Demystifying IR35 Workshop

Demystifying IR35 Workshop – A regulatory burden? Or an opportunity to win the war for talent?

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There has been much talk and confusion recently regarding the forthcoming changes to IR35 and its implications for private sector organisations’ hiring of contractors. With this in mind, we’re delighted to invite you to our DemystifyingIR35 Workshop at 8.30am – 9.30am on Wednesday 10th March.

In this session we will explore the changes to the legislation, what it means for you and your contractors, and how we can help with the transition.

We will also share some real-life insights into how our clients are reacting to the new legislation, and the implications of these actions on their ability to attract the top talent in the market. You will also have the opportunity to assess how our new Status Determination Tool can help you tackle the challenges ahead, and how it can give you a significant advantage in your search for the most talented individuals in the marketplace.

We will look to address the following:

What is changing, and how does it impact you?
What are the implications of getting things wrong?
What are other organisations doing, and how are contractors reacting?
Why should you consider an alternative to HMRC’s CEST tool?
How can our IR35 Status Determination Tool help?

We will conclude with a Q&A session to address any final questions you may have.

Precision Resource Group (PRG) and its subsidiary brands (Panoramic Associates, iO Associates, Finitas and Panoramic Care) assisted hundreds of public sector organisations with this transition in 2017, meaning we have unparalleled experience in this area. Our 2017 program was successful and smooth, but we have since refined & enhanced our processes even further. We are now excited to offer clients access to our market leading IR35 Status Determination Tool which will enable them to ensure 100% compliance, with zero financial risk, and at no additional cost.

Around the PRG World in 28 Days

​Precision Resource Group, are delighted to present to you our latest fundraising event, Around the PRG World in 28 Days! We are raising £3,000 for our chosen 2021 charities.

Two teams from PRG are competing to see who can travel Around the PRG World in 28 Days the fastest! By either walking, running or cycling, these two teams will travel the virtual distance between our Headquarters in Bristol, to Newcastle, Reading, London, Brussels, Munich and Tampa, equating to a huge 16, 623.61km!​

Our chosen 2021 charities are:​

·Changes Bristol– Changes Bristol provide peer support groups, offering a safe and friendly space for people to share any anxiety, stress or depression they might have.

·Clic Sargent– Clic Sargent fight tirelessly to stop Cancer destroying young lives, by offering day to day support, financial support and much more.

·Jessie May Trust– Jessie May is a Children’s Hospice at Home service caring for all local terminally ill children by offering end of life care, emotional support and vital respite care.​

We hope that you will join us in supporting these three amazing charities, to show our gratitude for all that they do.


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We have joined the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI)

In recognition of our commitment to our employees, candidates and clients, our parent company, Precision Resource Group (PRG), has joined the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI). The ENEI is a not for profit, and the leading employer network (with over 300 members) promoting equality and inclusion in the workplace. The ENEI’s role is to influence government, assist business and trade unions, and campaign for real practical change.

Getting recruitment right is one of the biggest challenges for any employer, avoiding discrimination whilst embracing inclusion. In order to reach the most talented people, an organisation must have access to a wide talent pool, which means ensuring no one is overlooked for unjust reasons.

Membership allows us to promote best practice in equality and inclusion in the workplace through employer guides, policy briefings, case studies and further tools to support the needs of our candidate and client partners. It also offers an opportunity for our people to grow knowledge outside their normal job role by taking part in webinars and networking events.

ENEI’s vision is for organisations and people to prosper by valuing difference in the workplace. It aims to work in partnership with all its members to set the recognised standard for best practice to…

  • Deliver inclusive recruitment – Understanding how an inclusive workforce benefits an organisation.
  • Improve inclusive recruitment outcomes – Designing an inclusive job and person specification.
  • Recognise and develop our recruitment skills – Providing an inclusive company culture for onboarding new staff members both internally and for our clients.
  • Consult on inclusive recruitment to others – Describing their responsibilities in terms of reasonable adjustments.

Get in touch with us to find out more on how we can help you meet your recruitment Diversity & Inclusion goals.

Precision Resource Group feature in the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 2020


Precision Resource Group (PRG) are extremely excited to this weekend have featured in the 24th annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table.


We couldn’t be more proud with this year’s league table including only three companies based in the South West and just two companies from the recruitment sector UK wide. Ranked number 89 on the list, we are the first of the newest entrants for the South West and are proud to have tracked a three-year annual sales growth of 41% with £31.3m in April 2020.


The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over the last three years. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each December, with an awards event the following September.


Even though it has been a difficult year for all businesses, we are so proud that PRG and our group companies iO Associates, Panoramic Associates, Panoramic Care and Finitas have come out of it stronger than ever. We couldn’t have achieved any of this without our incredible employees who have worked so hard and put in so much effort this year!


