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Recruitment firm launches new group brand and sets sights on transformational growth


Search, the established provider of multi-discipline recruitment solutions, has embarked on a transformational growth strategy with the market launch of its new Search Recruitment Group brand.

Building on its established foundations and following a period of sustained market growth, Search CEO Richard Vickers – who joined the company from Page Group plc last year – is now leading the forward-thinking executive team into the organisation’s next phase of expansion.

The experienced and entrepreneurial board, comprising of Mark Bailey, founder and CEO of Group business Henderson Scott, and longstanding CFO Stuart Dick, are focused on delivering a trajectory of growth in every discipline of the business.  And they believe the Search Recruitment Group structure provides a platform for creating a house of specialist recruitment brands.

Utilising advances in recruitment technology, and by maximising economies of scale by harnessing knowledge from across the organisation, Search Recruitment Group will deliver specialist services aligned to key market areas.

As part of today’s announcement, the group has also revealed the integration of its existing technology divisions, Search Technology and Henderson Scott, its highly successful 2018 acquisition.

Now operating under the reputable Henderson Scott brand, the integration will create a team of 60+ talented consultants, and will offer comprehensive talent solutions, offering an improved proposition for clients and candidates across technology, cloud, cyber & IT Sales.

Two new state-of-the-art offices will also open in Liverpool and Edinburgh, broadening the Henderson Scott footprint, supporting its continued focus on high growth and emerging markets, expanding further into the UK, as well continuing its success in Europe and the US.

CEO Richard Vickers said: “Within Search Recruitment Group there are many highly talented and experienced people working across a large portfolio of industries and sectors, with best in class knowledge of their markets.

“Through Search Recruitment Group we have a platform to leverage this expertise, and deliver market-leading recruitment solutions to candidates and clients in those sectors we specialise in.

“Our aim is to maximise talent from across the group and empower our teams to really make a difference, harnessing knowledge and skillsets, helping us make a real difference as the market emerges post-Covid.”

Mark Bailey, Group board member and Henderson Scott CEO said:

“Henderson Scott leads the way in the industry and it made sense to consolidate our Search technology brand into this market leading outfit, reflecting the vision of the Search Recruitment Group board to drive growth through our technology specialists.

“Henderson Scott has many long-standing and trusted partnerships with clients, as does Search Technology, so our adoption of an integrated delivery model will provide greater choice and access to expertise, all of which will positively impact our customers and allow us to service more areas of their hiring needs.”

Coinciding with the launch of Search Recruitment Group, the business has also launched its new group website https://searchrecruitmentgroup.co.uk

 

For more information please contact Katharine McNamara at Konductor

E: ks@konductor.co.uk or T: 07966 505661

About Search Recruitment Group

Search Recruitment Group is an established provider of multi-discipline recruitment solutions, delivering specialist knowledge across niche markets. Its common purpose is to create great experiences that develop into long-lasting relationships.

For more information visit https://searchrecruitmentgroup.co.uk

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Scottish tech firm set to transform the post COVID workplace

Keystone, a leading workplace technology company, has created a unique Return-to-Work solution which addresses the global demand for safe and productive Post COVID workplaces.

STIRLING, SCOTLAND, June 2020. Keystone, a leading provider of workplace technology, announces the launch of its Return-to-Work technology solution and is already experiencing significant demand from organisations around the world.

The solution combines 24×7 real time monitoring of client workspaces using innovative IoT sensors with advanced data science powered by artificial neural networks. This unique capability enables, for the first time, managers to configure the solution to meet their post COVID workplace policies and guidelines, monitor over 74 data points in real time (including occupancy, social distancing, air quality and environmental quality) and receive real time ‘breach’ alerts and automated risk level updates.

By deploying the solution, companies can provide a safe and productive workplace for employees during the return to work, re-configure office layouts based on real time occupancy and utilisation data, monitor workplace compliance to guidance and standards 24×7 and in real time, receive breach alerts (e.g. if employees breach the social distance rule for more than a pre-set period), log incidents and manage preventative tasks and report on the Return to Work program effectiveness.

