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Recruitment firm Search celebrates its 30th anniversary


Please find below a press release for consideration on Search Consultancy's 30th anniversary. Hot on the heels of being named best Large Recruitment Agency at the Recruiter Awards this year, we're celebrating 30 years in the industry and looking ahead to a period of significant growth.

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Melissa Rodrigues
Content Writer @ Search Consultancy 

Press release

­­­­­­­­­­­­Issued 17th July 2017


Search Consultancy prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary with ambitious plans for growth


The UK’s leading recruitment consultancy is marking 30 years in business with plans to take on more than 150 consultants in the coming months, adding to the current 650 strong workforce which is spread across 13 locations throughout the UK.


The company, which won Recruitment Agency of the Year at the Recruiter Awards in May, recently announced a management buy out (MBO) which will see significant new investment for the company across the six broad markets and 30 specialist industry sectors it operates in.


It’s an exciting period of development for the recruiter which started out as a small boutique agency in Glasgow in 1987. Additional offices followed in Edinburgh in 1988 and Dunfermline in 1990, but it wasn’t until the first MBO in 2000 by current chief executive Grahame Caswell that the recruitment firm began to grow rapidly. The subsequent years saw 10 new offices resulting in UK wide coverage and numerous accolades, making Search a go to recruitment consultancy and an employer of choice.


The 30th anniversary will be marked across the company with a series of celebratory events and initiatives aimed at rewarding staff, associates, clients and candidates, and attracting talented professionals to join the organisation. Reflecting on three decades in the recruitment business, CEO Grahame Caswell said: “The recruitment industry has changed beyond recognition since Search began 30 years ago. From doing business over the phone, advertising exclusively in printed newspapers and arranging printed copies of documents for our clients and candidates, we’ve become a modern multi-site agency with an industry-leading approach to technology and service.


“But I’m most proud of the talented expert consultants who work for us across all of our offices – their professionalism, attitude and passion for the Search values has meant that we continually provide a great service to everyone we work with. With this in mind, we currently have capacity for 150 new people to join Search this year and we will be looking immediately for skilled, experienced and enthusiastic consultants to join our business.”


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About Search Consultancy:

·         Search Consultancy was established in Glasgow in 1987.

·         Search now employs over 650 staff in 13 offices across the UK: Aberdeen, Brighton, Crawley, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.

·         Search provides specialist recruitment services across six vertical markets including Construction – Trades, General and Commercial Staffing, Medical Health & Social Care, Professional Services, Technical and Engineering Services and IT

·         In May 2017, Search Consultancy’s CEO Grahame Caswell successfully completed a management buy out of the business whilst securing new investment from H2 Equity Partners. Full details can be found here.

·         Search was awarded Investors in People Platinum status in 2016

·         Search won Recruitment Agency of the Year – Large (250+ employees) at the Recruiter Awards 2017. Search was also awarded Best Large Company to Work For by the Institute of Recruitment Professionals in 2013, and Best Large Recruitment Agency by Recruitment Business Awards in 2014.

·         Search is ranked 64th in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 2017, and has consistently appeared in the list for the last  6 years.



For further information please contact:

Melissa Rodrigues

Tel: 0161 835 8690