41. JHP Recruitment

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Founder: Justin Powlesland
Founded: 2015
Website: www.jhprecruitment.com

JHP Recruitment hit the veterinary scene back in 2015 after founder Justin Powlesland wanted to inject a bit more compassion into the industry. It started, like all good businesses, in his garage. And while his office may have changed, his approach hasn’t – he personally recruited vets who displayed the values he was looking for, and has grown his company on the foundation of these values.

And this approach works. Recruiting both locum and permanent vets, the team is now 16 strong and works with over 2,500 clinics in the UK.

JHP Recruitment came 86th in last year’s Startups 100 list, so the jump up to 41 is massive. In the past year, they’ve grown exponentially, once again winning the “Best Veterinary Recruitment Specialist – UK” at the LUX Pet Product & Services Awards, as well as the “Best Start Up Company” at the Express and Echo Awards.

There is another side to the business worth mentioning, and something which Powlesland is really passionate about – supporting charities. In 2019 their chosen charity was ‘Vetlife’ – which provides independent support to the veterinary community, a profession which has one of the UK’s highest rates of suicide.

Looking forward, JHP Recruitment is still on the climb, with international partnerships having been sealed in Australia, Dubai, and many other countries. With this level of growth, it’s possible that you might see them even higher in 2021’s Startups 100, so keep your eyes and ears (as well as your claws and tail) focused on JHP Recruitment.

Duncan Lambden
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