By working with world leading academics and data science teams, Keystone will shortly be adding predictive capabilities which will proactively alert office managers to future risks or potential breaches of policy or guidelines, with recommendations on avoidance strategies.

Keystone is the technology division of Key Facilities Management, one of the pioneers of the facility management sector. To respond to significant client demand for effective tools to help businesses return to the workplace after the coronavirus pandemic, the team at Keystone has rapidly re-configured its existing FM+ and Workplace+ technology products to provide a low cost, quick to implement and proven Return to Work solution that uniquely provides complete coverage of the entire workplace, 24×7 and in real time.

Gordon Mitchell, Keystone’s CIO commented: “For responsible employers, the COVID pandemic has accelerated the importance of providing safe, healthy, adaptive and productive workplaces. Our unique combination of advanced data science, best of breed sensing capabilities and world leading expertise in facility management is the reason our Keystone solution is in such demand”.

About Keystone
Keystone is the technology division of Key Facilities Management, pioneers of the £1.2tn facility management industry. Headquartered near Stirling in Central Scotland, Keystone’s cloud based technology enables organisations to gain real time visibility and centralised control of entire workplace. The technology powers smart buildings connected estates and smart cities using a combination of innovative sensing capabilities and advanced data science. Keystone partners with leading academic organisations, innovative IoT sensor providers and facility managers to continually deliver value to an international client base. As a recognised pioneer of workplace technology, Keystone’s founder Gordon Mitchell is involved in the development of international standards and adoption of technology in the workplace.

Gordon Mitchell, Founder & CIO, Keystone
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gordon-mitchell-9aaa8834/

Keystone
https://www.keystone-wx.com/return-to-work-2

+44 (0) 1786 841603
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ARCHITECT FIRM, TRIMBLE ARCHITECTS, EXPLAINS HOW TO USE AN ARCHITECT FOR YOUR BUILDING PROJECT


TRIMBLE ARCHITECTS is a RIBA registerd architect firm based in West London.

Experienced RIBA Architect Bob Trimble explains how you can use an architect to help you with your building project.

Outside of very simple building work, you should speak to a qualified architect before you begin planning your project.

The advice offered by an architect will help you foresee potential problems and avoid unnecessary costs.

An architect will offer guidance on all aspects of the project from costs and design through to planning and construction.

WHY DO I NEED AN ARCHITECT?

1. Using an architect means that in almost every instance, you will end with a better outcome

2. A fully trained architect can see the bigger picture. They will have the experience to offer advice on how the designs will effect the mood, style and limitations of the new building.

3. Your architect will help you to make sure that all aspects of the work are completed by professionals. All parts will be encouraged to meet building control and be approved by a structural engineer if needed

4. An architect will have a great eye for detail. They will have years of experience to help them foresee potential problems that can be overlooked.

5. You can work with your architect to project manage the build to ensure that it comes within budget. As a project manager, they can also represent your best interests with local authorities and builders.

6. An architect is usually able to help you find the best builder for your project.

7. A qualified architect is subject to a statutory code of practice and will have Professional Indemnity Insurance to protect the interest of their clients.

ARCHITECT FIRM, TRIMBLE ARCHITECTS, EXPLAINS HOW TO USE AN ARCHITECT FOR YOUR BUILDING PROJECT 2

HOW TO USE AN ARCHITECT

An architect will generally offer a full service for projects that have a budget of over £50,000. However, you can still get advice on smaller projects for a small fee.

The most common services offered by an architect are one-off consultations to provide useful information to help with your building design and construction. This offers a valuable insight into the work required and the process involved.

Initial meeting:

In general, you will not be charged for the first meeting with your architect. However, there is no obligation for an architect to offer their time for free.

Your initial meeting will usually be a short discussion of the ideas that you have for the project and what you hope to achieve.

The architect will let you know if they are able to complete this work for you.

You will not receive design advice or any further information as these are the services that you will be expected to pay for.

