50 staff added

Candidate.ID expanding to New York and Singapore

Adam GordonA Glasgow-based recruitment technology business has welcomed 10 new employees to its Oswald Street office and is preparing to open offices in New York and Singapore.

Candidate.ID, a current cohort of Royal Bank of Scotland’s Entrepreneur Accelerator programme, identifies potential candidates through individuals’ online brand engagement, and already has a number of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients on its books. 

The opening of two offices in New York and Singapore, as well as continued growth in Glasgow, will lead to about 50 additional jobs by the end of next year.

Adam Gordon, CEO, said: “Royal Bank of Scotland’s Entrepreneur Accelerator has helped us to build a network of useful contacts across Scotland and has helped us to focus on certain areas to achieve growth quicker than we thought.”

John Willoughby, Entrepreneurial Accelerator Manager, said: “As an experienced business owner and recruitment specialist, Adam spotted a gap in the market, taking a personalised approach to recruitment rather than casting the net wide. 

“With any new business, it’s important to expand your professional network to grow your enterprise, and we hope our Entrepreneur Accelerator programme has helped to open some doors for Adam and his business.”

RBS backs autism enterprise

Royal Bank of Scotland is backing Auticon UK, a unique social enterprise which exclusively employs IT consultants with autism. It is the company’s first in the UK outside of London.

Auticon will offer full-time permanent employment to three autistic consultants who will work on IT projects at RBS’ headquarters in Edinburgh.

Auticon raised investment from Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation in 2016. It plans to expand its presence in Scotland, working with firms on a project basis.

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