ARC Network Meeting – November

Date: Wednesday 13th November 2019

Time: 14:00 – 17:00 (registration from 13.30)

Location: CBI | Cannon Place | 78 Cannon Street | London | EC4N 6HN (Berners- Lee and Sharman rooms)

Speaker: Greg Dean, Head of Large Employer Engagement Strategy at the National Apprenticeship Service – How recruitment businesses can benefit from the apprenticeship levy and funding rules up to July 2020.

Speaker: Lee Manning, partner at Raffingers on How to successfully transform and grow your recruitment business: including the complexities of sales, mergers and acquisitions.

Speaker: Peter Lappin, legal consultant at Lawspeed on Protecting your fees: prevention is better than cure.

How to book 

The meetings are free for ARC members and £50+VAT for non-members.  Non-members are very welcome to attend but are restricted to a maximum of two network meetings per calendar year.

Pre-registration is essential as places are limited. To book your place, please call us on 01273 777 997.

About Greg Dean

Greg came to the Civil Service ten years ago after 20 years in Further Education both as a College Director and as the joint owner of an Information Management Outsourcing Company that helped College’s in financial trouble. Greg initially acted as a Director in the National Employer Service and over the last 10 years has held many leadership roles but all involving employers and their workforce development involving Apprenticeships. Greg now leads the Large Employer Strategy for engagement with the largest of Apprenticeship Levy payers. Within this he also leads the Public Sector engagement on behalf of the National Apprenticeship Service.

Transforming your recruitment business  – more information

If you are a business owner who is interested in selling part or all of your recruitment business, purchasing part or all of another business or creating an arrangement to work with another business, you will likely find yourself dealing with the complexities of sales, mergers and acquisitions.

Lee Manning, a partner at top 100 accountancy firm Raffingers, will be talking you through the tips of the trade when it comes to successfully navigating the sale of your company, and how to avoid the dynamics and issues that can frequently arise.

About Lee Manning

Lee has over 25 years’ experience supporting recruitment agencies and helping them become more profitable. Lee began his career in the city of London and in 1995 his senior partner went out on his own and asked Lee to join him. Although a difficult choice, it was the right decision and Lee became a Partner in 1998. Lee is now responsible for a large portfolio of clients across a range of sectors with a specialist in recruitment. For these clients Lee assists them with all forms of tax planning, business development and strategic planning. Lee’s mission with any client is ultimately to help them achieve both their business and personal goals – whatever they may be.

Protecting your fees – more information

Most transactions between agencies and clients are concluded without problems, but fee disputes and ‘back door hires’ are increasingly a regrettable fact of life. In his presentation, Peter will cover:

  • How can you protect your fees?
  • Common excuses used by clients to avoid paying fees and common mistakes made by recruiters
  • How do you know when a ‘back door hire’ has taken place and how can you prove it?
  • Rebates
  • Transfer fee disputes and opting out – Conduct Regulations
  • Settling disputes without spending a fortune
  • Litigation and bringing court proceedings

 In addition, there will be a legal and compliance update by our recruitment specialist partners Lawspeed.

About Lawspeed

Lawspeed is the UK’s leading law consultancy dedicated to the recruitment and staffing industry. As a niche specialist in employment status, chain supply and regulatory compliance (including agency tax, IR35 and GDPR data protection), recruitment law, employment law, and contract law, they provide recruitment business terms and conditions, employment contracts and best practice support to any business involved in recruitment. Lawspeed’s dispute team helps agencies with any kind of client, contractor or 3rd party dispute related to candidate introduction or supply.