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WELCOME TO ZENEXUS GROUP

WE INVEST IN MOTIVATED RECRUITMENT ENTREPRENEURS

As a business incubator, Zenexus is geared to speeding up the growth and success of start up and early stage recruitment businesses. Your business gets access to essential services such as accountancy, credit control, marketing, IT, database, invoice financing and legal expertise, in fact everything you need for your business, without having to pay out any up-front financial cost. We offer services that are constantly evolving to meet your needs and market developments. In essence we take away all the back office running of the company which leaves you, the recruiter, free to concentrate on what you do best: finding talented individuals for great companies. Yet we are so much more than just a back-office service. We will firmly support you through the early and fragile stages of growth giving you intangible benefits including mentorship, expertise and networking. If you are a strong experienced and motivated recruiter with the potential to become a business leader then please get in touch for a confidential chat.

WHY START YOUR OWN RECRUITMENT COMPANY?

Be your own boss

Being your own boss isn’t always easy, but it is extremely rewarding. You can make decisions and respond to opportunities very quickly, you don’t have to go through tiers of management to get approval and, talking of management, if you don’t like the way your current boss does it then you can do it differently. You also get to surround yourself with the people that you want and maybe not awkward clients who don’t get back to you or annoying colleagues who spend all day planning their night out rather than working.

Increase your earnings

The big question here is: How much have you made for someone else over the years you have been in the recruitment industry? Probably hundreds of thousands of pounds, maybe even millions. Typically, what percentage of your Billings do you keep? 20 or 25 percent or less? Yes, you may do ok with commission but what if you turned that model on its head and it’s you that retains the vast majority of your Billings? Enjoy a better lifestyle or plough some of these increased earnings back into your company for expansion.

Better lifestyle

Getting the right work life balance these days is so important. How about having the flexibility to plan your workday around your family? You can set your own work schedule and you don’t have to feel guilty about doing personal things. Want to leave early to see your kid’s football match? How about taking that cooking class you’ve always wanted to that starts at 5pm? What about working out during the day when the gyms are empty? Your schedule is your own when you work for yourself, and there’s none of that worthless office guilt from your boss to worry about.

Get your ``mojo`` back

Do you feel demotivated and flat? Have you fallen out of love with your current job? Waking up one morning and feeling like you cannot face another day at your desk happens to all of us. After all, we’re human beings. When it comes to the office, the motivation to do your best can be perilously balanced, and easily displaced by multiple influences such as office politics, staff changes, varying workflow, poor management, boredom or career progression challenges. To ignite your motivation what better way than takingcharge of your career by setting up on your own. Knowing the direction you’re going in and being responsible for it is the surest way of regaining – and keeping – your “mojo”. Discover the true and better you.

Control your business growth

When you are in control you can define your own definition of success and not work to someone else’s. If you want a one-man band lifestyle business or a recruitment business that you want to grow to exit it’s up to you – we currently work with both ideologies. Whatever you want from your recruitment business it is up to you to set the goals and timeframe to get to each one. If you need help devising and working to a business plan, we can certainly help. If you want a plan so you can build a business to sell then we have experience of building value for investors and potential buyers.

Opportunities for start ups have never been better

Never has there been a better time to go it alone in the recruitment industry. If you have entrepreneurial DNA flowing through your veins, the right concept, a well thought out business plan, determination and a good old-fashioned hard work ethos then you have the right constituents to building a successful company. Clearly, when setting up any business it is important to surround yourself with the best services and partners and to concentrate on what you do best rather than getting bogged down with things that you don’t, such as all the back-office tasks.

WHERE WE WORK AROUND THE WORLD
AFRICA ASIA EUROPE NORTHAMERICA OCEANIA SOUTHAMERICA
WHY DO MOST RECRUITMENT COMPANIES FAIL?

80% of recruitment start-ups fail within the first 2 years and 50% within the first 5 years according to the register of new companies at Companies House.

