The Works turns 22

It only seems like yesterday that we announced our 21st birthday, but yet in an impossibly short 12 months we are now another year older and another year wiser.

With £1000 from his Dad, a couple of old push button telephones and cheap desks, Craig Burton opened up The Works Recruitment’s first office in Bradford and hasn’t had a chance to look back since!

The past year has seen The Works put over 1300 job seekers back in to work, an impressive feat considering the economy in the past couple of years.

We are AMBITIOUS, TENACIOUS, THOUGHTFUL and CURIOUS in everything that we do and knowing that a great business needs great people is the very reason we exist, even after all this time.

So with another year under our belt, here are some key events that have happened since last July. How many of them can you remember?

22 July – Bradley Wiggins wins the 2012 Tour de France bicycle race, the first British rider ever to do so.

27 July – London hosts the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, beginning with an opening ceremony, and making the UK capital the first city to host the Games for a third time.

4 August – Team GB wins six gold medals and a silver on Day Eight of the 2012 London Olympics, making it the greatest British success in one day at an Olympics since 1908 and was affectionately dubbed ‘Super Saturday’.

10 September – Andy Murray wins the US Open Tennis Championship, the first British man to win a Grand Slam tournament since 1936.

1 October – Automatic enrolment to workplace pension schemes commences.

30 October – Britain’s first 4G mobile network is launched, offering high-speed mobile data services in 11 major cities

20 November – A typewriter which its makers say is the last to be built in the UK has been produced at a north Wales factory.

29 November – Lord Leveson announces the findings of the Leveson Inquiry into the British media. Prime Minister David Cameron says he backs the principles of the report’s recommendations, but has “serious concerns and misgivings” about introducing any new legislation to underpin a regulatory body to oversee the media.

1 December – Mitchell Cole, a former-professional footballer dies at the age of 27 of a lifelong heart condition.

30 December – Despite beginning with drought in some areas, 2012 is announced as the second wettest year on record in the UK and the wettest ever in England.

4 January – Mark Cahill, a 51-year-old former pub landlord from West Yorkshire becomes the first person in the UK to receive a hand transplant.

16 January – A helicopter crash in central London kills two people and injures 13 others.

28 February – Bruce Richard Reynolds, the mastermind behind the 1963 ‘Great Train Robbery’ dies at the age of 81

6 March – Foreign Secretary, William Hague, announces that the UK will send armoured vehicles and body armour to opposition forces in Syria.

18 March – The final BBC news bulletins are transmitted from Television Centre, after 43 years of occupying the building, as the corporation moves its entire news operation to Broadcasting House in central London.

8 April – Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies following a stroke.

9 April – Six days after being appointed as Britain’s first Youth Police and Crime Commissioner, Paris Brown steps down from the role after controversy over postings she made on twitter.

8 May – Sir Alex Ferguson, the most successful manager in English football during his 27 years in charge of Manchester United, announces his retirement after the end of the Premier League season later in the month.

21 May – MPs vote 366-161 in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, taking an important step towards allowing gay marriage in England and Wales.

4 June – 13 days later, members of the House of Lords vote in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, making gay marriage legal in England and Wales.

7 July – Andy Murray wins the Men’s Singles at Wimbledon 2013 defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in straight sets. Murray becomes the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.

16 July – The UK met office issues a heatwave warning for the first time since 2006 reaching a peak in the south-west at 32.2 degrees.

22 July (the day this post was written) – Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour, with the child now third in line to the throne behind its Grandfather, Prince Charles and Father, Prince William.

Lets see what the next 12 months brings!