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About us

Our mission

Reed in Partnership’s mission is to positively transform people and their communities.

We support individuals, their families and the places they live to prosper - often under challenging circumstances.

With our help, people start working, improve their health, develop their skills and fulfil their potential.

Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK have benefited from accessing a Reed in Partnership service and using it to change their lives for the better.

Our values

We believe that acting in accordance with our values ensures we provide outstanding quality across all of our services.

Our values guide our work and enable us to fulfil our mission.

We are fair, open and honestWe take ownershipWe work together

Our History

Changing lives since 1998

We were launched in a single office in Hackney in April 1998 as one of the first employment support service providers in the UK.

As our performance and expertise grew we expanded to deliver employment services across the UK.

We have also diversified our business across a number of other sectors. Our work in each these sectors enables us to achieve our mission: to positively transform people and their communities.

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Our background

The UK’s largest family-owned recruitment brand

We are part of the REED Group, the UK’s largest family-owned recruitment brand. The Group of companies was founded on 7th May 1960 when Sir Alec Reed, aged 26, opened his first REED branch in Hounslow with just £75.

Along with Reed in Partnership and REED Specialist Recruitment, the Group also contains – the UK’s leading jobsite, which attracts more than 150 million visits every year.

We effectively work for charity one day a week, with 18% of the REED Group owned by the REED Foundation.

The REED Foundation has provided seed funding for a number of charities, including Ethiopiaid, Womankind and Women at Risk. Founded by Sir Alec Reed in 2007, the Big Give has helped to raise over £100 million for UK-registered charities.

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