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Inspiring visitors at the Scottish Business Exhibition

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scotish_pressReleaseThe Centralus team attended the Scottish Business Exhibition in Glasgow, their second event of the month.

The two-day event attracted thousands of business owners and decision makers, offering an excellent opportunity for our employee engagement specialists to meet with delegates from a variety of industries across Scotland.

Our colleagues in Glasgow were able to address the needs of visitors by demonstrating how our unique solutions can streamline time-consuming business processes such as auto- enrolment pension schemes, payroll management and employment law. On top of that, our fantastic employee benefits aim to increase engagement with their workforce.

Centralus’ Sales Executive, Karly Ashworth, commented:

“With our Scottish office being based in the heart of Glasgow, this event proved to be an excellent opportunity to connect with a number of businesses that are right at our doorstep. Delegates were really interested in our employee benefits and were also impressed that they can find such a wide variety of business services, all in one place.”

Our Scottish team is always eager to explain how our unique services can increase business efficiencies and employee engagement. For more information, please call 0800 211 8109 or visit our website at

Centralus exhibits and presents Employee Engagement Awards at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018

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Once again, Centralus’ employee engagement experts successfully participated at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition that was held at the Manchester Central on the 7th and 8th of November.

Throughout the two-day event, our team had the pleasure of welcoming many of the industry’s leading personalities, prominent brands, HR experts and frontrunners in people development onto our iconic panoramic stand. Visitors were treated to refreshments, giveaways and participated in the insightful discussions about our unique approach to
employee engagement with our team of experts.

As well as introducing ourselves to visitors, we also welcomed and congratulated our clients: Pace Security, Catermatch Solutions, Brooknight Security, Dardan Security and Project Resource who visited our stand to receive an Outstanding Employee Engagement Award, showing our recognition of going that extra mile to create
an exceptional workplace for their employees.

Centralus’ CEO, David Callaghan, said the following about the event:
“It’s been a pleasure meeting so many people from such a variety of industries and speaking to them about our common goal of improving their employee engagement. Our unique business solution has already benefited thousands of employees and I am confident that we will extend this benefit to thousands more as a result of this fantastic event”.
Numerous professionals were introduced to our unique employment services that offer a combination of streamlined business processes and employee benefits that create a happy, motivated and healthy workforce with increased productivity, staff retention and revenue.

If you missed the opportunity to speak to our experts at the CIPD event, you can get in touch with us to discuss how we can take your employee engagement one step further by calling 0800 211 8109 or visiting

Rewarding Recruitment Rock Stars at the Global Recruiter Awards 2018

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news_06_18Centralus was Headline Sponsor of this year’s Global Recruitment Industry Awards, where the achievements of the best and finest in the industry were recognised by their peers.

The Awards distinguish those that disrupt, develop and shape what is about to emerge in the recruitment sector through their outstanding work.

This year’s ceremony took place at the Café de Paris in central London, on the 21st of June; bringing together the innovators, high flyers, disruptors and dedicated professionals in recruitment.

Centralus would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2018 Global Recruitment Industry Awards:

Best In-House Training
Highly Commended: Gravitas Recruitment Group
Winner: La Fosse Associates

Best Innovation
Winner: Click IQ

Best Employer Brand
Highly Commended: Harrington Starr
Winner: Wiser

Best Marketing Campaign
Highly Commended:
Winner: Randstad

Best Specialist Job Board

Best Job Board
Winner: CV-Library

Best Permanent Consultant
Highly Commended: Tiffany Parradine, Alchemy Recruitment
Winner: Fred Ewing, Meridian Business Support

Best Temporary Consultant
Highly Commended: Sam Potter, La Fosse Associates
The second Highly Commended: Dan Kerr, Samuel Knight International
Winner: Ashley Morton, Darwin Recruitment

Best Candidate Attraction through Social Media
Highly Commended: Cordant People.
Winner: Harrington Starr

Best UK Overseas Operation
Highly Commended: NES Global Talent
Winner: Amoria Bond

Best Recruitment Process Outsourcing Business
Highly Commended: Resource Solutions
Winner: Volt Consulting Group

