CK Science and CK Clinical…The Perfect Merger

CK Science and CK Clinical…The Perfect MergerWe are proud to announce that as of 1st November 2010, the two specialist recruitment consultancies, CK Science and CK Clinical will be merging and will now be known as the CK Group.

We hope you will agree that this is great news for both clients and candidates alike. As the newly formed CK Group, we aim to deliver a world class recruitment service in a socially responsible and fun way. At the core of this will be our main company values of honesty, integrity and transparency.

Here at CK, we are extremely proud to have such a rich pool of internal talent that will continue to provide you with an even more polished specialist recruitment service. In fact, one of the key reasons for the merger was to make the best use of the skills of our senior management team and to offer further training to staff. As a result, we will be continuously building on our existing strengths whilst helping to develop areas in which we as a company can improve, thus ultimately provide you with the best recruitment service possible.

Speaking of the merger of CK Clinical and CK Science, newly appointed Managing Director, Jonathan Hart-Smith stated,

“The combination of CK Science and CK Clinical as the CK Associates Group is extremely good news for our customers and the candidates we help.

“This merger creates a powerful leader in the niche recruitment industry sector, with greatly expanded areas of recruitment and a wider client and candidate base.  This means clients only have to come to one place and candidates have twice as many job opportunities available to them from one company.

“I am genuinely excited when I say that this is a great opportunity for our clients both old and new to receive a consistent quality service from the one company and the CK brand.”

Please note, that as a result of the merger, CK Science and CK Clinical will retain these trading names and the group will be known as the CK Group. The corporate entity will retain the CK Associates Ltd name.

About CK Science

CK Science was founded in 1991 by Ashley Kirk and Liam O’Connell and specialises in the recruitment of permanent and contract scientific and engineering staff for the chemical, environmental, pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields.

About CK Clinical

CK Clinical was founded in 2005 by Liam O’Connell, Ashley Kirk and Jonathan-Hartsmith. CK Clinical was founded to recruit any clinical discipline from Phase I to Phase IV and post market


Want to find out more? Contact Jonathan Hart-Smith on 01438 743 047 or email

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