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Opus Named in Top Ten on the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for


Opus place in top ten on the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for

Global recruitment company Opus Professional Services Group have placed 6th on The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work for 2016.

With a three-star accreditation, this is the second year Opus has completed the survey and are the youngest company to place in the top ten for two consecutive years. The results have been published on The Sunday Times website and the Best Companies list is also available at

The awards ceremony was held at Battersea Park. In attendance were a number of Opus directors and employees who were handpicked for their exceptional performance and contributions to the business.

Being named ‘Best Leader’ for the second consecutive year, CEO Darren Ryemill was unable to attend as he is spending Q1 of 2016 growing the Australian operation.

Ryemill comments, “In 2015, we placed second out of over 500 companies who completed the survey and have since more than doubled our workforce, so to place 6th is an incredible achievement. We have been able to rapidly grow our business whilst still maintaining an excellent company culture.”

One of the attendees, Nigel Ramana (Group Managing Director) adds,

“Employees dictate the success or failure of a business, so we know it’s vital that you take care of them. Taking part in the survey allows us to continually improve what we offer our employees and it’s incredible to know that they have helped us make the list for a second year.”

The Opus Professional Services Group continues to grow their offering and workforce. In the last year, Opus have introduced eight new brands, opened three international offices in Los Angeles, New York and Amsterdam, and moved to larger premises in London

Following last year’s survey where Opus placed as the top recruitment employer, the Group have invested heavily in their wellness offering to staff at all levels. In 2015 Opus introduced a new dedicated wellness team that aims at improving employees’ general wellbeing, nutrition and fitness. In addition, Opus also introduced a sabbatical and a free-of-charge employee retreat.

The Best Companies survey is an anonymous survey sent out to employees and measures all areas of the business including leadership, benefits, corporate social responsibility, wellbeing, fair deal, opportunities and more.

The survey is conducted annually and results consist of one, two and three-star accreditation ratings, which is broken down with a Best Companies Index (BCI) score.


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A true industry pioneer, Darren Ryemill is revolutionising the recruitment industry as we know it. As The Sunday Times’ ‘Best Leader,’ he is continually recognised for his leadership ability and innovative approach, winning the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award at both the Business Leader and Recruiter awards.

A serial entrepreneur, Darren founded Opus Recruitment Solutions in 2008 and has grown their offering rapidly into the Opus Professional Services Group; £45million turnover parent company to a number of niche and specialist recruitment services.

Since inception, the Group have continued to sustain their growth and have accumulated multiple awards, such as The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track, Recruiter Hot 100, Recruiter Fast 50 and Accelerate 250, and show no signs of slowing down.

Darren’s vision has always been ‘to become a global leader in specialist and innovative recruitment solutions.’ With multiple offices throughout the UK, APAC and EMEA regions, he is well on his way to achieving this.

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