PRG are Finalists for the Bristol Life Awards 2022!

Precision Resource Group (PRG) have been shortlisted for The Bristol Life Awards 2022!

The Bristol Life Awards celebrates the best companies in Bristol. They are the most prestigious, most tightly contested awards with the greatest number of local companies involved. As such, we are thrilled to say that we have been identified in the top 10, in the Business Services category.

At PRG, we are extremely proud of our successes and all that we do for our local community. It’s great to be recognised for this and to have our name amongst other brilliant, Bristol businesses.

These awards provide a great opportunity to bring the best of our city together, to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones. After a difficult few years, celebrating what we have achieved matters more than ever – as does recognising our teams contribution throughout these tough times.

Congratulations to everyone that was shortlisted, and we look forward to seeing you on the 18th of May at Ashton Gate for the final awards ceremony!

To find out more about PRG and what we do, please click here: https://precisionresourcegroup.co.uk/about-us/

Precision Resource Group have joined Programme One

Precision Resource Group (PRG) are proud to announce that we are now members of Programme One.

Programme One address workplace inequality for Black talent within the Recruitment Industry.

They seek to deliver a lasting programme of change that addresses the significant underrepresentation of Black talent within this industry. Their strategic ambition is to remove barriers of 500 or more Black recruiters every year.

By being a member of Programme One, PRG are joining those organisations that challenges bias, improves equality of opportunity, and enhances equity.

Our commitment is to remove barriers to hiring Black recruiters so that we match the Black representation in our local community.

PRG are proud to match this representation already within our business; however, we still strive to improve this percentage and increase our representation of Black recruiters within our company.

PRG’s Lead Delivery Consultant Francis Macaulay continues:

‘I’m really proud of PRG for supporting this programme. It’s one of the many steps we’ve taken to improve on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

This is aimed at Black representation in recruitment, and its about removing those barriers at entry, so people in our community feel that they can build a career.’

Programme One has brought the recruitment industry together to collectively remove the inequalities which are restricting and inhibiting the engagement of Black talent in the sector.

The programme is aiding us with the following:

  • Building our own Diversity & Inclusion strategy if you do not currently have one
  • Creating an inclusive culture and working environment
  • Understanding the Black representation in your local community
  • Developing an understanding of how to access wider talent pools
  • Access to a structured mentoring programme
  • Accessing a library of information on Black contribution to culture and history
  • Running an internal D&I survey

All forms of discrimination are significant. Challenging bias and redefining equal opportunity is at the core of our values at PRG, as we strive to be as inclusive as possible and commit to removing all barriers for Black recruiters.

Get in touch with us to find out more on how you can join Programme One.

Or, click here to find out more about Programme One.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

This week, Precision Resource Group (PRG) held an event for our valued clients and candidates at M Shed, Bristol, to celebrate our sponsorship of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. 

Open until the 5th of June 2022, the event returned with a new set of breath-taking images.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition launched in 1965 with 361 entries, and today it attracts 49,000 entries globally. These images have been selected by an international panel and winning images have been credited on their creativity, technical excellence, and originality.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most respected exhibition in its field, and we are thrilled to be involved. Our sponsorship is an opportunity to support Bristol’s art and culture and the extraordinary displays of nature.

PRG’s Managing Director, Neil Willis-Stovold, welcomed our guests to the evening and then passed over to Ray Barnett, Head of Collections & Archives at Bristol Museums, who gave us an insight into the background of the exhibition and the images. We enjoyed the evening with a selection of canapes and drinks, whilst appreciating the fantastic images at our own leisure, and what a selection to be showcased!

The evening was a fantastic opportunity to catch up with our clients and candidates, view the spectacular photographs, and to support a much-acclaimed part of Bristol’s culture.

PRESS RELEASE: PRG to Sponsor Bristol Flyers

Flyers welcome Precision Resource Group as a new Elite Partner

Bristol Flyers is proud to announce Precision Resource Group (PRG) as a new back of short sponsor to the club.

The Bristol-based group of niche recruitment brands has come on board as an Elite Partner to the club, ahead of Friday’s clash against the Sheffield Sharks, LIVE on Sky Sports.

PRG specialise in bespoke, tailored permanent and contract staffing solutions to a wide range of customers across a number of specialist markets. These include iO Associates (Tech, Digital and Engineering), Finitas (Finance, Governance & Change), Panoramic Care (Health, Social Care and Specialist Education) and Panoramic Associates (Housing and the UK Public Sector).

In 2020, they were featured in the 24th annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table, ranking Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest growing sales over the last three years.

Neil Willis-Stovold, PRG Managing Director stated: “PRG are thrilled to be sponsoring the Bristol Flyer’s kit this season. We understand the importance of supporting our community, and as such we regularly get involved with Bristol sport and culture.

We share values of dedication, innovation and inspiration and a love for both the city and the community. We cannot wait to see our representation driving the Flyers forward in the upcoming games and for the rest of the season.”

Justine Kebby, Bristol Sport Group Head of Commercial, added: “We are delighted to welcome Precision Resource Group on board for the remainder of the 2021/22 season”.

 “As previous partners of other teams within Bristol Sport, it’s great to see more and more companies seeing the value of sponsoring across the group”.

PRG are Sponsors of World Land Trust!

Precision Resource Group are delighted to announce that World Land Trust have become one of our chosen charities!

Every year, PRG run several fundraising events to support our existing charities, Changes Bristol, Jessie May and Young Lives vs Cancer, and we’re thrilled to welcome World Land Trust to join them!

World Land Trust pioneered the Buy an Acre concept of buying land for conservation, starting in 1989, and has, since then, funded ground-breaking habitat protection for more than 30 years.

World Land Trust, and its overseas project partners, have been instrumental in the purchase and protection of more than 2,222,247 acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats, and together ensure that more than four million acres of land is managed under active protection worldwide.

We cannot wait to see the input of our employees, our contribution throughout the year, and the difference we can make to a brilliant cause, such as World Land Trust.

As proud sponsors of these brilliant charities, this year we have made it our mission to encourage one another to take time out of the office to help raise funds for these incredible organisations and make a difference in our community.

To help with this, all our employees are entitled to an extra day off, or as we call it, ‘Volunteer Day’. Furthermore, we have launched a Matched Giving Scheme! If our employees raise or donate money for a registered charity of their choice, PRG will match your donation up to £100.  So, keep an eye out for our fundraising events throughout 2022!

 

We are Sponsoring The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition!

Precision Resource Group are thrilled to announce that we are sponsoring the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, held at MShed, Bristol.

Opening between the 27th of November 2021 and the 5th of June 2022, the prestigious event is back with a new set of breath-taking images.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition launched in 1965 with 361 entries, and today it attracts 49,000 entries globally. These images have been selected by an international panel and winning images will be credited on their creativity, technical excellence, and originality.

We are honoured to be involved in such a globally recognised exhibition, and we cannot wait to see the extraordinary displays of nature. PRG’s Managing Director, Mark Lloyd, continues:

“Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most respected exhibition in its field, and we are thrilled to be involved in this much-acclaimed celebration of nature. We cannot wait to see what sights are showcased at this year’s event and it is a great opportunity to be support a renowned part of Bristol’s culture. What an event to be involved in!”

To find out more, or to get tickets, please visit the MShed website here: https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed/whats-on/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2021/

 

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.