NAG-group-photoNew Appointments Group, a major independent HR and recruitment consultancy based in Kent, says the best is yet to come for the business after hitting the big 4-0.

The company, which has offices in Central Avenue, Sittingbourne and Discovery Park, Sandwich, has been placing candidates across Kent since 1975, building a bespoke database of contacts in the commercial, public and not-for-profit sector.

It was founded in January 1975 by Gerry Cassell, initially from his home in Sittingbourne, after spotting a gap in the market for an agency offering permanent staff recruitment.

Sadly, Mr Cassell passed away in July 2014, but his outlook of “To keep going, keep growing, stay a cut above the rest and keep professional standards” are things that have been etched into the company’s ethos.”

The company has survived numerous recessions, trends and rapid changes in technology to become one of Kent’s biggest recruitment agencies and boasts a client base of 2,252.  Over the past 40 years NAG has helped thousands of people find temporary or permanent jobs.

The next challenge over the coming years will be to build on that success and maintain their reputation as Kent’s specialists in recruitment and to grow their market share in the Executive and Technical Recruitment arena.

The company achieved an impressive 47 per cent increase on its pretax profit for 2014.

Amanda Barnett, Managing Director at New Appointments Group, said: “I have been here 16 years and I have seen a lot of change in that time, but one things has always remained constant – the quality and experience of our staff.

“Gerry always prided himself on the quality of the staff who worked with him and that remains the case today, with the same management team in place for the past 10 years and experienced loyal staff who have built a career here for more than 20 years.”

“It’s been that stability, knowledge and experience that has helped the company to grow. There have been huge changes online because many aspects of the business are now digital, but nothing has changed in terms of our traditional service.

“I think that the key to NAG’s success is our honest and open approach to clients and candidates that, we hope, will stand us in good stead as we look to develop the company.”

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