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Recruitment Founders Club is your launchpad to owning a successful recruitment business. We provide comprehensive mentorship and cover your start-up costs for the first 12 months. Coupled with our robust network and on-going support, we not only help you start your own business, we ensure you thrive.

I’m working long hours to fulfil someone else’s dream, with very little support or development, and meaningless promotion titles.

Set your own vision and we’ll help you get there.

I’m working 12-hour days with very little time left over for friends and family.

You work how you want – where and when you want.

I’m one of the top billers in my company but I’m only getting paid 30% of what I make.

Join Recruitment Founders Club and keep 80% of what you bill, with all the additional benefits of being an entrepreneur.

I’d love to set up my own business but wouldn’t know where to start.

We will be there to support you every step of the way, in all aspects of your business.

I’ve outgrown my line manager and feel trapped.

Recruitment Founders Club was established to encourage entrepreneurialism, supporting you seamlessly from employment into business ownership and beyond.

Why join Recruitment Founders Club?

Our Founders are as relevant and as credible as it gets. The people setting you up in business aren’t sitting in an ivory tower. They’re sitting next to you.

We don’t run your company – you do!

Ability to earn Partner status in Recruitment Founders Club and in turn becoming a shareholder in RFC, earning yearly dividends and multiple exit opportunities.

Free access to an industry-leading board of mentors.

Follow a proven formula from start-up whether you aspire for a lifestyle business or scale-up.

What else is in it for you?

  • All start-up costs covered
  • Keep 80% of what you bill
  • Earn with our Partner reward program
  • Join a community built for collective growth and reward
  • A tried and tested technology and service stack

Let's talk numbers.

  • Launch and operate your company for £0 in year one.
  • Keep 80% of your revenue/net fee income.
  • Keep 90% when you achieve partner status.
  • Earn annual dividends and share in exit opportunities as an RFC Partner.

Different from anything else out there.

Successful biller looking for more?

Successful biller looking for more?

Successful biller looking for more?

Successful biller looking for more?

Successful biller looking for more?

Why not run your own business?

Why not run your own business?

Why not run your own business?

Why not run your own business?

Why not run your own business?

Recruitment Founders Club
will show you how

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Sharing best practice, mentorship, and leadership development.

Meet the team

We have strategically selected a formidable, and diverse board of advisors with expertise in all areas of recruitment business growth.
These people are accessible to all incoming founders at the time you need them most.

Co-Founder

Lindsay Hartland

Using his 20+ years of experience to help other recruiters realise their own potential of establishing their own businesses.

Lindsay is RFC’s co-founder.

Originally an Engineer, he pivoted into direct sales, then media sales, before eventually finding his way into recruitment in 2003.

He joined the Sthree group and progressed his career from Trainee to partner over a career spanning 17yrs, during which he established, inherited, and developed multiple business units across a number of territories, winning many awards along the way. It was during this time that he met and hired Greg, working with him for a few years before they went their separate ways.

During the pandemic; realising he wanted to spend more time with his family as well as wanting to fulfil a long-standing desire to be in control of his own destiny, he made the decision to go alone and establish his own recruitment business, and in the summer of 2020 Hanison Green Ltd was born.

To respect his previous employer while also wanting to try something new, he chose a market and territory he had no previous experience in - and although not having personally made a placement for over 10yrs, by choosing a fast-growing Niche within MedTech, he quickly established a reputation of being one of the leading recruiters within Neuromodulation, as well as becoming a board advisor to several US based Neuromodulation start-ups.

Now, with Hanison Green firmly established as a top recruiter in its field, and having been reunited with Greg, they’ve realised they both share a desire to use their experience to help other recruiters realise their own potential of establishing their own businesses.

Connect with Lindsay below.

Toye Oshunbiyi

The modern-day, authentic leadership coach.

Toye is a modern-day leadership coach.

Formally of the Sthree Group; he grew his career there over a 10yr period from L&D consultant - onboarding all new trainees, to being head of the entire L&D function where Toye was responsible for producing and delivering all training sessions for Sthree’s global leadership team.

In 2021 Toye established his very own Leadership Development business “Business leaders coach” to help recruitment companies develop their next generation of leadership talent.

He’s authentic, ethical, purpose driven, and is 100% committed in helping recruiters become the very best versions of themselves possible, whilst equipping recruitment leaders with the very best, and most relevant tools for their success.

Connect with Toye below.

Lysha Holmes

Expert recruiter with over 20 years experience in the R2R space, and founder/host of "The Recruiters Recruitment Podcast" - which attracts a global audience.

Lysha Holmes has spent a quarter of a century challenging the norm of the recruitment industry.

