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Company History

  • 2006

    Liquid Personnel was founded by Jonathan Coxon and Alex Elliott. They shared a single desk in a tiny office for 9 months before moving to Manchester.

  • 2007

    Liquid Personnel Ltd was formed, and a major recruitment drive started.

  • 2008-10

    We continued to grow, taking on top quality consultants and establishing specialist divisions.

  • 2011

    Turnover reached £12.5m. We won a major recruitment award and featured in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100.

  • 2012

    Liquid steadily grew, winning market share to become a Top 3 provider of temporary social work staff in the UK.

  • 2013

    Turnover reached £21m and we were ranked 2nd in the UK’s Best Small Workplaces.

  • 2014

    Turnover exceeded £35m, and we were ranked 4th in the UK's Best Medium Workplaces.

  • 2015

    Turnover reached £52m and our team grew to more than 100 staff. We featured in the Sunday Times Best Companies lists for the first time.

  • 2016

    Liquid were listed in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For, Sunday Times Fast Track 100, and UK’s Best Medium Workplaces. We joined Independent Clinical Services, one of the UK’s leading healthcare staffing providers.

  • 2017

    We ranked for the 5th year running in the UK’s Best Workplaces Awards, receiving a special recognition award.

  • 2018

    Liquid became the leading provider of qualified social work staff in the UK and reached £91m turnover.

  • 2019

    We continued to grow, launching new divisions in Permanent Social Work and Criminal Justice.

  • 2020

    We expanded into a new market, launching our Special Educational Needs division. Our parent company, Independent Clinical Services, were rebranded to ‘Acacium Group’.

  • 2021

    We returned to the UK’s Best Workplaces rankings for the 6th time, receiving a ‘Great Place to Work’ certification, and were ranked 24th in the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women!

As a business we are ambitious and driven by success. We have achieved massive growth in the last 10 years, but we’re not resting on our laurels – we want that growth to continue.

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