High-growth recruitment group assumes heritage brand Sanderson.

RSG celebrates half-billion-pound turnover.

Privately-owned Resource Solutions Group (RSG) is celebrating passing the half-a-billion-pound turnover mark this year by announcing a rebrand of its four core companies. Sanderson, Resource Management, FirstPerson Executive and Intelligent Consulting, will now be simply known as Sanderson.

With its head office in Bristol, the group has expanded significantly over the last decade, opening 10 new offices including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, London, Reading, Southampton, Cardiff, Cheltenham and Dublin. The rebrand, delivered by Edinburgh-based brand agency Studio LR, will see all four companies come together as a 300 strong team under a brand identity which represents their shared ethos and ability to offer the best recruitment solutions from across the group.


This will include all of the company’s current core services being brought under the new Sanderson brand, as follows:

  • The service currently known as Sanderson, specialising in IT, business change and professional services
  • Resource Management, experts in the provision of RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) and MSP (Managed Service Provider) solutions
  • FirstPerson Executive, the research based executive search and headhunting arm of the group
  • Intelligent Consulting, which specialises in interim resourcing solutions through the delivery of packaged teams and a full consultancy offering.


Jon Ball, Sanderson’s managing director who started working for the company as a trainee recruitment consultant 23 years ago, comments: “Sanderson has grown steadily since the company was founded in 1982, but in the last 10 years we have enjoyed accelerated growth – so much so we’re now a half billion-pound business.”

This organic growth into a UK-wide network of expert recruitment businesses, in addition to the acquisition of Sopra Steria’s UK recruitment business in June 2019 (since rebranded to Intelligent Resource), has seen turnover increase more than fivefold from £100million in 2008 to £500 million in 2019. In October, RSG also expanded its international reach with iKas International, a recruitment business based across the UK and Asia, with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

The company’s growth has been recognised nationally, with RSG currently sitting at number 32 in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 list, well ahead of household names such as Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Kurt Geiger and Fat Face.

Founding partners Mike Beesley and Keith Dawe have led the national recruitment group over the last forty years, with its impressive growth attributable to their long-term strategy, fostering a strong company culture and dedication to many long-standing clients in a variety of sectors including insurance, government and banking. It now provides recruitment, outsourcing, executive and consulting solutions to a variety of sectors including financial services, IT, change management, government, defence and professional services.


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