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People First

People First

People First

Multisector recruiter providing a personal level of service across a wide range of sectors.

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Team China

Team China

Team China

Specialist recruiters for Chinese speakers, and recruitment solutions for Chinese businesses.

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Team Japan

Team Japan

Team Japan

Specialist recruiters for Japanese speakers, and recruitment solutions for Japanese businesses.

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Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Leading recruiter for permanent, interim and temporary roles in Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics

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Multilingual

Multilingual

Multilingual

Specialist recruiters for language speakers, and recruitment solutions for international businesses.

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Office Support

Office Support

Office Support

Your local recruiter for office jobs with local knowledge and high levels of personal service.

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Corporate History

People First was founded in 1997 by Kate Ferguson and Katie Bevan as a niche supplier to a largely international client base. Operating from offices in the City of London and Staines-upon-Thames, People First provides specialist recruitment solutions for a wide portfolio of clients within Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Food, Manufacturing, Fashion and Luxury Goods.

Timeline

  • 2013 People First Team China was established.
  • 2013 New website launched.
  • 2010 Staines-upon-Thames office opened
  • 2010 Staff Service was sold to Recruit in Japan and consequent divestment of interest in People First (Recruitment) Ltd
  • 2008 Selected as commercial partner to London and Partners (formerly Think London)
  • 2006 Finalist in Recruit Rank awards for "Best Understanding of Jobseeker Needs" and "Best Industry Knowledge",
  • 2005 Rebranding to create distinct sub-brands and launch of new website
  • 2005 Established cross border division to offer international recruitment services for overseas clients. The first international placement was made in Tokyo
  • 2005 People First Office Support was established
  • 2003 City office relocated to offices in Love Lane
  • 2002 Staff Service (Japan) bought a controlling stake in the business
  • 1999 People First Multilingual was established
  • 1997 People First (Recruitment) was founded to handle Supply Chain and Japanese recruitment