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.

  • Pete Wade

    Pete Wade

    Interim Finance Director

    Finance, operations and strategy professional with 20 years' experience. 15 years in the UK, five years in Silicon Valley with eBay.

  • Alex Belford

    Alex Belford

    Commercial Sales Director

    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.

  • Andrew Haines

    Andrew Haines

    Head of Marketing

    Marketing professional & consultant with over 18 years marketing experience with companies such as CarFinance 247, Bupa & MBNA Bank of America.

  • Paul Gilbert

    Paul Gilbert


    Extensive Board-level experience at private, investment-backed and public companies. Deputy Chairman of PE-backed Sykes Cottages, Senior Independent NED at The Gym Group PLC. Ex-CFO of Matalan and NCP, now angel investor and NED chairman/director.

  • 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.

  • Colin Stevens

    Colin Stevens

    Non Exec Director

    Founder and CEO of PE-backed Fast Track/Profit Track 100 retailer BetterBathrooms. Grew business from bedroom to >£60m revenue and one of UK’s largest independent bathroom retailers. One of Hiring Hub's first customers and early angel investor.

  • 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

  • Paul Carey

    Paul Carey

    Head of Engineering

  • Tim Miller

    Tim Miller

    Full Stack Developer

  • Jan Gana

    Jan Gana

    Front End Developer

  • Michelle Derungs

    Michelle Derungs

    Marketing Manager

  • Ellie Yates

    Ellie Yates

    Operations Manager

  • Laura Ainscough

    Laura Ainscough

    Key Account Manager

  • Yung Xu

    Yung Xu

    Customer Experience Manager

  • Aron Myerthall

    Aron Myerthall

    Senior Business Development Manager

  • Amanda Walshaw

    Amanda Walshaw

    Business Development Executive

  • David Roddy

    David Roddy

    Business Development Executive

  • Leigh Rostron

    Leigh Rostron

    Business Development Executive

  • Tarrah Nhari

    Tarrah Nhari

    Key Account Manager

  • Ellie Guest

    Ellie Guest

    Key Account Manager

  • Faye Webb

    Faye Webb

    Customer Experience Manager

  • Ben Newcombe

    Ben Newcombe

    Customer Experience Manager

  • Annie Vasiutina

    Annie Vasiutina

    Growth Manager

  • Ashley Mead

    Ashley Mead

    Finance Coordinator

  • Olenka Swan

    Olenka Swan

    Legal Counsel