Writing a brief:

Writing a brief for a building project is one of the most important tasks in the success of the completed work.

The quality of the brief is essential in getting the best results from your architect. You will need to offer your architect everything required to plan your building work.

Your brief needs to specify all of the management and operation methods that you propose to use, along with the functions and requirements of the completed building.

The brief should include the following information for your architect:

– project aims
– project budget
– design style requirements
– intended activities for the completed building
– who is the decision-maker during the work
– general expectations of the completed build

Before submitting the brief, you will need to consider whether your new build is to be a contemporary style or does it need to fit in with an existing architectural look?

What are you looking to use the building for when it is finished? What activities do you expect to be using the space for? Are there any special requirements that should feature in the building to fulfil its desired purpose?

Consider the ultimate goal of the project. Are you hoping to improve the available space, increase light, make your building more flexible?

HELP WITH PLANNING PERMISSION

If you require planning permission for a building project, it is usually the case that you will need help from an architect.

Planning your project with a qualified architect from the beginning will help you avoid problems down the line such as planning applications being rejected.

Your architect will be able to let you know about all of the planning approvals that will be necessary to complete your build.

The rules about building regulations and development limits are different to all building projects.

Whether you are planning an extension or loft conversion, a self-build home or a block of flats, you will need to be aware of the particular planning permissions required.

An architect can be an invaluable asset when it comes to navigating the local planning authority.

If you have a planning application that is refused, you may be able to work with your architect to overcome the rejection.

There are a number of reasons why your planning application has been rejected:

– The completed build will overshadow the homes of neighbours and they experience a loss of privacy
– The build causes a loss of light on a neighbouring property
– The proposed building work is out of character with the existing architecture
– There are environmental concerns related to the building

If any of the issues listed above are the cause of your planning application being rejected, then, with the help of an architect you can work to resolve these issues.

There may be ways that you can modify the plans to avoid further objections from the local authority. Once you have completed the modified plans, you can re-submit the application free of charge within 12 months.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT ARCHITECT

Qualifications:

All qualified architects must be registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Alongside this, many architects are also RIBA members.

The legal use of the title ‘architect’ is protected by law (Architects Act 1997). This means that the only people that are permitted to call themselves an architect need to be fully qualified and trained to a high standard.

If you hear a company that describe their services as ‘architectural designers’ of using words other than ‘architect’ this is a sign that they are not qualified to practice.

If a business provides architectural services and is not registered with ARB or members of the RIBA, then they are likely to be an unregulated operation. This means that you will have no guarantee about the quality of the work or their ability to provide the services you require.

You can check the RIBA directory if you want to verify the membership of any RIBA architect.

Benefits of using a RIBA Chartered Practice:

Members of the RIBA must meet strict eligibility criteria before they can become registered. All registered practices of the RIBA will:

– have a required number of RIBA Chartered Architects employed
– be covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance
– use a Quality Management system
– follow strict Health and Safety and Environmental policies
– will conduct their services according to a Code of Practice

Members of the RIBA are fully committed to providing a service that meets high customer service and design excellence.

Press Contact: Robert Trimble

Telephone:  07785711635

Website: www.trimblearchitect.uk

Email: bob@trimblearchitects.co.uk

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Victorious Announced as a 4x Market Leader and a Top SEO Firm in 2020 by Clutch


March 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: On Monday, March 16th, Clutch named Victorious SEO the winner of four SEO categories. The award recognizes The Top 15 SEO Firms of 2020.

This recognition is the first of 2020 for Victorious, Award categories include link building, local SEO, on-page SEO, and SEO mobile optimization.

“Our success is the result of a single value that is embodied in every person at Victorious: A fierce dedication to becoming the best version of ourselves,” said Michael Transon, CEO at Victorious. “Day after day, our people enter the front door of our office with attitudes that demonstrate humility, rooted idealism, and work ethic that has resulted in enormous growth, both individually as people and collectively as a company.”

Clutch is the leading ratings and reviews platform for IT, marketing and business service providers. SEO companies were evaluated on verified reviews from past clients via phone interviews and online forms.

