2018 saw the Celebration of Prisma Recruitment's 30th birthday. This made it the longest established owner managed architectural recruitment agency now operating.
Prisma Recruitment Limited opened in 1988 and was located in London's Soho. Specialising in architectural recruitment. The company grew quickly, opening divisions in building services and office and admin support recruitment within the design sector.
Prisma's general office and secretarial recruitment business was established in the mid 1990's, followed soon afterwards, by Prisma Management Strategies, specialising in corporate mergers, acquisitions and industry specific business start ups. 1997 also saw this website go live for the first time. The office division was sold in 1999.
During this period the company developed a specialisation in workplace project management, move management and associated disciplines (CAD space planning & facilities). Working mainly for corporate clients operating globally, this area now accounts for nearly half of the company’s turnover.
In 2000 Prisma formed a new company to create, manage and run the Architects Online website. This was the first specialist job site in the sector and grew to become the market leader in both the UK and the USA. The business was sold in 2007 and sadly the new owners closed the sites in 2010.
Further expansion lead to a move to new premises in The City of London, providing bigger and better offices in Godliman Street, close to St Paul's Cathedral.
In the past few years the company had continued to expand its existing activities within the workplace change sector and it was this that prompted the recent relocation and why the City was chosen in preference to the original West End location.
Architecture and design, nevertheless remain at the heart of the business offering.
The company now offers a diversity of consultancy services which compliment its main recruitment activities. By partnering various other organisations, Prisma is able to offer workplace consultancy in the UK, management consultancy and training services in the UK and outsourced drawing services in India.
Prisma continues to grow steadily while retaining the same successful approach that has served it so well for the past two and a half decades.