44. GPS Locums
The medical company providing a fresh approach to recruitment
Founders: Jonathan Brown, Ian Oxley and James Blackburn
Founded: August 2012 (Launched September 2012)
Launched just under a year ago, GPS Locums supplies 100% compliant locum doctors from junior to senior level into the NHS and private sector. Created in an established industry with plenty of competitors, the company has managed to prove their market potential with impressive figures, citing a current run rate of £1.5m. Offering their clients a fresh approach to recruitment and a ‘first class service’, the founders are making a name for themselves in a crowded market. With Jonathan Brown and Ian Oxley possessing over 13 years combined experience in the recruitment arena their main intention was to change popular perceptions of the industry by creating a brand that looks to ‘treat people as individuals’, not as numbers, and the company’s friendly approach is clearing proving popular. Set for huge growth over the next year, turnover is projected at £2.5m and there are also plans to double employee numbers.