Our History

History of The rpc Group of Companies

The history of the rpc Group of Companies originates  back to 1985 when a distribution and warehousing recruitment business was established by John Bates naming it Resource Planning Consultants.

Our current Chairman and Managing Director, David Beck acquired the Resource Planning Consultants business on 24 May 2000 and so The rpc Group of Companies was born.

David expanded the business into logistics and supply chain sector beyond distribution and warehousing roles.  As a consequence the business started handling Sales, HR, Loss Prevention Management roles etc. Therefore the brand rpc search and selection was adopted as it gave a clearer definition of what the business did.

During the latter part of 2004, the Company started handling overseas based roles. The trading name of rpc international recruitment was adopted and at the same time the divisions of rpc foodservice recruitment and rpc interim recruitment were formally created.

In November 2014, rpc commercial recruitment was launched as a new division.

When we started working with Carnival Group in November 2015 supplying them with Chefs for their Cunard and P & O cruise ships. Consequently rpc catering & hospitality recruitment was formally created as a separate division albeit that we had been undertaking catering and hospitality recruitment overseas since 2004.

In February 2019 recognising that rpc search and selection was handling an increasing number of roles other than logistics and supply chain roles, it was decided to change the name of the division. 

rpc technical recruitment, was created with two sub – brands that of rpc logistics & supply chain recruitment and rpc IT & telecoms recruitment…..

and there you have it ! the history of The rpc Group of Companies

In addition to its recruitment activities, The rpc Group of Companies has a consultancy division which specialises in Recruitment & HR Consultancy.

Together they all trade under the umbrella name of “The rpc Group of Companies” and legally form part of the legal entity – rpc International recruitment Ltd.