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.

1991

CK Associates opened the first CK office in Sheffield focusing on the chemical industry.

 

First Placements

First placements were with Borden Inc (now Hexion) in Southampton and AH Marks (now Nufarm) in Bradford.

1993

Became members of FRES now the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation)

1995

Became fully computerised using TROYSoft CRM systems

1996

Started working with Glaxo (GSK)

1998

The North East office opened in Durham

2000

The South East office opened in Stevenage.

2001

Started working with Pfizer

2002

Awarded Investors in People

2004

CK Clinical brand launched

2005

CK’s first outsourcing project is launched with Eisai

2006

First European placement

2008

CK Science brand launched. CK associates branding moves to CK Science

2012

Awarded ISO 9001

2012

CK work with GSK to launch the Salford Lung Study – the world’s first real world evidence study. A 5 year MSP study

2014

CK Engineers is launched, to specialise in the recruitment of engineers in industry

2015

Our first ‘Best of the Best’ Supplier Excellence Award from Agile One

2016

Awarded ISO 27001

2016

Joined INRALS – International Network of Recruitment Agencies in Life Sciences

2017

10,000th candidate placed in a role by CK

2017

CK QLS Swiss joint venture launched with offices in Zug, Switzerland

Coronavirus

2020

CK dig deep to assist the Covid-19 effort, by resourcing scientific staff for testing kit manufacture

A photo of Boston Massachusetts

2020

US recruitment team launched to specialise on biotechnology recruitment in Boston

2021

CK support the NHS to launch the world’s largest trial of the pioneering early-detection Galleri cancer test

CK Group logo

2022

All of our UK brands merged to form CK Group