When was the business established: 2009
Business stage: First 6 months of newly formed UK footprint. Division of the American Planet Group encompassing Planet Pharma and Planet Forward.
Located: Innovation Birmingham Campus, Faraday Wharf
The product or service: Recruitment, Executive Selection & Employee Benchmarking
What makes Planet Forward unique: At Planet Forward we relish the opportunity to forge strong working, commercial relationships cross functionally within organisations and pride ourselves as a credible, refreshing and flexible recruitment partner.
We have a proven track record of recruiting for a wide range of organisations from FTSE’s to SME’s, within Industry, Not for Profit/Public Sector in a Permanent, Temporary and Contract capacity.
As such we are able to offer our unique recruitment solutions within Finance, HR, IT, Sales and Marketing.
The Planet Forward story so far:
Planet Forward was founded in early 2009 and staked its claim as the first “Green Staffing Company” in Illinois. Early on we focused solely on the Energy, Engineering and Environmental sectors. Since then, we have expanded our specialties into Vendor Management, Finance, Technology and Administrative services.
By early 2010, our technology-driven model began to pay off with the opening of our second office in Cleveland, Ohio. The revolutionary approach to the staffing business has allowed us to grow the organization at an unprecedented pace throughout the “Great Depression” of staffing. When most staffing companies were firing, we were busy hiring the greatest recruiting talent available in the last 50 years. Our staff of industry experts will lead us to even greater growth opportunities as we move forward to embark on this continuing expansion.
After much success in the U.S, during 2014 Planet Forward moved overseas to the UK to open offices in both Reading and Birmingham. Planet Forward Birmingham recruit in the specialist areas of: Finance, Marketing, Sales, IT and HR.
When and why Planet Forward moved to Innovation Birmingham Campus:
We moved in April 2014 and the reasons were due to City Centre location, ample parking and flexible facilities.
Best business tip we have to offer:
Deliver the up most level of customer service to your clients and customers as it ensures customer referrals, testimonials, retention and a genuine point of differentiation from your competition.