RG was established in 2000 and was acquired by HCIG (nGage Specialist Recruitment) in 2008. RG pride themselves to provide specialist HR recruitment services, training, managed services and consultancy. They work across a number of sectors for temporary, permanent, executive search and selection and vendor managed recruitment training.

Prior to investment, RG was experiencing a plateau in growth due to exposure to a declining market and not enough exposure to large clients; in addition, the majority of sales were from just a few consultants.

Tristan identified the need for stronger management for RG. He strengthened the management team and hired Jason Bowler as CEO, and Melissa France as COO as a catalyst to change the business.

“HCIG gave us a deep understanding about the importance of attracting the best talent, and marketing to do so. Now it is part of our culture. We think about it, we talk about it. We are now one of the fastest growing recruitment companies in the UK. HCIG instilled a mentality that it is possible to grow in any circumstances. We grew 80%, selling to the public sector in the midst of widely publicised public sector spending cuts.”


Since investment RG has achieved the following:
  • Turnover increased by 107% in two years
  • Headcount of sales staff increased by 62% in 18 months
  • 3 Star accredited – Best Companies
  • Sunday Times – Best small Companies to work for 2014
RG opened three further offices in Reading, Brighton and Bristol. The Reading office contributing 9% of overall turnover with an outstanding £2.9m in sales and 11% of Gross Profit, within its first year


FOUNDED | 2000
EMPLOYEES | 50 – 200
– Small Recruitment Agency of the Year 2013

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