Happy birthday Hospoworld!
Did you know that Hospoworld is part of the RWR Group? Alongside us, there are two other awesome brands; Retailworld specialising in Retail Recruitment and RWR Health specialising in all Healthcare, Medical and Social Services Recruitment. Retailworld turned 20 this year, and to celebrate we looked back over the last 20 years which includes the inception of Hospoworld. Keep reading to find out more.
In 2004 Retailworld had really taken off and it didn’t show any signs of slowing!
The business had expanded to three New Zealand offices in Auckland Wellington and Christchurch. John Caldwell our CEO was growing Australia at a rapid rate too. First came Melbourne in 2004 followed by South Australia and Queensland, a flagship agency in Sydney then completing the Australian agencies with ACT and Perth.
One of the most exciting times of this phase of our businesses life was creating a stand-alone specialist recruitment agency for the Hospitality Industry. Hospitality recruitment had been managed as a dedicated desk within the Retailworld business, managed by two talented recruiters - Anna Miles and Rick Bidgood. They specialised in QSR, Food Retail and Chef recruitment, looking after the likes of McDonald’s and Pizza Hutt and building our recruitment services into the Hotel industry. Anna and Rick pitched launching a stand-alone brand to relate specifically with the thriving, vibrant, niche hospitality industry - they put forward a strong case to John and Trish, it was signed off, and Hospoworld was born!
Hospoworld has gone from strength to strength, expanded its market reach and recruitment capability and has grown to recruit a range of positions across the hospitality and tourism sector. Today the Hospoworld team spans Australia and New Zealand with 6 offices providing specialist recruitment services and promoting careers in Hospitality.
To read more about RWR Group and our 20th birthday celebrations click here.