A North East talent and recruitment consultancy has won a major contract with health and wellbeing firm Vitabiotics.

Talentheads, which was launched by experienced recruitment specialist Sam Spoors in 2020, has been awarded the contract to recruit for Vitabiotics.

Vitabiotics was founded in 1971 by Professor Kartar Lalvani and has been run by his son Tej, who starred on Dragon’s Den between 2017 and 2021, for more than 20 years. The business turns over more than £300m annually.

Talentheads will be partnering Vitabiotics as an extension to their internal recruitment team to recruit specialist roles over the coming months.

Sam said: “While we’re deeply proud of our North East roots and heritage, this win really proves that we’re moving onwards and upwards with our strategy, working with large, multinational companies as well as our regional clients.

“I’m so pleased with the growth we have seen in less than three years, which has also included new offices, the rapid expansion of our team and plenty of exciting contract wins.

“This contract demonstrates that we have grown from a local, North East, start-up business to a mature recruitment specialist that can help any firm, anywhere.”

Sam attributes much of Talentheads’ rapid growth to its novel way of working, absorbing itself into companies as their internal recruitment, talent and resourcing teams, working with business owners on long-term, sustainable strategies to help them take control of the recruitment process.

Tej Lalvani said: “Vitabiotics has an ongoing need for recruitment due to its rapid expansion and Talentheads was recommended to me in a shortlist of in-house recruitment options.

“We want to attract and retain the top talent, which is where Talentheads plays a significant role. From the get-go, the Talentheads team has felt like an extension of Vitabiotics.

“In the first month of working together, an important hire, secured for us by Talentheads was our National Accounts Manager, which we had been looking to fill for some time. Their approach to instilling themselves into our business and building a talent pool specifically for the roles available, has been a great resource.”