CK Group History
CK Group has grown steadily over the past 30 years successfully working with clinical, life sciences and many related technology organisations to source the best staff and deliver innovation staffing solutions.
CK Associates opened the first CK office in Sheffield focusing on the chemical industry.
First placements were with Borden Inc (now Hexion) in Southampton and AH Marks (now Nufarm) in Bradford.
Became members of FRES now the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation)
Became fully computerised using TROYSoft CRM systems
Started working with Glaxo (GSK)
The North East office opened in Durham
The South East office opened in Stevenage.
Started working with Pfizer
Awarded Investors in People
CK Clinical brand launched
CK’s first outsourcing project is launched with Eisai
First European placement
CK Science brand launched. CK associates branding moves to CK Science
Awarded ISO 9001
CK work with GSK to launch the Salford Lung Study – the world’s first real world evidence study. A 5 year MSP study
CK Engineers is launched, to specialise in the recruitment of engineers in industry
Our first ‘Best of the Best’ Supplier Excellence Award from Agile One
Joined INRALS – International Network of Recruitment Agencies in Life Sciences
10,000th candidate placed in a role by CK
CK QLS Swiss joint venture launched with offices in Zug, Switzerland
CK dig deep to assist the Covid-19 effort, by resourcing scientific staff for testing kit manufacture
US recruitment team launched to specialise on biotechnology recruitment in Boston
CK support the NHS to launch the world’s largest trial of the pioneering early-detection Galleri cancer test
All of our UK brands merged to form CK Group and join the Talentmark Group