Who we are
We invest in great recruiters, recruitment companies and staffing service organisations. The Bluestones concept is as simple as that. But our involvement doesn’t just stop at the investment stage.
When our partner companies join the Bluestones Group they instantly gain access to an expanded network of support services, including HR, Finance, Marketing and IT functions – as well as the purchasing power of a larger organisation and an expanded network of recruitment specialists and subject matter experts.
We have a clear, unambiguous strategy that focuses on three core elements: Acquisition. Investment. Operational excellence.
Everything we do is in support of, or aligned with, one or more of these elements. This means taking action and making decisions that support our vision, by engaging in strategically aligned activities in our chosen sectors, but also at the same time not being distracted by undertakings that fall outside of this remit.
We have six core divisions within which our portfolio of brands exist.
This balanced approach ensures that we maintain the breadth of coverage across a diverse range of industry sectors, whilst nurturing a depth of talent within each of the divisional brands.
We have invested in and supported a broad and balanced portfolio of brands that predominantly operate within the recruitment and staffing sector.
This approach ensures a balanced risk approach through any sector or market-specific uncertainty and provides a degree of downside resiliency.
Perhaps more importantly however, it allows the Group to capitalise on multiple opportunities simultaneously across the divisional sectors in which we operate.
Having clear company values helps ensure that everyone in the Group is working towards the same goals. Our values help support our vision and shape our culture.
As a Group, our core company values influences everything we do; from employee behaviour to encouraging a customer-centric focus.
To understand our history, it's necessary to first explain our business model.
At Bluestones we believe it's important that our people believe in our vision and feel personally invested in what we do. This shared ownership approach is underwritten by our joint venture model, whereby brand directors have an equity stake in their businesses.
Our approach is unique in that we typically provide 100% funding for new joint ventures that provide a compelling business case and are strategically aligned with our goals and core divisions.
Clearly our brands will only ever be as good as the people within them.
It's why we value our people and recognise the importance of investing in them, ensuring we give them the support they need and the opportunities they want.
We therefore constantly seek to attract and retain the right talent for the Group; people that respect out values and are committed to achieving our shared vision.