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Since 2000, the STR Group has been an innovator across the specialist recruitment spectrum and in 2016 won Growth Business of the Year at the South Coast Business Awards.

Our business is made up of a portfolio of niche recruitment companies that specialise in the Technical and Professional recruitment sectors. We invest time to truly understand each industry sector and recognise that each has its own demands, culture and skills base. We reflect this by having specialist, knowledgeable consultants immersed in their particular markets, who receive ongoing training to remain ahead in their field. Operating from multiple sites throughout the UK, our teams of highly skilled recruitment experts appreciate the unique demands of their specific sectors, both in the UK and internationally.

We create bespoke recruitment solutions for direct hire, permanent, fixed term, contract and temporary staff. Whether consulting on recruitment process or supply chain performance, providing an RPO, master vendor or Contractor workforce solution, or developing a bespoke service, our team seek to understand, design and execute a best practice solution. Our specialist brands cover multiple industry sectors including;

  • Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing recruitment across a wide breadth of sectors
  • Recruitment solutions in the core services markets including Procurement & Supply Chain and IT
  • Recruitment and work packages for the Aerospace and Aviation industry
  • Specialist recruitment for the Maritime industry
  • Solutions for the Offshore, Onshore and FEED/EPC sectors on a global scale
  • Resourcing for the Industrial Biotech and Biopharmaceutical sector
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare recruitment specialists
  • Highly skilled technical and managerial professionals for the Automation industry
  • Specialist staffing programmes for the Facilities Management, Health & Safety, Building Services, Environmental and Surveying sectors
  • Provision of qualified, skilled professionals into the Mechanical & Electrical, Groundworks and Construction sectors

Our teams of specialist consultants deliver the best talent fit for our clients. Click here to view our brands.

Our vision and values lie at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is to be the “number one specialist recruitment company to work with”, for our clients, candidates and employees.

Our values are simple and are embedded in all areas of the business to underpin our promise to our customers.


Everyone knows the best staff provide the best service. We don’t just believe in new recruits, we believe in qualified, talented and highly trained consultants. They are the public face of STR and keep us at the forefront of the human capital sector.


Any interaction with us is based on an ethos of honesty and integrity. We strive to be friendly and reliable, reassuring and knowledgeable and above all else, capable.


Every recruitment company will tell you that they are specialists in their field. To create something truly specialist you need complete focus, market knowledge and award winning training. We embody all these to enable us to fulfil our promises.


STR. Creating opportunity, together.

STR provides recruitment solutions to clients across the globe. As you would expect from an organisation with multiple brands, our customers epitomise diversity, ranging from SMEs right through to blue chip corporates.

Our philosophy of building long term partnerships is at the root of our company ethos and is evidenced by the number of customers that have continually worked with us over the last decade, still entrusting us with their recruitment challenges.

Successful partnerships are based on successful relationships and we recognise that this is an ongoing task that should never be taken for granted. We have to earn the right to work with our clients and prove that STR should be their recruitment partner of choice.

Click here to view our client portfolio

The STR Group operates a dedicated staffing solutions service. Our knowledgeable team work in partnership with our clients, providing bespoke solutions to address their most pressing recruitment challenges.

All our programmes are specifically tailored to address the individual needs, challenges and culture of our client's business. Only through investing the time and expertise to understand and consult, can the most appropriate solution be designed, implemented and delivered.

The scope of staff recruited under our staffing solutions can include permanent, fixed-term, interim, contract or temporary workers. The delivery mechanism can be via a finite project, a larger ongoing programme such as an RPO or MSP, or via a specific statement of work (SOW) or fixed price arrangement.

The range of solutions that the STR Group can assist your business with include:


For a no obligation discussion about how the STR Group can help address your specific recruitment challenges, please contact us either by telephone, 023 9237 4444 or email


We are proud to be accredited by, members of and winners of the following organisations and awards.


STR Group launch Stream

STR, the Portsmouth based specialist recruitment organisation, has expanded its Technical division and is pleased to introduce Stream to the Engineering and Manufacturing industry; a separate niche entity specifically dedicated to Technical recruitment. 

STR Group was established in 2000 with our roots in technical engineering recruitment. We have built a strong reputation in the industry as a recruitment partner that provides an ethical and consultative service to our clients and candidates alike. This has led to the creation of Stream reflecting the company’s commitment to evolve and to provide the very best recruitment solutions to serve its clients’ needs.

Managing Director David Wilson commented on the launch,

The rebranding of STR Engineering to Stream validates Streams position as one of the leading Niche Engineering and technical recruiting companies. Organically grown from its UK base, Stream performs and demonstrates on a daily basis its unique Global capability to deliver technically competent personnel to all corners of the Globe and as the largest business in the STR Group of Companies we now have the external footprint to compliment the Brands energy and commitment to our exclusive customer base.”

Stream is the first brand within the STR Group to be fully created in house – from logo generation, marketing collateral to the design and build of the website, resulting in staff engagement and the development of a brand identity that truly represents this strong and successful division.

The new website is the first of its kind for STR. It takes a modern, streamlined approach to reflect STR’s growth and success.  Stream’s website hosts the latest manufacturing and engineering jobs within the FMCG, Electronics & Software, Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Specialist Engineering and Pharmaceutical and Medical device markets –

Stream is led by Richard Neanon. Richard has an extensive knowledge of not only STR but of the manufacturing and engineering industry. The team has over 50 dedicated, specialist consultants and account managers, including ex Engineering/Manufacturing industry professionals.

Commenting on the launch, Richard Neanon, Operations Director of Stream, said,

“Our Manufacturing and Engineering division has grown considerably over the last few years and it is exciting to now have a dedicated brand to represent this specialist sector. Our position, at the forefront of Technical Recruitment, now has an external image that accurately reflects our service offering and specialisms. It has been an exciting journey to reach this milestone and we look forward to years of continued growth and success.”