40 Years of Gravity Personnel

Founded in 1983, Gravity Personnel celebrates 40 years in business this year.

This sustained record of success for four decades is an accomplishment that calls for celebration.

It also gives us the opportunity to thank our Clients for their part in our success.

Launched from a 560sq ft office in West Street, Gravity Personnel’s founding Partners Cathy & Kiren Sharma MBE DL began by placing engineers in temporary work.

From these humble beginnings, the business has grown from strength to strength, expanding into the supply of Industrial, Logistics and Rail staff across the Thames Valley and beyond.

Dedication, sacrifice and tenacity by the Partners in the early years ensured the stable foundation to build the company that exists today.

We believe our success is centred around our tailor-made service for each and every Client.  Whether supplying an individual worker or whole shifts, our focus is the same.  This ethic means we build long-standing working partnerships based on the quality of our service.

In 2009, Forest Personnel Ltd joined the Gravity Group, diversifying the business further into permanent recruitment.

And with this growth comes the chance to give back to the community.

Charitable causes have always benefitted from the firm’s success with tens of thousands raised for causes such as ABF The Soldiers Charity and The Gurkha Welfare Trust.

But Gravity Personnel is also behind a stream of help and donations to local charities and small causes in Reading’s diverse communities.  Recently, the Partners have supported Dementia Friendly West Berkshire, a group of individuals and organisations from different parts of the community who are committed to working together to make West Berkshire more dementia friendly.  We are proud to give back locally.

In 2016, Founding Partner Kiren Sharma was awarded the MBE for his services to business and charity in Berkshire.