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Celebrating 45 Years of Fircroft

14/05/2015
Fircroft Celebrates being 45

During April 2015, Fircroft employees celebrated the business’ 45th anniversary since it was founded in Sale, Greater Manchester, in 1970. To recognise our achievements as a company over the last 45 years, we featured numerous “My Fircroft Story” blogs on Fircroft.com from longstanding employees, who each discussed how the business has grown during their time at Fircroft. We also featured an infographic depicting the history of the company, detailing some facts and figures that many may have been unaware of until now.

To kick off the celebrations was Paul Pegler, who has worked as Fircroft’s internal recruiter since March 2000. Paul is well known within Head Office, not only due to recruiting many of the employees within the business, but also due to his friendly and sociable nature. In his blog, Paul discusses some of his favourite memories during his time at Fircroft, such as winning the first ever “Employee of the Year” award. To read Paul’s blog, click here.

Following Paul was Dave Maloney, Fircroft’s Business Director who began working for us in 1986. Dave describes how recruitment has changed over the years, going from a filing cabinet full of CVs and an office with approximately 10 employees when he joined. Dave has since travelled the world opening offices in various regions for Fircroft, such as Canada, Singapore, Brazil and most recently, Saudi Arabia. To read Dave’s blog, click here.

Our infographic, entitled “A Brief History of Fircroft”, shows how the business has expanded globally over the last 45 years. After John Johnson founded the business in 1970, his son Johnathan became CEO in 2010; from here, the Fircroft has gone from strength to strength. To learn how the business was named and a few other interesting facts, click here to view the infographic.

To finalise the celebrations was a blog by the founder of Fircroft, John Johnson. Following work as a contractor for Shell, John decided to start his own recruitment business in 1970, hiring professionals with similar experience. In his blog, John describes Fircroft on a much smaller scale, working in offices above his wife’s hair salon before the business took off. To read John’s blog, click here.

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