Having built her early career in the Midlands within the engineering space, she moved into the media and marketing agency world upon moving back to Manchester before 'falling' into R2R in 2002. Launching her own R2R in 2005, QUI Recruitment has built a reputation for integrity throughout the industry.

Lysha also has the honour of being a Judge for the Recruiter Awards since 2020; the host for globally listened to "The Recruiters Recruitment Podcast"; an executive coach since 2020 and Champion for the Mental Health in Recruitment movement.

An ambassador for DEI specialist Inclusion Crowd, Lysha is outspoken on wellbeing matters, particularly around sobriety having been so since 2017.

Lysha is a solo parent to two adult daughters. And for her sins, is a life long Man City fan :)

Connect with Lysha below.

Co-Founder

Greg Elton

A top biller turned company owner, Greg is excited to share his experience developing a new generation of recruitment business owners.

Greg is one of RFC’s Co-Founding duo.

Like many, Greg joined the recruitment industry straight from University and joined SThree Plc.

Having been awarded top perm Rookie and Biller in the Regions Greg moved into Executive search after 3 years and 9 years later was Co-Owner and Managing Director of a successful multi 7 figure turnover firm.

Greg founded Day-2 to continue his activity supporting FTSE100 and mega infrastructure/energy projects whilst also enabling him more free time to be Dad to his 3 children.

Greg has been a Board Director of not-for-profit organisations and is currently a Board Adviser to Green Lithium.

Outside of work Greg is a keen golfer, Aston Villa supporter and grass roots football coach.

Connect with Greg below.

John Lavictoire

Over 20 years of experience, focused on Public Sector and Third Sector senior appointments and working with some of the UK's largest and most critical bodies.

John is a Director and founder of Seymour John Public Services.

John’s career spans 20 years, with a focus on Public Sector and Third Sector senior appointments working with some of the largest and most critical bodies contributing to UK society from the NHS, Government Bodies, Housing Associations, Education, Quangos, Charities, Membership Organisations, Regulatory Bodies, Emergency Services and Local Authorities.

Prior to Seymour John, he spent 12.5 years with Hays in senior roles, culminating in his role as Senior Business Director for their Public Services and Senior Appointments Division with responsibility across multiple specialisms. John is a keen believer in entrepreneurialism, Social Value and Net Zero initiatives and is looking forward to sharing his experience in Business Management, Corporate Governance, Bids and Contract Management and Public Sector recruitment with incoming RFC Founders.

Outside of work John enjoys spending time with his family, is a keen Aston Villa supporter, which he regularly takes his sons too, and a sports car fanatic!

Connect with John below.

PJ Ellis

Having practised as a solicitor for 7 years, PJ has now been in the digital marketing world for over 6 years. An advocate of all things Brum, PJ also co-founded the charity LoveBrum.

Having read Law at the University of Birmingham, and then practising as a solicitor for 7 years, PJ has now been in the digital world for over 6 years. He was the founder of the social media agency, Blake7, which merged with Lightbox Digital in the summer of 2018.

An advocate of all things Brum (and for his sins a Birmingham City FC fan), PJ also co-founded the charity LoveBrum in 2014, which shines a light on the “hidden gem” projects of Birmingham. He mentors entrepreneurs, has helped raise over £1m worth of funding for start-up businesses, and has sat on the advisory boards of the Birmingham Law Society, BPS Leaders, TedX and the English Schools Football Association.

Having helped raise over £750k for charity, he received a Points of Light award from the Prime Minister, which recognises outstanding UK volunteers in their community.

His passions away from Birmingham and Digital Marketing are his family, friends, football and Ibiza.

Connect with PJ below.

Emma Howard

With over 20 years in recruitment, resource planning, and talent management, Emma brings the voice of the client to life.

With over 20 years in recruitment, resource planning and talent management Emma brings the voice of the client to life. Although she has worked across global corporate businesses she brings a distinctly non corporate approach to recruitment, including an understanding of business resilience, the importance of real DEI measures and longer term partnership building.

Emma has worked in all levels of recruitment, from entry level and graduate, up to blue chip board of directors, bringing a brand of positive pragmatism to her work, including candidate assessment, development and engagement.

An accomplished coach she is qualified in MBTi, M-Braining, Covey and the Enneagram, helping you to find joy in the job you are doing as well as the work you are born to do.

Outside of work she focuses on long walks, crime procedurals, raising money for hospice trusts and laughing as much as she can.

Connect with Emma below.

Scarlett Allen-Horton

Accomplished business partner to Lord Sugar, and sought-after inspirational keynote speaker. Featured in The Times, and Independent to name a few.

Scarlett Allen-Horton is the founder of multi-award winning Harper Fox Partners; a top executive search firm specialising in placing diverse talent across the global STEM sectors.

