Reed international presence - Reed Franchise Partnerships

In business since 1960

In  1960, Reed pioneered specialist recruitment in the UK, opening the first office in Hounslow, London. Seven decades on, we have become the world’s largest family-run recruitment business, with offices spanning across the UK, Europe, USA, Middle East and Asia. 

About Reed

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Strong leadership

Reed was founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sir Alec Reed, in 1960, and has since grown organically into an industry powerhouse.

Following his father, James Reed became Chairman of Reed in 2004, making Reed the world’s largest family-run recruitment business, with over 100 offices spanning across the UK, Europe, USA and Asia.

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Worldwide reach

In 2008 the organic growth of Reed meant taking the company globally. Today, we have over 100 offices across four continents. 
Our international candidate database has more than 22 million resumes, and we can offer services to both jobseekers & employers for 20 specialisms and sectors, including learning and development, screening candidates, and recruitment.
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Over the last six decades we have organically grown to become one of the world's largest recruitment powerhouses, and have built a strong team of over 3,400 co-members (employees) across the world. 

Our unrivalled experience, global presence, and continuous expansion are testament to the strength of our brand and the capability of our global team. 

Every five minutes someone starts a new job through Reed

Our values

Our business values are the same as the Reed family values. They are always at the core of what we do and how we do it.

At Reed we are a big community. 

Fair, open & honest

  • We treat everyone with fairness and respect

  • We act with integrity

  • We are true to our commitments

We take ownership

  • We respond swiftly to execute our promises

  • We take responsibility for providing solutions

  • We hold ourselves accountable for our actions

We work together

  • We work together in partnership and build sustainable trusted relationships 

  • We value a diverse workforce and respect the contributions of all 

  • We support our customers and colleagues in achieving their goals

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