Oliver James

Multi-award-winning recruitment and consulting group with multiple global offices, focusing on both permanent and contract recruitment in specialist verticals.

Oliver James was founded in Manchester by Oliver Castle and James Rogers in 2002 and has enjoyed rapid organic growth since inception. Oliver James’ success has been driven by a combination of its sophisticated tech-enabled operating model, deep knowledge of specialist markets, and focus on staff development and retention. Soho Square’s experience in backing founders in high growth businesses is assisting the company as it continues to expand globally.

At a glance:

  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • Date of investment: 2022
  • Sector: Business services
  • Growth capital

"It was imperative we found an investment partner that fully understood the intricacies and culture of Oliver James. As a people-centric business, culture is at our core and it is the people that have enabled us to achieve what we have to date. The investment from Soho Square will allow us to further invest in the technology and training provided to everyone at Oliver James. For them, this marks an exciting time and will ensure that we continue to provide a great platform for people to develop their careers and deliver a market-leading service."

Oliver Castle and James Rogers

Co-founders, Co-CEO's