“Following extensive research, all of us at Clutch are pleased to announce the leading SEO firms in these specialized categories,” said Michael Trim a Customer Experience Analyst at Clutch. “We present this recognition only to B2B providers with unparalleled abilities to deliver to their clients time and time again.”

About Victorious: Victorious is an SEO agency that leverages a wealth of performance data and market research to create scientifically-driven SEO strategies. Our proprietary methodology combines the best of technology and people to deliver business-impacting results with breakneck speed. We’re driven by a passion to deliver great work and help great companies.

Media Contact Details
Pete Tkachuk, Victorious SEO
San Francisco, CA, USA
(415) 621-9830
mailto:sales@victoriousseo.com

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UK financial crime tech firm announces partnership to use unstructured data to prevent fraud


Synectics Solutions and Infoboss today announced a partnership that will see both organisations integrate their respective technology platforms, to broaden the reach of anti-fraud and financial crime activity, in both the public and private sectors, through the automated processing of unstructured data.

Infoboss has developed innovative data mining and processing capabilities allowing for the collection, classification, tagging, derivation and augmentation of data from any electronic source. The technology automates the management and processing of data utilising machine learning and artificial (AI) techniques enabling businesses to leverage valuable insights and efficiencies from previously untapped data sets.

From today, Synectics will be working with Infoboss to begin to incorporate its unstructured data mining capabilities into its financial crime risk management solutions for both public and private sector use. This comes on the back of additional partnerships recently agreed with other unstructured data analysis companies in this area, and reflects the big opportunities that Synectics sees for its clients’ in leveraging this untapped source of intelligence to aid the fight against fraud and other types of financial crime.

For over 27 years, Synectics has been at the forefront of developing leading edge, data driven solutions for its clients to help them create effective risk management systems to reduce their losses to fraud and financial crime.

Synectics’ clients have saved over £4.8 billion collectively in recent years through the use of market leading link analysis, fraud prevention and predictive analysis solutions – SIRA, Orion and Precision. Synectics has also helped public sector organisations save over £1.69 billion through its work with the UK’s Cabinet Office and the National Fraud Initiative. This new technology partnership will be especially useful to Synectics’ customers in their fight against fraud and minimisation of claim leakage.

Mark Hobart, Managing Director Infoboss commented: “The relationship with Synectics is important to us as it provides opportunity to illustrate how our innovative technology platform can be used in the fight against fraud and to deliver efficiencies in other areas that their customers are looking at such as claim leakage.”

Hobart continues: “Synectics is a leader in its field and we’re delighted to have been selected as a trusted partner on this innovative initiative.”

Russell Mackintosh, Head of Partnerships at Synectics said: “There’s often far more intelligence that fraud investigators can utilise from their own unstructured data. This is typically held in correspondence, invoices, statements, utility bills, payslips, claims forms and identification documentation. By using Infoboss’ technology to harvest this information and integrate it into our fraud prevention solutions, our customers will be able to gain a much more informed and richer picture of the levels of risk associated with applications or claims.”

About Infoboss

Infoboss provide an innovative, enterprise strength automated data management and processing platform. Utilising technologies such as search-engine, machine learning and artificial intelligence, the software can be used to solve a variety of business problems pertaining to data.

For further information visit www.infoboss.co.uk or alternatively call Mark Hobart on 0333 772 1963 or email mhobart@infoboss.co.uk

About Synectics Solutions

Synectics Solutions is a pioneering data solutions and software development firm, which has been providing leading-edge, risk mitigation software products to clients across the finance, insurance, automotive and public sector for over 27 years. The company is focused on protecting organisations against fraud and financial crime.

For more information visit www.synectics-solutions.com or alternatively call 0333 234 3419 or email marketing@synectics-solutions.com

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“Get on your bike” – says family law firm


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Kirsten Bennett from Lund Bennett Law LLP will be swapping a day at court, for a day on the bike in aid of Sport Relief 2020 on Friday 13th March 2020.

