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We’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings in 1995

October 1995

Osborne Appointments was established and moved into premises in Fretherne Road, Welwyn Garden City. 

April 2003

Moved to bigger premises in Church Road, Welwyn Garden City

September 2004

First onsite contract secured & Osborne Managed Service function was established

October 2007

Our first ever website was launched

September 2008

Northampton office was opened

November 2008

Schools liaison workshops delivered to 175 school children in Stevenage

August 2009

Gardening project for terminally ill children in Northampton where we designed and built a sensory garden

May 2011

Bedford office was opened in Lurke Street

February 2012

Moved to larger premises in Northampton 

October 2013

OA undergo a rebranding exercise with new logo, new website and job board implemented

December 2013

OA raise over £3,000 on behalf of Keech Hospice 

January 2014

Barnet office is opened on the High Street

February 2014

Deliver first ever Employment Law Talk alongside ACAS

May 2014

Celebrate achievements of 2013 with a weekend at Center Parcs (fancy dress optional :-) ) 

July 2015

Delighted and so proud as Sam wins Apprentice of the Year award at FSB award ceremony

October 2015

Celebrate 20 years in business with chocolates, cakes, parties and a spa day for everyone

November 2015

Win Small to Medium Business of the Year & Overall Company of the Year award at Hertfordshire Business award ceremony 

January 2016

Move into new premises on Avebury Boulevard in Milton Keynes

May 2016

Weekend away in Stratford upon Avon with cocktail making, a treasure hunt and motor boats on the agenda

June 2016

Following our success at Hertfordshire Business awards in 2015, we are asked to give advice to companies submitting applications for 2016 awards

October 2016

A wonderful accolade as OA are chosen by the Sun newspaper as the “Best Place to Work in the UK”

May 2017

Try our hand at Bollywood dancing during weekend away in Center Parcs

September 2017

Our inaugural inter-office netball tournament with Milton Keynes running out overall winners beating Barnet in the final

October 2017

St Neots office opens for business 

December 2017

Hit double figures as owner of OA Michelle Bacon wins Best Business Woman in recruitment award and following a mystery shopper exercise, we win Professional Services award in Welwyn Garden City

January 2018

New OA website and Career site launched 

June 2018

Congratulations to Abi as she is Runner-up for Apprentice of the Year at the SME awards.

September 2018

Weekend Cruise to Bruges on board the Azura to say thanks to our fantastic team for a wonderful 2017

October 2018

Hold the first ever OA Sports Day across the business, with egg & spoon and three–legged races part of the fun

November 2018

Hold Pub Quiz on behalf of our charity of the Year Willow and raise over £2,500

March 2019

Appear at number 654 out of over 39,000 recruiters in the  TALiNT International's Top UK Recruiters Report

May 2019

Celebrate with weekend trip to Guernsey

October 2019

Move into new Head Office in Welwyn Garden City

December 2019

John O’Sullivan joined as Non-Executive Director

Jan 2020

Tendered to become an MSP at H&M Regional Distribution Centre. A Live Trial began! 

Jan 2020

Laura Clark took over the role of Managing Director 

March 2020

We won the H&M contract and now have an onsite team! 

March 2020

Covid 19 hit our shores. This was the start of a tough period of time, but we all managed to stick together and become even stronger and more successful. 

October 2020

We managed to celebrate our 25th Anniversary, even with social distancing measures in place, by running fun activities throughout our anniversary month. And enjoying a remote toast to the next 25 years! 

January 2021

We welcomed on board Karen Dobson – Client Services Director 

February 2021

We welcomed on-board Teresa Lazzara Regional Sales Director