Independent specialist staffing agency Outsource UK has announced that Paul Jameson is to step down as CEO after founding the business 26 years ago.
Nick Dettmar will be succeeding Paul as Chief Executive from 1 January 2018. Nick’s promotion comes after working as chief operating officer at Outsource UK for three years. From January, he will take over as CEO, with a handover period effective as of now.
His appointment follows over 21 years in the industry, with him working in recruitment since graduating from University. Nick started his career at Adecco, where he spent 14 years and was MD for Professional Staffing across UK&I when he left. He then joined the Impellam Group in 2010, where he spent five years as divisional managing director of their Science, Engineering & Technical brands before joining Outsource UK.
The announcement comes following Paul’s decision to take a step back from frontline duties, enabling him to spend more of his time on the firm’s strategy and future-proofing. He will remain in the business, but will move to founder, acting as a mentor to Nick.
Paul commented: “Growing Outsource UK from a start-up in the 90s to one of the country’s largest and fastest growing independent specialist staffing firms has been a huge achievement, and I’m immensely proud of the company it has become. However, the industry is changing and we need to be ready for what’s ahead – in terms of people trends, compliance and legislation. It’s therefore time for me to step back and concentrate on helping the business achieve its strategy, and I will be more able to do this by moving to a Founder role.
He continued: “Nick is the perfect person to fill my role and there will be no disruption to business. It will very much be business as usual from the first of January.”
Nick added: “Outsource UK is growing, achieving 90% growth in revenues over the past three years, and a compound annual growth rate of 23%. I intend to continue this trend – having recently opened new offices in London & Birmingham we have aggressive hiring plans across our UK network of offices to fuel that growth. I am looking forward to developing our talent’s expertise and expanding the specialist areas we work in.”