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SSG Recruitment Partnerships

Investing in talented recruitment individuals, teams & Businesses since 2003

Are you a recruiter looking to start YOUR own business?

You’re in the right place

If you’re reading this page, it’s because you want to start and run your own successful recruitment business.

You’ve probably already considered the challenges and benefits of running your own recruitment agency – but it’s probably best to cover them all off anyway, just in case.

The first thing you need to do is be certain that this is the right path for you, your family and your lifestyle. There’s absolutely no denying that the benefits of recruitment business ownership are vast – but you need to be certain that you are prepared to work hard through challenging times.

All successful recruitment businesses have one thing in common – their owners didn’t quit when the going got tough.

Every recruitment entrepreneur goes through times of self-doubt and barren spells. The key to success is to never give up.

Having a partner like SSG to support you with all of the technical challenges of starting and running your own business, as well providing you with emotional support and business mentoring, can make all the difference.


For most SSG clients, it’s freedom which encourages them to take the first step.

Maybe it’s the freedom to spend more time with their families, or maybe it’s the freedom to spend more time on holiday each year?

Those of our clients who have taken the decision to have more liberty in the way they manage their time find the transition to business ownership life-changing in the most positive way.

Of course, freedom isn’t only about time – financial freedom is a massive motivator for recruitment entrepreneurs too.

When you’re free to earn without limits – you’re free to make plenty of other life choices.

The house you’ve always wanted? The car of your dreams? That holiday of a lifetime?

Anything you can imagine – it’s yours!


Of course, those are all the shiny things – the exciting things which get our blood pumping – but there’s also a very sensible side to business ownership which is often overlooked.

As the owner of your own recruitment agency: You are the captain of the ship, and you alone decide on the course of your voyage. You have SSG’s experience and guidance to help you at every step, but you are the master of your own destiny.

There’s no nonsense KPIs being set by your non-billing manager, there’s no risk of being made redundant or losing your job.

You are the boss. You alone.

The stability and security our clients feel is something they would never sacrifice – and the vast majority of those who start their own recruitment business would find returning to paid employment as a recruitment consultant too restrictive and precarious.

Very few people, after tasting recruitment business ownership, decide to return to their old lives with the prospect of lower pay, less security and less freedom.

But what happens when you’re ready to stop work?


Not many people, even recruitment agency owners, want to work into their retirement.

Building and growing your own recruitment agency gives you options.

Firstly, you’re able to contribute to your private pension at a potentially higher rate than you would have had available to you as an employed recruitment consultant.

Secondly – and this is the really exciting bit – you’ll be retiring with an asset.

You can then decide whether to remain the owner of the business, and have someone else run it for you, with the company paying you dividends every month – or you can decide to sell the business for a lump sum.


Overall, the benefits to launching and managing your own recruitment business can be simplified down to the word “Choice”.

You’ll have the freedom to make choices about how you spend your time and earn your money (and then spend it!) – you’ll have the freedom to define how you live your life.

All that being said: It’s hard to find a reason not to do it.

Ready for a chat?

If all of that sounds good to you – then click the button below to book a call with a member of our investment team

Dedicated onboarding team

You’ll go from zero to billing in just 4 weeks with dedicated one-to-one guidance.

Save valuable time with our fast technical setup. 

free business launch

Transition from employee to business owner in weeks – using our tried and tested formula – all with minimal financial risk to you.

You’ll become a managing director of your own recruitment business – and we’ll take care of the admin and paperwork. 

The SSG Network

Raise your profile and share your ideas and problems with the wider SSG network – an exclusive club of successful recruitment entrepreneurs who will offer you motivation and support.

Widen your network of business contacts across your sector and the industry as a whole.

Secretarial & Legal

Protect your assets with access to legal professionals with huge cost savings.

Focus on your business operations – while staying compliant, avoiding fines and penalties and meeting statutory deadlines.

Finance & Payroll

Reduce your tax liability and risk with your dedicated company accountant. Spend more of your time focussing on the non-financials, ensure a positive cashflow and understand when and where to spend your money.

Make decisions which ensure your company’s growth faster and easier with expert, bespoke advice.

Wholesale Discounts

Gain access to whatever industry tools you and your business needs at great value prices.

With the increased buying power of SSG, you’ll have all the tools you need at lower costs – which means higher profits for your business.

Your Options

We understand that everyone has their own reasons and motivations for starting their own recruitment business – and that everyone has different needs and ambitions.

That’s why we offer four different starting points for each of our clients.

These can be divided into two groups:

Our 100% Ownership options, which give you the independence and freedom of owning 100% of your business from the date of incorporation with access to all of the time and money saving benefits of being an SSG Partner.

Our Added Investment options, which benefit from financial investment for staff and other business costs to maximise your businesses growth, in addition to the incredible SSG Partner perks.

Long story short – there’ll certainly be something here which fits you and your new business.

Find out a little more about each of our products below.

100% Ownership Options


Start today, thank yourself later

The Solo product is tailored to solo recruiters – to help you and your business get up to speed as quickly as possible. You focus on billing, we’ll do the rest.


Your growth is our priority

The Grow product gives you peace of mind that your back office is taken care of, whilst you concentrate on making money and growing your business at a pace that suits you.

Added Investment Options


Your premium Partner for high growth potential

The Accelerate programme is for recruiters who are looking for the fastest possible growth. As an Accelerate client, you’ll have access to market-leading mentoring and guidance, additional financial support and all of the other benefits SSG clients love.


Your fully funded, equity-backed investment and exit program

The comprehensive Enterprise solution will cover you from business launch to business sale. The ultimate in recruitment business support with flawless backing from SSG. Take on staff and premises from day one – with a view to the sale of your business within 5 years.

What do our clients say?

Michelle Denny Recruitment


Michelle Denny – Managing Director 

Findrs Recruitment


Christopher Booth – Managing Director 

Bowella Recruitment


Hayley Mitchell – Managing Director 

ASJ Recruitment


Jess Reid – Managing Director 

All the information you need to make a decision - in one place

The Ultimate Recruitment Business Startup Guide

 Over 17 years, 500+ business launches and millions of pounds of shared profits, SSG have put together the most comprehensive guide to recruitment business ownership ever written: 

Claim your free copy of the 2021 edition!

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