About Cummins Mellor

We specialise in talent placement of office, finance and management candidates across Lancashire and pride ourselves on delivering a first class recruitment experience to our customers.

As a Gold Investor in People employer and a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), Cummins Mellor Recruitment prides itself on its commitment to best practice and its high levels of customer service and satisfaction.

The story so far...

We’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings in our Chairman, Richard Mellor’s back bedroom in 1990! Take a look at the history of Cummins Mellor…

  1. February 1990 – Where it all began...

    Our Chairman began ‘Richard Mellor Recruitment’ in his back bedroom, but after an investment from an old colleague, ‘Cooke & Mellor Recruitment’ was born!

  2. March 1993 – Onwards and upwards...

    We moved out of Richard’s back bedroom and into the Gatehouse at GEC off the M65.

    Move to GEC - Timeline
  3. October 1993 – A family affair...

    Richard welcomed his wife Michelle and hospitality expert June Crossley to the business.

    A family affair - timeline
  4. August 1995 – Cummins Mellor Search...

    Friend of Richard and Michelle, Nick Cummins joined the business and ‘Cummins Mellor Search’ was born, recruiting in the commercial and industrial arena.

  5. May 1996 – Move to Milnshaw...

    The small team moved out of the Gatehouse and into Milnshaw House on Whalley Road in Accrington. It was built in the mid 1800’s and was the home of Cotton Manufacturer and Mayor of Accrington, William Entwistle.

    Move to Milnshaw - Timeline
  6. October 1998 – Cummins Mellor Recruitment...

    Due to the continued growth of ‘Cummins Mellor Search’ Richard decided to merge with ‘Cooke & Mellor Recruitment’ to form ‘Cummins Mellor Recruitment’.

  7. September 2004 – Personnel Checks...

    Due to demand from recruitment clients, Richard began conducting criminal record checks on candidates as an added service. This later lead to  the inception of ‘Personnel Checks’.

  8. November 2005 – Going it alone...

    Nick Cummins left Cummins Mellor Recruitment and was bought out by Richard & Michelle, later setting up his own lawn improvement business. The pair still play golf together today!

    Richard & Nick - Timeline
  9. April 2008 – Hello Charlie...

    Our office mascot Charlie was adopted by Richard and Michelle. He’s been greeting guests and stealing food ever since!

    charlie - Timeline
  10. April 2011 – We're hot!

    Cummins Mellor recruitment featured in the ‘Hot 100’ a list of the most profitable SME’s in Lancashire.

    Milnshaw House - Timeline
  11. September 2013 – CJUK

    Due to such growth within both the commercial and hospitality recruitment market, the decision was made to split them in two, creating the third division within the Cummins Mellor Group – CJUK.

    CJUK - Timeline
  12. October 2015 – A new MD...

    After 26 years, Richard stepped up into the role of Chairman, enabling Michelle to take over the day to day runnings of the Cummins Mellor Group as Managing Director.

    Michelle Mellor MD - Timeline
  13. September 2017 – Blackburn Calls...

    Our incredible workforce means everything to us, so we moved them to a setting to be proud of and where they want to do a great job servicing our customers. Cathedral Quarter in Blackburn.

    Cathedral Quarter - Timeline

Corporate Social Responsibility

We’re also passionate about supporting great causes in the local community and have a dedicated CSR committee who organise fundraising events throughout the year. As well as raising money, our team also give up their time to support other events in the community.

Meet our Team

Meet our team of dedicated recruitment professionals. We’re all passionate about what we do and work together to achieve our vision of creating a better workplace and a safer society… we also like to have a little fun along the way!

Our Credentials

Established since 1990, we’ve collected a few accolades throughout our years in recruitment…

RITA - Credentials
Gold Investors in People
REC Member
IRP Awards 2016 Winner
Chamber of Commerce
Cyber Essentials