Jonathan Hart Smith’s career time line

CK Clinical has been established in the Clinical recruitment industry since 2004. It has an exceptional background in recruiting high calibre candidates for clients ranging from SMEs through to global industry leaders. Jonathan Hart-Smith headed the launch of CK Clinical in 2004 and now, as Managing Director of CK Group, pioneers the launch of two new divisions; CK IT and CK Aspire.


Career time line

1997:                                      Jonathan Hart-Smith works at AstraZeneca

1998:                                      Jonathan Hart-Smith joins CK

1999:                                      Jonathan Hart-Smith leaves CK to work in industry

2000:                                      Returns to CK bringing practical knowledge and skills from industry to apply to recruitment

2003:                                     Jonathan Hart-Smith becomes Business Development Manager for CK Associates

16 Dec 2004:                        Jonathan Hart-Smith launches CK Clinical from his home in Hertfordshire.

Jan 2005:                              CK Clinical moves into its first office in Richmond House, Stevenage

Feb 2005:                             CK Clinical places its first professional with its first customer

March 2005:                         CK Clinical’s first employee joins

2005:                                     Business makes a profit in first year of trading

2006:                                     CK Clinical turns over £1m for the first time

2006:                                     Due to rapid expansion CK Clinical moves into its existing premises

2007:                                     Ben Traies joined CK Clinical.

2009:                                     CK Clinical begins trading internationally with customers in Belgium, Switzerland and Germany

2010:                                     CK Clinical merges with CK Associates to form the UKs largest privately owned life science recruitment brand, CK Group

November 2010:                  Jonathan Hart-Smith becomes CK Group Managing Director with Ben Traies replacing him as Director of CK Clinical

2011:                                     Jonathan Hart-Smith launches two new divisions:

* CK IT; dedicated to IT recruitment in the life science industries

* CK Aspire; which provides clinical research solutions.

2014:                                      CK Group turns over £22million with a total of 58 employees


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