At CPS Group, we have always been committed to excellence in recruitment. Our company’s journey is a testament to our perseverance, hard work, and dedication to our clients and candidates. Since our inception, we have achieved significant milestones and overcome numerous challenges to become one of the most successful recruitment groups in our specialist sectors. 

In 2023, we are celebrated 20 years of business. This is a momentous milestone in our journey, and we couldn’t be prouder to mark two decades of excellence in the world of recruitment. Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen it all – the highs, the lows, and everything in between. To commemorate this special occasion, we sat down with our Founder & Group CEO, Jason Grandin, to reflect on this incredible journey.


A Timeline of Our Success Story


CPS Group formed by Jason Grandin as Conceptuality People Solutions Ltd January 2003

First Permanent placement made in March 2003

First Year Turnover £110,000


Contract Division formed with Spencer Symmons Joining as shareholder October 2004

Second year turnover £580,000 with 5 employees


Moved to Castleton House due to expansion October 2005 with 8 employees


Engineering Division launched

Achieved £1m turnover for the first time


First Contractor placed outside UK


Contract GP exceeds Permanent GP for the first time


Recorded 8th consecutive year of growth


Rebranded to CPS Group (UK) Ltd

Turnover grows to £5m with 12 employees

Included in the Fast Growth 50 list of fastest growing companies for the first time


Huw Pryce joins the Board as Operations Director


ERP Division Launched

Turnover exceeds £10m for the first time


Move to Golate House due to expansion, now 15 employees

Achieve "Investors in People" award

Rank 18th in the UK wide "Great Places to Work" awards


Record performance figures from European business

Rank 16th in the UK wide "Recruiter Magazine Hot 100" awards


Internal restructure leading to large growth, now 25 employees

Achieve £12m turnover for the first time

New brand and website launched

Rank 22nd in the UK wide "Recruiter Magazine Fast Growth 50" awards


FaulknerScott launched

"Employer of the Year" at the Cardiff Business Awards

Achieve "Investors in People" Silver status


After continued growth headcount reaches 45 employees


Fuse Digital Consulting launched, serving Local and Central Government

"SME of the Year" at the Cardiff Business Awards


Covid hits, we retain our entire team and furlough nobody

Bristol office opens


Record year as turnover exceeds £30m for the first time

Nick Louden joins the board as CFO

4.5 day working week introduced

Achieve ISO 9001 status


Bristol office moves to larger premises to help expansion

Executive Board created

Achieve "Investors in People" Gold status


New employee benefits package rolled out

New websites launched for Group, CPS, FaulknerScott and Fuse Digital Consulting

The business achieves 20 years of trading