2024 Sponsors

Blackwood Capital Group

In over 22 years, Blackwood Capital Group has developed into a fully-fledged, FCA registered Corporate Finance and M&A advisory firm.

Their core competency is originating and executing cross-border M&A transactions on a global scale with a particular focus on the Human Capital Services vertical within the tech-enabled Business Services sector.


Caroola is a market-leading professional services provider to contractors and small businesses, specialising in contractor accountancy, tax, and umbrella payroll solutions. 

They provide secure, compliant and trusted Umbrella Payroll solutions, Accountancy and Tax Services that fully support the needs of the agile workforce, allowing contractors, freelancers, sole traders and small businesses to thrive.

Fore:Two Group

Fore:Two Group are an umbrella company and specialist accountants for limited company contractors and self-employed CIS workers.

They are a team of highly experienced industry professionals who are passionate about our core values – service delivery and compliance; the temporary recruitment industry and of course, the flexible workforce market in the UK.

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton are the UK member firm of a global network that employs 58,000 people in 135 countries.

They combine global scale with local insight and understanding to give  assurance, tax, and advisory services you need to realise your ambitions. They Work closely with regulators, funders and standard setting bodies to help instil trust and integrity in markets. 

Liquid Friday

As one of the UK’s leading umbrella companies, Liquid Friday provides a range of contractor payroll funding and management services, all in one place.

The business supports over 5000 contractors across more than 400 recruitment agencies with PAYE umbrella and CIS payroll, specialist recruitment invoice finance and a range of additional initiatives and products. Fully accredited FCSA members, and REC business partners.


Mercury is the digital transformation champion in the staffing and recruitment profession.

Working with Mercury means collaborating with a team of professionals to support your digital transformation using cutting-edge technology with scalability to empower your employees and increase their efficiency and productivity. 

Mishcon de Reya

Mishcon de Reya is an international law firm that provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work they undertake is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex.

They help their clients benefit from new economies, new geographic centres of wealth, the new global movement of people and capital, and the impact of new technologies and new knowledge.


Qdos are business insurance and employment status specialists dedicated to the self-employed. We provide business insurance and compliance advice to UK limited companies and sole traders as well as recruitment agencies.

We’ve successfully defended over 1,600 IR35 enquiries, saved contractors over £35million in tax, and made over 100,000 status assessments in this time. We also introduced IR35 insurance and the first IR35 compliance tool in response to the off-payroll working rules.


Saffery is a partner-led and people-focused top 20 accountancy firm, committed to their clients and honouring our heritage. 

Since 1855, they’ve built long-term relationships with their diverse, high-profile clients, across varied and specialised sectors. From interpreting tax complexities and identifying key financial structures to building tailored strategies for your goals, their teams are here for you.


SourceWhale is the leading business development and headhunting platform for recruiters.

Their platform empowers teams to drive better engagement, book more meetings and achieve higher revenue. With SourceWhale, you can automate tasks, access real-time data insights, and leverage AI features for better results across various channels.

Trowers & Hamlins

Trowers & Hamlins is known for its eclectic mix of specialisations combining sector leadership in the UK and across the Middle East.

They help businesses and governments change the way they live and work for the better. They do this by providing commercial advice geared towards tackling tomorrow’s challenges in industry. As a leading UK law firm ranked within the top 50, they extend their expertise globally to facilitate positive change.

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WorkWell International support hiring in more than 80 countries including the UK and US.

Their aim is to ensure they can help businesses to hire anyone, anywhere. They support recruitment businesses to hire permanent and temporary workers through their own entities in 20 countries and their established partner network. In addition, they can support the hiring of temporary or permanent workers compliantly in all states of the US through their own employed solution.