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Introduction to Our Terms of Business

Welcome to Northreach Limited’s Terms of Business page. This section is designed to provide you with a clear understanding of the terms and conditions that govern our professional relationship when we introduce qualified professionals for permanent employment with your organization. We believe in transparency and mutual respect, ensuring that both parties have a clear understanding of their rights and obligations.

TERMS OF BUSINESS FOR THE INTRODUCING OF STAFF TO BE DIRECTLY EMPLOYED BY CLIENTS

NORTHREACH LIMITED, a company incorporated in England and Wales under registration number 9539057, the registered office of which is at 5 Ducketts Wharf South Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 3AR

These terms are issued by Northreach Limited which specialises in finding and presenting to the CLIENT qualified professionals in their business field. The terms shall be deemed to be accepted by the CLIENT by virtue of an interview or any Engagement of or offer of Engagement to (which terms includes employment or use, whether under a contract of service or for services, or under an agency, licensee, franchise or partnership agreement) any Applicant for which an Introduction has been made by Northreach Limited.

Where applicable for any search request by the CLIENT that is subject to a Purchase Order the CLIENT agrees to authorise such Purchase Order within fourteen (14) days before commencement of any Engagement of the Applicant. Should the CLIENT not communicate any applicable Purchase Order, within the period mentioned, Northreach Limited shall be entitled to submit an invoice without the requirement of any Purchase Order.

References to the singular include the plural and references to the masculine include the feminine and vice versa.

CLIENT’s Obligations

The CLIENT agrees:

  1. To notify Northreach Limited in writing within five (5) business days of receiving any application that matches an applicant previously introduced by Northreach Limited. The written notification must include the applicant’s name and the date of application. If Northreach Limited does not receive timely notification from the CLIENT, and the CLIENT subsequently engages the applicant following our introduction, the CLIENT shall be obligated to pay the fee as outlined in Section 4 of this agreement.
  2. To notify Northreach Limited immediately when an offer of Engagement is accepted by an Applicant;
  3. To pay the Fees of Northreach Limited, within 14 days of the date an offer of Engagement is accepted by Applicant. If the Fees are paid after 14 days from the date of invoice, the CLIENT shall without any notification whatsoever be liable to owe interest in addition to all outstanding sums due in the event of late payment. This shall be calculated at 4% above Bank of England base rate to the total sums outstanding for each day’s delay in payment until they are actually paid.
  4. The Client also understands that late payment will void any rebate period that is outlined in 5.1.
  5. The Client accepts that payment of interest in addition to all outstanding sums due is fair and reasonable compensation to Northreach Limited in the event of late payment of any invoices.
  6. Non-payment means any payment, or partial payment, of an invoice which is made after the due date for payment which appears on the invoice.
Northreach Limited Duties

Northreach Limited shall use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that:

  • it shall perform the Services in accordance with best industry standards;
  • in accordance with, and subject to, applicable legislation it has the necessary skill, experience and expertise to provide the Services pursuant to the Agreement;
  • it shall only use suitably skilled and qualified personnel in the execution of the Services.

Any additional reasonable duties the CLIENT requests to be performed by Northreach Limited shall be agreed by the Parties in writing. Northreach Limited shall not unreasonably withhold its acceptance of such duties.

Fees

In the event that the CLIENT enters into Engagement with any Applicant within six (12) months of Introduction by Northreach Limited, the Fee payable to Northreach Limited by the CLIENT for such Engagement shall be equivalent to the following:

Mark Up
25%

 

The fee shall be calculated on the amount of remuneration the Applicant is entitled to earn during the first twelve (12) months of his/her Engagement. Remuneration includes all salary, payments and other taxable emoluments payable to or receivable by the Applicant for services rendered to or on behalf of the CLIENT.  Please note there will be a minimum fee of £5000 per requirement.

If, after the offer of an Engagement has been accepted by the Applicant, the CLIENT decides for any reason not to proceed after an Engagement has been accepted by an Applicant, it shall be liable to pay Northreach Limited half the full Fee indicated as in Clause 4. Furthermore should the CLIENT or any subsidiary or associated group company of the CLIENT subsequently re engage the Applicant within the period of twelve (12) calendar months from the date of termination, withdrawal of Engagement offer, interview or Introduction of Applicant, a full Fee in accordance with Clause 4 becomes payable, (with no entitlement to a refund).

As all Introductions through or via Northreach Limited are confidential, in the event that the CLIENT reveals any information regarding any Applicant introduced by Northreach Limited to any third party which results in the Engagement of such Applicant within twelve (12) calendar months from the date of termination of or withdrawal of any offer of Engagement or interview or Introduction of Applicant’s details, the CLIENT shall pay to Northreach Limited the full Fee in accordance with Clause 4.

Confidentiality

Each Party agrees to treat as secret and confidential and not at any time for any reason to disclose or permit to be disclosed to any person or make use of or permit to be made use of (other than in discharging its duties hereunder) any information of a sensitive or commercial nature relating to the other party or in relation to the Applicant that is disclosed in connection with this Agreement.

The obligations of the Parties under this Clause shall survive the expiry or the termination of this Agreement for a period of one (1) year.

Data Protection Laws

means: (a) the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2013; (b) from and including 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the “GDPR”), until such time as it might cease to apply in the UK; (c) any legislation ratifying, implementing, adopting or replacing the GDPR in the UK, and (d) any other applicable, associated or supplementary data protection laws or regulations; in each case, as updated, amended or replaced from time to time;

All information relating to a Party is confidential and where that information relates to an individual is also subject to the Data Protection Laws and is provided solely for the purpose of providing Services to the Client. Such information must not be used for any other purpose nor divulged to any third party and the Client undertakes to abide by the provisions of the Data Protection Laws in receiving and processing the data at all times. In addition, information relating to the Employment Business’ business which is capable of being confidential must be kept confidential and not divulged to any third party, except information which is in the public domain.

Limitation of Liability

Northreach Limited endeavours to ensure the suitability of any Applicant introduced to the CLIENT.  The CLIENT shall notwithstanding satisfy himself as to the suitability of any Applicant and shall take up references provided by any Applicant and/or Northreach Limited before engaging such Applicant. The CLIENT shall be responsible for obtaining work and other permits, or the arrangement of medical examinations and/or investigations into the medical history of any Applicant and satisfy any medical and other requirements or qualifications required by law.

Neither Party shall be liable under any circumstances for any loss, expense, damage, delay, costs or compensation (whether direct, indirect or consequential) which may be suffered or incurred by the other Party arising from or in any way connected with the subject-matter of this Agreement, including Northreach Limited seeking an Applicant for the Client or from an Introduction or Engagement or from the failure of the Northreach Limited to introduce any Applicant. For the avoidance of doubt, neither Party seeks to exclude liability for death or personal injury arising from its own negligence or liability for fraudulent or negligent misstatement.

Variations

CLIENT will be full responsible and accountable for any additional fees and / or commissions related to international payments due to the AGENCY. Exchange rate will be calculated by www.OANDA.com on the date of offer from the client

Governing Law
  • This contract is subject to the laws of England and Wales.
  • Any dispute in relation to this contract shall come under the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent Court in the jurisdiction of England, notwithstanding the introduction of third parties or multiple defendants.