Founded by Mark Allen in 1993, Allen & York was launched in response to the pressing need for companies to become more sustainable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Combined with this, was a steady growth of qualified environmental sustainability professionals seeking employment. As a result, Mark Allen spotted the gap in the market for a dedicated specialist sustainability recruitment consultancy and with careful planning and focussed ambition, determination and the support of friends and family; Allen & York was successfully created.
As the business grew, Allen & York expanded with the establishment of dedicated recruitment teams in all areas of sustainability; including waste, health & safety and energy. Not only did the range of services offered by Allen & York grow, but the business also soon became global; with international offices being set up in Dubai and Melbourne in 2010. Whilst in the UK, 2011 saw the launch of SSG; the dedicated executive search arm of Allen & York and in 2012 Mark Allen moved into the role of CEO, promoting Paul Gosling to the position of Managing Director, UK & Europe; Christopher Ouizeman, Managing Director, Australia and Jean-Maxime Long, Managing Director, Middle East.
Now proud to be celebrating 20 years of supporting the careers of thousands of professionals worldwide, Allen & York has grown to become an internationally trusted, leading provider, with an ever-growing number of clients across the globe.
Mark Allen, Founder and CEO of Allen & York comments:
“I am proud of what my team and I have achieved over the past 20 years; we have overcome challenges hit by the economic downturn and reached a significant milestone in our history. It is most gratifying to see how the business has developed over the past 20 years and I am especially pleased that many staff members who joined us in the early days are still with us today. I believe our employees, solid reputation in the market, industry expertise and uncompromising determination to support the recruitment needs of our clients and candidates will continue to drive our continued vision to be a world leading recruitment company for the sustainability sector”.
With sustainability at the foundation of Allen & York; the company will be celebrating their 20 year anniversary by carrying out various fundraising activities throughout the year, for 20 different charities, within not only the UK but also the Middle East and Australia.
Furthermore, to continually improve their service offering, Allen & York will be redesigning their website to offer a dynamic, modern and user friendly design for all website visitors; whilst catering for their growing international customer base.
Allen & York pride themselves on a reputation, built over the past 20 years, of exemplary service, attention to detail, a personalised approach and in-depth understanding of the marketplace; they would like to thank everyone they have worked with over the years, in supporting them to achieve this magnificent milestone.