Recruitment Entrepreneur and James Caan CBE invest in Exeter-based high growth SME recruitment specialists, King Recruit

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James Caan CBE’s award-winning investment firm Recruitment Entrepreneur is pleased to announce the partnership of its newest joint venture, King Recruit.

Based in Exeter, King Recruit work with high growth SME businesses in the South West helping them to build teams and drive success.

Following a successful 10+ year career in recruitment enjoying positions at global companies such as Blue Arrow and Randstad, MD Helen Plumridge launched King Recruit from her small home office in 2015 whilst also raising two young children. Since inception, King have gone from strength to strength moving into their own offices at Pynes Hill in Exeter and placing over 200 people in careers. In January this year Helen expanded King Recruit with the addition of King Executive to assist clients with more strategic, high performing positions, placing business leaders into leading businesses so that they can achieve a high-performance culture and superior results.

In partnership with Recruitment Entrepreneur Helen now plans to develop the group even further with the addition of King Tech, King Sales, King Finance and King Digital over the next 12 months.

Founder Helen Plumridge said of the joint venture with Recruitment Entrepreneur:

“I’ve always had this unrelenting passion to build a multi-award- winning recruitment and search business for the South West business community and now with investment and backing from James Caan and the expert team at Recruitment Entrepreneur we are well on our way to achieving that”

On his latest investment, King Recruit, Chairman James Caan CBE commented:

“The past year we’ve seen a huge shift in city dwellers wishing to relocate to the South West post lockdown and I think that King Recruit are perfectly placed to assist businesses adapt and attract top talent, and provide a much needed service to candidates, helping them to relocate out of major cities without taking a step back in their careers. I’m really excited to see the direction Helen takes her business, she is certainly the one to watch in this space, and I look forward to working with her as she takes King Recruit to the next level”.

CEO of Recruitment Entrepreneur, Abid Hamid added:

“King Recruit are a fantastic addition to our portfolio and our first joint venture based in Exeter. SMEs are the backbone of our economy and following the pandemic it’s more important than ever that they grow and generate lots of employment opportunities across the UK and I think Helen and her team will be a driving force in the South West.”


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