Recruitment on terms that work for everyone

Our Mission

We built Hiring Hub to make recruiting easier, faster, and better value, and to dramatically improve the customer experience. Our mission is to make people feel good about recruitment.


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.

  • Georgina Crosswell

    Georgina Crosswell

    Interim Head of Marketing

    Ex-Laterooms Director of Marketing with over 25 years experience in strategic marketing and brand development.

  • Steve McKenna

    Steve McKenna


    Ex-management consultant, focused on optimising the performance of Hiring Hub's recruitment marketplace.

  • 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

  • Aron Buckley-Smith

    Aron Buckley-Smith

    Front End Developer

  • Tim Miller

    Tim Miller

    Full Stack Developer

  • Eugenia Grieff

    Eugenia Grieff

    Full Stack Developer

  • Andrew Allsop

    Andrew Allsop

    Marketing Analyst

  • Michelle Derungs

    Michelle Derungs

    Marketing Manager

  • Ellie Yates

    Ellie Yates

    Head of Marketplace

  • Laura Ainscough

    Laura Ainscough

    Head of Client Relationship

  • Yung Xu

    Yung Xu

    Recruitment Agency Manager

  • Cassie Hughes

    Cassie Hughes

    Senior Relationship Manager

  • Faye Webb

    Faye Webb

    Relationship Manager

  • Annie Vasiutina

    Annie Vasiutina

    Relationship Manager

  • Harry Bjarnason

    Harry Bjarnason

    Relationship Manager

  • Rob Williams

    Rob Williams

    Agency Onboarding Manager

  • Ashley Mead

    Ashley Mead

    Finance Coordinator

  • Olenka Swan

    Olenka Swan

    Legal Counsel