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Great agencies are made with great people

Building a great team needs more than just talented people. That’s why we take the time to meet our clients and candidates personally. Our profiling ensures we connect people who share the same values.

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We’d be an amazing dating agency

(but we love recruitment)

Getting the right cultural fit with an organisation is critical. We help create brilliant working relationships by matching the right people to the right roles.

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Don’t take our word for it:

“’thank you for believing in me... out of all the recruitment agencies I have spoken to since I was made redundant, I feel like you were the only one who actually cared about me rather than how much money I was going to earn them!....’”

Louise Fitzgerald

“Its rare to find a recruiter who actually takes the time to understand your brief versus being a bit slap dash and sending you to see those who simply have a vacancy instead of wanting to pair you with the right company!”

Natalia Ashton-Togher ,
Account Director

“....."In summary, throughout the whole process Hannah was attentive, precise, encouraging, friendly, and most importantly a genuine person whose attention to detail - sadly lacking in other agencies and employers - is second to none. I can honestly say that she has played a part in helping me achieve a new and exciting role. I would like to say a big thank you to Hannah, and wish her all the very best in what I am sure will be a successful career.””

Darren Brown ,

“Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you very much for all your help - I'm so pleased! All the information you provided was clear and concise, which really helped me to prepare confidently for the interviews. ”

Andrea Brown

“'I couldn't recommend Creative Resource highly enough. They didn't just place me; they took the time to get to know me and find me the perfect position - I always felt like I was in the best possible hands. Their personal approach sets them worlds apart from other creative recruiters. Thank you so much!'”

Chris Skelton ,
Account Handler

“"The reason why Creative Resource stands out is not just because I got a job through them but because I felt comfortable from the beginning. Hannah made it so easy to phone and ask questions.... With certain agencies I felt as if I was palmed off ... I felt she empathised with the urgency of finding a job and it felt more like I was dealing with a friend then just being dealt with as a CV. I highly recommend Creative Resource."”

Priya Vijaykumar ,
Account Manager

“When applying for jobs within my career field I came across multiple agencies but one that truly stood out for me was the team at Creative Resource...I was given advice on my CV, job search and interview performance. I would certainly use these guys again.”

Sam Hudson ,
Marketing Graduate

“Hannah was extremely professional, approachable and supportive throughout the entire process from our initial meeting through to being offered a role and beyond. I have secured a great opportunity that I am excited to make my own, and have Hannah and Creative Resource to thank for putting me forward, and having the confidence I was the right candidate for the role and their client.”

Sarah Edwards ,
Marketing Manager

“Throughout my experience of dealing with Creative Resource, I felt truly supported and reassured that they had built an accurate profile of who I was and what sort of role would be right for me. And I was right - because that’s the job they helped me to get! