Recruitment from Bench to Board: Entrust Acquire Horton UK

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Ryan and Austin join the Horton Team for a Festive Lunch

Entrust People are delighted to announce Horton International UK have joined their parent company, Entrust Resource Solutions.

This first step is part of ambitious growth plans from Entrust Resource Solutions which will see the group provide comprehensive recruitment solutions across the life sciences sector, working on contingent, interim and exec search assignments.

The expansion of the group allows the experience and knowledge of the full team to be shared across the businesses, offering a wider range of resourcing solutions for clients and candidates.



Horton International UK provide Executive Recruitment services specialising in Board level positions, heads of function, specialist technology roles and NEDs. Their esteemed team bring a wealth of valuable experience to the group. Partners Paul Edwards MBE and Charles Taylor have a combined 50 years experience recruiting for C-level positions, both within the UK and internationally. Paul has enjoyed a varied and distinguished career in the life science industry prior to entering recruitment, while Charles, who has lived and worked internationally in engineering and technology sectors, will remain in a senior capacity for at least two years to ensure a seamless transition.

The footprint of the group now spans the UK, with offices in Scotland and the South of England perfectly positioned to service clients and candidates across Europe. This is becoming more important with a UK skills shortage and the uncertainty of overseas candidates brought on by Brexit.

The Group have also attracted external funding and welcomed new members to the board. Joining Austin Clark and Ryan Watson on the Board are Paul Edwards from Horton International UK, Gavin Hands and Mary Ballantyne. Gavin and Mary bring a wealth of experience in pharma, biotech, life sciences and business, having been part of a team who brought the multi-million-pound sale of CXR Biosciences to Concept Life Sciences to fruition in 2015.

While Entrust Resource Solutions is growing, our approach to recruitment remains the same. What has not changed is our dedication to providing outstanding service to both clients and candidates. The Group pride ourselves on our consultative and service-led approach which allows us to support our client’s business objectives and our candidate’s career paths.

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