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Principal People

Leading the way in safety, environment, sustainability and quality recruitment for over 40 years.

Principal People

Boasting a thriving HSEQ and Sustainability community, Principal People provide their clients with the best HSEQ talent in the market. With a network consisting of enabling, solutions focussed and commercially astute professionals and leaders, Principal People are the partner of choice for a wide range of blue chip, privately-owned and public sector, not for profit and charitable organisations across the UK, Europe and further afield. Read more about Principal People's journey below. 

Providing the best Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Staffing across the UK for over 40 years.

Established in 1987 under the entrepreneurial guidance of Frances Davies, Principal People are the UK’s first dedicated Health, Safety, Environment, Quality, CSR and Sustainability Recruitment Organisation.

Purchased by Simon Bliss in 2010, Principal People embarked on a new and exciting journey leading the business to where it is today. With Simon’s vision and strategy, focusing on building solid lasting relationships with the very best HSEQ talent across the globe, Principal People partner with their clients and candidates to fulfil their goal of making the world a safer and more sustainable place to live and work.

The Values

As a ‘people’ business, Principal People put people at the heart of everything they do. With their own people consisting of specialist Consultants, dedicated to upholding their core business values.

Purpose: Reason for being

Passion: Desire to deliver

Partnership: Side by side solutions

Professional: Aligning values with practice, consistently

The Principal People team are committed to underpinning these values, ensuring both candidates and clients alike are offered an in depth personalised and professional service, also benefiting from enviable market knowledge and full spectrum industry specific expertise.

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Joining Juhler Group

Continued expansion saw the need to acquire a larger HQ for the business in 2016, allowing for further growth and recruitment of staff, including establishing their dedicated Executive Search Division.  This was a record year for turnover and profit and was also the beginning of the sale and partnership of Principal People with the Juhler Group, further strengthening overseas services and connections. 

2018 and 2019 continued to be significant years for Principal People.  Following continued success within the social housing field, 2018 saw the birth of their sister company Social Housing Recruitment, an organisation dedicated to sourcing the very best talent within the social housing sector.  In 2019 with the support of Principal People’s incredible HSEQ Leaders, The Safety4Good programme and charity was established and today, still continues to support this invaluable sector, raising the profile of the professionals who tirelessly serve it.  It was in 2019 that Principal People’s 2022 strategy was planned and delivered, ensuring to future proof the sustainable growth of the Principal People Group. 

Today and Beyond

Today Principal People continue to deliver an unrivalled service to candidates and clients, ensuring retention of their loyalty for years come. 2022 so far has proven to be another successful year, and with the ambitious vision and support from The Juhler Group, teamed with continued growth plans and an exciting calendar of events, 2022 and beyond looks to be bright!

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