our-story

EVOLVE IS BORN!

March 2, 2011

EVOLVE IS BORN!

Where it all begun…Evolve was the brain child of our Director, Ed Vokes, after he wanted to make a change in the hospitality industry and the way recruiting was done!

SURREY OFFICE OPENS IT’S DOORS

February 1, 2012

SURREY OFFICE OPENS IT’S DOORS

Our second branch opens in Surrey, where we kick things off with Back of House Temping! Headed up by Aimee, the Surrey team continues to grow from strength to strength.

OUR FIRST EVER EVOLVE CONFERENCE

August 1, 2012

Every year the Evolve team are taken somewhere amazing, and our Director, Ed, Awards the staff that have gone that extra mile. Our Conferences are the talk of the town nowadays, and have become quite famous.

WE’VE GOT THE MIDLANDS COVERED!

December 1, 2012

WE’VE GOT THE MIDLANDS COVERED!

We take the Midlands by storm and open our Birmingham branch, covering all the surrounding cities. Headed up by Ben, our Birmingham team covers Back of House, Front of House, and Permanent staff too.

OUR CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IS HERE (AND IT’S HERE TO STAY)!

June 1, 2013

OUR CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IS HERE (AND IT’S HERE TO STAY)!

We introduce our Centre of Excellence to encompass Award Winning training for Front of House staff, and Trade Testing for Back of House staff.

UCOMPLY COMES TO EVOLVE!

October 1, 2015

UCOMPLY COMES TO EVOLVE!

We’ve got compliance sorted. All our candidates now have to be approved by software that is certified by the Home Office. We’re one of the only Recruitment Agencies to implement it, still to this day…

SIGHTSEEING IN SORRENTO

April 3, 2016

SIGHTSEEING IN SORRENTO

Our winners got whisked away to Sorrento for an incredible trip made up of helicopter trips, sightseeing, and incredible food and drink!

WE’RE AWARDED BEST NEW AGENCY!

May 16, 2016

WE’RE AWARDED BEST NEW AGENCY!

We smashed it! We scooped Best New Agency at the Recruiter Awards. On picking up the award, the Evolve team were praised for going “above and beyond” and showing a “commitment to placing the right candidates with the right clients”.

WE LAUNCHED OUR GRADUATE IN THE MAKING PROGRAMME!

June 1, 2016

WE LAUNCHED OUR GRADUATE IN THE MAKING PROGRAMME!

Evolve’s passion and commitment for talent and development was the basis for our internship programme. We’ve created a partnership with universities to offer students the opportunity to complete their placement within our offices.

WE GET STUCK IN TO THE SOUTH COAST

August 1, 2016

Our newest branch, South Coast, opens it’s doors!

WE GAINED OUR SILVER ACCREDITATION!

March 1, 2017

WE GAINED OUR SILVER ACCREDITATION!

We were awarded out Silver Accreditation by Investors in People, the mark of high performance in business and people management! Successful accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainable

Evolve turns 5!

March 2, 2017

Evolve turns 5!

It’s our 5th Birthday! We celebrated in style with all of our Branches, and clients too!

BOSTON, BABY!

March 31, 2017

BOSTON, BABY!

One of the most remarkable Winners Parties yet! Evolve winners hit Boston, USA! We want to see the Boston Celtics, Harvard University, Cheers Pub, Harbour Cruise and MIT! Whoa.

Ed became part of National Restaurateurs’ Hall of Fame!

April 4, 2017

Ed became part of National Restaurateurs’ Hall of Fame!

Ed’s standards of service to the consumer by improving the status and awareness of food and beverage service as a viable and exciting career choice!

New HQ!

October 22, 2017

New HQ!

We moved into a brand new, shiny HQ! We’re now in the heart of the Big Smoke, a couple of minutes away from Barbican Station.

WE SCOOP TWO IRP AWARDS

December 1, 2017

WE SCOOP TWO IRP AWARDS

We picked up not one, but two, IRP Awards. The Awards commend outstanding Recruitment Agencies in their field.

EVOLVE HITS EDINBURGH!

January 27, 2018

EVOLVE HITS EDINBURGH!

Our 2018 Conference took place in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Like every year, we had a fantastic time and celebrated the team’s achievements in style. Roll on next year!

OUR BRAND NEW BARISTA STATION LAUNCHES

March 1, 2018

OUR BRAND NEW BARISTA STATION LAUNCHES

It’s official – we have a Barista Station and Training Programme! We’re ready to take on all the aspiring Barista with our expert in-house programme and state of the art Barista Station.

EVOLVE GOES INTERNATIONAL!

May 16, 2018

EVOLVE GOES INTERNATIONAL!

Our winners were whisked away to Malta, to enjoy a long weekend of sight-seeing, food, and drink (of course!). It’s definitely up there with one of the best Winner’s Parties Evolve has seen.

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