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1999

4MAT is founded during the dot-com boom.

First client acquired!

Work starts on DV1 – the first step towards our market-leading product.

Winning awards for our clients in our first year: FSS win Best Financial Recruitment Website at the PASS Awards.

Redline come on board as a customer – still with us today!

2000

4MAT create job alert service – millions have been sent out since driving countless applications.

4MAT build our first WAP website – cutting-edge technology at the time.

Executive Connections wins Best Financial Recruitment Website at the PASS Awards.

4MAT launch ‘Pipeline’ as a job multi-posting tool. Our current Head of Marketing Services bought it when he was a client of ours!

2001

DV1 released – 4MAT’s original, pioneering recruitment web platform.

Broadbean founded.

2002

LinkedIn launched – the birth of modern social recruiting.

4MAT hit 10 people… and growing!

DV2 released – a part of the interactive Web 2.0 generation, enabling recruiters and candidates to share information online.

2003

4MAT launch its first mobile recruitment website for CDI AndersElite. Ahead of the times!

3G internet kicks off when Three UK is launched, pushing mobile internet browsing to new levels.

2004

Mark Zuckerberg founds Facebook, a true social media revolution.

Eden Brown win Best National Recruitment Agency Website at the NORAs.

2005

AndersElite win Best Recruitment Agency Website at the NORAs.

4MAT launch its first non-UK website.

2006

Twitter is founded, dominating people’s live 140 characters at a time.

Badenoch & Clark win Best National Recruitment Agency Website at the NORAs. Success three years in a row!

2007

Steve Jobs introduces the iPhone. Mobile recruitment is about to start in a big way.

2008

4MAT move to Blossom Street, a stone’s throw from Spitalfields Market, Shoreditch.

100 clients acquired!

2009

Android begins to take off after 2008 launch, rivalling Apple iOS as a mobile platform.

2010

Red (previously Red Commerce) website launched, providing SAP employers and candidates with an unsurpassed recruitment experience.

4MAT partnership with FiveTen develops as Laurence Simons website is launched.

CBSbutler wins Agency of the Year and Best Technical Recruitment Agency at the Recruiter Awards.

First apple iPad launched, invigorating the tablet market.

2011

RWE npower come on board as a customer of 4MAT.

Google update its algorithm with its first ‘Panda’ update, revolutionising the way content is thought of online. Content marketing becomes a fundamental aspect of recruitment and resourcing.

2012

Google rolls out its Penguin update, penalising spam websites and bad linkback practice.

Salt Best Recruitment Website at the MARAs.

4G mobile internet launched, rapidly improving on-the-go internet browsing.

Netflix becomes available in Europe, creating a boom in video-on-demand content.

Pocket DV3 launched – our first mobile recruitment product.

2013

PPHE Group's launch a new careers website, engaging candidates across their suite of brands.

Google’s Hummingbird algorithm is launched, returning accurate results on semantic searches (simplifying the user’s search experience).

Atkins Global's careers website is launched.

Computer Futures' rebranding project is deployed, with the company going on to win Best National Recruitment Agency in 2014.

Google updates its Penguin algorithm, further penalising poor-quality websites.

All our website hosting moves to the cloud, enhancing client experience.

DV4 is launched – the UK’s most advanced recruitment web platform!

2014

4MAT win APSCo Affiliate Member of the Year!

ICON plc's new careers website launches, attracting quality candidates to a 10,000+ employer.

Aspire's rebrand is complete, brining five companies into one.

4MAT rebrand Huxley Banking & Financial Services.

First Point Group win Best International Recruitment Agency at the Recruiter Awards.

Sanctuary Personnel win Recruitment Agency of the Year (+100 employees) at the Recruiter Awards.

Nine clients nominated and two win at the NORAs. Finalists for Best Large Recruitment Agency are all 4MAT clients! 4MAT clients win Best Website (Large Agency) and Best Website (National Agency).

Seven clients nominated at the MARAs. Aspire win Best Recruitment Website after significant 4MAT branding work.

Fircroft reach 1,000,000 unique visitors.

62% of people using mobile to search for jobs.

Vue Entertainment's new careers website is launched.

Aspire launch 4MAT-created Digital Salary Guide – a real-time salary checker based on tens of thousands of live vacancies and candidate data.

RWE npower Best Recruitment Innovation at the In-house Recruitment Awards.

RWE npower are finalists for Best Career Website at the In-house Recruitment Awards.

AndersElite win 2014 Onrec Best Use of Mobile.

4MAT move offices to Centennium House in heart of City of London.

2015

Twelve clients nominated for 20 awards at the Onrec awards. Five clients win!

Google ‘mobilegeddon’ takes place, increasing the importance of having a mobile website.

Google’s Phantom algorithm update enters phase 2.0 – quality content becomes more important than ever.

Fircroft renews its partnership with 4MAT for a complex international website delivery project.

Spencer Ogden finalists for Best Recruitment Website at CIPD Recruitment Marketing Awards.

Spencer Ogden place their 10,000th candidate!

Another nine 4MAT clients go for a NORA
Another nine 4MAT clients go for a NORA
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02/11/16
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