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Steven Bartlett invests in Chapter 2 to revolutionize the recruitment industry



Steven Bartlett invests in Chapter 2 to revolutionise the recruitment industry. Chapter 2 offers scalable, tech-enabled talent solutions, addressing the inefficiencies of traditional recruitment methods and delivering cost-effective results for businesses globally.

Steven Bartlett, known for his role on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den and as host of the Diary of a CEO podcast, has announced his investment in Chapter 2, a technology-based recruitment and talent company.

This move aims to transform the outdated recruitment industry and provide faster, more cost-effective recruitment solutions for companies around the world.

Founded by Leo Harrison in 2020, Chapter 2 addresses the inefficiencies of traditional recruitment models by offering scalable talent solutions that combine the agility of an agency with the cultural insight of an in-house team. The company’s innovative approach is based on three key pillars: people, processes and technology, tailored to the unique needs of each customer. Notable customers such as John Lewis and Bumble have already benefited from Chapter 2’s impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 248%.

Steven Bartlett’s investment is driven by a shared vision to modernize the recruitment landscape. Bartlett noted, “Hiring a great group of people is the single, most important goal for any company that wants to be great. Traditional recruitment firms are often expensive, poorly aligned and culturally irrelevant. Chapter 2, led by the exceptional Leo Harrison, aims to solve these problems. This partnership is intended not only to fulfill the talent needs of my company at Flight Group, but also to support high-potential companies around the world.”

Chapter 2’s global presence spans the United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, India and Germany, positioning the company to deliver world-class talent solutions across markets. By joining Bartlett’s business ecosystem, Chapter 2 aims to enhance its service offering and accelerate the growth of top companies.

Leo Harrison, CEO and Founder of Chapter 2, commented: “The recruitment and talent acquisition industry is ripe for disruption. Attracting and retaining the top 0.1% of talent is becoming increasingly challenging in today’s market. As Global COO of OLIVER Agency, I recognized the need for a more effective recruitment solution, which led to the creation of Chapter 2. With Steven’s support, we will expand our reach and ensure we provide a best-in-class talent solution that delivers unparalleled results for our customers.”