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Company that survived Buncefield explosion celebrate 30th anniversary

 Published on: 17th December 2018   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

A specialist company that supplies engineers, technicians and scientists to top class technology businesses has celebrated its 30th anniversary by raising a glass to Hemel Hempstead.

ProTech Recruitment has delivered a vote of confidence in the town by moving to brand new offices in Maylands Avenue – and by having a special beer brewed to mark the occasion. 

ProTech Recruitment has been based in the town since it was founded (then known as EPS) on November 22, 1988, where it has been working with customers at the forefront of technology ranging from Formula 1 to Life Science companies.

Over the 30 years there have been some difficult times, perhaps the biggest of which was the Buncefield explosion which happened 600 metres from the ProTech office on Sunday, December 11, 2005.

Co-owner and Director Antony Cox says “I remember calling all the team on the Sunday afternoon and arranging a breakfast meeting to agree what everyone’s responsibilities would be over the next few days. Thanks to meticulous disaster recovery planning that was already in place the business was up and running within a few hours and we finally got back to our office one week later.”

Now ProTech Recruitment believes Hemel Hempstead is as great a place to be based as it was 30 years ago. 

Co-owner and Director Roman Motyczak said: “Maylands Avenue is close to the motorway network, which gives us access to our customers all over the country. At the same time it offers the facilities that our 22 employees value.

“This is a very exciting time at ProTech with more great opportunities for Engineers, Technicians and Scientists throughout the UK than ever before. As a result we are currently expanding and looking to increase our staff and client base.

“A key driving factor behind this success has been our consultative and professional approach towards recruitment which is reflected in all aspects of the business.”

As part of its 30th anniversary year, ProTech Recruitment has chosen mental health charity MIND to be its charity of the year and it will be undertaking various fundraising and volunteering activities to support MIND.

It is no wonder that the 1,500 bottles of beer brewed for ProTech Recruitment by Farr Brew, in Wheathampstead, are called “Golden Hopportunity” – because the company sees the future as its golden opportunity.

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