Our History


June 26

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
March 26

Third Generation

Photo of Joanna Cooper
A third generation took over as Joanna Cooper (John Hamilton’s daughter) became MD of the company.
August 26

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.
August 26

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.
August 26

Became an REC Member

rec member logo
Awarded REC (Recruitment Employment Confederation) Audited status, meaning that we work to their code of professional practice.
January 1

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.
May 26


Team members surrounding the Investors in People accreditation
Achieved Investors in People accreditation.
August 26

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.
August 26


Staff members surrounding a cake celebrating 10 years of their Maidenhead office
Maidenhead celebrated 10 years of success!
August 26

Bus Adverts

Bucks & Berks advert on a yellow bus
We started advertising in more than just the local paper!
January 15

Time for a Rebrand

New blue Bucks & Berks Recruitment.
In the 90’s the Bucks and Berks brand changed to Bucks and Berks Recruitment
May 26

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!
August 26

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.
January 26

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.
August 26

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.
July 14

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.
July 1

Farnham Road Office

Farnham Road
Moved to an office on the Farnham Road
July 1

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.
July 1


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!