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Meet Our Founders
“We’ve come a long way from working in Gareth’s cellar – we’ve now got a global footprint, with offices in a number of different countries throughout the world.
It’s a great feeling to know that every hour of every day, somewhere in the world there’s an Evolution office that’s open for business.“
Nick Elliott, Co-Founder – Chief Financial Officer
2000 – Evolution established
With the specific aim of providing outstanding IT recruitment services, Gareth and Nick began business as Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
2001 – Mike Latham joins
Mike joins Gareth and Nick as our third owner, bringing a wealth of IT and recruitment experience to Evolution.
2002 – Evolution Relocates
Due to continued growth, Evolution relocates to larger offices in Birchwood, Warrington.
2007 – Reaches £1,000,000 Turnover
Our first million-milestone! Evolution reaches a £1,000,000 turnover for the first time.
2009 – Accredited by Investors in People
Evolution’s dedication to its employees is recognised by Investors In People, for the first time.
2010 – Evolution Opens in Magdeburg
Falko Matthies relocates to Germany and opens Evolution’s first office outside the UK in Magdeburg.
2011 – Evolution Opens in Singapore
Mike Latham relocates to Singapore to open Evolution’s first office outside of Europe, and appoints Chris Hopkins to manage the Singapore team.
2012 – Reaches £5,000,000 Turnover
Another brilliant accomplishment! Evolution reaches a £5,000,000 turnover for the first time.
2012 – Achieves Investors in People Gold Accreditation
Three years after first being recognised by IIP for our dedication to our employees, Evolution achieves IIP Gold.
2013 – IT Team Results in Microsoft Recognition
As Evolution’s in-house IT team develops, the Microsoft Midmarket
Solutions Provider status showcases our internal expertise in IT
2013 – Evolutions opens in Sydney
Mike Latham opens Sydney office and appoints Liam McDaid to manage Australian team.
2014 – Reaches £10,000,000 Turnover
A landmark achievement! Evolution reaches a £10,000,000 turnover for the first time.
2016 – Investors in People Platinum Accreditation
Evolution is the first business globally to ever be accredited at Platinum Level against the Investors in People Standard.
2016 – Reaches £20,000,000 Turnover
Two years after reaching £10,000,000 turnover for the first time, Evolution reaches a £20,000,000 turnover.
2017 – Receives the Princess Royal Training Award
Evolution receives the Princess Royal Training Award from HRH Princess Royal, due to our commitment to investing in our people with award-winning training for all staff.
2017 – Launches Nordics Team
Our Nordics team, specialising in Data Science, Machine Learning and Function roles for freelance consultants, launched in our UK head office.
2018 – Reaches £35,000,000 Turnover
2018 saw Evolution reach an incredible £35,000,000 turnover, just two years after reaching £20,000,000 for the first time.
2018 – Nordics Team Expands and Excels
Our specialist recruiters begin working on moving full-time tech professionals from South America to the Nordics, and our new Benelux team begins working with Pega professionals across Europe.
2019 – Achieves Microsoft Gold Datacenter Status
Achieving Microsoft’s Gold Datacenter status involved the IT team passing some rigorous Microsoft exams, and proving the effectiveness of our internal IT facilities to Microsoft.
2020 – Evolution Exchange Launches
Spotlighting the topics that matter to the tech community, the Evolution Exchange podcast and blog launch across our locations.
2022 – Evolution opens In Raleigh, USA
Chris Hopkins relocates to Raleigh, North Carolina, to open our first US office.