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Letter From The Founder

After spending 15 years helping to build a
technology recruitment firm and taking it to market, I took a step back and saw an industry that, by and large, seemed to just treat people as commodities. I believed that we could do better.

I always took the approach that it’s best to treat everyone with care and respect; I found it made my job more enjoyable and it always paid dividends. It’s one thing for me to think it’s the right thing to do – but was it too ridiculous to try to build a company around this very simple idea?

So, after much soul-searching and a deep breath, I re-mortgaged the house, and went about finding out. Fast forward to today and we’re now an £100 million operation with 200 recruiters, and have remained co-owned from day one, with almost 40% of the equity gifted to all staff.

Together, we work each day to prove our shared vision: that treating people well is not just the right thing to do, it’s a better way to do business.

Simon La Fosse
Executive Chairman and Founder, La Fosse Associates

James Parker, CEO, and Simon La Fosse, Executive Chairman and Founder

La Fosse is open for business as usual and continuing to operate just as effectively on behalf of our clients and candidates.