Since 1957, our companies have placed thousands of permanent and contract workers, and we are proud of the fact that since the very first day, we have made it a priority to pay our temps on time, every week. Indeed, in that first year, Betty cancelled the family holiday to ensure she had enough money to pay her temps on time.
When turnover reached £9,000 in 1960 Betty was able to open her second PSB branch in Chatham in 1968.
Betty’s son Jack joined the business in 1977 and worked with his mother to grow the enterprise to the major plc it is today.
He pioneered joint ventures as a successful way of growing the business while leaving entrepreneurial managers with a stake in the operation. The first JV, Refrigeration Recruitment, was formed in 1977, capitalising on Jack’s refrigeration and air conditioning expertise.