From hard drives to recruitment drive

U-NEEK Solutions LTD is a market leading recruitment agency specialising in the placement of professionals within the Entertainment & IT arena. Based in Sheffield, the business was launched in 2016 by joint managing directors Danny Johnson and Scott Cooper, due to the increasing demands for specialist agencies to offer bespoke, transparent and tailor-made staffing solutions.

The company had recently secured a number of valuable contracts from venture capital backed technology companies based in London to recruit candidates across their technical, sales, creative, marketing and PR divisions. They decided to contact the Growth Hub to gain funding to take on additional staff to deliver the increased demand for their services.

U-NEEK Solutions LTD contacted a member of the Growth Hub’s Access to Finance team who concluded the company would need a set amount of funding to achieve their aims and to help deliver on an increased workload.

The advisor from the Growth Hub introduced the company to Finance for Enterprise (FfE), a grant supplier which regularly provides loans to early-stage businesses who granted their initial request for finance.

Within four weeks of making the initial enquiry, U-NEEK had secured additional funds and were able to take on two additional members of staff. A further four are now being planned to be recruited in the next six months.

“I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I made my initial enquiry. I was delighted that in such a short space of time I was able to speak to an experienced Access to Finance advisor who helped clarify my funding requirements and successfully introduce me to a funder who understood our business and growth plans. As a result of support from the Growth Hub, we have been able to finance the recruitment of additional staff to deliver world-class customer service to our rapidly growing customer base.” – Danny Johnson, joint managing director of U-NEEK Solutions LTD.

Thanks to support from the Growth Hub, the company’s recruitment drive will now allow them to successfully deliver the new contracts and also accelerate their projected company growth over the next couple of years.