With our new financial year starting in November, we’re pleased to confirm our 2023 investment fund has also been secured.
At Bluestones, we’ve developed a proven approach to investing in and scaling recruitment businesses. Our model sees us providing 100% of the funding required to launch a new recruitment start-up, along with all the additional services – such as IT, Marketing, Finance, Legal, HR, etc. – that a business needs. With our central shared service support, it means recruiters can focus on doing what they’re good at – recruiting. It helps remove the distractions related to invoicing, payroll, credit control, or things like rent and rates, website or social media management.
What are we looking for in an investment enquiry?
We’ll go into this in more detail in another post, but for now it’s quite simple to explain. We’re looking for good recruiters that have developed their skills, experience and sector knowledge and are keen to branch out on their own. In many instances, the 100% funding model we’ve adopted means this is typically a risk-free exercise for recruiters too. With base salaries covered, support services provided, and a proven model in place for getting your business off the ground – all it takes is that small leap of faith and to start that conversation with us.
Check out our quick-fire Investment FAQ below…
Although our existing brand portfolio operates across five core sectors, we’re not restricting future investments to just those. If you have a good proposition and a believable plan, that’s half the battle – so talk to us today about how we can help.
We’ve refined our start-up process so that we can typically launch a new recruitment business, fully set up with all the necessary branding, systems, and accounts, within a matter of weeks.
Firstly, we need you to submit your investment enquiry. As long as there’s sufficient detail in there, our Investment Director will review your proposal. All investments submitted will receive personal feedback.
After that, if your investment meets our criteria, our Group CEO and CFO will review and sign off on the investment and we’ll get heads of terms and shareholder agreements drawn up. As an equity stakeholder in your new business, it’s important we get this all agreed up front.
Our investment criteria is fairly simple; we’re looking for the following:
- A realistic budget.
- Demonstrable knowledge in your location(s) and sector(s).
- Proven sales growth and track record.
- A structured plan for your new business.
- A vision for how you want to develop your business.