Best Specialist Recruitment Business
Highly Commended: Admiral Recruitment
Winner: Harrington Starr

Best Client Service
Highly Commended: Sphere Digital Recruitment
Winner: Harrington Starr

Best Newcomer
Highly Commended: Broadgate Search
Winner: inploi

Best Large Recruitment Business
Highly Commended: Sopra Steria Recruitment
Winner: NES Global Talent

Best Medium Recruitment Business
Highly Commended: VHR
Winner: Gravitas Recruitment Group

Best Small Recruitment Business
Highly Commended: Venquis
Winner: Harrington Starr

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners for always going the extra mile!
Standing out in our industry is a remarkable achievement.
Sponsoring the 2018 Global Recruitment Industry Awards was an honour for us, because we take pride in shaping the future of employment, just like everyone who participated and contributed to this year’s event.
We look forward to seeing you again next year!

The Great British Business Show

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The Great British Business Show is one of this year’s milestones for UK businesses and Centralus was there, standing out from its competitors in an unprecedented event.

The show welcomed 25,000 visitors, 250 seminars, 350 exhibitors, and 12 masterclasses on the16th and 17th of May at the Excel London, offering a wealth of opportunity, advice and crucial information for ongoing business growth within a challenging economy.

We made the difference in an event that embraced businesses from a cross-section of industries that ran in 4 different zones:

  • Buy A Business Zone
  • Start Up Zone
  • Going Global
  • SME Zone

Even though all individual shows were hosted under the same roof, the Centralus stand got the best reviews from organisers and visitors, who were charmed with our sweet treats and proseccos. Our visitors were actively engaged in our social media contests, participating beyond expectation!

Our directors were there to offer free consultations, explaining our employee engagement model and answering all questions that delegates had, especially in regards to products we specially designed for employers and employees:
iEngagement – the tools that help businesses achieve outstanding employee engagement, leading to higher productivity, and WOW – The Wonderful Workplace, an amazing work-life engagement experience that motivates and empowers employees to be happy in an upbeat, fun and positive environment.

Centralus continuously reveals its dynamic presence in corporate events.
We look forward to meeting you in person at our next one!

For further information please visit our website or call one of our experts at 0800 211 8109.

The Northern Business Expo 2018

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We did it again! Centralus rocked the Northern Business Exhibition at the Manchester Central on the 18th and 19th of April.

During the 2-day event, business owners, CEOs, directors and senior managers gathered around our stand and enjoyed our unique employee engagement approach through a fascinating experience that addressed all five senses.
Taste, sight, touch, smell and sound blended together, creating the enhanced reality we developed for the future of the workplace.

We were given the golden opportunity to present our two new products we specially designed for employers and employees:

iEngagement – the tools that help businesses achieve outstanding employee engagement, leading to higher productivity, and WOW – The Wonderful Workplace, an amazing work-life engagement experience that motivates and empowers employees to be happy in an upbeat, fun and positive environment.

On the first day of the exhibition, half an hour was more than enough for David Callaghan, our Chief Executive Officer, to capture the visitors’ attention with his illuminating presentation “Transforming Business Through Employee Engagement”.

Our stand attracted visitors like swarming bees to a honeypot -we hope it wasn’t just because of our colourful jellybeans.
They were very eager to discover how we innovate recruitment by creating the environment that fosters happy and engaged employees.

Centralus continuously reveals its dynamic presence in corporate events. We look forward to seeing you at our next event: The Business Show – 16 & 17 May, at the Excel London

For further information please visit our website or call one of our experts at 0800 211 8109.

Centralus sponsors the Best Candidate Care Category at the Recruiter Awards – Shortlist announced!

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Centralus recognises the achievements of the innovators, the high flyers, the persistent performers and the passionate professionals in the industry. Those that disrupt, develop and shape what is about to come in the recruitment sector through their outstanding work.

We are proud to be sponsoring this year’s Best Candidate Care Category Award and to congratulate all on their nominations!

