Brook Street first opened its doors in 1946, founded by single mother Margery Hurst who set to work with little more than an idea and a drive to succeed. Her ambition was clear; following the end of World War 2 to deliver a quality recruitment service and to supply London with talented temps. Over 70 years later, our founder’s drive remains ingrained in the way we work. We’ve grown into one of the UK’s leading recruitment agencies − matching thousands of people with meaningful job opportunities at more than 4,500 companies every year. Delivering a quality service to suit the needs of clients and candidates alike was important to our founder Margery Hurst and it remains important to us today.
Across our 50+ high street locations, we make hiring and job searching more personal. Our nationwide reach means we can engage with jobseekers and employers in person, allowing us to perfectly tailor our approach to their unique requirements. But we also have the nationwide infrastructure and innovative technology that’s needed to make the process seamless and hassle free. That’s why jobseekers turn to us when they’re looking to change roles, take the first step into employment, or re-enter the workplace. And it’s why employers across all sectors trust us to find their ideal new recruits, no matter how big or small their hiring requirements.
Recruitment is about so much more than just filling job vacancies. It’s about giving people the chance to unleash their full potential, through their perfect new role. And it’s about helping companies to thrive, by recruiting the workers they need to drive their business forward. The very nature of what we do means that Corporate Social Responsibility is embedded in all four corners of our organisation.
As well as making a difference to the local communities in which we operate, we’re also proud supporters of Keech Hospice Care − a charity that provides specialist care for adults and children facing terminal and life-limiting illnesses. We’ve raised money for them for many years, allowing us to see the tangible difference our fundraising efforts make. We’re also committed to mitigating any adverse impact we have on the environment, and make efforts to reduce waste and effectively manage our energy consumption.
We’re driven to deliver the best possible service clients and candidates alike. We’ve received an ISO 9001:2015 certification for our high quality recruitment services; we’ve met the requirements of the Government-backed Cyber Essentials Security Scheme; and our robust compliance, auditing and workforce management processes enabled us to be awarded with a Gangmasters Licence, too (GLAA licensed: BROO0002). We are also members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), whose Code of Good Recruitment Practices ensure the highest possible standards across its member base.
In addition, we have also been named a Disability Confident Leader Organisation (Level 3), a government scheme which aims to help employers recruit, retain and develop people with disabilities and long-term conditions into employment.
Brook Street is part of the leading global workforce solutions company, ManpowerGroup. With operations in 80 countries worldwide, ManpowerGroup develops innovative workforce solutions for hundreds of thousands of companies every year; while finding meaningful and sustainable employment for millions of people around the world.
In 2018, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the ninth consecutive year and one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies for the sixteenth year, confirming its position as the most trusted and admired brand in the industry.
Learn more at manpowergroup.co.uk