Flexible in-house recruitment for private equity and PE-backed scaleups, startups and carveouts

Is Your ScaleUp About To Blow Up?

We offer flexible in-house recruitment services perfect for the needs of private equity portfolios and companies going through period of growth and change. Whether you need a full time recruiter or support one day a week, we have a flexible, agile and scalable solution.

Recruitment Services for Private Equity and Growing Companies

Recruitment Strategy

From process to planning, we ensure your internal recruitment processes are fit for the challenges that lie ahead.

Talent Aquisition

Our in-house recruitment solutions cover everything from branding and advertising to candidate attraction, selection and onboarding.

Project Management

From implementing recruitment systems to international recruitment our project services will transform your in-house recruitment function.

Flexible In-house Recruitment on Your Terms

The key to scaling any business successfully is getting the right people in the right places. But if you’ve just secured your next round of investment, you need to get the right people in place quickly. 

Relying on recruitment agencies to build departments can be incredibly costly. But what if you don’t have the time or the need to build a full time in-house function while you scale? That’s where we come in. Our flexible model means you have access to a dedicated in-house recruiter when you need it, whether that’s a couple of days a week or just a couple of hours a month. 

The Small Consultancy was created to combine the speed of a recruitment agency with the benefits of having mature internal structures and processes. We have the knowledge and experience to deliver top-quality candidates that drive your business forward, while also creating a sustainable recruitment model for the future. 

Private Equity

We specialise in helping Private Equity and Ventura Capital backed companies to thrive with innovative and agile in-house recruitment solutions. Find out more about our PE Recruitment.


Scaling a business
successfully requires a flexible and nimble recruitment function.
Find out more about how we facilitate growth through recruitment.

Carve Outs & M&A

Mergers, aquisitions and
carve-outs present huge
challenges to finding the right people to make
it a success -
our in-house recruitment services can help.

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Diverse Thinking on Recruitment

We help organisations going through periods of growth and change to think differently about how they handle their recruitment and talent acquisition. From strategic planning around business-critical talent needs and skills gaps to recruiting the right people in the right positions. The Small Consultancy will help you think differently about your recruitment.

We bring our experience of working in a diverse range of sectors, including FinTech, Defence and Retail and in environments of significant change to ensure we implement strategic recruitment solutions that are still agile and flexible to meet the challenges of a changing organisation.  Our experience includes scale-ups, acquisitions, mergers and carve-outs in PE and VC backed companies.

Clients we have worked with

Speak to us about your internal recruitment needs

If you're a private equity company or going through a period of growth or change; we'll help you think differently about your recruitment.

Talk to us today and find out how our flexible model can help you or your portfolio grow.

Success Stories

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The Small Consultancy was engaged with GreenJinn to join the company on a long-term basis to create and deliver on the Recruitment strategy plan for

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Breathe Energy

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