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Our History

Dovetail has a long, rich history going back over 30 years – making us one of the most prominent recruiters in the area.

30th June 1989

Dovetail Group Recruitment first opened its doors. We were also the first in the country to offer a comprehensive childcare facility to help parents return to work. With our help, working mums who were being passed over for other roles because of childcare issues could return to work without having to worry about childcare.

In November 1992 we moved to our new address at 19 The Broadway in Newbury, and Bruce Grobbelaar kindly cut that opening ribbon for us.

May 1995

The 90s were a time of great change and growth, and in May we opened up our brand new IT division, dedicated to sourcing candidates in the IT and tech sectors. Local MP David Rendel opened the division and joined us for the celebration - complete with cake and bubbles.

May 1996

Dovetail became one of the first Thames Valley companies to achieve the coveted ‘Investors in People Award’ which was presented by MP David Rendel at a very glamorous ceremony. If you visit our offices, you’ll still see the plaque displayed today.

June 2009

Another award! This time the Chamber of Commerce ‘Long Service’ award, which was presented by Newbury MP Richard Benyon.

July 2012

The year the Olympics came to the UK! Who could forget it? At Dovetail, we got to watch the Olympic torch be paraded right past our offices at 19 The Broadway Lots of photos were taken!

November 2013

Team Dovetail are at it again, this time winning the prestigious West Berkshire Business Award For Innovation presented to our very own Claire Clark and Jessica Jarrett.

November 2015

2015 was a record-breaking year for Dovetail, so we decided to celebrate with a team trip to Barcelona to thank everyone for their hard work.

June 2019

Time flies! Dovetail are now celebrating our 30th business anniversary, and you just know there was cake, champagne and party poppers in the office that day! 96% of businesses usually fail before this point, so it’s a very important milestone for us. And we have all of you, and the Dovetail team, to thank for it!

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