Our Story

Gerry Cassell 1945 to 2014 Founder

Gerry Cassell learned about business and finance from his parents who set up a sweet making business in post-war Britain.  Although rationing was in force and there was no sugar, his dad came up with a solution – he would say to his customers “you bring me 1lb of your sugar ration and 6d and we’ll make you 1lb of sweets”.    As a teenager, Gerry would sell the sweets in the markets in Kent.

1975
Gerry gave up his job as Personnel Manager and set up a company called New Appointments Group Ltd in the bedroom of the house that he shared with his wife, Pat and their three small children.
1977
Gerry and Pat opened up their first branch in Park Road in Sittingbourne.
1980
NAG encounter recession no 1- the manufacturing meltdown!
1982
New Employment Services was set up (NES) – this was to cover the provision for the then new ‘temp worker’
1990
Lawson’s Legacy - NAG encounters its 2nd serious recession
1998
NAG becomes accredited for ISO 9001 and also works in partnership with the government to implement a Return to Work scheme by setting up training centres across the county to retrain candidates on computers
2000
NAG works in partnership with the government to launch a ‘New Deal’ scheme to help the unemployed back to work
2002
NAG takes on a P&O Ferries contract to supply a flexible working model of on-board Stewards/Stewardesses with a core team of up to 150 during peak times lasting seven years.
2003
New Appointments Group (NAG) is a thriving business employing 70 staff in 10 offices across Kent with an £11 million turnover and reaches 9th place in the KPMG’s Megagrowth Top 50 League.
2005
On line recruitment kicks in and NAG centralises its operations slowing down on news paper advertisements and investing heavily in job boards.
2008
Banking Bust - NAG encounters and closes its high street branches but conquers yet another recession!
2013
NAG expands its East Kent Operation Centre and moves to Discovery Park in Sandwich
2014
NAG loses its Founder after 39 years and his wife Pat heads the company as Chairman
2015
NAG celebrates 40 years in business
2017
NAG employs 35 staff; Managers, Consultants and Support Staff covering permanent, contract and temporary workers across all spectrums of generalist recruitment

+44 (0)1795 416600
New Appointments Group,
Innovation House, Innovation Way,
Discovery Park,
CT13 9FF, Sandwich, Kent