Expand and evolve – when specialist services meet

Colin Prentice, Commercial Director at Evolve

Specialist recruitment and outsourcing consultancy, Evolve, is pleased to announce the integration of Prentice Associates Ltd. The two specialist organisations have both provided recruitment and outsourcing services within in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life sciences sectors for the past 13 years. The integration will accelerate the commercial growth plans of Evolve and will see an expansion of further services.

Colin Prentice (formerly of Prentice Associates Ltd) has been appointed as Commercial Director at Evolve. He will be working as an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team. In a recent interview with Colin, he was poised to embark on this new chapter with Evolve and commented:

“I am delighted to announce my appointment at Evolve as Commercial Director and am thrilled to be part of the next stage of growth within the business. In discussions with my fellow Directors Chris and Andy Anderson, it was clear to me that they see real opportunities as we come out of the pandemic. Our aim is to build on the already established foundations that Evolve has created through the hard work of the team. I look to continue to improve on this as we begin to work together in a very new world for so many of us.”

Colin has been involved in Recruitment and CSO within pharma, MedTech and life sciences for over 20 years. He will share and build on this knowledge and experience with Evolve in his new role.

Evolve is a well-established brand, having supported pharma and healthcare organisations across the UK since 2007. Throughout 2020/21, the team have expanded their recruitment offering into new areas, such as pharmacy. This has allowed clients to benefit from a wider scope of flexible services on offer by Evolve. In the past few months, the team has developed and implemented new partnership recruitment models. Evolve plan to share and further develop these in conversations and interactions with their customers moving forward.

Colin commented further: “Many clients will be understandably anxious about what the future looks like for their teams and how they can recruit and retain high calibre talent. I am confident that the ideas we have at Evolve can help to answer these concerns with new models and service options which will meet the specific needs of our clients right now. In conversations about what the future looks like for Evolve, we’ve recognised the potential of further enhancing the knowledge base in the business by drawing on my experience, both internally with the team and also externally with our customers.”

“The world is a very different place and I believe we are just at the start of the new normal. It’s a new normal that I am very excited about. With the experience, expertise and support of the entire Evolve team, it’s a new normal that we are ready to embrace!”

As well as further planned expansion of their recruitment team throughout 2021, Evolve are modelling and implementing innovative recruitment methodologies to support both clients and candidates moving forward. Operations Director Chris Anderson commented: “The integration of Prentice Associates is a great step forward for the business. We’re right in the midst of creating and rolling out new ‘Partnership’ recruitment models to the market and Colin’s experience in solution delivery and implementation will enhance this even further. It’s a really exciting time for Evolve and we’re very much looking forward to Colin’s contribution to the team over the next few months and years!”

If you wish to find out more about how the team at Evolve can assist you or your business,  visit www.evolvecouk.com, or call 0113 457 0777.