Poor accounting practices

Operational inefficiencies

Lack of a business plan

No infrastructure

Falling behind on HMRC responsibilities

Lack of finance

Lack of focus and direction

Lack of credit control and debt recovery

Poor understanding of cash flow forecasting

Lack of legal support and compliance

ABOUT ZENEXUS GROUP

PROJECTING YOUR RECRUITMENT BUSINESS INTO THE FUTURE

Zenexus was co-founded in early 2010 by Emma and Martin Stone. Emma originally contacted Martin with regards to a main board position with a main contractor but, after much discussion, they combined their expertise gained from over 25 years in the recruitment and construction industries respectively forming what is now their recruitment company Zenexus Solutions. The company has grown over the years into sectors other than just construction and now also operates within the law and commercial sectors. The company is based near Biggin Hill Airport, famous for being one of the commanding bases for the Battle of Britain during the Second World War, and Downe House, the home of the great scientist Charles Darwin. The company works throughout the UK but is predominantly focused around London and the Home Counties.
Having been successful at setting up and running their own business, Emma and Martin decided to pass their expertise onto motivated recruiters who have dreamed of starting their own recruitment business too. Crucially, by taking away all of the back end tasks that stop a recruiter doing what they do best, they are able to use their time totally productively and focus on making placements.

Working at main board level for a series of multi-million pound turnover organisations, some which grew exponentially in a short period of time, and starting several business has enabled Martin to offer his expertise to others via a business consultancy service.

Incidentally, the business name is derived from two elements: Zen – a state of mind in which one is calm, nothing fazes one who is zen and Nexus – a form of connection; a connected group; the centre of something. The logo design strongly incorporates Ensōs (a Japanese word meaning “circle”) and a concept strongly associated with Zen. It symbolises absolute enlightenment, strength and elegance. The interconnecting Ensos represent the interconnectedness of all life; each circle reflects hopes, visions and aspirations – ideal for someone exploring a new career path!

Zenexus invests in motivated recruitment professionals who have what it takes to go solo. Your skills lie in being an exceptional recruitment consultant and maybe not in running all the other elements of a busy recruitment agency but, what if someone else could take all of that away from you? That’s where we come in.  We give you the opportunity to launch your own recruitment business without having to pay out any up-front financial cost and we provide all the necessary ongoing support such outlined below. In essence we take away all the back office running of the company which leaves you, the recruiter, free to concentrate on what you do best: finding talented individuals for great companies.

Each and every item to ensure that you are successful is thought about. We will incorporate your company and you will be the majority shareholder. We will setup the marketing and website aspects of your recruitment brand, provide the accountancy functions to allow your new business to trade, take care of your tax and VAT returns. We provide all the comfort of the support functions that you would expect from a large recruitment agency including accounts, payroll, invoicing, finance, CRM, marketing and IT. We know exactly how all of this works because we did it ourselves and we will make it bespoke to you and your company.

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ABOUT ZENEXUS GROUP

PROJECTING YOUR RECRUITMENT BUSINESS INTO THE FUTURE

Zenexus was co-founded in early 2010 by Emma and Martin Stone. Emma originally contacted Martin with regards to a main board position with a main contractor but, after much discussion, they combined their expertise gained from over 25 years in the recruitment and construction industries respectively forming what is now their recruitment company Zenexus Solutions. The company has grown over the years into sectors other than just construction and now also operates within the law and commercial sectors. The company is based near Biggin Hill Airport, famous for being one of the commanding bases for the Battle of Britain during the Second World War, and Downe House, the home of the great scientist Charles Darwin. The company works throughout the UK but is predominantly focused around London and the Home Counties.
Having been successful at setting up and running their own business, Emma and Martin decided to pass their expertise onto motivated recruiters who have dreamed of starting their own recruitment business too. Crucially, by taking away all of the back end tasks that stop a recruiter doing what they do best, they are able to use their time totally productively and focus on making placements.

Working at main board level for a series of multi-million pound turnover organisations, some which grew exponentially in a short period of time, and starting several business has enabled Martin to offer his expertise to others via a business consultancy service.

