Our Story

We’re proud of our journey to date, and how our Group has evolved since our first scope of work in 1983. It’s a story of innovation, that’s allowed us to grow alongside our clients.

1983

NRL is founded by Andrew Redmayne, providing specialist Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) radiography services at Sellafield

1985

NRL’s Recruitment business is established following a request from a client to mobilise a team on the Fulmar Alpha rig construction project

1990

Recruitment expertise is extended to the North East to meet demand for services

1991

NRL opens its first Recruitment branch in Scotland, and the NRL Group is formed

1993

NRL Group turnover exceeds £10 million

1997

Further business growth with North West nuclear and power generation clients sees NRL open a new branch in Wigan

1999

NRL secures a contract with British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL) to deliver nuclear expertise

2001

Identifying an opportunity to support clients with contracting and maintenance services, NRL launches their Rail business in Grangemouth

2006

NRL’s Recruitment expertise is recognised with their first entry into the prestigious Recruiter Hot 100 listing

2008

NRL becomes one of the first recruitment companies to gain ECIA membership, as a major provider of NAECI compliant labour services

2011

The company proves its commitment to providing exceptional recruitment services by being welcomed as a member of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo)

2012

NRL opens its second Scotland recruitment branch in Glasgow

2013

NRL acquires niche Oil & Gas recruitment specialist Petrolic, and the International division is formalised

2013

NRL Group turnover exceeds £100 million

2015

NRL’s Group growth is recognised as they enter The Sunday Times Top Track 250 for the first time

2015

The Recruitment business is awarded Recruitment Company of the Year (>£50m) at the APSCo Awards for Excellence

2015

The Rail division opens a new custom built training facility in Barnsley

2016

Recognising that something was missing from the managed service workforce models, the Group launches the Linx business – to drive performance and value from contingent labour supply chains

2018

NRL acquires Heysham based energy and power recruitment business Intec (UK), with specialist strategic purchasing expertise

2019

The NRL Group awarded Best Outsourced Contractor Organisation for their Linx business and Best Contractor Recruitment Agency – Engineering for their Recruitment business at The Contracting Awards

2020

NRL’s NDT business launches new Ultrasonic qualification and inspection services in Bristol

2020

NRL’s Recruitment business launches in the Republic of Ireland

2020

The Rail division is awarded a prestigious Network Rail Principal Contractor Licence