Cummins Mellor Celebrate 25 Years in Business

3 years ago

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Pictured Left to right; Chairman Richard Mellor, Managing Director Michelle Mellor with children Katie and Jack Mellor

Thursday 5th February 2015 saw The Cummins Mellor Group’s celebrate its 25th anniversary. 

We marked the occasion with an evening of nostalgia at our head office on Whalley Road, Accrington where we were joined by former members of staff and friends of the business who enjoyed champagne and Shepherd’s Pie.

Established in 1990, Cummins Mellor was the brain child of Chairman Richard Mellor, a former caterer and General Manager of the Dunkenhalgh in Clayton le Moors, he set up his own business recruiting temporary and permanent hospitality staff.

Richard was shortly joined by his wife Michelle Mellor, now Managing Director who also has a catering background. Together the pair raised a family as well as creating a successful recruitment consultancy based on core values set around their family ethos.

25 years later, now joined by 30 additional members of staff, the husband a wife team have built a successful business which boasts a local commercial recruitment division ‘Cummins Mellor Recruitment’, a national Chef recruitment business ‘Chefs Jobs UK’ and ‘Personnel Checks’ a top 30 DBS Umbrella Body providing DBS Checking services to organisations and individuals nationwide.

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Thanks to Media Village for the great card!

But a quarter of a century in business isn’t the only thing we’re celebrating. The Cummins Mellor Group has expanded its workforce by 20 per cent in the last 12 months after developing a comprehensive business plan, restructuring its operational departments, and creating an effective succession strategy.

Managing Director, Michelle Mellor, commented on the milestone: “25 years ago today, Richard and I put our corporate slippers on, sat in our back bedroom with a telephone and copy of the Yellow Pages and started to build a business.

Having started from nothing, I never imagined we would achieve over 3 million pound turnover, employ 30 amazing individuals and become sustainable, profitable and debt free. Business is all about your employees, your values and more importantly valuing your talent”

The Cummins Mellor team would like to thank everyone who came to help us celebrate on the evening, here’s to 25 more great years in business!

See more photos from the night on our Facebook Page


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Friends of Cummins Mellor networking on the evening














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