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For short term industrial, engineering or rail work contact our sister company:

Gravity Personnel



About us

Forest is a name that has been synonymous with professional recruitment in the Thames Valley for over 5 decades. It is a privately owned business and comprises two specialist divisions, designed to meet the recruitment needs of all companies in the Thames Valley, from small organisations to large multi-nationals.

We train our staff to the highest standards in the industry and all our consultants are encouraged to gain formal qualifications in Recruitment Practice. They also have experience in the disciplines they represent and often operate as a seamless extension of the client's own recruitment process.

In April 1993, Forest Personnel was the first recruitment agency in the south of England to become an Investor in People. This was in recognition of our commitment to staff development and retention. We have subsequently been re-recognised several times, making us the longest holding company of the award in Reading - an achievement of which we are justly proud.

In 2009, Forest Personnel Ltd joined forces with the Gravity Group owned by Kiren Sharma. This group comprises Gravity Personnel for temporary industrial and engineering staff and Gravity Rail Ltd for rail infrastructure workers. All three companies operate from 1-3 Greyfriars Road in the heart of central Reading.

REC Investors in people