Our History


April 2019

Matt Bray joins Advance TRS as Managing Director of Construction.

December 2018

Advance TRS retain RISQS 5 star status.

September 2018

Advance TRS celebrate 7 years of trading!

September 2018

Advance TRS Property team sponsor IRPM Regional Seminar Series.

August 2018

Advance TRS open South Coast Office

July 2018

Winners of the Toast of Surrey Business Awards, Employer of the Year and Leadership Team of the Year.

June 2018

Team complete 3 Peaks by Rail for Railway Children

March 2018

Advance TRS team complete #WalkAllOverCancer Challenge for Cancer Research UK.


November 2017

Michael Schruyers joins Advance TRS as Infastructure Director.

Specialist recruiters for the built environment
Accelerated Growth

February 2017

Paul Metcalfe, formerly of Fusion People and AndersElite, joins Advance TRS as Chief Executive Officer.

December 2016

Advance TRS launches ‘Advance Interim‘, an interim recruitment service aimed at executive level professionals.

September 2016

Advance TRS celebrates 5 years in business as the company grows to more than 30 employees.

March 2016

Advance TRS records £12.5m in annual turnover.

November 2015

Advance TRS nominated for the Recruitment Excellence award at the 2016 UK Rail Industry Awards.

September 2015

Advance TRS is inducted into the Recruitment International Top 500, which details the UK’s biggest recruitment consultancies by annual turnover.

June 2015

Advance TRS achieve ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certification after a rigorous auditing process.

March 2015

Advance TRS records £7.2m in annual turnover.

September 2014

Advance TRS becomes a member of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

March 2014

Advance TRS records £4.2m in annual turnover.

February 2014

Following extraordinary growth, Advance TRS moves into new offices in central Guildford.
Formation & Early Years

September 2013

Andy successfully completes Ironman triathlon, raising £12,777 for children’s charity Railway Children.

April 2012

Long time friend and former coworker Paul Merton joins Advance TRS as Operations Director.

September 2011

Carolyn Kaye joins Advance TRS as Finance Director.

September 2011

Andy Ridout establishes Advance Training & Recruitment Services and sets up in a small office in Guildford.