Our Story


We opened for business in 1972, with David Hurlock at the helm and a small office in West Drayton as our home. Our original purpose was to recruit engineering personnel for the many and diverse engineering companies in and around Middlesex. As the demand for skilled people grew, so did we.


With our knowledge, experience and rapidly growing contact list, we were soon serving a much larger client base and filling a broader range of professional, technical and general labouring positions. John White, who had joined the company in 1979, led a management buy-out during the 1980s and changed our name to Shorterm Group.


In 1999 John White sold the business to 3i and Jim Clarke was brought in as Chief Executive. We opened more strategically located offices to improve our UK coverage, and set up a permanent division for professional placements and a tailored projects division to undertake fixed price contracts for the rail industry.


Our Specialist Consultants now recruit for the broadest range of construction, engineering, rail, commercial & industrial environments. Our client list ranges from small, start-up businesses to industry-leading multinationals. With our revenue and profits riding high, the business was sold by 3i to Saints Capital Chamonix LP in 2006.


In 2010 we embarked on an operational transformation with reinvigorated leadership team. The business enjoyed unprecedented growth levels and in 2016 was sold to new investors, Growth Capital Partners.

Today, we have a clear strategy, the right vision and values and a shareholder with money to invest in growing our core competencies. This leaves us perfectly placed to be the service provider of choice for companies requiring technical staff and specialist recruitment services in the UK and beyond.


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Registered Office Address: Shorterm Limited, The Barn, Philpots Close, Yiewsley, Middlesex UB7 7RY

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