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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

Advice for starting an agency

Build your understanding of what it takes to run a successful business.

  • Initial thinking 
  • Finance
  • Set up 
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Technology

Our guide for Start ups is available to REC members and non-members. 

Access for REC members 

Start-up guide - for REC members

Not an REC member? 

Answer a few questions to access the guide.

Access for free here

Your guide to growing your agency

Learn from subject matter experts, gain access to trusted suppliers, and build your understanding of what it takes to grow your business.

  • Reviewing your business
  • Business development
  • Planning for the future
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Technology
  • People and culture

  • Diversity and inclusion

Our guide for business growth is available to REC members and non-members. 

Access for REC members 

Guide for growth - for REC members

Not an REC member? 

Answer a few questions to access the guide.

Access for free here

Your guide to selling your agency

Gain an overview of the choices you have if you want to exit your business. 

  • Initial thinking
  • How to close your business
  • Using a broker to sell your business
  • Guide to management buyout
  • Selling shares to your partner or an investor
  • Megers and acquisitions 
  • HR/personnel

Our guide for exit is available to REC members and non-members: 

Access for REC members 

Guide for exit- for REC members

Not an REC member? 

Answer a few questions to access the guide to selling your business.

Access for free here


Join Neil's next live webinar to discuss the big issues affecting your industry

We’ll be talking about:

  • Futureproofing your business
  • Legal and compliance changes including holiday pay in light of Harpur Trust vs Brazel, the end of Reg 7, procurement latest, Right to Work, and Identity Document Validation Technology.
  • What a new Prime Minister means for our industry and your business, and more!

When: Wednesday, 7 September at 1pm 


Practical business advice from thoughts leaders and subject matter experts



REC Audited - the gold standard in recruitment compliance

Benchmark and improve your customer service, staff development, diversity and client and candidate management

nGage Tim Cook

Neil and the team at the REC have elevated the way that the industry is seen by government with their skilful lobbying and engagement. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the REC has pulled together the leading recruiters in an organised way not seen before and created a body that the Government will actually listen to .

nGage Tim Cook Tim Cook
Group CEO, nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
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A comprehensive source of information and resource empowering you and your employees whilst providing them with the ability to transform your organisation for the better.

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Operations Manager, Chef On The Way
Kelly Knopp

I chose to use the REC as it is an organisation that is universally recognised. Their knowledge is second to none when it comes to employment law. Knowing you have the legal support as well as access to a library of template documents is also very useful. The process from start to finish of becoming a member was very straight forward and I was supported every step of the way with any questions I had. I am proud to show the REC logo on my website.

Kelly Knopp Kelly Knopp
Director, Southern Education Recruitment
Steve, Connectwell

The REC team provides an invaluable service to the UK by keeping the highest recruitment, talent and employment standards and goals front of mind to key decision makers and practitioners alike. They are more than a hub for best practice, learning and innovation. They are at the centre of the industry driving the dynamic conversations that count in so many tangible ways in real lives.

Steve, Connectwell Steve Bernard
Founder, Connectwell
Robert Kean

Our main focus when starting our business was to ensure that we get things right the first time and to hopefully minimise the risks and avoidable mistakes further down the line. Having the REC behind us gives us the reassurance and tools to ensure we are in the best possible position to achieve this.

Robert Kean Robert Kean
Managing Director, NR Recruitment Ltd