Explore Group celebrates 10 year anniversary
The 10 year anniversary summer ball was an opportunity for everyone in the business and their families to let their hair down and enjoy the activities such as inflatable gladiator, Rodeo, Bungee run and a bouncy castle for the kids. There was plenty of drinks had by all to toast to the success of the business 10 years on.
The IT recruitment consultancy started 10 years ago by its two directors Shervin Rahmani and Sam Ouazzani based out of a bedroom and now boasts three offices and 65 staff.
The business has gone from strength to strength and is on target to turnover £16m this year.
Rahmani stated that, “Despite setting the business up 10 years ago and going through one of the biggest recessions this country has seen we have continued to grow year on year. The success of the business has to be credited to the people we employ. Everyone works incredibly hard and deserves to enjoy in the success achieved personally and for the business.
"We are strong believers in promoting within, this has meant that everyone within the top seniors management team actually started as a rookie. This blueprint allows everyone joining the business the opportunity to fast track their career and see where they can reach with hard work as the business continues to grow.”
Explore Group currently has two offices in Reading and one in Liverpool street in London.
Ouazzani stated, “Starting the business in Reading meant that we were able to attract the top ambitious talent from the surrounding areas and with its close proximity to London it was only natural for us to open another office in Liverpool street 2.5 years ago.
"The business is at a very exciting stage with further expansions not only in current offices but also planned offices within the next 18 months into Europe and America. This has been made possible by developing a 10 week training academy for all trainees joining the business, developing a strong back office team and investing back into the business with various software technology implementations.
"Once again the business plans to promote within, giving opportunities to anyone within the business to head up further expansions.”
The company believes in sharing the success of the business which is further demonstrated by taking 14 members of staff to Las Vegas in September this year
The business has raised in excess of £25,000 for various charities over the last 10 years and will continue to support them with regular events held monthly.