About us

We are global agency leaders in the supply of temporary, contract and permanent workers across the manufacturing, logistics and construction industries. Find out more about Europe's largest independently-owned recruitment agency.

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Founded by the Gomez family over thirty years ago in France, Roland Gomez felt there was a gap in the market for a reputable, reliable agency provider. He opened the first PROMAN branch in Manosque.

In just ten years, PROMAN grew from one small office to over 70 branches. In 2010, the group reached the milestone of placing over 10,000 temporary workers a day and opened its 200th branch in 2013.

History of PROMAN uk


The beginning.

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In 1983, Chris Gorton, an Engineer by trade, spotted a gap in the market for engineering talent in the North West. He founded Hollymaine Engineering And Design Services, with his first client being a local chemical manufacturing business. In the space of a year, he added 2 additional members of staff and made a turnover of £80,000.


Heads Recruitment Formed

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15 years later, the company rebranded to HEADS Recruitment. In this time, the business had grown to 30 members of staff and was now making £5m a year. HEADS were establishing themselves as a trusted partner for many of the regions' manufacturing, warehousing and logistics businesses.


Elland Expansion

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20 years after first opening, we expanded into West Yorkshire! This was our first office opened outside of the Manchester region, where we settled in Elland, near Halifax. By this time, we had grown to 3 sites with 45 staff, turning over £23m.


Continued Growth

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Despite the global financial market crashes in 2007, HEADS Recruitment continued to go from strength to strength. 5 years after our expansion into West Yorkshire, we had almost doubled in turnover, despite only having 8 additional staff members!


Acquired by PROMAN

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In 2015, HEADS Recruitment was acquired by PROMAN. The French, family-owned recruitment agency saw HEADS as a key opportunity to expand its footprint globally, thanks to its mirrored values and track record of success across the country.


UK Expansion

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4 years after the acquisition, HEADS Recruitment rebranded to PROMAN UK and continues to go from strength to strength. We grew to £80m turnover and continued to expand across the UK, with 11 sites and 123 staff members.


New Head Office

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After more than 30 years at Kimada House, PROMAN moved it's UK headquarters to a modern, state of the art office on Trafford Park. This new office signalled a continuation of our investment in our people and was the perfect location for our growth plans. 

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We offer nationwide coverage through high-street branches, specialist divisions and onsite managed solutions, with our clients ranging from market-leading multinationals through to SMEs and start ups.

Our sector coverage includes Construction, Warehouse, Logistics and Manufacturing, where we recruit for temporary blue-collar positions through to executive / C-suite roles. This means we provide full top-to-bottom support to ensure you achieve your hiring goals. 


Our business strategy is focused on sustainable growth, achieved through consistent delivery alongside continuous improvement and innovation. This approach is based on our core values of putting people first, consistently innovating and building trust.

This strategy has led to an average growth of 20% year on year over the past 5 years, with ambitious plans to continue our UK expansion. 

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Global presence

PROMAN is Europe's 4th largest recruitment agency and ranked 13th worldwide. We are also the largest family owned, fully independent recruitment agency in France. Thanks to our network of over 900 branches across 16 countries, PROMAN offers a global service on a local scale across temporary, permanent and contract recruitment. 

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