Life at ISL | March

What have we been up to this month?

February and March have been an incredibly busy time for ISL! We’ve had the opportunity to attend some fantastic IT, Engineering, and scale-up events across the UK, including the launch of SETsquared‘s national scale-up business programme. Check out what we’ve been up to below:

Cryptocurrency Event | Energy Talks – Blockchain enabled energy trading within communities

Last month, our dedicated London-based Open Source and Blockchain Recruitment Consultant, Jack Hargett attended six short talks and a panel Q&A from experts on the legal, financial and infrastructural implications of decentralised energy trading using Blockchain technology.

WeWork, Moorgate

“It was truly an eye-opener on developing technologies. I especially enjoyed the talks from Lionel Ward of Green Running (creators of Verv). He explained how AI and Machine learning are here to stay and how Verv can benefit their consumers by reducing their consumption of energy by using their smart device.”

To read Jack’s short article on the event which explains how the evening unfolded and what he learned, click here.

High Growth Knowledge Company | Roundtable Event

Our Director Alan Furley was recently one of 12 progressive business leaders at the HGKC roundtable event in Bath last week. The roundtable discussion focused on fear and entrepreneurship, and at the best ways for cutting-edge companies to manage risk while continuously developing and testing new ideas, in particular, how best to carry innovation forward in a calculated way.

“When it comes to recruiting, there are lots of variables to consider. It’s not just about finding someone with the right skills. There is the question of personal fit to consider, and other questions like how to build a healthy, diverse team.” said our Director, Alan.

Click here to read the rest of the article featured in the BusinessLeader, following this South West progressive business leaders event!

Inspire Elite and Goldman Sachs | ‘Scale-up your business’ Event

Here at ISL, we specialise in the recruitment for scale-up and start-up IT and Engineering companies across the UK. We have a highly active presence within the IT scale-up community and recently attended the Inspire Elite and Goldman Sachs scale-up event, hosted by the University of the West of England in Bristol. The event brought together leaders of high growth businesses to learn from each other and key speakers from Inspire Elite and Goldman Sachs.

SETsquared Scale-Up Programme Launch

On the 1st March, our Director Alan Furley attended the launch of SETsquared’s scale-up programme at the Bristol and Bath Science Park.

The event focused on rapidly-growing tech companies looking to take their business’to the next level. Following the publication of SETsquared’s Scale-Up Report, SETsquared was awarded £5m from HEFCE to a launch a new programme for scale-up business from the most innovative sectors across the South of England.

An expert panel of SME founders who are successfully scaling their businesses discussed the pitfalls and challenges they have faced along the way and the strategies they’ve employed to achieve sustainable growth. This knowledge is proving invaluable as we help our SME clients scaling their businesses this year. If you are a business owner or hiring manager looking for help expanding your workforce, get in touch with us today on  0117 4280600

Recruitment Leaders Connect | Event

Our Founding Director, Henry Keeys, recently attended one of the Recruitment Leaders Connect events in London, to learn about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in recruitment and how various automation technologies can improve our processes for our clients, here at ISL. Recruitment Leaders Connect is the largest recruitment agency event series in the UK & Europe. They host fast moving, high quality, TED style, presentations and Q&A covering the full spectrum of issues relevant to recruitment.

RDLC Pirates Events | London

Our Directors Henry and Alan have both attended several RDLC Pirates growth and tech innovation events this month, all based in London. The group brings together recruitment business owners from all over the UK to discuss hot topics and challenges in the recruitment industry. Here’s a picture of the recent RDLC lunch in GAUCHO Picadilly, London.

Spring Training Academy:

March marked the start of our Spring Training Academy, where we welcomed three aspiring recruitment consultants into our team for an eight-week intensive training course in becoming a successful consultant.

They’ve kick-started their training by being assigned the markets they will focus on within IT and Engineering, and are now working through an induction week focused around adopting the right mentality for success, before embarking on 6 modules and 22 topics of essential recruitment skills. We look forward to working with you and wish you every success in your new careers with us!

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What a busy month it’s been! We love engaging with the scale-up business community and offering our recruitment expertise to businesses across the UK looking for help as they grow their workforce. If you are looking to hire in the IT and engineering space, then please get in touch by calling 0117 4280600 today or emailing us at

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