Tempest Incubator Program

Helping founders to make their ideas a reality.

Tempest is a market leader in providing recruitment services across the UK. But more than than that, it has the skills, experience, and resources to help entrepreneurs get their visions off the ground, into growth and beyond.

The Tempest Incubator Program is helping recruitment businesses across the UK. If you have an idea within the recruitment sector that you would like to get off the ground, or some support reaching the next level, please do get in touch.

There are several companies that are currently part of this program, and they are listed below.


Apsida Life Science was launched in the summer of 2019. Headquartered in Surrey, it operates globally and is growing rapidly. The 3 founders have each had successful careers within the life sciences market and combined, have managed to build up an enviable reputation amongst clients and want-to-be employees.

Jamie, Michael and I felt there was a huge gap in the market for real expertise in the industry, which sounds crazy given the amount of companies there are. We felt that with our deep experience across 3 major verticals, we were well placed to offer an unrivalled service to some of the most innovative and life changing companies in the World today.

The Tempest incubator programme has given us the chance to take our ideas and implement them with huge success. From the first time we met Paul we knew he was the person that could do just that for us. He acts as a true partner to Apsida, providing us with unbiased and unselfish guidance whilst all the time trusting our knowledge and what we individually bring to the table. We have grown from 1 to 14 heads and from £0 to £1M turnover in a little over a year. Without the Tempest incubator this wouldn’t have been possible.

Ben Pearce, Michael Georgiadis & Jamie Salmon (Co-Founders)

Upsilon Global

Upsilon Global was founded in late 2016 with a view to bridging the gap between a Recruitment Consultancy and a CRO. Upsilon support clinical research organisations worldwide, enabling small to mid-sized CROs to compete with large, global CROs when bidding for new clinical studies.

Upsilon can assist with local and international clinical trial requirements, along with resourcing for both clinical research contractors for clinical trials on a flexible FTE system, and experienced clinical research professionals on a permanent basis. Upsilon have a truly global network and have supported clinical trials across 6 continents.

“I first met Paul Bromwich in 2007, when he was Managing Director of Bluecare. We kept in touch on and off after going our separate ways, and when I first had the idea for Upsilon Global in early 2016, there was only one person I wanted on board to enable me to turn my vision into reality. We agreed on an investment and equity ratchet plan and put the building blocks in place for Upsilon by the end of the year, and with Paul’s support and guidance we grew the business from a two person start-up to a £2.8 million turnover organisation by the end of year three. We’re now approaching the end of year four, and despite challenging economic times for us all, we continue to grow, and I’m incredibly excited to see what the future brings as we move in to 2021.

Ashely Swan, MD & Founder

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