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Our Story

From day one, our story has always been about delivering results.  Today we're proud to be a leading authority in advanced manufacturing and engineering recruitment.

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2001

Consilium Group was formed in 2001, armed with a business plan and bank loan underwritten by the DTI, Consilium Group was launched by 3 former manufacturing professionals.

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2002

Where it all began - Stourport!  Main focus was supporting the rapidly expanding automotive manufacturing sector which resulted in the following breakthroughs:

  • First placement (Logistics Manager) – thank you Magna Seating.
  • First European placement – JCI Germany.
  • First non-European placement - Kautex China
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2006

Following expansion of the team we opened a second office in Blackminster, Worcestershire.

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2010

We started our recruitment partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), supporting their exponential growth from a start-up team in a Portakabin to over 700 members of staff.

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2011

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary including a trip to Simpson's Restaurant in Birmingham.  See how many fresh faces you might recognise!

The business was still growing too, so we relocated both offices to larger premises (Alcester & Stourport).

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2012

The Electric Vehicle revolution is underway and Consilium is one of the first professional Recruiters to establish a team dedicated to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology.  This has now developed beyond just the automotive sector and established Consilium Recruit as the undisputed leader in UK Battery Technology recruitment.

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2013

We launched the first annual Consilium Salary Guide.  Now one of the most anticipated sources of remuneration and benefits data for our core sectors (Automotive, Aerospace and Manufacturing).

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2014

Having been shortlisted 5 years in succession, we finally won recognition as The Best UK Recruitment Company to work for by the Institute of Recruitment Professionals.  The award was present by celebrity host Rev. Richard Coles.

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2015

We relocated our Alcester team to our new (current) Head Office in Stratford upon Avon due to accommodate expansion.

The office was opened by Matt Neal, British Touring Car Champion.  

We also changed our trading name to Consilium Recruit that year and new branding was introduced.

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2015

Steve Doyle (Consilium Director & committed Engineer) took on the role of STEM Ambassador.  To date he has partnered with 15 schools and run interactive workshops with over 1200 school children.  In recognition of this, he was short-listed at the National STEM Awards.

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2016

In 2016 we celebrated 15 years in business.  Even better, we were also ranked 9th best small company to work for by the prestigious Great Places to Work Institute.

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2018

Launch of Innovation division to formally recognise the high proportion of hi-technology and R&D led organisations served by Consilium.

This is now our fastest growing sector and has resulted in us working on a number of projects ranging from America's Cup racing yachts to flying cars, and across an extensive spread of new and emerging technologies.

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2019

Our Annual Review took place in October and we announced an annual Profit Share Scheme so that all employees benefit equally.

We also announced a number of other initiatives within the business, including greater flexible working, a mental health policy along with a big Summer Social event (we look forward to Silverstone next year).