we are.


Over the last 20 years we’ve grown exponentially, in more ways than you’d imagine. We’ve been the catalyst for hundreds of thousands of unique and life changing recruitment experiences across the globe.

Something we’re extremely proud of.

Through our relentless quest for recruitment excellence we have become an agile, challenger brand in a crowded space.

We’re capable of moving at pace and forging new ground with the people that matter most to us – our clients, candidates and colleagues.

Our Story

We’ve been going 20 years strong and to continue growing at the pace we have, it’s safe to say we’ve had our fair share of experiences.

The success of a business can often be distilled down to a handful of moments. These moments become the catalyst for great change and cement the very foundations of who you are and why you do what you do.

These are some of the moments that shaped our lives.

  • The organisation begins life as retained Search partner, HintonLea Associates. Our first office opens in Eton, UK.

  • Our maiden RPO agreement is signed with Hyder Consulting and more history is made as Business Partnership Services (BPS) is born.

  • RWE Nukem (now Nuvia) come onboard as RPO partners. An office is opened in Liverpool as well as our current global HQ in Maidenhead, UK. BPS acquires HintonLea as our focus switches to tailored recruitment.

  • A year after opening our new Warrington office we sign our biggest RPO deal to-date with European engineering firm, M+W.

  • We rebrand as BPS World and expand our global footprint. We’re now carrying out work in over 33 countries and counting.

  • A first global RPO deal is signed with ambitious Fintech, 4Finance. Global office openings in the USA, Serbia and Singapore follow and we launch our Rising Stars Apprenticeship programme.

  • We pick up a host of Best Recruitment Apprentice, People Development and website awards. The icing on the cake is earning Best Companies 3-Star accreditation and being named in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list.

  • BPS Labs is launched – collaborative workshops to identify recruitment problems, explore creative ideas and forge the future. We’re constantly evolving the way we create loyal partnerships.


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We care about our customers and the way we make them feel. By using Net Promoter Score® we’re able to measure the quality of every interaction. NPS is a fundamental part of our business, touching every point of our Customer Journey.

We simply ask…“On a scale of 1-10, how likely are you to recommend BPS World to a friend, colleague or someone else?” 

The results speak for themselves…

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Meet our Leadership Team

Simon Conington

Simon Conington


Rachael Allen

Rachael Allen

People & Culture Director

David Shuttleworth

David Shuttleworth

Commercial Operations Director

Liam Murray

Liam Murray

President - Team Americas

Adrian Conington

Adrian Conington

Managing Director - Team APAC

Kevin Green

Kevin Green

Non-Executive Director

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