Scaleup North East helps recruitment firm boost turnover and create nine new positions.

03rd Feb 2023

A successful North East based recruitment organisation has thanked Scaleup North East for helping them increase turnover by 539% as well as creating nine new positions within the company and has ambitious plans for the years ahead.

Talentheads provides inhouse recruitment services to growing businesses. Working across all sectors and industries we partner with businesses, as their brand, to recruit strategically and long-term.

Sam Spoors set up Talentheads amongst the midst of the pandemic in 2020, growing from just herself in her kitchen to having an office based in Morpeth Northumberland. Whilst remaining humble to their North East based clients Talentheads also works with companies nationally and internationally.

Sam came to Scaleup North East after being recommended Angelina Bell, Scaleup Partner by a client.

After meeting with Sam, Angelina embarked on the journey of mapping out various business models and approaches to scaling the business. She brought in Scaleup Partners, Jon, Craig and Tony to one of the meetings to enable the four partners to share their experiences and advise on whether to grow region by region, through acquisition or to franchise. This provided a wider professional network and Angelina became the sounding board, advising on what direction Talentheads needed to move. Through a series of discussions, Angelina helped Sam to understand what she wants the business to look like in the future and identified things to be aware of. Angelina helped to open doors with new clients and establishing a five-year growth plan for maturing the Talentheads brand. Sam comments:

“If I had not reached out to Angelina we would not be where we are now without a doubt.

There’s no judgement, they can come and stand next to you, and you can be very honest and vulnerable, and they can advise you on what they’ve learnt and offer guidance.”

When asking Sam what advice she would give to other businesses considering scaling she adds:

“There are tough times you go through and self-doubt but if you believe you have something to offer that is credible and long term you’ve got to take the risks.”

Scaleup Partner Angelina Bell added:

“What I really like about Talentheads, is their strategic approach to working in partnership with their clients. They have made a demonstrable difference to several businesses which is helping massively with recruitment and retention. Sam is an enthusiastic leader and has a fast-growing team of professionals. The whole team are genuinely passionate about adding value, making positive impact and sustainable long-lasting change for their clients.”

Scaleup North East works with businesses that can demonstrate both the hunger and potential to achieve high levels of growth. To find out more about Scaleup and how you can receive scaling support, please visit:

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