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We are very pleased to announce that on Friday 19th May 2023, Carrot Recruitment found a new home as we became part of Compass Recruitment Solutions.

Compass Recruitment Solutions (CRS) is an independently owned specialist recruitment solutions business focussed on companies and investors across health, care, education, and life sciences markets in the UK and increasingly internationally. It operates under the Compass Executives, Compass Life Sciences (CLS), Compass Associates, and Compass Corporate Services (CCS) brands to provide a full service offering from fully retained executive search, to contingent solutions for businesses. Their focus is predominantly on companies and investors across the health, care, education, and life sciences markets.

CRS was formed in January 2010 by Founders, Sam Leighton-Smith, Mike Jeffreys, and Chris Russell. Since then, they have grown the group into a very successful, premium recruitment brand with over 140 employees.

The group have been awarded a number of industry awards and accolades in its history, which includes Recruiter of the Year at the 2017, 2019 and 2021 HealthInvestor Awards; LaingBuisson's 2019 Recruiter Award, and Search firm of the year for the Compass Executives brand at the 2022 HealthInvestor Awards. CRS are proud recipients of Investors in People - Gold Accreditation in November 2022, the first time the business participated in the standard.

This exciting partnership of our two companies will enable Carrot Recruitment’s growth into new markets and new geographies as we work together towards a brighter future in the Life Sciences recruitment space.  

What will this mean for our clients and candidates?

This is wonderful news for our clients and candidates. With our growth comes more exciting opportunities to expand into new sectors which will benefit both the clients and candidates we work alongside. Our values, our approach and our commitment to providing a 5-star service will continue just as before, with no changes planned to our structure, our brand or the way we work.

Sam Leighton-Smith, Group Managing Director at CRS said:

“We are delighted to welcome the Carrot team into the Compass fold and look forward to realising the benefits and value that our businesses combined can offer. We see many complimentary attributes for our client partners as well as exciting opportunities for staff as we look to continue our ambitious international growth agenda.”

Debbie Anderson, Founding Director at Carrot Recruitment said:

“Becoming part of the Compass Group represents an exciting step in our growth journey and importantly provides us with a platform to enhance and extend our service offerings further into European and US markets. In Compass we have found a perfect long-term home for the Carrot Recruitment brand, and we very much look forward to our partnership moving forwards”.

We look forward to working in collaboration with our new colleagues across the Compass Group and continuing our commitment to providing a supportive and valuable service for those we work with.

If you have any queries or questions about our partnership with Compass, you can get in touch by calling +44 (0) 1625 541 033

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