Reed was founded in May 1960 by Sir Alec Reed who had a clear objective: to create a world class recruitment company. Underpinning this objective was the principle of organic growth, delivery of a demand led solution, flexibility to meet client requirements and positively contributing to the communities in which the company operates.  

Reed has since grown into the world’s largest family-run recruitment company with over 3,200 employeesinternationally across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Our 450 branches around the world and 135 offices, currently supply to over 15,400 clients a year.

With access to 10 million active candidates via one of the world’s largest recruitment databases and our industry leading job website reed.co.uk, we have the widest range of highly skilled candidates to suit every client’s needs. We are committed to building our brand and growing our audience.

Reed is a specialist provider of permanent, contract and temporary recruitment solutions across more than 20 industry specialisms. Reed also supports clients with Outsourcing, Managed Services and a number of other recruitment solutions. Our approach gives our clients the best local knowledge combined with our global experience of over 55 years

Innovation has always played a fundamental part in our success as a leading recruitment provider. Our evolution as a business highlights both our investment in innovation and our ability to lead the market in new processes and technology.

Reed is passionate about working hard to serve and support the economy and local communities. In the 2011 New Year's Honours List, Reed's founder, Alec Reed was knighted for services to business and charity.  In over 55 years of business, Reed has been a force for change. Our commitment to positive social changecontinues today through the delivery and management of innovative projects for local, national and international communities.

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