Terms & Conditions

TERMS OF BUSINESS FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF STAFF

1.DEFINITIONS

1.1 In these Terms of Business the following definitions apply:

1. DEFINITIONS

1.1. In these Terms of Business the following definitions apply:

“Applicant”
means the person introduced by the Agency to the Client for an Engagement including any members of the Agency’s own staff;

“Client”
means the person, firm or corporate body requiring the services of the Applicant;

“Agency”
means Anderson Knight Limited of 126 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 2RQ;

“Engagement”
means the engagement, employment or use of the Applicant by the Client or any third party on a permanent or temporary basis, whether under a contract of service or for services; under an agency, licence, franchise or partnership agreement or any other engagement; directly or through a limited company of which he is an officer or employee or under a self-employed capacity;

“Introduction”
means either (i) the Client’s interview of an Applicant in person or by telephone, following the Client’s instruction to the Agency to search for an Applicant; or (ii) the passing to the Client of a curriculum vitæ or other information which identifies the Applicant; and which leads to an Engagement of that Applicant by the Client;

“Remuneration”
includes base salary, guaranteed and/or anticipated bonus and commission earnings, allowances, inducement payments, the benefit of a company car and all other payments and taxable (and, where applicable, non-taxable) emoluments payable to or receivable by the Applicant for services rendered to or on behalf of the Client. Where the Client provides a company car, a notional amount of £3000 will be added to the salary in order to calculate the Agency’s fee.

1.2. Unless the context requires otherwise, references to the singular include the plural and references to the masculine include the feminine and vice versa.

1.3. The headings contained in these Terms of Business are for convenience only and do not affect their interpretation.

1.4 The Appendix to these Terms of Business form part of (and are incorporated into) this agreement.

2. THE CONTRACT

2.1. These Terms of Business are deemed to be accepted by the Client by virtue of an Introduction to, or the Engagement of an Applicant.

2.2. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by a Manager or Director of the Agency, these Terms of Business shall prevail over any other terms of business or purchase conditions put forward by the Client.

2.3. No variation or alteration of these Terms of Business shall be valid unless approved in writing by Manager / Director of the Agency.

3. NOTIFICATION AND FEES

3.1. The Client agrees:
a) To notify the Agency immediately of any offer of an Engagement which it makes to the Applicant;
b) To notify the Agency immediately that its offer of an Engagement to the Applicant has been accepted and to provide details of the Applicant’s Remuneration to the Agency; and
c) To pay the Agency’s fee by the due date as stated on the invoice.

3.2. Except in the circumstances set out in clause 5.1 below, the Client incurs no fee until the Applicant commences the Engagement when the Agency will render an invoice to the Client for its fees.

3.3. The Agency reserves the right to charge interest on invoiced amounts unpaid for more than 14 days at the rate of 4% per annum above the base rate from time to time of the Bank of England from the due date until the date of actual payment.

3.4. Should an invoice remain unpaid after the invoice due date, the Agency reserves the right to cancel all reduced fee arrangements and full fees are automatically calculated as set out in Appendix 1 – Schedule of Fees, attached to these Terms of Business.

3.5. The fee payable to the Agency by the Client for an Introduction resulting in an Engagement is the amount equal to a % of the Applicant’s Remuneration applicable during the first 12 months of the Engagement. VAT will be charged on the fee if applicable. See Appendix 1 – Schedule of Fees, attached to these Terms of Business for fee structure.

4. REFUNDS

4.1. In order to qualify for the following refund, the Client must pay the Agency’s fee within 14 days of the date of invoice and must notify the Agency in writing of the termination of the Engagement within 7 days of its termination.

4.2. If the Engagement terminates before the expiry of 8 weeks from the commencement of the Engagement (except where the Applicant is made redundant) the fee will be refunded in accordance with the accompanying ‘Scale of Refund’ set out in Appendix 1 – Schedule of Fees, attached to these Terms of Business.

