Clearwater International advises Harnham on its investment from BGF

Clearwater International has advised Harnham, the global leader in Data and Analytics (D&A) recruitment on its multi-million pound investment from BGF, the UK & Ireland’s most active growth capital investor.

Founded by Simon Clarke (Executive Chairman) and David Farmer (CEO) in 2006, Harnham has over 150 sales consultants worldwide with key hubs in the UK (London), US (New York, San Francisco, Phoenix), and Germany (Berlin). The business places candidates into both permanent and contract roles across a range of companies from fast-growth start-ups to global blue-chip businesses.

In 2021, Harnham also launched Rockborne, a new business line focused on hiring and placing junior D&A consultants across blue-chip clients. The model is known as Attract-Train-Deploy (ATD) and focuses on training and developing the next generation of data specialists through the deployment of graduate level consultants on long-term employment placements.

The substantial investment from BGF will support Harnham’s plans to scale further into the US and Europe as it seeks to expand its sales force to meet the growing demand for a high-quality, global D&A workforce.

The D&A talent market is worth more than €3.5bn (£3bn) per annum and is growing at a rate of 10% per year. Since 2018, Harnham has more than doubled in size thanks to the ever-growing demand for highly skilled talent and rapidly increasing salaries.