Our Timeline

2020

Ikiru People is born… 

2019

Major usability and UI enhancements for FileFinder. Increased temps’ functionality and UX enhancements for Infinity. Release of ISV’s HTML 5 player and ended life of ISV’s legacy platform, following client migration to ISV’s current skills testing and training platform, ISV.Online. Ended life of evolve FCP internet CRM, following client migration to the more technologically advanced Voyager Infinity CRM. Launched on Trustpilot to validate our belief that we offer the best service in the industry. Began joining the teams from across the group.  

2018

GatedTalent launched member services. Voyager delivered a major upgrade to their CRM products allowing recruiters to reliably manage every aspect of their responsibilities under the GDPR. Whilst ISV increased their offering by releasing various new tests including, GDPR, cyber security and personality profiling. 

2017

GatedTalent was established in 2017 to provide a network allowing executives to share information with selected executive recruiters in a GDPR compliant manner.

2016

Voyager software division launched ISV Online and the first of a suite of mobile apps.

2015

Voyager Software division – launch of cloud hosted version of Infinity;
launch of integration of ISV FastPath and Infinity; and launch of version 6 of Evolve.

2014

In October 2014, the Group acquired ISV Software. 2014 saw the release of FileFinder Anywhere, a market leading product suited to mobile working.

2013

In July 2013, the Group made its second acquisition: FCP Internet.

2012

In September 2012, Voyager Infinity was launched after three years of development.

2011

In March 2011, FileFinder 10 was released after over two years of development. In September 2011, the Group made its first acquisition: Voyager Software.

2008

In 2008, a decision was taken to significantly increase R&D expenditure, and the development of the next generation of FileFinder began.

2006

In 2006, the Group floated on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (DSG.L).

2003

In 2003, some of the current management team took part in a management buyout of the business. The dawn of the internet meant that it became far easier to sell the FileFinder system internationally, and, as a result, Dillistone Systems grew rapidly.

1990

By the late 1990s, David had retired and the business – now renamed as Dillistone Systems – was owned by Custom Business Systems (CBS). CBS invested heavily in the firm and, by the end of the decade, offices had been established on three continents.

1983

The original FileFinder software was developed by David Dillistone, himself a retained search consultant. While it was initially created for inhouse use, David soon realised that there was a market for it beyond his own firm, and so he created David Dillistone Systems.
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