Linear Recruitment Ltd is now Employee owned

We are delighted to announce that the current owners have just completed a deal to move the ownership of Linear Recruitment into an Employee Ownership Trust.

This is fantastic news for all our staff who now become owners of the company they work for. 

Why have we done it?

  • We wanted to reward our loyal and hardworking employees and this is fantastic way to do it
  • It gives the company stability moving forward with ownership succession that preserves the business and its culture
  • It gives our employees a voice on the board enabling a clear and collaborative way of working

We started off in 2001 with a simple, honest and direct approach to recruitment, and a people-first ethos and this continues to be our ambition over twenty years later. Everyone involved is extremely excited about the ownership move and what the future will bring for Linear Recruitment and its new owners.

"The Company was formed in 2001 and over the past twenty one years we have employed many fantastic employees, of which a number are still with us today, and have been with us a very long time and are actually running the company on a day to day basis" says Linear's Managing Director Gareth Tomkins.

"We have a very strong and loyal management team, who like all our staff, live and breathe by our values. The greater sense of employee engagement enables our management team and wonderful staff to continue the fantastic work they have been doing over the years and gives them the extra reward as owners of the company. 
One big attraction for us was ownership succession which preserves the business, its culture and values. The EOT provides us with the opportunity to do this which we also believe will result in a stronger performing business with commitment to the longer term and a fantastic way to reward our hard working employees."

Linear Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in jobs in the construction, rail, power, highways and infrastructure industries, on a temporary and permanent basis.

For more information on the EOT please contact Gareth Tomkins, or call 0114 2634888. For marketing and press queries, contact our Marketing team on