cygnet group, perpetual partnership, engineering group

Company History

When you are in recruitment you have to work hard to set yourself apart. With so many companies established we were keen to offer something different.

In 2010 we were given the opportunity to do just that. Matthew Kimpton-Smith (Cygnet Group MD) approached us to set up a recruitment business to be allied with the Cygnet Group. With his knowledge and investment we were quickly able to establish the company and put together a plan to achieve our vision.

Say recruitment to most business leaders and you are not met with a positive response. It’s always a problem and yet there are literally thousands of recruitment agencies in the North West of England alone. Why is it such a problem? What do they do wrong? What can we do better? In truth there are not enough quality candidates in our sector so it is even more important to partner with the right recruitment business who truly understands your needs – joining forces with Cygnet gave us the platform to do just that. We got the opportunity to work closely with engineering and manufacturing teams truly understanding the challenges they face.

Since 2010 we have grown steadily and established niche teams in the sectors we focus on.


  • Jan 2016

    Perpetual Built Environment Division formed

  • Dec 2015

    Perpetual Energy Division formed

  • Sept 2014

    New Perpetual website launched.

  • June 2014

    Perpetual’s parent group, Cygnet receives Queens award for Enterprise.

  • July 2013

    Perpetual Executive Search and Selection product launched.

  • Feb 2013

    Perpetual Surveying/Architecture division formed.

  • May 2012

    Perpetual Manufacturing division formed.

  • Oct 2011

    First overseas visit to Malaysia/Singapore.

  • Apr 2011

    Perpetual Oil and Gas division formed.

  • Jan 2011

    Perpetual Contract division formed.

  • Aug 2010

    Perpetual Partnerships founded.