Since 1961 Pertemps growth has been spectacular. From its roots in the West Midlands the company has developed into a national organisation with branches from Dundee to the Isle of Wight.


Pertemps was started in 1961 by Constance Watts, initially renting a small office in Temple Street, Birmingham.

She started with £500, the business was an instant success turning over £50,000 in its first year. Pertemps approach of concentrating more effort on the rights, interests and ambitions of the workforce was unusual at the time and clearly differentiated the business.

Connie and Tim Watts

This legacy of understanding the individual has been retained within the company to this day and still sets Pertemps apart.

The business grew and in the summer of 1970 a second office was opened in Wolverhampton. As a temporary measure Tim Watts offered to help run this project for his mother.

Pertemps has continued to develop through the years, moving with the times but staying true to the original values of a family business committed to it's employees, applicants and clients; the three faces in the Pertemps Logo.

Pertemps grew across the Midlands and by 1986 had 25 branches. In the late 80s and through the 90s Pertemps became a national organisation, changing its name to Pertemps Recruitment Partnership as other businesses were acquired. By the end of the 90s there were 100 branches.

The focus on the individual has seen Pertemps attain and maintain Investors in People status and recognition in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

 Pertemps has grown by taking a positive and proactive stance on looking after its employees, applicants and clients, a formula that is applied today as we aim to give the best service we can.