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Date Posted: 03/12/2010

ChristMAS Charity Support

MAS are pleased to have been able to donate gifts and toys at todays First Friday Club meeting. It was so nice to see so many professionals make generous donations so that some of Reading's poorest children get to smile on ChristMAS day morning.

Well done to the organisers and in particular for Dene and his team at the Reading Chronical and the event host The Penta Hotel, the refreshments went down well on this bitterly cold day.


Date Posted: 10/07/2009

Swine Flu Precaution

A number of MAS employees are showing symptons of swine flu. As a precaution we will be closing the office until Monday 20th July 2009 for a few days.. Its business as usual but without face to face contact. We are confident this will limit exposure. For day to day enquiries you should call the normal office number 0118 9588383. We will not be taking telephone applications from work seekers this week, so if you can email your CV to MAS through our website. Clients and workers on assignment should ring in the normal way. Your co-operation is much appreciated.


Date Posted: 27/05/2009

20th Anniversary Celebrations

This year will be memorable in many different ways but for us, it has a special significance, as its marks our 20th anniversary and as a valued client, we wanted to take time to write to you and thank you for all your support.

Over the years, we have worked hard to build a reputation for service excellence and our objective when we set up MAS Recruitment, was to provide an open and honest relationship with clients in order to build trust and loyalty and this ethos means as much today, as it did 20 years ago..

Mike and I started MAS from a small office on the 27th May 1989 above a barbers shop on the Wokingham Road. In those days it was compulsory to be licensed by the department of employment (not a bad thing) and we straight away headed into the 1990/91 recession, which saw interest rates soar to 15% and many people lose their jobs and experience negative equity. Not a great time to start a new business.

We survived and in 1994 saw the deregulation of the recruitment industry and by 1995, moved to our current location in London street. By 2000 MAS was firmly established as a leading local recruitment specialist and despite dire warnings we survived the “Millennium Bug”. In 2004 we purchased the building we now occupy and commenced a programme of refurbishment completed finally in 2005.

Over the years, we have been proud sponsors of numerous charities and good causes including; The Children’s Wish Foundation, MacMillian, London Irish Rugby, Future Hope School, Calcutta and Berkshire Air ambulance, to name but a few. We have witnessed changes in government, changes in the Thames valley and changes in legislation.

One thing however that has not changed, is the way our company is managed and the attitudes of the people behind it. Our values lie in Making Absolutely Sure, you get the very best of what we have to offer or you get an honest answer. As part of our 20th anniversary we have launched our new division TalentDesk@MAS. This new service will enable you to enjoy the many benefits of working with MAS throughout your entire business, from the shop floor to the boardroom.

Finally, a big thank you for your continued service and we extend our best wishes to you and your colleagues, during these challenging times.

Michael and Suzanne Rowe

MAS Recruitment Ltd


Date Posted: 03/08/2008

London Irish Rugby Sponsor

MAS are proud to boast an association with the London Irish squad. As a new sponsor to the club MAS were able to join them at the Marriott Heathrow on the 12th May 2006 for the players award ceremony.


MAS sponsored the award for the "Try of the Season" and Mike Rowe presented the award to David Paice for his superb try and outstanding performance this season. Our congratulations to David and his teammates.


Date Posted: 14/04/2008

MP Drops into to get a Recruitment update

Reading recruiters meet MP to voice concerns over Temp Workers Bill.

Representatives from a MAS recruitment met the town’s MP Martin Salter to discuss the possible impact of proposed new regulations on temporary workers.

Their meeting follows a debate in the House of Commons last month which resulted in the Temporary and Agency Workers Bill going to Committee stage.

The Recruitment and Employment confederation (REC) as part of its lobbying campaign against the Bill, had been inviting its members to contact their local MPs to make them more aware of its contents and also to help change their perceptions of the recruitment industry.

Mas recruitment Ltd. a corporate member of the REC, has for twenty years provided temporary and permanent job opportunities throughout the Thames Valley from their London Street Reading base.

Michael Rowe MAS Recruitment’s M.D. organised the meeting with Mr Salter and commented afterwards “Martin Salter seemed very interested in what we had to say about our industry generally but perhaps more importantly recognised the significant contribution we make to helping people into work” he added “I think he accepted many of our reservations on the negative impact this bill might have”

Picture shows Michael Rowe M.D. MAS Recruitment Ltd. (left) welcoming Martin Salter M.P. ( Reading West ) to their offices in London street Reading.