A huge congratulations to all the other winners, you can view the full league here:



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Jessie May and our Board of Trustee, Tom Selman

We’re proud to announce that our Business Manager, Tom Selman has joined the Board of Trustees of one of our chosen charities, Jessie May.  

Jessie May is a children’s charity very close to Tom and his family after his foster sister, Mia received amazing home care and supported his family with Mia’s life-limiting condition.  

Tom is delighted to be part of the board by providing both commercial experience and fundraising with the help from the wonderful people here at PRG.  

We sat down with Tom to find out more about his involvement.

Why is Jessie May such an important charity to you?  

Jessie May is such an important charity to my family as they offered incredible support to my parents when they cared for my foster sister Mia. Mia had life-limiting conditions and required around the clock care. Jessie May’s support essentially enabled her to remain at home, instead of spending her life in hospital 

Why & how you became a trustee?  

I was made aware that Jessie May was looking for support from candidates that could offer commercial experience, so approached them through LinkedIn. Linda, the Chair of the Board of Trustees got in touch and arranged an informal interview. I had a couple of conversations with Linda and Chris, the CEO and then attended the quarterly board meeting. After the meeting, the existing board members “voted me in”  

How you aim to support the charity?  

The two key areas for me will be supporting the operational side of the Charity through the experience I have gained in the commercial world and also by using my local network to assist in the fundraising effort. As with most charities, Jessie May have been hit hard by the pandemic and need a big year of fundraising to continue the fantastic support they provide to families across Bristol and surrounding areas. 

How can PRG continue to help the charity throughout 2021?  

One of the things I love most about PRG is our dedication to local charities. PRG has supported Jessie May for several years now and the support of companies like ours is vital. Fundraising has been especially hard over the last 10 months due to COVID-19, so a continued effort on the fundraising front would be a huge step in the right direction. Using our various platforms to spread awareness of this great charity would also be greatly appreciated!

PRESS RELEASE: Bristol Recruitment Firm Announces Second Global Expansion in Six Months


iO Associates launches in Europe with new offices in Brussels and Munich.

Technology, digital and engineering staffing specialist iO Associates has this week announced its first global expansion into Europe with new offices in Brussels and Munich.



Following several client wins in the European technology and engineering staffing sectors, iO Associates says that demand is now so high that it requires dedicated offices to sustain its growth.


The firm will be focussing its initial efforts on clients in the Benelux and DACH regions with plans to quickly broaden its scope.


The Bristol head-quartered firm, part of Precision Resource Group, is launching its European arm just six months after the successful launch of its first Americas office in Tampa Bay, Florida.


Operating for only five years in the UK, iO Associates rapid expansion is underpinned by its stronghold in major growth markets. Despite challenges this year, the technology and engineering jobs markets have remained resilient in the UK and internationally.


Neil Willis-Stovold, Managing Director, comments: “It’s been a really challenging year for us at iO Associates but it’s been great to see that despite difficult economic conditions, we have still been able to sustain our business growth as planned.


“Our new Europe offices will help us to keep increasing our client base and integrate fully within our target markets. As we have seen in Florida, there is real appetite across the international staffing industry for firms like ours which have specialist sector knowledge and a network of quality global candidates.”


In the last year, iO Associates has increased its head office headcount to 70 employees. It turned over nearly £20m, up 25% on the year previous.


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For more information about iO Associates or to discuss this press release please contact:

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Celebrating a 6 Year Anniversary on Panoramic Care

Claire Prichard is a Principle Associate on Panoramic Care and is celebrating six years with Precision Resource Group (PRG) this month. We sat down with Claire to get a better understanding of her time with us, what she loves best about her job and most importantly, why she thinks others should work for us:

  1. What you love about your job  

Working for a company where there are so many talented people. You are continually striving to do better and it’s a privilege to be working with such excellent people. 

  1. And working for PRG/Care  

I’ve worked in a few different sectors over the years and I love the way that PRG is always evolving. Working for Panoramic Care and David Geaney is also great as he’s a very good leader who understands what needs to be done but he trusts you to make the right decisions about what needs to be done. 

  1. Any highlights

It’s incredible that over the last six years I have had the opportunity to go on numerous incentive trips to Michelin star restaurants, VIP experiences at Cheltenham, go on shopping sprees and stay in 5* hotels in, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Miami. It’s actually crazy to think back over the amazing things and places I have been to with the company.

  1. How you’re finding remote working

I love working remotely as it allows me to be really planned and focused. I know what outcomes I want to achieve each day and do my best to achieve them. I find it easier to concentrate on what I need to achieve without distraction. 

  1. Where you see yourself in the future with the company 

Continuing the success I have had over the years and to continue to be a strong member of the Panoramic Care team. 

  1. What are your reasons for staying with PRG for the long term? 

PRG have really listened to the ways I have wanted to develop or re direct my career as well as new sectors I have wanted to explore. I have also had a lot of support from the company which is much appreciated and inspires me to want to do well with the company. I also feel that PRG is fundamentally a good company, run by good people and that is important to me.


