News - Archive for 2017

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The round up from Accelerate

We held our ‘Accelerate’ event this week looking at how and when to scale up your company. It’s a tricky time for any business when several factors coalesce including funding, staff, leadership, and…

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Why Scale-Ups not Start-Ups are where the action is

The tech media and its surrounding ecosystem have been obsessed with start-ups over the last few years. Everybody loves a new idea and a new brand. But increasingly the smart observers and investors…

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London has still got it

I’ve just returned from a trip to New York with our friends at London and Partners to promote London as a destination for tech companies. I’ll admit to being slightly nervous about what kind of…

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The true cost of a bad hire

The market place for top quality staff has never been more competitive. Companies are hiring permanent staff at the fastest rate since 2015 despite what looks like a slowing economy and increasing…

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Recruit to your values. Six steps to getting it right

In my last column for The Drum I talked about how you had to live and breath your company values for them to be effective and meaningful. It’s a real bugbear of mine when chief executives, founders…

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Is the Publicis path one to follow?

We must live in strange times when the biggest story to come out of last week's Cannes Lions is that one agency group won’t be attending next year I was intrigued to read in Campaign that Publicis…

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A different sort of recruitment consultant...

Propel is looking for some very unique people to join our team. We are a different type of recruitment company, focused on working with clients from all across the digital economy. Our approach is…

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Let's Keep London Open

It’s London Technology Week, the annual festival of events across the city which celebrate the technology industry. Our Mayor, Sadiq Khan marked the event by saying he would like to see London become…