Kirsten from the Altrincham-based family law firm will be taking part in an 8 hour cycle ride in association with Orangetheory Fitness to raise money for the sports charity.

Kirsten will be taking part in a tandem stationary cycle ride at the Orangetheory Fitness Studio.

“Sport Relief is a great initiative that aims at uniting people across the UK,” said Kirsten Bennett, Partner at Lund Bennett Law LLP.

A spokesperson for Orangetheory Fitness said: “Supporting charity projects such as this goes to the heart of what we believe in and we wish Kirsten the best of luck. Our staff members will be on hand with towels and bottles of water to help her along!

Sport Relief aims to inspire the nation to raise money and take on some of the world’s most pressing problems through the power of sport.

Lund Bennett Law was launched in Altrincham, Cheshire in 2012 by founding partners Sharon Lund and Kirsten Bennett. The firm handles separation and divorce, maintenance disputes, financial settlements, children matters, domestic violence injunctions, cohabitation problems and pre and post nuptial agreements.

See www.lundbennett.co.uk

For more information, photography or interviews please contact:

Kirsten Bennett

kirsten@lundbennett.co.uk       0161 924 0079

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Manchester tech firm doubles turnover and secures Microsoft Gold Accreditation

Manchester tech firm has the Midas touch, more than doubling turnover and securing Microsoft Gold Accreditation

Manchester-based technology growth firm Yobah is flying high after announcing record turnover and securing Microsoft Gold Managed Service partner status cementing its expertise and competencies in this area.

Originally set up in 2013 by Founder and CEO Paul Sanders, Yobah began life as a small consultancy firm but has grown to become a provider of cybersecurity and cloud-managed services to businesses including MoneySuperMarket.com and The Co-Op. With a core team of specialists which includes Sanders, CTO Ian Wright and COO Darren Jones the business has developed a unique network of associates with the ‘hard to meet, in-demand’ skills required by it’s growing fin-tech client base.

The accreditation means that Yobah has achieved the highest level of Microsoft’s widely recognised partnership programme and signifies a commitment from the business to work closely with Microsoft to remain at the forefront of the latest technology developments whilst financial growth for the business has allowed significant development, team growth and the opportunity to invest in systems and services to create first-class client experiences.

Speaking about the success, CEO Paul Sanders said “ We’re proud of the quality of our work and consider ourselves a trusted partner to all of our clients and we know when it comes to security and credentials, being recognised as the best provides extra confidence when clients need it. We were delighted to become a Microsoft Gold Managed Service Partner, it’s a real demonstration of our strength as a business in these areas and of our business growth journey as a whole”

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Scaffolding Firm show support for colleague and ex-serviceman in Remembrance Sunday commemorations


Cambridge & Hertfordshire based scaffolding company, Royston Scaffolding Ltd were on hand to aid the Remembrance Sunday commemorations, with support in particular for one of their colleagues and ex-serviceman, Richard Wright, who previously served in Iraq.

Accounts Manager Jacqueline and her 6-year-old Grandson, Jesse also showed their support by raising money for the Poppy Appeal and joining in the tributes at their local Remembrance parade in Royston with which Richard was taking part in.

Richard Wright served in the army for almost ten years and was a Corporal (Section Commander) during this time he was deployed to Iraq, whilst on the roof of one of the buildings he wasn’t struck by enemy fire but was unlucky enough to be struck by lightning!

The ex-serviceman, now a Trainee Scaffolder commented: “I don’t recall much of the incident but I do remember when I was airlifted I was keen to see out of the window at the incredible view! I count my lucky stars and I try not to dwell on it too much as there are other servicemen who aren’t always so lucky.”

Partner of Royston Scaffolding Ltd, Elliott McGrath added: “We’re so grateful to have Richard on the team here. Ex-servicemen can provide so much to ours and others’ industries and Richard is an excellent example of that. Scaffolding day-in-day-out is a tough job and Richard’s teamwork and leadership skills not to mention his humour are incredible.”

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