About Us

The Gravitas Group is an international, rapidly growing recruitment specialist working in the niche areas of technology, insurance, and banking.

We provide bespoke recruitment solutions to a wide range of businesses and professionals from our offices in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Singapore

Our award-winning team believe in taking recruitment seriously, while cultivating a rewarding and fun Culture.

Serious about talent.

Why businesses and candidates love working with Gravitas

Everything starts with the purpose of why your company exists, and at Gravitas we are clear; our purpose is to create solutions that empower your ambitions. 

We are committed to establishing deep-seated partnerships and gaining a unique understanding of our clients' niches and the recruitment landscape. Our values of respect, integrity, passion, and excellence guide every interaction.

Through this collaborative approach, we empower our clients, candidates, and our own staff to soar to new heights, a mission we wholeheartedly embrace.

Our dedication to delivering exceptional specialised services has catapulted us to the forefront of the recruitment industry.

Our long list of accolades and awards are testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence, recognised by industry peers and experts.

Our reputation is underpinned by our adherence to legal, regulatory, and ethical standards, providing you with peace of mind and confidence in our fully compliant services.

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Meet our founders

Our origin story

Gravitas was founded in 2010 by friends, Jonathan Ellerbeck, Daniel Wallis, and Alex Naylor. Each of them had years of recruitment and leadership experience but saw a gap in the market to do something different. They wanted to create a business that focused on uncompromising quality of service while facilitating niche areas in Technology and Insurance. Seeing quality was sometimes lacking in other recruitment agencies, they pledged to build a business that took recruitment seriously, while building a fun and rewarding internal culture. Recruitment is a profession that can change people's lives and businesses, and they believed that should be taken seriously. Simultaneously, Jonathan opened our first office in London, Alex opened an office in Leeds, and Daniel moved from the UK to set up our Hong Kong office. These 3 offices have now grown to 9 offices across the EU and Asia, winning almost 50 awards for our service and culture along the way.

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Our values

Our history

Established Offices

  • Gravitas established with offices in Leeds, London & Hong Kong
  • £1.4 million turnover


  • Opened Manchester & Singapore offices


  • Global headcount exceeds 100
  • Gravitas Group Holding structure created
  • Group re-branding

Record Breaking Year

  • First strategic acquisition in Hong Kong (Atlas)
  • Record billing month £920k

Headcount Exceeds

  • Global headcount exceeds 150
  • Record NFI in a month: £1.4m
  • NFI up 42% year on year vs FY17A

NFI up 35% compared to the equivalent period in FY18A

  • Alcuin Capital Partners minority investment

Navigating through a Global Pandemic

  • Coronavirus global impact - business holds its nerve, retains staff and remains resilient
  • Moved to a new Singapore Office
  • Director employed to create an Insurance Hypercube in UK

Succeeding through a Pandemic

  • Shenzhen office opened
  • Consultancy division created
  • Automation journey commences implementing the latest technologies

New CRO Appointed

  • Kurt Schreurs appointed Global Chief Revenue Officer
  • Opened Germany office
  • Strategic Acquisition of R2 Group in Rotterdam

Strategic Acquisition

  • Kumar Gawri appointed as Germany Associate Director
  • Strategic acquisition of Hamlyn Williams Hong Kong & Shenzhen operations

Recruitment solutions

Contract or freelance recruitment solutions

Our flexible contract or freelance recruitment solutions help businesses looking to hire technology, insurance or banking experts on an interim basis. Everything from a single specialist freelancer through to a whole project team, giving expert advice throughout. Find out more about our recruitment process and freelance recruitment services.

Permanent hiring solutions

We deliver efficient permanent recruitment solutions ensuring you get the right technology, insurance or banking talent for your business. We will manage the end-to-end recruitment process, providing consultancy and market advice along the way. Find out more about our recruitment process and permanent recruitment services.


Diversity, equity & inclusion

We are dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in every facet of our work. This commitment is not only evident in our collaborations with businesses to enhance their diversity initiatives, but also in our extensive events programme, which serves as a platform for meaningful discussions about the DEI agenda.

We firmly believe that by embracing diversity, we can achieve greater innovation, creativity, and success in all aspects of our work. At Gravitas, DEI is not just a buzzword – it's a guiding principle that shapes everything we do. We invite you to join us in this journey toward a more inclusive and equitable future.

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Our numbers

Global Offices
Turnover 2022
NFI 2022
Year started

Awards & accolades

We’ve won numerous awards for every aspect of our business. Visit our awards page.

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