Incidentally, the business name is derived from two elements: Zen – a state of mind in which one is calm, nothing fazes one who is zen and Nexus – a form of connection; a connected group; the centre of something. The logo design strongly incorporates Ensōs (a Japanese word meaning “circle”) and a concept strongly associated with Zen. It symbolises absolute enlightenment, strength and elegance. The interconnecting Ensos represent the interconnectedness of all life; each circle reflects hopes, visions and aspirations – ideal for someone exploring a new career path!

Zenexus invests in motivated recruitment professionals who have what it takes to go solo. Your skills lie in being an exceptional recruitment consultant and maybe not in running all the other elements of a busy recruitment agency but, what if someone else could take all of that away from you? That’s where we come in.  We give you the opportunity to launch your own recruitment business without having to pay out any up-front financial cost and we provide all the necessary ongoing support such outlined below. In essence we take away all the back office running of the company which leaves you, the recruiter, free to concentrate on what you do best: finding talented individuals for great companies.

Each and every item to ensure that you are successful is thought about. We will incorporate your company and you will be the majority shareholder. We will setup the marketing and website aspects of your recruitment brand, provide the accountancy functions to allow your new business to trade, take care of your tax and VAT returns. We provide all the comfort of the support functions that you would expect from a large recruitment agency including accounts, payroll, invoicing, finance, CRM, marketing and IT. We know exactly how all of this works because we did it ourselves and we will make it bespoke to you and your company.

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SERVICES TO SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS

WE TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING IN THE BACKGROUND LEAVING YOU FREE TO DEAL WITH THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Starting up a new recruitment business can be an intimidating task. We know because we started ours in the middle of a global recession! It’s tough and there are so many things that you have to think about such as payroll, invoicing, IT, websites, your brand, social media, accounting, tax, office space and so on. Starting a business is going to consume a lot of time and, if you’re not careful, you can spend time doing all of the things we have listed and more and no time actually doing the things that make you money. After all, making more money and having more time to do the things you enjoy most is why you are contemplating going out on your own.

Zenexus invests in motivated recruitment professionals who have what it takes to go solo. Your skills lie in being an exceptional recruitment consultant and maybe not in running all the other elements of a busy recruitment agency but, what if someone else could take all of that away from you? That’s where we come in.  We give you the opportunity to launch your own recruitment business without having to pay out any up-front financial cost and we provide all the necessary ongoing support such outlined below. In essence we take away all the back office running of the company which leaves you, the recruiter, free to concentrate on what you do best: finding talented individuals for great companies.

Each and every item to ensure that you are successful is thought about. We will incorporate your company and you will be the majority shareholder. We will setup the marketing and website aspects of your recruitment brand, provide the accountancy functions to allow your new business to trade, take care of your tax and VAT returns. We provide all the comfort of the support functions that you would expect from a large recruitment agency including accounts, payroll, invoicing, finance, CRM, marketing and IT. We know exactly how all of this works because we did it ourselves and we will make it bespoke to you and your company.

New recruitment start ups fail due to a lack of knowledge in the back office functions and a lack of time to actually recruit when juggling all of those tasks. Our extensive service offering is tailored to prevent any of these issues happening. We believe in true partnership working and our proposal is tailored to each and every recruitment entrepreneur that we work with. We recognise that each sector works slightly differently and each person has different individual needs. That’s why we like to meet with our prospective partners so that we can create a bespoke proposal that we are all happy with.

We want you to be able to concentrate on the quality of the service you are offering your clients without getting bogged down with the back office necessities that come with starting your own business.

Company Set Up

When you’ve decided on your great and memorable business name we will set up your new registered limited company. We’ll handle all the paperwork and deal with Companies House on your behalf and pay all of the necessary government company registration fees too. The process normally takes less than a week and you will then be the proud owner of your own business.

Logo & Brand

Your business needs to look good. Together we will create a unique identity for your business that sets it apart. You may already have some ideas that we can work on but don’t worry if not as we have plenty of experience of creating brands. we will devise logos, colour palettes, a website, templates and business cards together with helping to define your company ethos, strapline and values.

