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Founding director takes control following share buy out

Well known to many local businesses as a leading recruitment agency, Impact Recruitment are excited to announce a change in ownership. Founding director Paul Hooper has become the sole shareholder of the company after acquiring his fellow founding partner Neil Kitchener’s shareholding in the business. 

Impact Recruitment Ltd was founded in 2002 by Paul and Neil along with Nigel Buller. The entrepreneurial trio forged a strong position in the region’s recruitment market building an agile and successful business, which operates from four locations across Northamptonshire.

After the firm’s initial growth, Nigel subsequently sold his shares in the business to Paul and Neil but has remained with the company as an employee helping to deliver its range of services.

Following the buyout, the business aims to continue on its growth trajectory in its core Northants area, developing opportunities in new and existing markets.

Having led Impact Recruitment as Operations Director for 17 years, Paul will assume overall responsibility for the future development of the company as Neil exits to pursue other opportunities.

Paul Hooper said: "I wish Neil well for the future and thank him for the part he’s played in establishing and growing Impact Recruitment, but rest assured it is business as usual"

Neil Kitchener said: "I feel that I am exiting with the business in its strongest position to date. I am certain that Paul will successfully take the business to the next level."

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