Thirteen established independent Executive Search and Human Capital consulting firms met in Taplow, England. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the establishment of a new global corporation that was to be unique in the market sector.
The name is derived from the location of the conference; our partner from Finland, Matti Alto, came up with the name The Taplow Group after saying that the group stood for everything we discussed in the town of Taplow.
The essence of what we stand for is:
- Equality of membership – with all partners being owners;
- Honesty and Ethics – Treat partners, clients, and candidates in a professional and ethical manner;
- Professionalism and Commitment – Show the highest levels of professionalism and commitment in all that we do;
- Accountability – For our actions between each other and in relation to our clients and candidates.
The group formed its first board and organized itself as a corporation with marketing, membership, and financial functions in addition to a website. Mark Firth (a UK partner) was elected the group’s first CEO.
The group added 8 new partner firms and held its first global conference in Miami, USA.
Continued growth saw the group membership increase to 27 partner firms in 48 locations, Search Consult magazine ranked the group 12th largest in its annual rankings.
The group grew to 33 partner firms and 60 offices. Search Consult ranked the group 9th largest in its annual rankings. The 2nd global conference was held in Barcelona, Spain. Terry Hannock (a USA partner) was elected the group’s second CEO.
With 36 partner firms and 70 offices the group held a number of regional meetings to discuss the future, a strategic committee was formed to analyze the industry and partner firms’ objectives. A new website launched.
Regional conferences were held in Milan, Atlanta, and Singapore; new partners were introduced.
Global conference was held in Montreal, Canada. Chris Brassinne (Belgium and USA) was elected the group’s third CEO. The group formed its Supervisory Board and Marios Paras (Luxemburg) was elected Chairman.
At a regional meeting in Berlin, a new strategy was agreed by the European delegates.
The Global meeting was held in London, England. A new website was launched. The Taplow Group has 33 partner firms located in over 50 locations.
Taplow establishes an office in Tokyo, Japan. Axel Lieber is the local managing partner.
Taplow establishes an offices in the Middle east, Samer Khubis is the local managing partner.
Office opens in Melbourne ,Australia. Peter Tanner is the managing partner.
Office opens in Hong Kong. Dominic Yim is the managing partner.
Office opens in South Korea. Carol Kim is the managing partner.
To learn more about our history, contact your local Taplow partner by choosing the relevant country and then our partner firms in the “Our offices worldwide” section of our website.