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Global talent partner founded to disrupt the recruitment industry.

THE EVOLUTION OF RECRUITMENT

In 2016, two ambitious record-breaking talent specialists, Roheel Ahmad and Scott Parsons, wanted to change the recruitment industry. Working out of a basement in London, they wanted to disrupt the recruitment industry.

They joined forces to create an evolutionary talent partnership agency, with AI and technology at the forefront, and employee hard work is recognized with world-class incentives. They have never accepted external funding; the profit is always reinvested into the company's growth. All of Scott and Roheel's determination and countless sleepless nights bring us what Forsyth Barnes is today. 

Today, we are a company with over 70 individuals living through our EPIC values: Excellence, Pioneering, Integrity and Commitment. These values are what will make us achieve our goal of becoming the fastest growing organic company globally.

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OUR HISTORY

  • JAN 2016
    WELCOME TO FB

    Over a game of squash, two ambitious record-breaking talent specialists, Roheel Ahmad and Scott Parsons decided it was time for them to change the recruitment industry.

  • MAR 2016
    AND WE’RE LIVE!

    Scouting around London for a place to call a place away from home, Roheel and Scott signed a lease on a closet-sized office near King’s Cross. FB London has come alive!

  • APR 2016
    A FRESH NEW FACE

    After a few months in operations, we set up our branding! But with our client book growing rapidly, we knew it was time to add a new individual to the roster. Say hello to Samir Prince, our now Senior Vice President of Sports and Entertainment, USA).

  • MAY 2017
    FIRST INCENTIVE, LOCKED & LOADED!

    Our first ever incentive trip to beautiful Barcelona. The team went above and beyond to meet their targets. They created everlasting memories while doing once-in-a-lifetime experiences! 

  • JUN 2017
    LAUNCHING OUR SECTORS!

    After a year in business, we looked at our client list and where they're gravitating towards. We decided to hone in on two supercharged growing industries: eTail and FinTech.

  • SEP 2017
    EARLIER THAN EXPECTED!

    Our eTail sector is booming! We brought on Grant Hutchison as a recruitment consultant, now our Senior Vice President of eTail USA. To date, he’s successfully expanded the division globally!

  • JAN 2018
    OH HELLO NOTTINGHAM

    We’re ready to expand! With a team of 10, we launched an office in Scott’s (and Robin Hood’s) hometown of Nottingham. Scott’s goal is to support the community that raised him.

  • FEB 2018
    WHAT’S A BUSINESS WITHOUT VALUES?

    After a couple of years in operations, we decided to celebrate what makes us different from other recruiters. We value Excellence, Pioneering, Integrity and Commitment. Together, that stands for EPIC!

  • MAR 2018
    MEET OUR FUTURE MD, STE!

    With our offices growing, we hired a recruitment consultant named Stephen Reece. Little did we know, he would be elevating the business exponentially and would become Managing Director of our Nottingham branch.

  • APR 2019
    HOUSTON, WE’RE ON A MISSION!

    Our leadership team sat down and redefined exactly why we were in operation. Our mission is to change the way senior recruitment is delivered through excellence, integrity, and pioneering solutions to become the fastest growing organic company in the world.

  • MAY 2019
    SCORING THE SPORTS INDUSTRY

    With the industry growing, we invested money into starting a FB Sports division, placing c-level sports professionals globally such as AMG Mercedes Petronas Formula1 team, Madison Square Gardens and ATP Tour.

  • OCT 2019
    AN EXTENSION TO YOUR TEAM (AND OUR PRODUCTS!)

    The needs of our clients have shifted; we created a product to solve it. We decided to launch Purpose – a product that allows us to become an extension of your team.

  • MAR 2020
    SO FRESH, SO CLEAN!

    Time for an upgrade. During the pandemic, we decided it was time to invest in a state-of-the-art hub in the West Midlands. Plus, this was all handled by our new Head of Operations, Thomas White (now our Senior Vice President of Operations, USA).

  • MAR 2020
    WOW, WE’RE ON THE FT1000!

    A round of applause to our team! !e were awarded Financial Times Fastest Growing Business in Europe for the first time (and not the last time!).

  • JUN 2020
    SUPPORTING LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AT A TIME!

    We promoted Brogan Lees-Collier to our Internal Recruitment Lead (now our Global Talent Manager); her passion is helping women get into recruitment. So we partnered with Women In Recruitment organisation to do just that!

  • JAN 2021
    CAN’T STOP. WON’T STOP.

    We reached our biggest turnover so far, reaching £20 million in just four years!

  • FEB 2021
    WE ARE ALL OWNERS

    The biggest announcement so far; Roheel and Scott decided to celebrate the team’s amazing efforts by splitting the equity equally between them and the entire team. The equity program allows each individual to help the business and work towards their personal investment!

  • MAR 2021
    AND ANOTHER ONE!

    What a win! We were awarded Financial Times Fastest Growing Business in Europe – two years in a row.

  • MAY 2022
    WHAT A WAY TO START THE DAY!

    One morning we received the biggest surprise. With the cost of living increase, Roheel and Scott gave a 10% raise to every.. single… employee. This was featured in the Financial Times, BBC Radio, and Recruiter.

  • JUN 2022
    BORN IN THE USA

    We’re officially global! Five amazing employees move to New York City to launch our first US location!

  • JUN 2022
    LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL NEW FACES!

    We brought on department heads from different industries to take us to the next level.

  • JAN 2023
    BIG TEAM, BIG YEAR

    With record-breaking hires, new client roster and strong candidate relationships, our global team of 70 individuals is set for a successful 2023!

  • MAY 2023
    FB FC, HOW WE LOVE THEE!

    We played our biggest pitch yet, Pride Park in Derby against a local recruitment team. Came out on top with a 4-1 win. Who’s ready to take us on next?!

  • Elite Club
    JULY 2023
    DID SOMEBODY SAY ELITE?!

    We took a group of high performers on a luxury day out in London and NYC. Good food, plenty of drinks and great company - what an experience!

  • Growth
    AUGUST 2023
    GROWTH GROWTH BABY

    We exceeded our 2022 numbers only 9 months into 2023 - putting us firmly on track for our growth plans.

  • SU2C
    NOVEMBER 2023
    LET'S KICK CANCER'S BUTT

    We raised over £2,500 for Cancer Research UK, our charity partner for 2023. 

  • Snowdon
    JANUARY 2024
    SNOWDON? COMPLETED IT MATE.

    We hiked Snowdon in support of The Hike With Mike Foundation, our 2024 charity partner. 

  • Snorkeling
    FEBRUARY 2024
    VIVA MEXICO

    We flew a group of top performers out to Cancun, Mexico for a luxury, once in a lifetime trip

  • London Office
    FEBRUARY 2024
    HONEY, WE'RE HOME!

    100" screen for collaboration, double capacity and our very own bar?! Our new London Office is testament to our continued investment back into FB and it's people.

Stay tuned, our story continues...

I have seen how Forsyth Barnes operates from both sides of the fence and can honestly say they go above and beyond for both client and candidate and put both on a pedestal that is unrivalled by others.

Nike, Digital and Ecommerce Director

OUR ACCOLADES

Recruiter Awards 2024