Our History


Merging Offices
Picture of Bucks and Berks office

We moved our Wokingham team to offices in central Bracknell, and brought our Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor teams under one roof in Marlow

Third Generation
Photo of Joanna Cooper

A third generation took over as Joanna Cooper (John Hamilton’s daughter) became MD of the company.

New Marketing Prospects
Advert found at a train station in 2014

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.

More New Offices
new Bucks and Berks logo

It was during this period that John and Peter expanded the company across the Thames Valley, opening new offices in key towns.

Became an REC Member
rec member logo

Awarded REC (Recruitment Employment Confederation) Audited status, meaning that we work to their code of professional practice.

The Start of a New Millennium
Office now open in Windsor image

We welcomed the start of the new Millennium and opened a brand new office in the Royal town of Windsor.

Team members surrounding the Investors in People accreditation

Achieved Investors in People accreditation.

Cutting the Tape
Lorraine Kelly cutting the tape to the new Bucks & Berks Slough office

The new Slough office is opened by the glamourous Lorraine Kelly.

Staff members surrounding a cake celebrating 10 years of their Maidenhead office

Maidenhead celebrated 10 years of success!

Bus Adverts
Bucks & Berks advert on a yellow bus

We started advertising in more than just the local paper!

Time for a Rebrand
New blue Bucks & Berks Recruitment.

In the 90’s the Bucks and Berks brand changed to Bucks and Berks Recruitment

Carnival Winners
Members of Bucks & Berks recruitment on board a Carnival Float

We won the 1988 Slough Carnival, with our Chairman and our current MD on board the float!

Opening New Offices
A 1986 newspaper article announcing the opening of a new store in Wokingham

It was during this period that John and Peter expanded the company across the Thames Valley, opening new offices in key towns.

The Growth of the Company
The Hamilton Brothers with their parents in 1980

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.

Advertising Roles
Bucks & Berks newspaper advert in 1977

New roles were advertised in the branch window or the local papers, such as the Slough Observer. Mostly secretarial and typist roles.

Swinging Sixties

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.

Farnham Road Office
Farnham Road

Moved to an office on the Farnham Road

Lorna Hamilton
cheque 1955

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.


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!