Backing recruitment leaders of the future

nGAGE Ignition is the direct investment arm of nGAGE Specialist Recruitment. Unlike many other investors, what makes us unique is that our sole focus is recruitment.

It is what we live and breathe – our senior management team have over 200 years of combined recruitment experience.

The aim of nGAGE Ignition is to identify and back talented recruitment entrepreneurs with at least 3 years’ experience, to help make their ambition of being the CEO of their own recruitment business a reality.

Starting a recruitment business is easy but starting one that is profitable is really hard.

All of the businesses that receive investment are supported by the full resources of nGAGE.

This means that everybody we back has access to:

  • The full mix of award-winning shared services – everything you need, when you need it
  • National network of offices
  • Mentoring and support
  • Dedicated learning and development function
  • Branding and marketing support
  • Recruitment Systems – CRM and IT
  • Access to hundreds of existing suppliers

Building better recruitment businesses

nGAGE Specialist Recruitment is a highly focused investment group, currently operating a number of specialist boutique recruitment businesses with distinct brands.

nGAGE companies operate from a national network of offices covering five core sectors: Built Environment, STEM, Health & Social Care, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit and Professional Services.

All our specialist brands focus on fast growing professional or technical sectors and are supported by a strong, experienced centralised management team and our award-winning shared service platform. This provides the infrastructure and expertise to drive impressive performances in consultants and companies alike.

Recruitment at its heart is about people and relationships and whichever way you look at it, this should always be the core driver. At nGAGE, we place great value on our people and provide an environment where excellence can thrive, allowing our businesses to develop their teams professionally.

When a business is part of nGAGE, it grows, fast. Working in partnership with us provides people with the opportunities of running their own business, combined with the support that comes from being part of one of the UK's leading recruitment investors.

The nGAGE portfolio of specialist recruitment businesses includes:

nGAGE Senior Management Team


Tim Cook

Group CEO

Tim helps the founders develop their strategy and empower management to execute their plans.


Adam Herron

Group COO

Adam works with all start-ups in ensuring they receive the operational support they need to drive growth.


Tim Styles

Group CIO

Tim ensures all businesses have access to the latest innovative recruitment tools.


Andrew Burchall

Group CFO

Andrew and his team assist with budgeting, forecasting and cash flow modelling to help maximise value creation.


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