Celebrating a successful year of collaboration with Meet

Celebrating a successful year of collaboration with Meet

We are pleased to be celebrating a successful year-long partnership with Meet, an international provider of talent solutions to the life sciences sector.

We announced our investment into Meet back in September 2021 and have noted several key milestones with the business since the partnership began.

Meet has continued to invest in its people to ensure it has the capacity to support market demand, this has included the business opening its fifth office in San Diego shortly after our investment and growing its headcount by c.55% over the last twelve months. Meet’s people strategy is focussed on growth, culture and engagement with learning and development at its core, which the business sees as essential to stay true to its people-centric values as it continues to scale.

The business has also refreshed its insights, success and marketing strategy to ensure Meet communicate their passion and experience in life sciences in a clear way for external stakeholders, alongside maximising the use of their data to drive better outcomes and build higher performing teams for its life science clients. Both of these strategic investments support Meet to continue delivering the value creation plan and continue on their exciting growth journey.

In September 2022 Meet’s co-founder and CEO, Hannah Donaldson, was also named as a regional winner in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 programme. Hannah was recognised for creating long term value and contributing purpose beyond profits. Hannah, along with the other regional winners, will attend an EY dinner in November where the overall UK winner will be announced. To celebrate this, and the anniversary of our investment, we invited Hannah onto our podcast to find out more about her background and her ambitions for Meet.

After studying Psychology at university, Hannah took an early interest in people and how the mind works. However, despite coming from a family of medics Hannah wanted to pursue her interests in the world of business rather than going down a clinical route.

Following university, she joined S3, a large recruitment organisation, where she saw first-hand how the industry could shape her career and future aspirations. Whilst working at S3 she set up a pharmaceutical division where, given her background, she was able to effectively combine her knowledge of the medical world with her interest in people and recruitment.

With a new-found calling, Hannah had a strong desire to have more autonomy and to lead a business that was focussed on its people. This led Hannah to co-found Meet in 2009 at the age of 26, with the aim of creating a truly people-centric business, with a market-leading culture and an ability to scale, that was totally focused on the high-growth life sciences sector.

In this episode of Beyond the Capital, Hannah explains why this people-centric approach has been vital to Meet’s success, how being part of a wider portfolio has helped to broaden her network and learn from other senior leaders, why the myths surrounding private equity are far from reality, and how her role as CEO is focused on value creation, scaling the business and being Meet’s cultural compass.

Click here to get to know Hannah and access our other episodes.

For more information, please contact our press office at BIG Partnership - northedgepr@bigpartnership.co.uk