Zero-One Design Announce Launch Pad Winner


Here at Zero-one Design we are very pleased to announce that the winner of The Launch Pad competition is...(insert obligatory drum roll)...

Qsted Education!!

‘Qsted Education’, who are set to launch their business in September 2015 will be providing schools, pre-schools, colleges and nurseries with the supply teachers, teaching assistants, support staff, SEN staff and nursery nurses in their local community of South London and Surrey.

The Directors of Qsted have over 20 Years recruitment experience between them along with prior Teaching experience and allege that their knowledge and commitment to the Schools, Teachers and Pupils will set them apart from their competition.

Working with one of the biggest Academy chains in the UK it seems that there may be some truth already in their assertions, with such progress being made before the business has even officially launched.  That being said, it must be a refreshing change to come across a consultancy with such a distinct and ethical business model that claims to put educational needs as their priority in such a highly competitive industry.

With the average fees of some of the countries some leading Education Supply Recruitment agencies at 40% Qsted find this to be is totally unreasonable and believe this only serves as an obstruction when trying to service the needs of both client and candidate and ultimately PUPILS. With this in mind they are determined to keep agency fees much lower whilst offering the same high end, recruitment experience.

If the age old adage of ‘people buy from people’ is true then these chaps are off to a winning start. Personable, polite and passionate, they won our judges over with their video pitch and we are delighted that the winning prize bundle worth £15,000 has been gratefully received by the entrants as a major boost to their current business plan.

We are delighted to be supplying their first Website and look forward to working with them.

Runners up of The Launch Pad Competition are…

Intech7 Recruitment – A specialist IT recruitment firm, with a driving ambition to become market leaders in their chosen sector. Intech7 aim to deliver specialist, technical support to a market that has seen rapid expansion in the last 5 years.  Company Directors, David Houlihan and Matthew Tribe have over 55 years of experience between them and a proven track record of success in IT recruitment at Senior and Director Level. They value their target market at over £204.3M

Adepto Recruitment – A modern technical recruitment company, focusing on the supply of engineering personnel to the UK chemical and life sciences manufacturing industries.  Adepto will be utilising a 'duel desk' permanent hire and temporary/contract model, based upon traditional values of in-depth market knowledge, niche speciality and market leading customer service. The UK chemical sciences industry is by far the biggest manufacturer in the country, accounting for £600bln in annual sales and contributing £195bln in gross added value (GVA).

From all of  Us at Zero-One Design, we would like to say congratulations to Qsted Education, Intech7 Recruitment and Adepto Recruitment :)
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