Why Hiring Hub exists

We believe small, independent recruitment agencies care more and deliver a better service than the global recruitment brands. We built Hiring Hub to democratise the market; make it easier for employers to find and work with specialist recruitment agencies, while helping those agencies access great jobs from fantastic companies.

Learn why we’re betting on independent recruiters in this blog from our CEO.

Leadership, Board & Investors

  • Simon Swan

    Simon Swan


    Engineer turned entrepreneur. Co-founded Hiring Hub and drives the company's mission to make people feel good about recruitment.

  • Anna Dick

    Anna Dick


    Experience of building teams and products at companies as wide ranging as: Moneysupermarket, On The Beach, the BBC, and Co-op.

  • Alex Belford

    Alex Belford

    Chief Customer Officer

    Experienced recruitment and business development leader, with exposure of working within start-up through to FTSE organisations. Experience of multiple industry sectors including IT, Finance and Enterprise Sales.

  • James Kydd

    James Kydd

    Non Exec Director

    Virgin’s ex-Brand and Marketing Director, James has devised the positioning and go-to-market strategies for a number of household name brands, most recently played an instrumental role in launching and growing Purplebricks from an unknown startup to a £1.3bn market cap in four years.

  • Ian Brookes

    Ian Brookes

    Non Exec Director

    Ex-Management Consultant (PwC) with a finance background. 15-year stint as Managing Director of Lorien PLC, part of Impellam Group; second largest recruitment company in the UK. During his tenure at Lorien, Ian listed the company on AIM. Has since built and exited a software company.

  • Paul Godfrey

    Paul Godfrey

    Non Exec Director

    Grew a high street pharmacy business in 1990s and sold to Unichem. Has bought, turned around and exited multiple recruitment agencies. Trustee and Board member of two charities.

  • James Codling

    James Codling

    Investor Director

    Founder/Managing Director of VentureFounders, the FCA-approved and regulated equity investment platform designed to make VC-style investing more accessible. Background in banking and Private Equity from JP Morgan and Montagu PE.

  • Gavin Bell

    Gavin Bell

    Investor | Maven Capital

    Investment Manger at Maven Capital, responsible for its NPIF fund, and lead investor in Hiring Hub's last round of investment (Sept 2017). Background in private equity, beginning career at Greenpark Capital (now Stepstone), and NorthEdge Capital before joining Maven's Manchester office.

Why Hiring Hub?

We put trust and integrity at the heart of our recruitment marketplace

  • 1

    We practice and believe in transparency. We publish each recruitment agency's data and customer reviews to highlight those that consistently go the extra mile to deliver a great service.

  • 2

    We champion small, independent recruitment agencies because we think they care more than the larger recruitment brands. We support them, so they can use their advantages over those bigger firms.

  • 3

    We believe that relationships are more productive when we're clear and honest about what we want upfront, and what we can do. Starting a relationship with clarity leads to a better outcome for all.

Our philosophy

We imagine a world where finding and working with the best recruitment agencies is as easy as calling an Uber

Meet everyone

  • Jan Gana

    Jan Gana

    Front End Developer

  • Jamal Afridi

    Jamal Afridi


  • Brandon Burton

    Brandon Burton

    Senior Developer

  • Michelle Derungs

    Michelle Derungs

    Sales & Marketing Operations Manager

  • Laura Ainscough

    Laura Ainscough

    Key Account Manager

  • Aron Myerthall

    Aron Myerthall

    Sales Manager

  • Ellie Guest

    Ellie Guest

    Key Account Manager

  • Ben Newcombe

    Ben Newcombe

    Customer Experience Manager

  • Ashley Mead

    Ashley Mead

    Finance Manager

  • Megan Lovett

    Megan Lovett

    Product Manager