The Reed Group
Sir Alec Reed opened the first Reed office in Hounslow, West London on 7th May 1960. His pioneering specialist recruitment services fundamentally changed the UK recruitment market and, over 60 years later, The Reed Group now encompasses 12 companies, all created with the purpose of improving lives through work.
We want to help work, work better for everyone, and we're committed to find better ways to help people and businesses on their journey through the world of work, whatever that may be.
Our core business areas include:
The largest family-run recruitment company in the world, and a pioneer of specialist recruitment services. We work with more than 30,000 organisations in the UK to fill their temporary, permanent and interim positions for 20 sectors.
Reed.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading career marketplaces, connecting people to a world of career opportunities online. As well as jobs, Reed.co.uk offers courses and career advice. For recruiters and employers, it provides job advertising, a CV database with over 12 million candidates, plus recruiter advice and news.
Reed Talent Solutions helps you navigate a complex workforce environment by working with you to design and deliver recruitment solutions at scale to help your business grow. Our digital solutions provide measurable benefits, so you can ultimately save time, money and above all, ensure you’re hiring the best talent for your organisation.
When it comes to employee screening, we take care of your employment background checks. Reed Screening combines extensive experience with a comprehensive list of checks. The service is available 24 hours, seven days a week and, with a fast-track service, Reed Screening can produce results in hours, not days - so you can make the right hiring choices fast.
Reed Courses is an online platform dedicated to helping you upskill and develop personally or professionally through the right learning opportunity. It is one of the UK’s fastest-growing course marketplaces, with 40,000 courses to choose from and covering over 726 different subjects, from higher education courses, CPD points to professional certifications.
Reed Learning is dedicated to delivering high-quality training and professional development. We make employee learning simple and effective with curated learning packages, a breadth of digital and in-person learning products, and tailored advice to help you find the right solution for your business.
Established in 1972, the Reed Business School is a UK centre of excellence for professional qualification tuition and boasts pass rates far above the national average. We specialise in finance and accountancy qualifications and focus on helping to equip our students with not only the skills and knowledge to achieve their professional qualifications, but create a unique and comfortable learning environment.
At Reed Professional Services we specialise in developing partnerships with clients to provide clear solutions and specialist technical expertise with the help of our management consultancy and technology services providers. We assist both private and public sector organisations in saving millions of pounds and ultimately deliver big and small projects on time and on budget.
Reed in Partnership’s mission is to positively transform people and their communities. We provide a range of public services that help people to change their lives for the better, including support with employment, health, skills, justice, assessments and youth development.
Reed Wellbeing's objective is to help businesses create healthy workplaces and support employee and community wellbeing. With the knowledge and data delivered by our products, we can aid your company in getting a clearer insight into health trends and risks and provide important guidance on how you can successfully address these, so you can have healthier and happier employees.
In 2021 we introduced Reed Franchise Partnerships, an exciting opportunity to bring international franchisees into our Reed family. After many years of establishing ourselves as an international community of recruitment experts, we want to help others use the Reed name to build their own business, with the help of our infrastructure, tools, and resources that can help them accelerate to success.
The Reed Foundation is a charity set up by the founder of Reed, Sir Alec Reed in 1972. Over the past 10 years, the foundation has donated over £9.5 million to a wide variety of charities from a multitude of sectors, including environment and social mobility organisations here in the UK. Its purpose is to give back to the communities we work in and inspire a tradition of charitable giving as a company and with our co-members.