The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) recently announced that Julia Jeyes, director and owner of Grafton Banks Finance, has been appointed to the trade association’s committee.
Commenting on the announcement, Adrian Marlowe, ARC’s Chairman said: “Julia brings more than 20 years’ experience in the recruitment industry and I look forward to her support in helping shape the policy of the association in what could be another challenging year for the recruitment sector.”
Marlowe continued: “With four government consultations on-the-go, covering Agency Worker Regulations, employment status, employment definitions and the provision of further rights to workers, coupled with rumours of an extension of IR35 changes into the private sector, ARC’s campaigns help shape and strengthen the recruitment sector.”
On being appointed, Julia said: “Recruitment is recognised as a valued partner to businesses and with the current changes in legislation making a huge impact to all sectors, it’s an exciting time to be part of ARC’s committee.
“New developments mean that practices are being evaluated at a higher standard and pertinent issues such as gender pay gaps are being addressed. I’m really looking forward to working with members to assist the wider recruitment community.”
Julia began her began her career with Badenoch & Clark in London where she managed the legal division before moving to Sussex to set up Grafton Banks with her husband Nigel in 2001, and Grafton Banks Finance in 2008.