4.3. Should the Client or any subsidiary or associated company of the Client subsequently engage or re-engage the Applicant within the period of 6 calendar months from the date of termination of the Engagement or withdrawal of the offer, a full fee calculated in accordance with clause 3.5 above becomes immediately payable to the Agency, with no entitlement to the refund.

5. CANCELLATION FEE

If, after an offer of Engagement has been made to the Applicant, the Client decides for any reason to withdraw it, the Client shall be liable to pay the Agency a minimum fee of 50% of the annual Remuneration of the Applicant.

6. INTRODUCTIONS

6.1. Introductions of Applicants are confidential. The disclosure by the Client to a third party of any details regarding an Applicant introduced by the Agency which results in an Engagement with that third party within 6 months of the Introduction renders the Client liable to payment of the Agency’s fee as set out in clause 3.5 with no entitlement to any refund.

6.2. An Introduction fee calculated in accordance with clause 3.5 will be charged in relation to any Applicant engaged as a consequence of or resulting from an Introduction by or through the Agency, whether direct or indirect, within 6 months from the date of the Agency’s Introduction.

6.3. Where the amount of the actual Remuneration is not known the Agency will charge a fee calculated in accordance with clause 3.5 on the minimum level of Remuneration applicable for the position in which the Applicant has been engaged with regard to any information supplied to the Agency by the Client and/or comparable positions in the market generally for such positions.

6.4 In the event that any employee of the Agency with whom the Client has had personal dealings accepts an Engagement with the Client within 3 months of leaving the Agency’s employment, the Client shall be liable to pay an Introduction fee to the Agency in accordance with clause 3.5.

7. SUITABILITY AND REFERENCES

The Agency endeavours to ensure the suitability of any Applicant introduced to the Client. Notwithstanding this the Client shall satisfy itself as to the suitability of the Applicant and the Client shall take up any references provided by the Applicant to it or the Agency before engaging such Applicant. The Client shall be responsible for obtaining work and other permits if required, for the arrangement of medical examinations and/or investigations into the medical history of any Applicant, and satisfying any medical and other requirements or qualifications required by law of the country in which the Applicant is engaged to work.

8. LIABILITY

The Agency shall not 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 Client arising from or in any way connected with the Agency seeking an Applicant for the Client or from the Introduction to or Engagement of any Applicant by the Client or from the failure of the Agency to introduce any Applicant. For the avoidance of doubt, the Agency does not exclude liability for death or personal injury arising from its own negligence.

9. LAW

These Terms are governed by the law of Scotland and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.

10. SIGNING

10.1 These Terms be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when executed shall constitute a duplicate original, but all the counterparts shall together constitute the one agreement. No counterpart shall be effective until each party has executed at least one counterpart.

10.2 Transmission of the executed document counterpart of this agreement by email (in PDF, JPEG or other agreed format) shall take effect as delivery of the agreement. Without prejudice to the validity of the agreement thus made, each party shall provide the others with the original of such counterpart as soon as reasonably possible thereafter.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF these presents consisting of this and the three preceding pages are executed as follows:-
Signed for and on behalf of Anderson Knight Limited by its duly authorised signatory as follows:-

……………………………………
Director / Authorised signatory

At ……………………………………… on ………………………… 2017
In the presence of this witness:
……………………………………Witness
…………………………………….Full Name
…………………………………….Address
…………………………………….

Signed by the Client as follows:-

……………………………………
Director / Authorised signatory

At ……………………………………… on ………………………… 2017
In the presence of this witness:
……………………………………Witness
…………………………………….Full Name
…………………………………….Address
…………………………………….

Appendix 1

 

Schedule of Fees for the Introduction of Staff

  • Where provision is made for a company car, £3,000 is added to the Applicant’s salary increasing the Applicant’s Remuneration.
  • A minimum fee of £2000 is applicable.

 

The Scale of Refund is calculated on the following basis:

  • In the event of the Client engaging an Applicant for employment in any capacity within twelve months of Introduction by the Agency, then a fee shall be payable by the Client to the Agency
  • All fees will be subject to the Terms of Business attached and to the addition of Value Added Tax (if applicable).