Year on year proven Top Performer, Ambassador for the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and truly passionate diversity and inclusion expert.

Scarlett is accomplished business partner to Lord Sugar, BBC Apprentice finalist, and sought-after inspirational keynote speaker, featured in The Times, Business Leader and Independent to name a few.

Board Committee Advisor, Awards Judge and Business Mentor, Scarlett offers over 10 years’ experience within executive search and loves the industry.

Connect with Scarlett below.

Co-Founder

Lindsay Hartland

Using his 20+ years of experience to help other recruiters realise their own potential of establishing their own businesses.

Lindsay is RFC’s co-founder.

Originally an Engineer, he pivoted into direct sales, then media sales, before eventually finding his way into recruitment in 2003.

He joined the Sthree group and progressed his career from Trainee to partner over a career spanning 17yrs, during which he established, inherited, and developed multiple business units across a number of territories, winning many awards along the way. It was during this time that he met and hired Greg, working with him for a few years before they went their separate ways.

During the pandemic; realising he wanted to spend more time with his family as well as wanting to fulfil a long-standing desire to be in control of his own destiny, he made the decision to go alone and establish his own recruitment business, and in the summer of 2020 Hanison Green Ltd was born.

To respect his previous employer while also wanting to try something new, he chose a market and territory he had no previous experience in - and although not having personally made a placement for over 10yrs, by choosing a fast-growing Niche within MedTech, he quickly established a reputation of being one of the leading recruiters within Neuromodulation, as well as becoming a board advisor to several US based Neuromodulation start-ups.

Now, with Hanison Green firmly established as a top recruiter in its field, and having been reunited with Greg, they’ve realised they both share a desire to use their experience to help other recruiters realise their own potential of establishing their own businesses.

Connect with Lindsay below.

Co-Founder

Greg Elton

A top biller turned company owner, Greg is excited to share his experience developing a new generation of recruitment business owners.

Greg is one of RFC’s Co-Founding duo.

Like many, Greg joined the recruitment industry straight from University and joined SThree Plc.

Having been awarded top perm Rookie and Biller in the Regions Greg moved into Executive search after 3 years and 9 years later was Co-Owner and Managing Director of a successful multi 7 figure turnover firm.

Greg founded Day-2 to continue his activity supporting FTSE100 and mega infrastructure/energy projects whilst also enabling him more free time to be Dad to his 3 children.

Greg has been a Board Director of not-for-profit organisations and is currently a Board Adviser to Green Lithium.

Outside of work Greg is a keen golfer, Aston Villa supporter and grass roots football coach.

Connect with Greg below.

Toye Oshunbiyi

The modern-day, authentic leadership coach.

Toye is a modern-day leadership coach.

Formally of the Sthree Group; he grew his career there over a 10yr period from L&D consultant - onboarding all new trainees, to being head of the entire L&D function where Toye was responsible for producing and delivering all training sessions for Sthree’s global leadership team.

In 2021 Toye established his very own Leadership Development business “Business leaders coach” to help recruitment companies develop their next generation of leadership talent.

He’s authentic, ethical, purpose driven, and is 100% committed in helping recruiters become the very best versions of themselves possible, whilst equipping recruitment leaders with the very best, and most relevant tools for their success.

Connect with Toye below.

John Lavictoire

Over 20 years of experience, focused on Public Sector and Third Sector senior appointments and working with some of the UK's largest and most critical bodies.

John is a Director and founder of Seymour John Public Services.

John’s career spans 20 years, with a focus on Public Sector and Third Sector senior appointments working with some of the largest and most critical bodies contributing to UK society from the NHS, Government Bodies, Housing Associations, Education, Quangos, Charities, Membership Organisations, Regulatory Bodies, Emergency Services and Local Authorities.

Prior to Seymour John, he spent 12.5 years with Hays in senior roles, culminating in his role as Senior Business Director for their Public Services and Senior Appointments Division with responsibility across multiple specialisms. John is a keen believer in entrepreneurialism, Social Value and Net Zero initiatives and is looking forward to sharing his experience in Business Management, Corporate Governance, Bids and Contract Management and Public Sector recruitment with incoming RFC Founders.

Outside of work John enjoys spending time with his family, is a keen Aston Villa supporter, which he regularly takes his sons too, and a sports car fanatic!

Connect with John below.

Scarlett Allen-Horton

Accomplished business partner to Lord Sugar, and sought-after inspirational keynote speaker. Featured in The Times, and Independent to name a few.

Scarlett Allen-Horton is the founder of multi-award winning Harper Fox Partners; a top executive search firm specialising in placing diverse talent across the global STEM sectors.

Year on year proven Top Performer, Ambassador for the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and truly passionate diversity and inclusion expert.

