Placing people that matter since 2009.
We’ve come a long way from our humble beginnings in the loft room of founder Kieran Maplesden. As an up and coming recruitment consultant, Kieran found he owed his success to his in-depth industry knowledge and collaborative approach. In the throes of the financial crisis, Kieran began trading solo from his attic. Building a business based on knowledge, diligence and collaboration became his ultimate goal.
We’ve grown from a solo trader in a loft to a multi-million pound business, employing 30 people and working from a state of the art office in Manchester’s Central Business District. We’ve seen some pretty big regulatory changes along the way too. Here are just some of the pressures we’ve navigated over the years.
- 2008/2009 - The Financial Crisis hits the UK
Kieran begins trading from his loft room.
- 2010 - Solvency, Solvency ii, BASEL (Capital Adequacy Regulation)
We open our first office in Manchester’s Triangle and begin trading as Procura, an Interim Management business focusing on insurance.
Employ our first member of staff.
Move to a larger office in the Triangle and open up a Permanent offering to our clients.
We find our passion and strength in Governance, Risk and Compliance Recruitment, which becomes our core focus. We begin building a reputation as a collaborative consultancy, helping our customers cope with complex regulation.
Employ 10 members of staff.
- 2012 - ‘Twin Peaks’ regulation sees the FSA split into the FCA and PRU
Move to our current office in the CBD and employ 30 staff.
- 2013 – Conduct Risk and MMR regulation
- 2014 – The FCA takes over regulation of consumer credit
Rebrand to ‘FourthLine’.
The founding philosophy of methodical industry knowledge, keeping one step ahead of regulation, combined with the constant quest to deliver candidates in the top 20%, still holds true today. We’ve always had an uncompromising commitment towards the work we do so that we will deliver, always.
Be part of our story. Call us on 0161 457 1145 today and let us help you find the right people to grow your business.