Want to know more about working at PRG? Call Tyler Zammit on 07969342674 for a confidential chat to find out what PRG could offer you!

PRG brand iO expands globally

iO Associates announces new office in Tampa to serve increased demand for cloud technology specialists

Tech, Digital and Engineering staffing specialists iO Associates has this week announced the launch of its first U.S. office in Tampa, Florida. The new U.S. arm will specialise in cloud technology staffing solutions.

The Bristol head-quartered firm, part of Precision Resource Group, has been supporting clients in the UK for over five years during which time it has experienced impressive growth and success. This includes boosting the Bristol office headcount to 70 employees and turning over just under £20m in the last financial year (up 25% from the previous year).

​Strong investment and demand for financial services, insurance, medical and defence sector staffing has driven this latest expansion into Florida’s Gulf Coast. iO Associates has a proven track record in staffing for these industries.

iO Associates are bringing a unique proposition to the area offering staffing solutions exclusively within the cloud tech space.

Services introduced in Tampa will include recruiting the highest calibre of permanent and contract talent across AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

The office launch has been led by Mark Lloyd, Managing Director, who says: “We are thrilled to be expanding into the US cloud technology space and to be introducing something new and unique to the Tampa staffing market. Our success in the UK has cemented our position within the marketplace and we look forward to welcoming our new U.S. client base.”

iO Associates has become well known in the staffing space for its expertise in narrow technical disciplines but also for its technical meet-ups in the community. These have flourished under quarantine with online regional meet-ups for .Net, Java, Software Development, DevSecOps and Tableau continuing to receive over 300 attendees per event.

As part of their launch iO Associates have announced their partnership with Jeff Fudge, owner of meet-up groups Tampa Bay Azure and Tampa Bay AWS to support the skills growth of its cloud technology community.

PRG’s Tips for Working From Home

With the quick spread of COVID-19 around the globe, many businesses are having to rapidly shift to working from home. Working remotely can be difficult as you are more exposed to distractions which the office may block. So here are a few tips to ensure you are being as productive as you can whilst working from home!

Act like you are going into the office.
Set an alarm, make a coffee and dress as if you are going to work. The mental association you make between work and an office can make you more productive and professional.

Structure your day like you would in the office.
To stay on schedule, break up your tasks and allocate them to different times for the course of the day. Use an online calendar to create personal events and reminders so you know when to start on new tasks.

Have a dedicated work space.
Even though you aren’t working in an office, doesn’t mean you can’t give yourself an office environment. Avoid cosying up in your room or on the sofa, and dedicate a specific space to do your work.

Make it harder for yourself to mess around on social media.
Turn off or log out of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp etc so you’re not distracted and don’t end up taking too many social breaks!

Commit to doing more.
Set small targets and goals throughout the day so you can keep track of your progress and feel productive.

Plan out what you’ll be working on ahead of time.
Spending time figuring out what you’ll do today can take away from actually doing those things. Do your daily plan the day before to avoid procrastination.

Take clear breaks.
It can be so easy to get distracted when you WFH that you avoid breaks altogether. However five minute breaks are really important so use your breaks to get away from your desk instead of browsing YouTube etc.

Have a positive mindset.
All of the above will help build a positive mindset. Remember to stay in touch with your team and your manager, and to WASH YOUR HANDS.

Get in touch for any other tips!

PRG Announce New Charity Partner

Today is World Mental Health Day providing opportunity to show support for better mental health.

With this in mind, we thought it the perfect timing to announce our new chosen charity, Changes Bristol who will be added to our current charity partners CLIC Sargeant and Jessie May.

Changes Bristol support people with their mental health recovery.

Approximately one in four people in the UK experience a mental health issue each year. Figures show that Bristol sees higher rates of mental illness than the national average, with disadvantaged areas the worst affected. Mental health is just as vital as physical health and mental health issues can affect everything from quality of life to life expectancy.

Changes Bristol is a grassroots mental health charity that has been providing peer support groups since 2004. Changes offers a support network which anyone can access. You don’t need a GP referral, there are no waiting lists, and you can access the support for as long as you need it.

With the help of trained mental health facilitators, these safe, confidential groups enable people work together to improve their mental health. These sessions let people learn from others with lived experience, work to reduce social isolation, support improving self-esteem, and empower people to make the most of their lives.

At PRG we are committed to supporting mental health and back in July, 8 employees spent two days learning about mental health, how to support their peers and how to provide the next steps of getting them the practical help they need.

After the training was completed we set up a MHFA email that allows any employee to contact a MHFA on a strictly confidential manner 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Alongside this our health plan also offer a full employee assistance programme (EAP). In times of need EAP have experienced counsellors on hand to support you and guide you through your situation. They provide emotional support, telephone counselling, practical information, face-to-face counselling and CBT.

If you’d like to find out more about the work that Changes Bristol do, take a look at their website

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