Industry trailblazer Gleeson is this week celebrating its 10th year anniversary. One of the most established and well-regarded recruitment teams in the UK, Gleeson places thousands of candidates every year in permanent, temporary, contract and interim positions, working across multiple industries and skill sets.
Immense spirit, drive and ambition have always been key to the company’s successes. Set up by three directors in 2011 with start-up capital of just 70k, every penny generated by the business has been continually reinvested. This has enabled them to become one of the most rapidly expanding firms in the UK, now spanning a total of 12 divisions. This trademark tenacity and perseverance has seen them grow from a band of just six in 2012, to a thriving team of 92 spread throughout spacious Newhall Street offices in Birmingham’s bustling business district.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the past 18 months has seen Gleeson continue to go from strength to strength. Named 19th best small company to work for in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2020, their continued onus on employee wellbeing and uniquely person-centred approach to the recruitment process has also seen the firm enjoy a year-on-year revenue increase of 36%.
Famed for their mantra that everyone should Work With Glee, the group have undertaken numerous initiatives to ensure their staff are amongst the happiest in the UK. All team members are offered flexible working arrangements from day one with a 4.5 day working week as standard, along with fortnightly masseur visits, an onsite gym, and even weekly yoga and meditation sessions. Additionally, the team are known for their commitment to charitable causes, having raised over £10,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation in September, and £8,000 for cancer charity Macmillan in 2019.
Reflecting on the incredible milestone, director Tony Gleeson commented, “We’re utterly thrilled to be celebrating our 10th year in business. It hasn’t always been easy, but it has been worth it. Our goal has always been the development of fruitful, long-lasting relationships built on trust, transparency, and integrity. Unlike traditional recruitment firms, we’re not driven by KPIs – we’re powered by our genuine desire to make the world of work a happier place, one candidate at a time. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our team members for their incredible hard work, as well as all our clients and candidates. We look forward to another decade as brilliant as the last!”
Looking ahead, the future looks bright for Gleeson. The firm is set to continue expanding into Europe and America through its booming pharmaceutical and tech divisions, and aims for a total headcount of 100 team members by the end of the year.
For more information on Gleeson Recruitment Group, including opportunities to join the team, visit www.workwithglee.com.
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