Bookkeeping & Accounting

We will set up an online, real time, accessible anywhere or anytime bookkeeping system to ensure that your accounts are well organised and compliant. In addition we will deal with the payroll for you and your staff, all submissions to HMRC and, in conjunction with our accountancy partners, the formation of your annual accounts. Furthermore we will ensure that you receive comprehensive management accounts on a regular basis and we can advise on all tax issues including the most efficient ways to draw down your earnings.

CRM Database

We will set you up your own fully customisable, bespoke and secure Recruitment and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system to manage all your clients, vacancies and candidates. It’s web-based so you can access it whenever you want, from wherever you are. The system is fully searchable and allows for CV importing. It’s also very easy to use and can be integrated with your website. We are able to populate the database with any existing data that you may have, it is GDPR compliant with built in tools for monitoring compliance and there are Apps available for both Android and IOS operating systems. It will be developed to your exact requirements and can be utilised for both temp and perm placements.

Working globally

Not only do we currently work within mainland UK but we also have companies who make placements in Ireland, United States, Canada, Nigeria, Kenya, Netherlands and Germany to name a few. We can work with Sterling, Euros and US Dollars, have bank accounts in all of these currencies as well as invoice financing agreements.

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Invoice Financing & Contractors

We have a great partnership with our invoice finance providers and benefit from very favourable rates which, of course, we pass onto you. We will run the whole process from timesheet collection to invoicing clients and paying contractors whether they have their own limited companies or work under an umbrella company. We can work in various currencies such as Sterling, US dollars or Euro’s and carry out the process worldwide.

Website Design

A great website is essential to the success of any business. Our websites are built specifically for your company. They are not and off the shelf product but a professionally designed and bespoke website built to your specification. The site will be a modern recruitment website with all the functionality needed for your business to thrive online such as a jobs board, social media feeds, video content, CV uploading and candidate registration including integration with your database. Furthermore, because we are in control, we can change the site content or design at any time dependent upon your needs, we will host if free of charge, carry out all maintenance and updates and use SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) to improve rankings, drive traffic, and increase awareness of your site in search engines.

Domain & Email

A domain name or “website address” is an important part of your business’ identity. We will purchase and set up your domain name so that your clients and candidates will be able to find you quickly on the web.

Invoicing & Credit Control

We will take away all of the hassle of invoicing your clients and ensuring that payment is received on time. All invoices are sent to your clients branded with your company colours and logo. we carry out a soft approach to credit control based on a series of reminders sent to your client. Of course, sometimes you will experience issues with payments but we give you the peace of mind that we are continually monitoring and reminding and, if absolutely necessary, we can take matters further to ensure you get your money. If you utilise our invoice finance option you will also benefit from credit insurance. Once your client has paid we send the money to your bank account via same day faster payments.

Mentoring, Expertise and Networking

By partnering with Zenexus your business gets access to a number of intangible benefits. You are able to network with other partner companies that we have to share knowledge and tips, take advantage of the range of structural resources that we offer to help your business thrive and tap into professional mentoring from successful business leaders on an everyday basis and at organised events where we invite special guests to share their experiences with you.

Compliance, Insurance & Legal advice

Full members of REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) Legal helpline, legal bulletins via our newsletter, contracts of employment. Your business needs to be legally compliant, Terms of Business for whatever you require, extensive legal cover as part of our insurance. Covered for everything including Director’s cover.

IT Support

We will configure your emails and help you install them on all of your devices as well as building and maintaining both your website and cloud hosted database. As we control everything we are not at the mercy of third party companies and will always deal with issues directly. We are knowledgeable on all Microsoft and Apple packages and can advise on social media and useful Apps for your business.

Partnerships

We carry out a lot of the services we provide in house but it is important to us that where we outsource that we have partnerships with companies you can trust.

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UK ADDRESS
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PHONE NUMBERS
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