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At A Glance

James Caan CBE is one of the most prolific entrepreneurs and investors in the UK recruitment sector.

James has been in recruitment for over 30 years and invests in recruitment companies of all sizes across various geographies and sectors. Alexander Mann, his first recruitment business, has gone on to become the most respected talent solutions brand in the world. His second recruitment venture, Humana International, grew to 140 offices across 30 countries.

Portfolio on track to generate £150m in revenue in 2021

258 consultants across the portfolio

Over £4 million invested into launching new recruitment business

£18.4 Million invested into existing recruitment business

30 different recruitment businesses under his mentorship

Making 4,000 placements annually across 55 countries

Starting a Recruitment Business?

Are you an experienced recruitment professional with over 5 years in the business, unparalleled market expertise, and good leadership skills? Do you feel this is the time for you to take that leap of faith and launch your own recruitment business?

As the markets have started to recover, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and feel we are ready to grow. I am opening my next investment fund, which is the fifth fund of its kind and our first opening since 2019.

I am looking to back the right experienced professional, who has the passion and drive to build a market-leading brand in their sector. I am looking to invest both the capital and infrastructure into my next entrepreneur to encourage their growth, and start the process of rebuilding the economy with a talented individual.

If you are ready to take the next step and have the entrepreneurial flair to run your own business, then apply using the form on this page.

Capital, Support, and Resources Provided

Throughout my career, my mantra has always been to invest in people. As well as providing capital for you to launch your recruitment business, I am also very proud of the resources we have developed which are available to you, including the necessary back-office support and infrastructure you need to build and scale your recruitment business. Managing a recruitment business is about more than just billings; you need to be able to manage your brand, finances, HR, CRM, social media and more. Listed here, you will see the list of support and resources available and provided by my team.


Our experienced payroll team manages and deals with both contractor payments and staff wages, salaries, and commissions.

Credit control

Our seasoned team of credit controllers are responsible for all collections, reconciliations and banking for your business.


Your companies bank account will be managed and reconciled on a monthly basis.

ID facility

Where you have a contract/temp business and require invoice discounting, our team will manage this on a weekly basis.

Management accounting

You will have a dedicated management accountant allocated to your business, responsible for producing your monthly management accounts.

Preparation of statutory accounts

Our team will work with the auditors in preparing your annual accounts to be submitted to Companies House.


Our team will work with you to produce an annual budget to give you complete visibility of your projected income and costs, to plan 12 months in advance.

Accounts payable

Our accounts payable team will ensure that all of your purchase invoices are paid on a timely basis.

Brand and proposition

Our team will work with you to help formulate a brand & identity for your new business.

Website design

Our team will guide and help you to identify a cost-efficient approach to launch your website for your new business.

Social media management

Our team will help you to promote your business via social media.

Management training programme

We have access to a number of industry leading trainers, who coach and mentor our entrepreneurs to help with their career and commercial development.

Consultants training programme

We have a comprehensive training program , delivered through some of the best trainers in the industry for consultant training.

Group Purchasing Power

Due to the scale of our group you will benefit from group purchasing, for example 50% discounts on LinkedIn licenses due to the number of licences we purchase.

Employment contracts

Our team will supply you with employment contracts for all of your new consultants joining the business.

CRM Systems

We will provide you access with the latest up to date web-enabled CRM system.

Audit by BDO

We will work with BDO who will do your annual audit and filing.

Legal support

Our legal team will help you with any legal documents which you may need to sign, or complex pricing agreements which you may have with your suppliers.

HR documentation and advice

Our team will work with you to ensure that you are aware of all or any new legislation which may be relevant to your business.

Client cross selling/referrals

Due to the size of our portfolio you will have the opportunity to cross sell your specialism into our large international customer base.

Tax planning and all filings at Companies House/HMRC

The team will ensure that all and any correspondences with HMRC, PAYE and VAT are dealt with on your behalf.