17. Dartmouth Partners

The graduate-focused boutique recruitment consultancy gathering talent ‘from classroom to boardroom’

Founder: Logan Naidu
Founded: July 2012
Website: www.dartmouthpartners.com

Dartmouth Partners sets itself apart from other recruitment consultancies by focusing on building relationships with the best students from campus upwards, allowing its clients to amass a generation of talent and contact networks as they develop rather than trying to develop a talent pool at corporate level. It’s a business model that has hit the ground running spectacularly – the start-up turned over an impressive £1.6m in its first year of trading with a net profit of £600,000 and revenues are set to rise to £2m over the next 12 months. Founder Logan Naidu is no stranger to start-ups, having launched two other businesses previously, one in recruitment which he exited earlier in 2012, but says the biggest challenge Dartmouth Partners has faced so far is the sheer pace of growth, a better challenge than most to have to overcome… 

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