning business recruiting the best trainee sales talent across the UK – and a BBC Apprentice Winner. Named as Oxfordshire Young Businessperson of the Year Lee has established himself as a respected expert on sales recruitment with his business bringing an innovative, digital competency lead approach to recruitment. 

'Raw Talent' himself, Lee has had successful careers in both Recruitment – pre and post The Apprentice – as well as Advertising. 
Lee also works with educational organisations sharing his experiences as well as advice. He is a popular and charismatic speaker often compering or judging business awards ceremonies.  

A fitness fanatic & passionate football fan, Lee can often be found at Tottenham Hotspur games – or airing his views on TalkSPORT. He is married with 3 young daughters, including identical twins, and lives in South Oxfordshire. 

Charlotte Black – Sales Director, Key Training Ltd.

Charlotte has 10 years’ experience in the apprenticeship sector specialising in the recruitment of raw talent within organisations to drive continuous improvement and business growth through staff development. Charlotte is a qualified teacher in lifelong learning and is working with professional trade bodies within the recruitment sector to provide cost effective solutions to staffing and training needs through the apprenticeship levy and government funding.

The Title will be ‘Recruiting today for tomorrow: developing talent through apprenticeships’

The recruitment sector currently has a shortfall of 20,000 people. Now is the time to recognise the opportunity presented by the new apprenticeship standards. The presentation will explore the benefits of bringing fresh and exciting talent into the industry and how to retain and develop those already within it through apprenticeships.

All of our members’ events will help you attract, build and retain a motivated workforce whilst creating a winning company culture and ethos. The program will include:

  • Insight into the industry and trends
  • Mentoring and knowledge from an eclectic range of industry professionals
  • Insight into best practice, including how to attract and retain better recruiters
  • Collaboration with other corporate members
  • Insight for your teams and the chance for them to benchmark themselves against peers
  • Information and advice on sustainable fast growth and international expansion
  • Insight from the management training sessions covering marketing, technology & compliance
  • Political and business insights from high profile speakers

In 2017 this program included:
Esther McVey – MP and former Minster for Employment
Matthew Taylor – Author of the Taylor Report into Good Work

Tony Martin – Industry pioneer

Publicity, Awards and Market Data

RI’s annual Top UK Recruiters Report is the most comprehensive and informative guide to the UK recruitment industry. Corporate members receive a complimentary full page in the publication, have their logo included with their listing and also receive a free copy of the Report.

RI hosts the world’s most credible Awards program, validating the best companies in the industry. Corporate Members are able to enter all of the UK Award categories as well as attend the spectacular annual dinner at no additional cost.

Full membership to RIB Index, business intelligence especially for the recruitment sector. This will help you to understand, predict and benefit from industry trends. It also shows exactly where you are in relation to your peer group.

“The aim of RI’s Corporate Membership is to bring together a group of like-minded recruiters who not only want to collaborate and share good practice, but who also want to positively promote our sector. The UK recruitment industry is a fantastic career choice in which to work, and the skills and expertise of our people transform lives. I am passionate about the industry and part of the club’s remit is to showcase our strengths and contribution to all of our stakeholders, including government, employers and the media.”
David Head, Founder, RI.

Give your employees and your business the opportunity to thrive – join the RI Corporate Members Club today.

We help our members build their brand, promote their expertise and attract new talent. In addition to all this, our network of relationships will help you with behind the scenes referrals and introductions.

Corporate Membership – One Annual Subscription
Membership works for any recruitment company, regardless of its size, sector specialisation or location. It works for companies with or without a current non-executive director and you can choose to pay for your membership annually or in two easy instalments. The annual subscription is only £4,200 for the year or pay just £4,800 through two payments of £2,400.

In a world dominated by return on investment, just taking up the complimentary places, free advertising and marketing means that you are already in credit!

Join now
Be part of the club for the UK’s most amazing recruitment companies. Please call + 44 (0)1483 740874 and speak to David Head ( for further details.

What our members say:

“I’ve known RI and David for a number of years and was delighted to be invited to become a member of the Recruitment International Members Club. The quality of speakers and engagement from other members is very good and presented on an industry agenda, as opposed to a narrower recruitment one. We’ve personally benefitted from being part of RI’s and David’s network this year and look forward to working closer throughout 2018.”

Andy Hallett, Director, SThree plc

“I have a real connection with the concept and benefit of club membership. Aside from the simplicity of having the regular opportunity to mix socially with your peer group I have found there to be two main benefits.  

“I have the opportunity to send a cross section of my team to seminars that add real benefit. Some of our junior managers have been exposed to influential figure heads of our industry and members of our compliance and marketing teams have come away with new approaches and knowledge. I know from feedback they have loved them.

“I can also think of two occasions this year when I have made a direct change to our business off the back of attending a morning seminar. Post event I have engaged with the speaker about the subject and then gone on to make changes (for the better!), changes that wouldn’t have happened without the introduction through the club.”

Guy Hayward, CEO, Goodman Masson

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