Success stories
Dovetail & Slate

Supporting one of the fastest growing education recruitment companies in the UK

Company info:


Customer since





We switched to Raise and have been thoroughly impressed throughout the whole transfer process. The service has been exemplary. Their portal is also intuitive and easy to use, with great feedback from our clients and candidates.

- Guy Walker, Strategic Director Dovetail & Slate

Fact file

  • Brands: Nottingham College, Warwickshire College Group and City Bristol College
  • Sectors: Primary, secondary, higher, further, private and international education
  • Previous financier: Sonovate, Simplicity and Optimum
  • Current headcount: 71
  • Contract team growth: 1 to 35 contract consultants
  • Contractor number growth: 5 to 400 live contractors

Core reasons for joining Raise:

  • The team at Raise
  • A very competitive rate based on the service
  • An exciting business partnership and vision

Before joining Raise in 2019, Guy was frustrated with the challenges that they had with their previous funding supplier, including: poor authentication processes, paper based timesheets, poor credit control and at times a terrible service.

Moving to Raise gave his business the platform they needed for growth.

Raise has been there to support our exponential growth and we've always been well supported. I’ve never found myself without a strategic partner that can support our requirements.

This growth has meant that Guy now plays an operational and strategic role in supporting their next phase of growth.

It's an interesting time for recruitment and Guy and his team are focused on continuing to deliver the best value-add recruitment solution in the market, despite lots of uncertainty ahead.

“Recruitment is and will always will be the hardest way to make an easy living. I see challenges as technology continues to disrupt the industry. We're heading into a very challenging time with a potential recession on the horizon. With that comes both challenges and opportunities to outpace our competition and provide real value to the recruitment space." 

We have no doubt that Guy, his team, and the business will continue to deliver in abundance for their clients and we're proud to partner with them on that journey.

Finally, we asked Guy to describe the service that they've had with Raise...

Raise is a customer-centric, progressive and fit for purpose solution for any business that wants to grow.

Find out more about Dovetail & Slate over at:

Steve Cater
VP Growth

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