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About us

We are Gravitas. An international recruitment company serious about connecting and building lasting relationships with the best talent, while providing specialist recruitment services to our clients. We work across the UK in key niche talent shortage areas of Technology and Insurance.

Through our industry-leading service, we deliver unrivalled contract and permanent recruitment solutions.

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Who are Gravitas and what do we believe?

Our purpose is to create solutions that empower your ambitions. Its the reason our business exists.

We focus on building partnerships and gaining an in-depth knowledge of our customers niches, and the recruitment industry, working in accordance with our values of respect, integrity, passion and excellence.

This collaborative approach enables us to help our clients, candidates and own staff, achieve excellence and fulfil their potential, something we are very passionate about.

Providing high quality specialist services has helped us to become one of the leading recruitment companies in the UK, not self-proclaimed, but demonstrated by our numerous awards and accolades.

We are part of a larger network of international offices, so you can be assured that we are legally, regulatory, and ethically compliant.

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Meet our founders

Our origin story

Gravitas was founded in 2010 by friends, Jonathan Ellerbeck, Daniel Wallis, and Alex Naylor. Each of them had years of recruitment and leadership experience but saw a gap in the market to do something different. They wanted to create a business that focused on uncompromising quality of service while facilitating niche areas in Technology and Insurance. Seeing quality was sometimes lacking in other recruitment agencies, they pledged to build a business that took recruitment seriously, while building a fun and rewarding internal culture. Recruitment is a profession that can change people's lives and businesses, and they believed that should be taken seriously. Simultaneously, Jonathan opened our first office in London, Alex opened an office in Leeds, and Daniel moved from the UK to set up our Hong Kong office. These 3 offices have now grown to 9 offices across the EU and Asia, winning almost 50 awards for our service and culture along the way.

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Our history

Established Offices

  • Gravitas established with offices in Leeds, London & Hong Kong
  • £1.4 million turnover

Expansion

  • Opened Manchester & Singapore offices
  • Zoe Brent appointed Strategic Planning & Implementation Director

Rebranding

  • Global headcount exceeds 100
  • Gravitas Group Holding structure created
  • Group re-branding

Record Breaking Year

  • First strategic acquisition in Hong Kong (Atlas)
  • Record billing month £920k

Headcount Exceeds

  • Global headcount exceeds 150
  • Record NFI in a month: £1.4m
  • NFI up 42% year on year vs FY17A

Seim Munif

  • Seim Munif appointed Chief Financial Officer
  • NFI up 35% compared to the equivalent period in FY18A
  • Alcuin Capital Partners minority investment

Navigating through a Global Pandemic

  • Coronavirus global impact - business holds its nerve, retains staff and remains resilient
  • Moved to a new Singapore Office
  • Director employed to create an Insurance Hypercube in UK

Succeeding through a Pandemic

  • Shenzhen office opened
  • Consultancy division created
  • Automation journey commences: Herefish, Bamboo HR, SAP Concur

New CRO Appointed

  • Kurt Schreurs appointed Global Chief Revenue Officer
  • Opened Munich office
  • Strategic Acquisition of R2 Group in Rotterdam

Strategic Acquisition and New CEO

  • Opened Frankfurt office
  • Kumar Gawri appointed as Germany Associate Director
  • Strategic acquisition of Hamlyn Williams Hong Kong & Shenzhen operation
  • CRO, Kurt Schreurs, promoted to Group CEO, while exisiting CEO, Jonathan Ellerbeck, stepped into Chairman role. 
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Contract and permanent hiring solutions

Contractor
Contract recruitment

Our flexible contract technology and insurance recruitment solutions help businesses looking to hire on an interim or contract basis. Everything from a single specialist contractor through to a whole project. Find out more about our contractor recruitment services.

Permanent recruitment

We deliver technology and insurance permanent recruitment solutions, helping businesses with their niche requirements, from start to finish. Find out more about our permanent recruitment services.

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Diversity & inclusion

We’re committed to the promotion of DEI. Whether it’s working with businesses on their own diversity initiatives, leading conversations on the DEI agenda through our events program, ensuring our own working environment is fair and inclusive or collaborating on initiatives to encourage diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Our numbers

Global offices
9
Turnover 2022
£76m
Employees
255+
NFI 2022
£27m
Countries
5
Year started
2010

Awards & accolades

We’ve won numerous awards for every aspect of our business. Visit our awards page.

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