Starting your recruitment business journey

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We look for exceptional recruitment professionals with relentless ambition and help them achieve their ideal of building a successful recruitment business to be proud of.

With our detailed implementation plan, we ensure you're set up with best practice processes from the outset. The infrastructure and systems we provide to new portfolio partners have been carefully researched and selected to better automate processes and maximize efficiency. Our ongoing strategic support is designed for accelerated growth to get your business where you want it to be. 



Team members working to launch your business


Average investment in a business


Average business GP in year 1

How we support your business to launch


Our investment funding is more than providing money. We enable entrepreneurs to start and build their businesses to achieve sustained growth over the long term. James Caan CBE and his investment team each personally invest when you do, making our investment a true partnership.

Mentoring & Strategy

Mentoring is a critical part of the development of an entrepreneur. Our partners benefit from leadership advice from James Caan CBE, our senior management team, and other CEOs across the portfolio who have experience in successfully building their own businesses.


All aspects of finance are supported by our team of specialist finance professionals from accounting, to payroll, budget forecasting, and monthly management reporting. The finance team delivers ongoing operational support, as well as coordinating and overseeing the annual audits conducted by BDO.


A brand and marketing strategy is critical in launching your brand in a saturated market and gives our partners a competitive edge in winning business. We support each of our investments through choosing a company name, branding, designing a website, growing your social media audiences, and delivering impactful marketing campaigns.

Technology & Infrastructure

We've invested in world-class, fully integrated CRM, HR, and back-office technology platforms to support all recruitment and marketing activities, that are customised to deliver for each business. Each portfolio partner is also supported by our IT team who keep things running smoothly, securely, and efficiently, regardless of whether you want to work in an office or remotely.

Operational Support

We have a dedicated operations function to support the business and negotiate group deals with key suppliers to reduce individual business costs. We implement best-practice strategies, platforms, and processes to ensure everything runs efficiently, allowing our partners to focus on running their business.


Our in-house team of legal professionals provides a full suite of services to support our portfolio partners in setting up and scaling their business. They offer advice on a wide range of matters, and are able to review restrictive covenants, assist with M&A terms, and are the first point of contact for any difficult HR matters.

Talent Attraction

We are committed to supporting our businesses to find the best talent through our best in class headhunting function. We assist all our portfolio partners in attracting top talent and have helped them make numerous senior hires that would usually be out of reach for a start-up. Our management team uses its extensive network to support you in building both your candidate and employee talent pool.

Learning & Development

A significant part of achieving growth is training and development. All consultants within the portfolio businesses receive tailored training from accredited recruitment experts and leadership training is provided for the rising stars. Founding partners attend offsite management days and James Caan CBE, himself, as part of their development.

What our partners say...

I was able to leverage the extensive M&A experience on hand to ensure a smooth and efficient transaction of our Euromedica acquisition.

James Absalom - CEO of Walter James

What our partners say...

What our partners say...

As a CEO, I feel I have the ability to make the decision and shape a business in my own vision whilst benefiting from the advice and guidance of the highly experienced financial and strategic advisory teams.

Elaine Tyler - CEO of Venatrix

What our partners say...

What our partners say...

The expert guidance from RE surpasses any financial investment. We're constantly being supported which is driving our business forward.

Michael Beeken - CEO of Beeken Reeves

What our partners say...

What our partners say...

Since the investment, my company has grown from a two consultant business to a team of 18, spanning multiple sectors within the property sector.

Grant Kaveney - CEO of GKR London

What our partners say...

What our partners say...

James Caan CBE and Recruitment Entrepreneur have shown belief in us from day one, which has really helped drive us forward - to the extent that we have now recruited in over 50 cities globally.

Matt Harrison - Co-Founder of Hanami International

What our partners say...

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We look for exceptional recruitment professionals with relentless ambition. We partner with people around the globe and across all sectors.

Once your application has been received it will be reviewed by our investment team. If successful, we’ll contact you to discuss launching or scaling your business in more detail.

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