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Acquisition paves the way for next generation of recruitment

Two successful Cambridge based businesses will accelerate their growth due to vision of local entrepreneur. 

Sam Sales, the entrepreneur behind the leading HR firm call hr, has acquired the Cambridge based recruitment consultancy, Whitehill Pelham (incorporating talentdesk). The acquisition will bring together the strengths of both recognised and established companies. It presents the opportunity to deliver the next generation of hr and talent search to clients who work with the two firms. 

Sam explains, “Recruitment techniques are constantly evolving and we have spent time finessing an innovative client-centric approach within call hr. I am looking forward to working with the team at Whitehill Pelham to apply these skills to their existing expertise in order to secure the best hires for all of our clients.”

An experienced HR professional, as well as working in high level HR roles for national and global companies, Sam is known as “The Fixer” in the CIPD Member magazine, providing clear and practical advice to HR professionals across the UK. Sam’s vision means that Whitehill Pelham and talentdesk, which have grown into a successful business under the leadership of Richard DeNetto, Business Manager, will continue to serve its clients as usual.

Richard commented, “I am delighted that Sam, who has been a long-time supporter of Whitehill Pelham, decided to acquire the business. Whitehill Pelham has a very loyal client base which includes some of Cambridgeshire’s largest and most successful businesses, and a fantastic team, which has delivered an exceptional service to clients.”

Julian Nicholls, the founder of Whitehill Pelham says “I am very pleased that Sam has acquired Whitehill Pelham, which with its reputation for excellent service will fit very closely with call hr to deliver a truly exciting customer proposition.”

Sam will work with existing team members to ensure that exceptional service continues to be provided for clients and candidates, whilst executing a visionary, market leading approach on a much broader scale than ever before. Her visionary approach, extensive experience and customer focus will ensure that both businesses, and their clients, will succeed together in this exciting new chapter for two of Cambridge’s leading people-focussed businesses. 

If you would like to have a conversation about this, please contact Sam Sales at 01223 828655 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.