Member Meeting Manchester

*Please note this event was moved from March 30th and is now taking place on March 29th due to train strikes*

Wednesday 29th March 
3:30pm — 5:00pm 
JMW, 1 Byrom St, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HG

Registration and refreshments 3:00-3:30pm

Networking drinks from 5pm

Welcome, introduction & APSCo update

Ann Swain, CEO, APSCo

New horizons – Establishing your international presence

Ann Swain, CEO, APSCo

The market for professional talent is now an international stage and many recruitment firms, particularly SME’s, are exploring new overseas channels for their services. Ann Swain, Global CEO of APSCo will explore: the right time to look further afield, factors affecting where you should be looking, which markets are the most attractive and why. She will also consider the next steps to ensure a successful international expansion.

Managing the risks of international expansion – The 4 C’s

Stephen Rookes, Business Advisor, SRC Consultancy Ltd

Stephen will then present the risks that need to be considered by recruitment companies already running an international business. He will examine the risks associated with Compliance, Care, Claims & Corporate which are key to get right to ensure success and future growth. With over sixteen years of experience in the international professional recruitment sector and twenty years' experience with multinational engineering companies, his insights will help you consider how to develop risk mitigation plans to ensure your international growth continues to be successful and pain free

Panel discussion – The dos and don’ts of international expansion

Chaired by Ann Swain, CEO, APSCo

During this interactive session, our experienced panellists will provide an overview of their international expansion experience including successes and achievements. They will also share in hindsight what they would do differently and what were the significant lessons learned. This will be a great opportunity to hear from recruitment businesses of different sizes and sectors who have embarked on an international expansion programme, so please come armed with questions for them all.

Panellists: Adrian Adair, COO, Morson, Stephen Rookes, Business Advisor, SRC Consultancy, Mark Brown, CEO, Worldwide Recruitment Solutions, and Adam Richardson, MD, Strive Sales

Feedback and closing remarks   


Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Co-Founder, Worldwide Recruitments Solutions

Find out more

Stephen  Rookes

Stephen Rookes

Business Advisor , SRC Consultancy

Find out more

Ann Swain

Ann Swain


Find out more