Why be a Pirate?

By bringing Pirates together as friends rather than rivals, we create a climate of co-operation that promotes cross-fertilization of ideas and insights. And when energized, innovative entrepreneurs collaborate, remarkable things start to happen.

New ideas are discussed openly… analysed… incubated… producing disruptive strategies that enable Pirates to outgun the competition.

In just a few short years, RDLC Pirates has grown into a wonderfully diverse community of likeminded recruitment leaders who pull together for the benefit of themselves and the entire Pirate crew. And who delight in celebrating each other’s success.

But what does success look like? Bottom line is that average ROI on RDLC membership is 1400%.

That’s what Pirate’s success looks like.

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RDLC's Timeline

Aug 2013

8 recruitment CEOs do lunch and share issues

Nov 2013

14 CEOs book a fine dining room, do lunch and talk issues

Feb 2014

RDLC is incorporated and the first Recruitment Directors ‘only’ network is formed

Mar 2014

25 CEOs Fine dine with an agenda and Bulhorn as first prospective supplier

Dec 2014

65 CEO members lunch dates booked for 12 months, training courses and 10 suppliers

Jan 2015

RDLC Launches their first awards with 150 attendees at the Hippodrome London

Jul 2015

RDLC launches their first summer party and takes over Home house

Dec 2015

Finish the year on 80 members and hire our first team member


Café de Paris awards, summer party on the Thames, the inaugural Ibiza conference and 90 managers on training


125 CEOs members, 250 at awards, 150 at Kensignton roof top, 74 in Ibiza with Merryn Somerset-webb opening the show!!


175 CEO members, 300 at awards, 150 Club Tropicana, 100 in Ibiza and 600 at Battersea Evolution


200+ CEO members, 350 awards, 56 suppliers, 1000 consultants, managers & leaders trained to date, average 900% ROI and 125 in Ibiza… Plus Merryn goes for the Hat-trick opening for the 3rd time!


55 suppliers, 320 members, 1 Global Pandemic, 3 months in lockdown (and counting), 14 members reporting best ever months during lockdown, 40+ Webinar sessions for members to educate, motivate, & entertain