Celebrating 20 Years of RED

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2000 was a BIG year. The start of a new millennium.

The first crew was launched to the International Space Station. The bubble burst. Home computers broke the 1GHz barrier. The Toyota Prius was born. The Nokia 3310 was released – anyone remember snake? SAP had over 24,000 employees in over 50 countries with a revenue of €6.3bn.

And, the ‘millennium bug’ did not cause worldwide chaos.

The year 2000 is an important one for us as it marked the launch of RED – now the global SAP talent provider of choice.


Founded with only 3 employees, a couple of desks, a fax machine and a few telephones (the ones with cords). At that time, we could hardly foresee our growth to a £multi-million global business.

Fast forward 20 years and we’re a thriving international recruitment business with over 265 employees, speaking over 30 languages, in 6 locations worldwide.

We have stood the test of time and look forward to our future, where we will continue to be there for our customers.

We’re incredibly proud of this major milestone and of our employees, past and present, who’s dedication and hard work has helped us achieve global expansion and establish our trusted reputation with candidates and clients alike.

Over the years, we’ve focussed solely on SAP and have built a global network of over 200,000 SAP professionals and have over 1,000 SAP consultants in current projects. With over 16,000 people placed into SAP roles through RED and 80% of repeat business, our success is demonstrated not just in years on a calendar but true added value to the SAP market.

The last 20 years would not have been possible without each member of the RED team as well as the continued support of our candidates and clients alike. Thank you!

We intend to celebrate our 20th birthday like most 20-year olds these days… numerous shout outs on social media, engaging with our customers and, of course, a party or two.

It is our vision to become the global talent provider of choice for the SAP eco-system and other complementary technology professionals and we can’t wait to see what the next 20 years will bring.  

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