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This year, our family of businesses are honoured to be celebrating our 30th anniversary!
To mark the occasion, we’re launching our new collective brand to represent the synergy between our three companies. Cummins Mellor, CJUK and Personnel Checks are all part of our business family with very different journeys, but ultimately the same goal; Profiting People.
In true Cummins Mellor style, we will also be holding multiple events and charity fundraisers throughout the year to continue our celebrations right up until 2021!
Celebrations kicked off today with a gathering at our offices with food, champagne, cake and a speech from our Chairman to look back at the last 30 years.
Keep your eyes peeled for our calendar of events which will be coming very soon…
Looking back at our journey
During the past 30 years, we have forged some fantastic partnerships and grown from being a small recruitment business in the back bedroom of our Chairman’s house to becoming three separate specialist businesses employing almost 40 people.
We were founded from humble beginnings by Richard Mellor in 1990, who initially set up the business in partnership with an old colleague and they called themselves ‘Cooke & Mellor Recruitment’. We started by recruiting Chefs for local Lancashire hospitality establishments using the yellow pages – remember, there was no Indeed or social media back then!
3 years later, Richard’s wife Michelle joined us alongside hospitality expert June Crossley and the rest is history.
Richard, our Chairman, said:
“I purely set up the business to pay the gas bill. I had no idea we would end up with lots of lovely colleagues in our beautiful Cathedral Quarter offices helping companies both locally and nationally to make the best recruitment and selection decisions.
Goodness knows how many people we have found jobs for, on both a permanent and temporary nature, not to mention all the people who have contributed working within the company over the last 30 years.
Many people who have worked within the business have moved on to set up their own companies in recruitment which we’re very proud of. It’s nice to know that we’re making a contribution to the local economy and setting firm foundations for people’s careers.”
The next generation of Mellor’s are now stepping up to the plate as Jack and Katie become Managing Directors of their areas of the business, overseeing the company’s operations and keeping our standards and reputation strong amongst our business community.
We’re proud of our family values, philosophy and principles which have guided us through the highs and lows over the past 30 years which was marked by winning the BIBAs Family Business of the Year Award in September last year.
This is a truly incredible milestone for us and we’re looking forward to celebrating with our valued staff, business partners, customers and friends of the business over the next 12 months.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us get to where we are today, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Read Richard’s Story here.
January 8, 2020
The look and feel of our workplaces are changing, so we recently launched a brand-new dress policy across the Cummins Mellor family of businesses called ‘dress for your day’ (DYFD) as a way of empowering our colleagues.Read full story
December 17, 2019
In April 2020, the UK government is proposing to extend IR35 to the private sector. Is your business ready for the change? When the reforms are put into place, large and medium sized companies will have to decide whether contractors need to pay income tax and NICs.Read full story
November 15, 2019
The annual BYZ Quiz Quest, held on Thursday 15th Novemver raised £15,170, which will go towards the Youth Zone’s ‘Get a Job’ programme, facilitated by the team at Blackburn Youth Zone. This programme is aimed at supporting young people aged 16 – 24 years, gain the right skills for employment.Read full story
October 16, 2019
Cummins Mellor have successfully completed the first series of their free Tune in to Talent workshops for Lancashire’s HR leaders in a bid to keep top talent in our county. With employment rates at their highest since the 1970’s, the talent pool is becoming increasingly squeezed.Read full story