Precision Resource Group feature in Top 100 Bristol Owner-Managed Companies!

PRG are delighted to announce that we have listed in the Top 100 Bristol Owner-Managed Companies! Featuring in this month’s Business Leader Magazine, we have ranked 65th place alongside other brilliant local businesses.

Business Leader partnered with leading chartered accountants and business advisory firm PKF Francis Clark to showcase the top 100 owner-managed companies in the area.

In total, these businesses have achieved more than £7bn in annual sales and employ nearly 34,000 people. The list features representatives of a wide range of sectors, from recruitment to retail, the creative industry and legal services, for example.

Paul Bray, Partner and Head of the Bristol Office of PKF Francis Clark, said: ‘The Bristol area is home to a wealth of successful independent businesses who are creating jobs, innovating and making a positive contribution to the communities they operate in.

We know the sacrifices owner-managers make to start and grow their businesses, and the challenges many have faced due to COVID-19. So, as we look ahead to the post-pandemic era, it’s the perfect time to celebrate their contribution to the regional economy’.

PRG’s Managing Director Mark Lloyd expressed that ‘we are thrilled to be listed in Business Leader’s ‘Top 100 Bristol Owner-Managed Companies’. All businesses have faced a challenging year, however, we are grateful that PRG and our group companies iO Associates, Panoramic Associates, Panoramic Care and Finitas have managed to flourish and grow during this time.

We thank the hard work and dedication of our employees for our fantastic accomplishments as a business. We play a large role in our community and we couldn’t be more proud to be recognised for our contribution to the region’.

Many of the Bristol area’s biggest businesses have grown to become household names, and we are proud to be one of them.

To see our feature in Business Leader Magazine, please click here: https://www.businessleader.co.uk/magazine/

Introducing our EV Vehicle Scheme

Precision Resource Group (PRG) are delighted to launch our latest benefit for our senior staff: PRG Electric Vehicle Scheme!

In partnership with Octopus Electric Vehicles, PRG are giving our staff the opportunity to lease a full insured, serviced and taxed EV via salary sacrifice, thereby saving on Income Tax and National Insurance.

The UK must tackle our transport emissions to avoid more huge climate change impacts. Transport contributes one-third of all carbon emissions in the UK. Since 1990, these numbers have barely reduced at all. However, forward thinking car manufacturers such as BMW, Nissan, Jaguar, Audi and Mercedes are leading the change by giving us revolutionary electric cars! We must reduce the impact our transport sector has on our environment, to create a greener, fairer future and PRG are proud to be supporting this mission.

The scheme allows you to choose your car, the mileage and the length of term, before placing your order through Octopus EV (the sister company to Octopus Energy). Once the order has been approved, your car will be delivered to you in a matter of weeks!

If you are looking for a new opportunity, or if you are interested in working for us, please click here: https://precisionresourcegroup.co.uk/work-for-prg/

We are Disability Confident

In recognition of our support to our employees, clients and candidates, Precision Resource Group (PRG) has signed up to the Disability Confident employer scheme.

Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They’re changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities, and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.

The scheme helps employers recruit and retain great people, and:

  • Draw from the widest possible pool of talent
  • Secure high quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard working
  • Improve employee morale and commitment by demonstrating that you treat all employees fairly

It also helps customers and other businesses identify those employers who are committed to equality in the workplace. And as such, we have committed to the following:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer interviews to disabled people
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disabilityor long-term health condition to stay in work

By being Disability Confident, we’re joining those organisations that are leading the way in the business sector and beyond, helping to positively change attitudes, behaviours and cultures.

Get in touch with us to find out more on how we can help you become Disability Confident.

Demystifying IR35 Workshop

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

Earlier this month we hosted our Demystifying IR35 Workshop to explore the forthcoming changes to the IR35 legislation. We received feedback that many unfortunately missed this session and are therefore rerunning the workshop again on Tuesday the 30th March at 11am!

There has been much talk and confusion recently regarding the forthcoming changes to IR35 and its implications for private sector organisations’ hiring of contractors.

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 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 have 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.

We are confident that this workshop will prove to be hugely valuable in helping you further understand the legislation, prevent disruption to your projects and help you maintain a compliant workforce.

And if you have any specific questions around IR35 in the meantime, please feel free to send them through prior to the session.

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: https://www.fasttrack.co.uk/league-tables/fast-track-100/league-table/

 

 

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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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