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Recruitment Agency Accelerated Growth Programme Launched for 2020!


Selling Success are delighted to announce the launch of their Recruitment Agency Growth Programme for 2020.

The three-month course, written by some of the UK’s leading recruitment experts has been designed to transform your professional life and maximise your profits.

For two days per month throughout February, March and April, the course will focus on the key elements for rapid recruitment growth by reviewing attendees’ own businesses, supported by ongoing coaching from course leaders.

The proven health-check diagnostics in the programme will identify:

  • Inhibitors to growth
  • Quick wins to increase profits
  • Optimal business operating models
  • Areas of under performance
  • Ways to raise productivity
  • Immediate ways to increase profitability

The course will take place in Maidenhead/Windsor, near London, easily reachable by public transport and the UK Motorway network.

Lisa Redmore-Elliot, Operations Director at Nu Staff Recruitment who has been working with Ian already says:

“Ian assisted us in doubling our turnover in 24 months. What’s more important, he has helped u maintain our gross margin and nett profits.

“With stronger foundations, experienced employees and senior management team coupled with Ian Knowlson’s support, I am confident it will enable further growth with new staff for 2020.”

At Alpha Recruitment in Sheffield Ian and the team have supported the MD, Duncan Manterfield, transform the business from a £1.2m turnover business in 2013-14 to one that turns over in excess of £7m now and operate out of purpose built premises.

Course Leader Ian Knowlson looks forward to delivering this opportunity for recruitment business owners:

“With so many evolving technologies, coupled with the high demand for skilled recruiters; there is an imminent need for professionals with high-skills to match the needs of today’s recruitment businesses.

“Competition is fierce and only those who upskill their staff to be excellent recruiters will achieve their high-growth potential.

“This programme is designed to produce a cohort of these highly-skilled professionals who will align their learning outcomes with the growth plans of their business.

“We look forward to welcoming recruitment professionals to the programme and seeing the growth they will undoubtedly achieve.”

For more information on this Accelerated Growth Programme, visit:


Ian has had an impressive career to date spanning nearly 30 years in recruitment, talent acquisition, sales and training sectors.

Having worked as Sales Director for Hays Specialist Recruitment for 11 years, Ian understands the complexities of corporate resourcing and constructing high return client relationships. He has led the sale of Managed Services contracts with values of up to £20M per annum and delivered numerous long term high value partnerships.

As a strategic partner to many blue chip organisations, Ian has worked at board level to assist strategic decision-making in skills availability within regions, sectors and countries. The organisations Ian has helped with his innovative, solutions focused approach include Barclays Bank, Clerical Medical, NHS Connecting for Health, DWP, MoneySupermarket, AXA Direct and Leicestershire County Council.

As well as being a founder partner of Recruitment Training Group, Ian also runs the complimentary Selling Success business, offering consulting, coaching, training and education in business development and relationship selling. Ian’s enthusiasm for coaching doesn’t end there, as a qualified FA coach he enjoys motivating people to be the best in their sporting endeavours, as well as in business.

Using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and management psychology, Ian is able to teach sales relationship skills that it takes others years to learn. Ian is a highly proficient user of social media as a sales tool, having generated over 50% of his business income via social media. And gives others the framework to use channels such as LinkedIn and Twitter to drive their own success.


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