The Association of Technology Staffing Companies (ATSCo) was formed in 1999 to provide a strong and united voice creating a positive appreciation of the role, responsibilities and value of the IT, Telecommunications and the Professional level of the Engineering Recruitment Industry. The UK marketplace has an annual turnover of over £6 billion, with around 100,000 flexible workers. Eight out of ten contractors in the Technology sector supply their services to end-users and vendors via a staffing organisation and five of these eight through an ATSCo member. ATSCo was formed with 14 founder members and now has around 80, ranging from the quality start up businesses to the huge plcs, each bringing an individual corporate style plus a shared vision for an industry respected for its quality, service and results. The organisation is very different in that you become a member by invitation only – once you have provided 20 references from existing clients. Peter Jezeph, MD of the company, was pleased to confirm Jenrick CPI's membership of ATSCo at the start of 2008: “ATSCo has impressed me ever since their inception, identifying our company as one of the key organisations that they actively pursued to be a part of the Association. I have the greatest respect for their initiatives in taking the IT recruitment industry to a level of professionalism other industries would do well to emulate. We are privileged to not only be an active member, but also to be part of their successful growth in the I.T. and telecomms market. ATSCo and their CEO, Ann Swain have become the spokesperson and guiding stars of our industry.” Philip Fanthom, Sales Director of Jenrick CPI added to Peter’s comments: “The Association offers very practical benefits to anyone in the I.T. recruitment industry. There are monthly seminars where guest speakers always provide insights into issues affecting the I.T. industry right now, and the issues are not just discussed, but ATSCo members as a group subsequently form action plans and lobby Government with a clear united voice. We have also utilised a range of complementary legal, accounting and advisory services, only available to the members of the Association.” For more details please visit: The ATSCo Website