All things recruitment

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Bluestones Group today reveals its ‘all things recruitment’ concept, along with a new divisional structure and an all-new Group website.

The video below explains our all things recruitment approach to how we structure our business and how we operate in this industry. 

Bluestones is widely regarded as one of the market-leading recruitment investment companies in the UK, with a portfolio of specialist recruitment and staffing services brands. Our growth has been phenomenal year-on-year and we’ve helped recruitment entrepreneurs realise their dreams of creating their own recruitment agencies, building their brands, and creating value. Much of this growth has been organic, applying our proven joint venture model and building out our network of businesses across the UK.

We’ve always been focused on telling the story of our brand portfolio and how through its balanced structure and our proven joint venture model, we’ve expanded across our chosen sectors and geographies, to build a high-growth, high-value business. However, this structural change is being introduced to reflect the expanded nature of what we offer as a Group.

Yes, we’ll continue to grow our core recruitment business through organic growth and targeted acquisitions and bolt-ons to our existing brands, but with the creation of our new investment division and investment fund, we’re actively inviting investment enquiries from recruiters that are looking to start their own agencies but want the support and extensive range of benefits that are available when partnering with Bluestones.

Want to launch your own agency?

If you are looking for investment to launch your own recruitment agency or scale your existing company, find out more about what we offer in terms of investment and support via our investment division.
All things recruitment


Within our Recruitment Division we have five core sectors, within which there are 20 recruitment and staffing service brands that operate from locations throughout the UK.


Our Investment Division is primarily focused on recruitment start-ups and scaling businesses through 100% funding and operational support, with equity ownership and exit strategies being just a part of the picture.


Our Support Division provides specialist recruitment funding and payroll services to recruitment businesses throughout the UK, operating across the full spectrum of industries and sectors.

About Bluestones

Bluestones Investment Group invests in staffing service companies. We operate a balanced portfolio of businesses in specific divisional sectors and are always keen to receive investment enquiries.

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What you need to know

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. You can do that HERE.


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:


  1. A realistic budget.
  2. Demonstrable knowledge in your location(s) and sector(s).
  3. Proven sales growth and track record.
  4. A structured plan for your new business.
  5. A vision for how you want to develop your business.

We expect you to have at least 3-5 years’ experience in your chosen sector. We need to have confidence that you understand your market and have a well-developed network of clients and candidates.

We offer one of the best all-round investment and support packages available for recruiters and recruitment businesses. From providing all of the upfront funding, guaranteeing salaries, providing office premises, full provision of IT equipment and services, and all the support services you need, including IT, legal, HR, Finance, etc.

We’re focusing on recruitment businesses within the UK right now and already have established recruitment hubs in Birmingham, Chester, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester – with other offices around the country. 


As long as you’re based in the UK, you can trade wherever, and we can support you.

We invest in businesses that we believe can be successful. That means a business that can scale and grow at pace, that is typically break-even in year one of our investment, and ready to exit in year three, or preferably join our core recruitment business portfolio for further growth, increased value, and wealth creation. 

Speak to me about your investment

Matt Cody

Investment Division CEO

“We have a proven approach to investing in the recruitment sector, scaling businesses rapidly, and creating value. Let's talk."

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