Scarlett is accomplished business partner to Lord Sugar, BBC Apprentice finalist, and sought-after inspirational keynote speaker, featured in The Times, Business Leader and Independent to name a few.

Board Committee Advisor, Awards Judge and Business Mentor, Scarlett offers over 10 years’ experience within executive search and loves the industry.

Connect with Scarlett below.

Emma Howard

With over 20 years in recruitment, resource planning, and talent management, Emma brings the voice of the client to life.

With over 20 years in recruitment, resource planning and talent management Emma brings the voice of the client to life. Although she has worked across global corporate businesses she brings a distinctly non corporate approach to recruitment, including an understanding of business resilience, the importance of real DEI measures and longer term partnership building.

Emma has worked in all levels of recruitment, from entry level and graduate, up to blue chip board of directors, bringing a brand of positive pragmatism to her work, including candidate assessment, development and engagement.

An accomplished coach she is qualified in MBTi, M-Braining, Covey and the Enneagram, helping you to find joy in the job you are doing as well as the work you are born to do.

Outside of work she focuses on long walks, crime procedurals, raising money for hospice trusts and laughing as much as she can.

Connect with Emma below.

Lysha Holmes

Expert recruiter with over 20 years experience in the R2R space, and founder/host of "The Recruiters Recruitment Podcast" - which attracts a global audience.

Lysha Holmes has spent a quarter of a century challenging the norm of the recruitment industry.

Having built her early career in the Midlands within the engineering space, she moved into the media and marketing agency world upon moving back to Manchester before 'falling' into R2R in 2002. Launching her own R2R in 2005, QUI Recruitment has built a reputation for integrity throughout the industry.

Lysha also has the honour of being a Judge for the Recruiter Awards since 2020; the host for globally listened to "The Recruiters Recruitment Podcast"; an executive coach since 2020 and Champion for the Mental Health in Recruitment movement.

An ambassador for DEI specialist Inclusion Crowd, Lysha is outspoken on wellbeing matters, particularly around sobriety having been so since 2017.

Lysha is a solo parent to two adult daughters. And for her sins, is a life long Man City fan :)

Connect with Lysha below.

PJ Ellis

Having practised as a solicitor for 7 years, PJ has now been in the digital marketing world for over 6 years. An advocate of all things Brum, PJ also co-founded the charity LoveBrum.

Having read Law at the University of Birmingham, and then practising as a solicitor for 7 years, PJ has now been in the digital world for over 6 years. He was the founder of the social media agency, Blake7, which merged with Lightbox Digital in the summer of 2018.

An advocate of all things Brum (and for his sins a Birmingham City FC fan), PJ also co-founded the charity LoveBrum in 2014, which shines a light on the “hidden gem” projects of Birmingham. He mentors entrepreneurs, has helped raise over £1m worth of funding for start-up businesses, and has sat on the advisory boards of the Birmingham Law Society, BPS Leaders, TedX and the English Schools Football Association.

Having helped raise over £750k for charity, he received a Points of Light award from the Prime Minister, which recognises outstanding UK volunteers in their community.

His passions away from Birmingham and Digital Marketing are his family, friends, football and Ibiza.

Connect with PJ below.

Frequently asked questions

Is it really free to start?

Yes!

RFC will pay all of your start-up and running costs for the first 12 months.

All you need to do is fund your lifestyle until your company starts billing.

What is included in the tech/service stack?

The RFC team has partnered with a selection of tried and tested technology and service providers that we believe you’ll need.

What is your Partner program?

We have set aside 20% equity in Recruitment Founders Club available for founders that achieve Partner status.

Our partner qualification is a combination of performance and tenure, designed to reward you with a slice of RFC, earning you annual dividends and the potential of multiple exit opportunities.

What support do I get?

The RFC Founders, Greg and Lindsay, are available on a daily basis to aid your journey.

They work from our Birmingham office 3 days a week, the same office that we will pay for our founders to have access to.

They’re not in an ivory tower, they’re next to you – but only if you want them to be!!

Our Values

Igniting Potential

We believe in harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit, transforming aspirations into realities.

Collective Triumph

We thrive on unity, knowing that our successes are sweeter when shared, and our challenges lighter when divided.

Beacon of Trust

We shine with honesty, respect, and transparency, holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of ethics and fairness.

Unity in Diversity

We champion an inclusive community where unique backgrounds and perspectives fuel innovation, growth, and empowerment.

Our Partners

community of recruitment entrepreneurs, sharing their experience to establish and develop a new generation of recruitment business owners.

Take control of your own recruitment business – alongside the mentoring support of industry leaders providing all of the tools and experience for your success.

Your future starts here.

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