Hilton Lord Associates

What Hunted Says

Ever thought of starting your own recruitment business? Great idea at first but what about the back-office stuff you've never done? Whether you have big plans to do recruitment in a different way or want to take home a larger cut of billings or, you are simply tired of the constraints of running a business within another business' parameters, going it alone is risky business. Hilton Lord are recruitment industry experts who can provide the investment and ongoing support to set-up your business so it can be a success right from the start. You will be the majority shareholder so you're always in full control of your agency and you're free to focus on what you do best - recruiting!

Key Info


Recruitment Sectors
Accountancy & FinanceAerospace, Aviation & DefenceBanking & FSC-Level & ExecutiveConsultancy & AdvisoryDigital & MediaEducationEngineering & ManufacturingHR & RecruitmentInsuranceLegalMarketingMedical & HealthcareOffice SupportPharma & Life SciencePower, Nuclear & RenewablesPR & CommunicationsProcurement & Supply ChainProperty & ConstructionPublic Sector & not for profitRetail & FMCGSalesTax & TreasuryTechnicalTechnologyTelecommunications

Want to start your own recruitment business?

You’re working long hours, following daft rules, and getting frustrated by archaic KPIs, all the while watching most of what you bill drop into someone else’s pocket. If you’re an experienced recruiter, billing pretty consistently, there’s a very good chance you’ve considered starting your own company. Let us help you do it! Really do it. Don't just work self-employed for someone else's brand, but build your own company. We help people start recruitment businesses. And we’re bloody good at it!

You will own...

75% You're the majority shareholder and only director in the business. All the decisions are yours. And most of the money. Typically, taking home a third of your billings in commission should be market rate. But imagine 75%... For example, for a £15k month you could be taking home £11,250 in commission vs £5K (if you were taking home a third).

What do we do for you?

We look after all the business-y bits, so that you can concentrate on recruitment: - Branding - Website - Email - Laptop - Recruitment Software - Job Boards (all the major ones) - Accountancy & Payroll (invoicing, credit-control, VAT, PAYE, etc) - Contractor Funding - Legal Support (Terms, Contracts, Advice) - Business Cards - Ongoing Accounting, Technical and Operational advice & support

Let us invest in you.

We never ask our partners to invest cash into the business we start together. All the tools you need to be successful are part of our standard investment. For particularly strong recruiters, we'll also invest cash to pay you a base salary whilst you build your agency, completely removing the ‘What if I run out of money and starve to death?’ barrier.

Some of the businesses we have built:

What you get...

- Autonomy (Do it your way - lose the counter-productive KPIs, set by a non-billing manager with a Range Rover Sport) - Flexibility (Take your kids to school, or make sure you don't miss sports day. Finish at 4:00pm, then make a few evening calls when you can be more effective) - Enjoyment & Excitement (Completely lose that Sunday night feeling. Love going to work!) - Money. (A LOT more money. There's a big gap in earnings between even very successful employed consultants, and successful business owners!)

The process

1. An initial chat. A follow up chat. Then a meeting. 2. You hand in your notice and we register a company (you own 75% of it). 3. We put everything in place (logo, website, email, software, job boards, terms, accounts, payroll, etc, etc). 4. You carry on doing the same thing you were doing a month ago. But for yourself. And with our help. 5. Instead of keeping £65K of your £200K billings, you keep £150K.

We back both perm and temp/contract recruiters

You'll need a minimum of 4 years' recruitment experience, with a consistent billing track record, and current experience of the sector in which you'd like your business to operate. Our partner businesses operate across a wide range of markets: IT, Education, Healthcare, Law, Office Support, Engineering, Finance, etc. If you're billing upwards of £150K per year, give us a nudge. We'll be happy to tell you more, without any pressure to make the leap!

"They take a genuine interest in the company and are only ever a phone call away, providing sound advice and motivation." Aideen Duggan (Keenan Healthcare)

I was left to concentrate 100% on recruiting, safe in the knowledge that everything else was fully taken care of." Stephen McAloon (Connor Black Consulting)

"We've been lucky enough to work with these very down to earth and wholeheartedly great guys! I'm proud to be a partner of Hilton Lord and am SO excited about our future!" Fiona Moss (SMART Education)

Dave Kershaw - Managing Director

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Hilton Lord Associates

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters Manchester
Company Size <10

Recruitment Sectors
Accountancy & Finance Aerospace, Aviation & Defence Banking & FS C-Level & Executive Consultancy & Advisory Digital & Media Education Engineering & Manufacturing HR & Recruitment Insurance Legal Marketing Medical & Healthcare Office Support Pharma & Life Science Power, Nuclear & Renewables PR & Communications Procurement & Supply Chain Property & Construction Public Sector & not for profit Retail & FMCG Sales Tax & Treasury Technical Technology Telecommunications


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