Swindon company now one of the fastest growing talent groups in the UK

By Nick Batten on 8 April, 2022

Francis & Francis Group, a Swindon-based holding company of niche brands that partner with innovative businesses to help them grow, has redeveloped to meet the demands of the brands it holds. 

The group is now working more closely with C4S and Bond to help with their growth as individual entities, as well as the success of the group overall.

This has resulted in a variety of changes from the top down, including significant modifications to employee benefits, how the brands operate and, moving forward, enabling growth both through expansion into new markets within the current brands, as well as new business launches. 

In August 2012, at 23 years of age, co-founders Ryan O’Hara and Ben Rutter started their first business in a garage in Swindon with aspirations to build something different in the talent sector. Now, these two friends have re-launched their global operation which is one of the fastest-growing talent solutions groups in the UK. 

The Francis & Francis Group was created in 2018 – following the success of the first business – and Ryan and Ben now believe this is the time for it to be given a platform that will support its current talent brands. With nearly 100 people across the organisation, and a new brand due to launch in July, the group is now firmly focused on the future. 

While not having formal offices in other countries, one of the brands (Bond) operates on a ‘remote-first’ policy, which has enabled the growth of the business worldwide.

Ben said, “Our approach is to be continuously looking two to five years into the future and challenge ourselves to do it today. Across the group, there is an exciting sense of energy and a deeper obsession that is driving the mission not to conform, but to create the future.” 

Ryan added, “Our approach is how we have been able to grow so much so far. It has been a major project, aligning the brands under one group, but it enables us to innovate in the industry, and change the game.” 

Pictured above: (left to right) Ryan O’Hara and Ben Rutter, Co-Founders of Francis & Francis Group