Newcastle born firm hits Philadelphia

Newcastle born firm hits Philadelphia

An IT recruitment group, which started life in Newcastle in 2007, has opened a new office in Philadelphia, US, and is now looking to recruit 250 members of staff- most of whom will be recent college graduates.

Frank Recruitment Group (FRG) helps to recruit and place technology experts in jobs around the world.

In April of this year, FRG was acquired by TPG Growth, the middle market buyout and growth equity platform of leading alternative asset firm TPG. 

With 10 offices spanning Europe, Asia, and the Unites States, FRG employs more than 900 individuals globally.

The recruitment specialist offers a FRG University programme which prepares all new hires for the recruiting market, and provides ongoing immersive training and mentorship programs to promote career and talent development.

TPG Growth’s portfolio includes numerous companies that, like FRG, leverage opportunities for disruption, such as Airbnb, e.l.f cosmetics, ipsy, Spotify, and Uber.

FRG’s Philadelphia office formally opened on September 12, 2016. The office has hired 40 individuals to-date.

"Entering a new market and building a team is exciting for us, as at our core, FRG is a people-centric business," said James Lloyd Townshend, CEO of FRG.

"We are focused on enabling our employees, providing them with top-level training, fast-track career progression, and ongoing professional development.

"We help young graduates take advantage of the significant—and lucrative—opportunities that are available in the tech recruiting industry.

"We look forward to bringing our specialized model to a new city."

In 2007, the company launched its original brand, Nigel Frank, which recruits professionals who specialize in Microsoft Dynamics.

The firm now operates six core brands, each focused on recruiting software professionals that specialize in a different technology product.

"At TPG Growth, we’re focused on identifying disruptive models that can transform industries," said Shamik Patel, Principal at TPG Growth.

"As the demand for specialized technology experts grows, an efficient, scalable approach to placing them in jobs has the potential to revolutionize the recruiting industry.

"We look forward to partnering with the team to continue the company’s growth in Philadelphia and beyond."