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About Dutton

We specialise in providing both permanent and contract personnel of all disciplines to companies involved in Engineering, Nursing & Medical, Construction, M&E, Building Services, IT,  Energy, Admin/HelpDesk, Commercial, Payroll and associated industries.

All of our personnel are extensively reference checked by our experienced Recruitment Consultants to ensure their trade ability, attitude and reliability are first class. This approach combined with ongoing appraisal and development of contract staff has been fundamental in our success.

Our History

Formed in 1982 and originally known as Welding International, our company started out as a key supplier of staff to the Engineering Industry across the North of Britain.

Originally under the command of Harry Dutton, an Engineering professional who spotted an opportunity in the market to supply high quality staff to the industry on a contract basis, the brand quickly grew, with offices opening across the country in quick succession. Within the first decade the brand cemented its position in the market and supported many major national Engineering concerns and earned an enviable reputation for being able to support and assist its Clients through value and quality.

Building on the reputation of Welding International, the company soon branched out into other sectors and was renamed Dutton International Ltd accordingly. Over the next 20 years the brand was strengthened by the introduction of the best in-house training and development strategies for its staff and the recruitment of the industry’s leading and highest achieving Consultants.

In 2016 Dutton International commenced a huge company rebrand, and transformed into Dutton Recruitment Ltd. Lead by the knowledge and experience of the company directors’ long careers in recruitment, the brand was divided into seven key operating sectors, each with skilled recruiters that specialise in the placement of personnel in their sector, meaning we can provide you with the best candidates for any job requirement. Far from a “generic recruiter,” we are at the forefront of personnel services throughout the industries we serve.

Throughout fluctuating financial climates, technological developments and the changing needs of our Clients, we have continued to remain profitable and have supported a plethora of businesses through our capacity to supply the highest calibre staffing solution through temporary, contract and permanent placing. Cost and value has remained at the forefront of our approach and we have enabled our Clients’ growth based upon these factors.

We have won accolades for embracing and introducing the latest technology and innovations and for being the first such Recruitment Business to do so. Dutton was one of the first Recruitment Businesses to engage and utilise the internet for its recruitment resources and has continued to move with the tide of technology through media such as mobile information, company-wide database-systems, web based payroll, neutral vendor provision and virtual branching. We are confident that our technological endeavours will continue and the value and savings will be passed on to our Clients.

We have constantly reviewed the scope and location of all of our branches and streamlined the teams which work within them. Today we have a string of strategically placed branches across the country that engage and support Clients in all geographical areas. We have continued to grow our brand by acquiring existing recruitment businesses and amalgamating them into the Dutton group and continuing to offer their existing clients the increased level of resources, support and knowledge that comes as standard with Dutton Recruitment.

Going forward; we have plans for continued growth and investment both through our existing branches and staff and through new branch openings and acquisitions. We will continue to recruit the strongest staff from within the recruitment industry and from within the industry sectors to which we supply. With the opening of a brand new branch in Holland, signifying our first overseas branch, Dutton will look to expand its famous recruitment service beyond the UK.