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Recruitment Leadership, i-intro®, and Smart Recruit Online invite you to join the discussion on the Evolution of the Recruitment Sector.

About this Event
Please note that this event is FREE to attend.

We are asking for a £25 refundable deposit to avoid last minute cancellations.

For further information, please see the deposit section at the bottom of this page.

The recruitment sector has seen unprecedented change and restructuring in recent years.

The growth of the sector is only set to continue, with new technologies and innovations becoming increasingly prevalent.

How can recruitment agencies not only be aware, but implement and benefit from these innovations?

On Friday 22nd February, knowledge from across the recruitment industry will come together to:

Discover the technologies and processes fuelling sector evolution
Discuss the likely impact upon the industry
Determine how you can increase efficiency, accuracy and stay one step ahead of the evolution
Hosted by Alison Humphries of Recruitment Leadership, this brunch session will provide additional insight from:

Mark Stephens of Smart Recruiter Online
Plamen Ivanoff of i-intro
Mike Wall of Quaeritis Group
Joe Wilson of Arctic Shores

The “Evolution of the Recruitment Sector” is open to those in the recruitment industry who are keen to learn about how using innovative technologies can enhance strategy, structure and growth.

Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

Please note places are limited. Guarantee your place by registering today!

About the Speakers

Alison Humphries is the Managing Director of Recruitment Leadership, an expert consultancy for recruitment agencies.

With over 32 years of industry experience, Alison has a wealth of experience helping recruitment organisations to maximise their performance, enter new markets, prepare for sale, work more sanely and increase efficiency.

She has recently been awarded with an honorary Fellowship by the REC IRP – the highest accolade a member can receive.

Find out more about Alison on her LinkedIn.

Mark Stephens is the CEO and Founder of Smart Recruit Online.

Mark has several notable accolades, including being receiving the Chambers of Commerce Innovation in Business award 2013, and CEO of the year 2018 for Recruitment Technology by CEO Today Magazine.

Read more about Mark Stephens here.

Smart Recruit Online is a platform which allows recruitment businesses to reduce costs, improve applicant quality and reduce administration time through data and research driven solutions.

Find out more about Smart Recruiter Online here.

Mike Wall is the CEO and Founder of Quaeritis Group.

Mike has plenty of industry knowledge stemming from over 15 years experience at Director level at the 3 largest UK job boards. From overseeing multiple acquisitions, mergers and eventual exit of the UK’s largest Job Board to founding Quaeritis Group, Mike has a keen passion and interest in the future direction of the recruitment industry.

Read more about Mike Wall here.

Quaeritis Group have created a new hybrid career portal that cares about the job seeker.

Find out more about Quaeritis Group here.

Joe Wilson is the International Business Manager at Arctic Shores.

Helping organisations use a combination of neuroscience, gamification and AI in their hiring processes, Joe is a key driver of innovation in the recruitment industry.

Find out more about Joe here.

Arctic Shores is a data driven, inclusive, bespoke platform that enables organisations to recruit accurately and without bias.

Learn more about Arctic Shores here.

Plamen Ivanoff is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of i-intro® and GrassGreener Group.

A thought leader, passionate recruitment advocate and innovator, Plamen has over 10 years industry experience. He has co-founded multiple thriving recruitment businesses.

Terms and Conditions.

This event is intended for owners, directors and leaders of recruitment businesses.

If we feel that you will not benefit from this event, we reserve the right to refuse you.

If we reach this decision and you have paid the refundable deposit, your ticket will be cancelled and you will be refunded in full.

Thank you for your undertsanding and cooperation


We appreciate how busy recruitment leaders can be, and how often events are cancelled due to last minute no-shows.

To prevent disappointment, this event requires a £25, fully refundable deposit. As long as you attend or cancel with 48 hours notice, the event is free to attendees.

We hope you will prioritise your attendance at this event as a means of meeting your peers and developing your business

Please reserve your free place now, as places are limited

If you have any questions, please email and we will be happy to help.


Alison Humphries
Alison Humphries

Recruitment Leadership Ltd


Joe Wilson
Joe Wilson

Arctic Shores

International Business Manager

Mark Stephens
Mark Stephens

Smart Recruiter Online


Mike Wall
Mike Wall

Quaeritis Group

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Plamen Ivanoff
Plamen Ivanoff


Co-Founder and Executive Chairman


Feb 22, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM GMT


King Street Townhouse, 10 Booth Street, Manchester, M2 4AW