Elite Talent Services

Elite Talent Services launches

Our latest recruitment investment joint venture, Elite Talent Services officially launched on 1st November 2023 – as a professional permanent and contract recruitment specialist business headquartered in central Norwich. The business will focus primarily on the IT, Engineering, and Professional Services sectors, and predominantly within the South East of England – but will be opportunistic when […]

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Succession planning

Succession planning

Future investors want to know what happens after they invest, so having a clear succession planning strategy and ongoing narrative is critically important.   Succession planning is an important part of any business plan, but it’s often overlooked when it comes to investor relations. Investors want to know what will happen to their investments in

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Temp perm mix

Temp and perm mix

Recruitment businesses typically provide temporary recruitment or permanent recruitment services, or some combination of both. The precise split is often referred to as the temp to perm mix.   And whilst other recruitment services can feature – such as RPO, Head Hunting and Exec search, etc. – at its core, recruitment is usually defined by

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Market cycle

Market cycles

The term ‘market cycles’ typically refers to fluctuations in the stock market that occur over time, sometimes due to outside economic forces; but in reality can refer to anything that goes a cyclical set of stages. They can happen at any time and on any scale, with periods of growth or decline lasting anywhere from

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Investment fund agreed

2023 investment fund announced

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

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Future proof

Future proofing

In an ever-changing world, business owners must take steps to ensure their businesses remain competitive and profitable. This isn’t just important for remaining competitive, but also from a valuation perspective, investors and trade buyers will seek target companies that can mitigate against future competitive and market threats. So, let’s consider what we mean by “future

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Cash flow

Importance of cash

Cash flow is a measure of how cash moves in and out of a business and it’s important because it shows the financial health of an organisation. From an operations perspective, it can help you judge if you are able to cover operating costs and make necessary investments. And whereas positive cash flow means the

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