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Started as Bucks and Berks Domestic Agency. Working out of Wellington Street, Slough, supplying maids, cleaners and cooks to large country houses and estates in the area – reminiscent of Downton Abbey!!
1922
Lorna Hamilton acquired the business, initially running it from her family front room in Farnham Road, Slough.

She focused on developing relationships with local businesses, and changed the name to Bucks and Berks Commercial Bureau.
1947
1959 Moved to an office on the Farnham Road
1959
60's
The Swinging 60’s saw the mass uptake of Typewriters. We modernised our offering, training temps to type and providing temporary staff to companies with their own typewriter.
New roles were advertised in the branch window or the local papers, such as the Slough Observer. Mostly secretarial and typist roles.
1977
80's
In the 80’s the shoulder pads got bigger as did the company. Our Managing Director, John Hamilton took over the reins from his parents along with his brother Peter Hamilton.
It was during this period that John and Peter expanded the company across the Thames Valley, opening new offices in key towns.
1986
We won the 1988 Slough Carnival, with our Chairman and our current MD on board the float!
1988
In the 90’s the Bucks and Berks brand changed to Bucks and Berks Recruitment
90's
We started advertising in more than just the local paper!
Maidenhead celebrated 10 years of success!
1994
The new Slough office is opened by the glamourous Lorraine Kelly.
1997
Achieved Investors in People accreditation
1999
We welcomed the start of a new Millennium! And opened a brand new office in the Royal town of Windsor.
2000
Awarded REC (Recruitment Employment Confederation) Audited status, meaning that we work to their code of professional practice.
2005
It was during this period that John and Peter expanded the company across the Thames Valley, opening new offices in key towns.
2007
Business Development team brought on board to focus on growing new business and providing a stronger marketing presence on line and with outdoor advertising at Maidenhead and Slough train stations.
2014
A third generation took over as Joanna Cooper (John Hamilton’s daughter) became MD of the company.
2015
We moved our Wokingham team to offices in central Bracknell, and brought our Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor teams under one roof in Marlow.
2016
To be continued...