Why Hiring Hub exists

We believe boutique, independent recruitment agencies care more and deliver a better service than the global recruitment brands. We built Hiring Hub to democratise the market, making it easier for employers to find and work with specialist recruitment agencies.

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.

  • 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.

  • Peter Searle

    Peter Searle

    Chairman of Hiring Hub

    With over 30 years’ experience in the recruitment sector, Searle was the CEO of Adecco (UK & Ireland) for more than ten years, and Spring Group in between 2006 and 2009. In addition to Hiring Hub, Searle is the Executive Chairman of Airswift and a Non-Executive Director of fellow Manchester-based recruitment tech company, Broadstone.

  • Angela Luger

    Angela Luger

    Non Exec Director

    Angela spent five years at the helm of N Brown as CEO, after spearheading the business’s transition from a catalogue-focused business into an online retailer. Prior to that she has held positions at Debenhams, Asda, and Mars. She is also a non-executive director at Portmeirion, ScS Group, and the Madrid-based DIA group.

  • 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

  • Michelle Derungs

    Michelle Derungs

    Sales & Marketing Manager

  • Ryan Hayden-Crout

    Ryan Hayden-Crout

    Account Manager

  • Ellie Guest

    Ellie Guest

    Key Account Manager

  • Ashley Mead

    Ashley Mead

    Finance Manager

  • Shameelah Bhuta

    Shameelah Bhuta

    Operations Manager

  • Naomi Winterbottom

    Naomi Winterbottom

    Customer Success Executive

  • Junayd Hoque

    Junayd Hoque

    Account Manager

  • Farjad Siddiqui

    Farjad Siddiqui

    Business Development Manager

  • Anthony Poole

    Anthony Poole

    Senior Account Manager