Wallace Hind began life on April 6th 1992 when the 3 founding partners, Mike Horsley, John Gowen & Gerry Bell decided to set up their own business with the support of a business angel called Alan Hind.
As you can see in the pictures they’re holding, back then they had a little more hair!
Starting off in rented office space at a converted manor house in the village of Moulton they quickly established themselves as the `go to` company for sales recruitment in Northampton.
Having added current partners Tracey FitzGerald & Rod Plowe to the team they moved to new rented offices on Moulton Park in 1994 but rapid growth in turnover and the addition of three more consultants and an administrator forced them to look around for new premises less than 2 years later.
In 1996 they found an ideal base which would allow for future growth which was the Old Vicarage in Duston. They decided to buy the property rather than rent and extensively renovated the inside of the 18th century listed building.
Recruiting more consultants they added marketing to sales as a specialism and continued to flourish hitting £1million turnover for the first time in 1999.
In 2006 the company decided to change the way it worked moving to a retained business model and recruiting outside of sales and marketing. This change added to a new management structure allowed the company to achieve £1.5 million turnover in 2008.
This turnover has been maintained since despite the credit crunch and the company is now set to achieve its long term target of £2 million turnover in the next 2 years.
As it stands Wallace Hind now employs 18 consultants including the 3 original partners (who all still actively recruit) and in its 20 years has produced turnover in excess of £20 million, placing over 4000 candidates at all levels from junior executive to the board room in sales, marketing & non sales roles.
They are able to offer a UK wide & international full recruitment service to FTSE 100 companies and SME`s alike. (In the last 12 months they have successfully worked in France, Germany, Holland, The Middle East & South Africa)
Their strap line is “where experience matters” and in addition to the three founding partners seven of their consultants have become full partners or associate partners.
In total they have in excess of 200 years of accumulated recruitment expertise; hence they really live by their motto ‘where experience matters…’
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