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Our Story

The ONE Group

We are a recruitment agency offering tailored recruitment solutions to businesses across Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Hertfordshire, and beyond, with our specialist consultants spanning across;

Accountancy & Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology & Software, Marketing & Creative, Office Support, Scientific and Technical & Engineering.

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Our Mission


Our mission is to prioritise the personal elements of recruitment, placing people at the heart of our approach.

We’re passionate about encouraging a supportive and positive culture, by empowering our consultants to prioritise your needs, ensuring you receive a unique and exceptional experience.

We aim to go beyond transactional recruitment and re-establish the importance of putting people first, making The ONE Group an exceptional business to partner with.

Recruitment as it should be.


Our History and Memories

Where it began

Sphere Financial Recruitment
was formed to create
'Recruitment as it should be' by Tristan Drane, Anthony Barnes
and David Bord.


We opened our new
Peterborough office in


We launched our Office Support Division.


We opened our Cambridge
office based in Histon.

2008 office

Sphere Financial Recruitment was re-branded to The ONE Group, with two offices opening in Cambridge and Peterborough.


We launched our Technical & Engineering Division.


We launched our Information Technology & Software Division.


We launched our Human Resources and Marketing & Creative Divisions.


Our Northampton Office was born! Launched by Marc Kent with
a team of 6 consultants.​


Our Peterborough team
relocated to our new HQ!​


Our Cambridge team relocated
to our new home in Cambourne.

2018 team

David Bord, one of the Founding Directors leaves the business.


Rob Smith was promoted and joined the board as our Finance Director!


Catherine Wallis was promoted
and joined the board as our Operations Director!


Our most successful year in recruitment having placed over 1200 great candidates: 913 permanent, 380 temporary.


We launched the ‘Anthony Barnes Beyond Expectations Award’.

A special recognition award to acknowledge excellent customer service and to honour Anthony Barnes (Director), whose memory will always be with us.


We were awarded Business of the Year 2023 at the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards!


We launched our fourth office
in Potters Bar!

award win

We were awarded
Employer of the Year 2023
at the SME Hertfordshire Business Awards & SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards!


Marc Kent was promoted
and joined the board as our Commercial Director!


We launched our Scientific Division to further develop Life Sciences, Nanotechnology, Medical Devices and more.


To date, we have raised £147,571.25​ for our chosen charity, Magpas Air Ambulance.


We are celebrating 20 years of Recruitment as it should be!

Our Team

Get to know the specialist consultants you'll be working with. We have offices in Cambridge, Peterborough, Northampton and Hertfordshire.

Our Specialisms

Each of our consultants focuses on one particular skill set or industry, so you'll always be working with someone who understands what it is that you do.

Job hunt with us

Considering a job change? Get in touch to see how we can assist with your next career move.

Recruit with us

Hiring in your team? Let our dedicated specialist consultants help to source you the best talent in the market.

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