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.

Job boards

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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.


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.