The nominees are:
C&M Travel Recruitment
Cavendish Professionals
ISE Partners
La Fosse Associates
Noa Recruitment
Recruiter Republic
TFS Healthcare

The above companies have been recognised for providing outstanding service.
They have been known for their unique creativity, effective responsiveness, market insights, innovation in providing exemplary care and treatment of candidates/applicants.
In doing so, the shortlisted companies have been recognised for adding outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships via exceptional candidate selection.

David Callaghan-CEO of Centralus comments: “At Centralus, we take pride in shaping the future of employment, and this award reflects part of the workplace of tomorrow – where people stay engaged, motivated, self-driven and eager to excel, to evolve, to upgrade their skills, unlock their potential, leading their organisations to excellence. You see, a company’s greatest asset is its employees, and nothing shows how much you care for your business better than the way you care about the people who drive it to success.
Best of luck to the Best Candidate Care Category nominees!

The Recruiter Awards will be held on Thursday, 3 May 2018 at The Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House.

We are looking forward to see you all there and celebrate excellence in Recruitment together!

Appointment of New CEO

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Centralus PLC announces the appointment of David Callaghan as Chief Executive Officer from 1st May 2018, to succeed Jonathan Beckerlegge, who said:

“I have spent two exciting years with Centralus as Chairman & CEO; realising the shareholders’ initial vision, introducing the unique and innovative ‘enhanced employee engagement’ model to the UK and putting together an unrivalled team.

While I relinquish the CEO position, I will be staying on as Chairman.

We wanted David for his strategic strengths, determined execution and his ability to inspire people every step of the way. We look forward to David extending these qualities throughout the organisation as we build on our enormous success as first mover in the market.

Therefore, taking into account David’s commitment to Centralus’ values, the Board has decided to offer him the position as company’s new ‘Chief Executive Officer’.”

David Callaghan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, professional marketer with IBM and as Chartered Manager (Fellow). For the last 20 years, he has led both large global and entrepreneurial domestic recruitment, RPO and BPO companies, as Managing Director, COO and CEO several times over. He said:

“Centralus is a fantastic company with a unique proposition that helps companies transform their businesses through their employees. I have been with the business since the start of 2017 and have seen first hand the significant impact we have had on clients and their employees. The vision for the future is inspiring and I am proud to be part of the team making such a difference to so many.”

Centralus is creating a new industry by leading the way with employee engagement solutions. We have developed a unique offering that unlocks the power of the employee. Innovative thought, substantial investment and world-class delivery have combined to provide an offering that transforms businesses.

Over the last two years, Centralus has had tremendous development, with a relentless growth in our client base, achieving a 2,500% increase in community employee numbers to 25,000 members. The business has also undergone high levels of organisational recruitment and physical expansion.

The new headquarters at Elstree has been designed to encompass elements reflecting values important to our organisation and workspace. Open spaces, transparency, cutting edge technology and unique design are the embodiment of our culture. The office, created for a collaborative environment with advanced co-working spaces, is anticipated to be operational in summer 2018.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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May 25th – Are You Ready?

All businesses are required to be prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998, which will be superseded by the GDPR on May 25.


The EU wants to give people more control over the use of their personal data, aiming to increase trust in the emerging digital economy. This will occur by protecting the fundamental right to privacy and by making sure that data is kept for as long as business demands deem it necessary. The EU wants to create a simpler legal environment that will apply throughout the single market.

What are the main GDPR challenges?

1. The Data Subject Access Requests

Anybody can make a request to any organisation on processing their personal data. However, different forms of documentation often make it difficult to provide this information.

2. Data Leaks

Data leaks usually occur through human error or hacking. GDPR puts the onus on companies to safeguard data.

How does Centralus ensure data protection?

Centralus ensures that your professional reputation remains unharmed by providing an online portal, which is password protected and complies with the GDPR encryption requirements. E-payslips can be easily retrieved and printed.

Our data / document exchange portal, provided by SSLP, guarantees that all files sent are encrypted with a full audit trail. We also retain personal data only for a specified period of time, as required by Data Protection legislation.

For enhanced safety:

In the event of a data breach, it is required that the company sends a notification requirement to the parties involved. It is also required that every organisation has a DPO (Data Protection Officer).