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Paul Jameson to step aside at Outsource UK

Outsource UK, one of the UK’s largest & fastest growing independent specialist staffing agencies has today announced that Paul Jameson is to step down as CEO after founding the business 26 years ago.

Outsource UK has today announced that Nick Dettmar will be succeeding Paul Jameson as Chief Executive from January 1st. Mr Dettmar’s promotion comes after working as Chief Operating Officer at Outsource UK for three years. From January, he will take over as CEO, with a handover period effective from today.

His appointment follows over 21 years in the industry, with him working in recruitment since graduating from University. Mr Dettmar started his career at Adecco, where he spent 14 years and was MD for Professional Staffing across UK&I when he left. He then joined the Impellam Group in 2010, where he spent five years as Divisional Managing Director of their Science, Engineering & Technical brands before joining Outsource UK.

The announcement comes following Mr Jameson’s decision to take a step back from frontline duties. The move will enable Mr Jameson to spend more of his time on the firm’s strategy, to ensure the business is ready for forthcoming industry challenges. He will remain in the business, but move to Founder, acting as a mentor to Mr Dettmar.

Paul Jameson, CEO for Outsource UK commented: “Growing Outsource UK from a start-up in the 90s to one of the country’s largest and fastest growing independent specialist staffing firms has been a huge achievement, and I’m immensely proud of the company it has become. However, the industry is changing and we need to be ready for what’s ahead – in terms of people trends, compliance and legislation. It’s therefore time for me to step back and concentrate on helping the business achieve its strategy, and I will be more able to do this by moving to a Founder role. 

Paul continued: “Nick is the perfect person to fill my role and there will be no disruption to business. It will very much be business as usual from January 1st.”

Nick Dettmar, COO for Outsource UK commented: “Outsource UK is growing, achieving 90% growth in revenues over the past three years, and a compound annual growth rate of 23%. I intend to continue this trend – having recently opened new offices in London & Birmingham we have aggressive hiring plans across our UK network of offices to fuel that growth.  I am looking forward to developing our talent’s expertise and expanding the specialist areas we work in. We have extended the range of products and services we provide, including initiatives to support our clients with GDPR and diversity and inclusion, and I am excited about the launch of our new product and services portfolio which will be released in the New Year. This will enable us to continue the theme of adding value to our customers by building hand crafted solutions to meet their specific requirements.”

The change in roles will see Mr Jameson mentor Mr Dettmar as he embarks upon his new role, including working closely with him to drive growth – both organically and via identification of possible acquisitions – a priority area for 2018.

Paul Jameson concluded: “Nick has been a brilliant COO and accomplished a lot in the time he has been with us.  Having worked closely with him for the last three years, I believe he is the best person to lead the company into its next chapter. I would not be stepping aside if I were not convinced it was the right thing to do, and have no doubt he will help build continued success for the firm.”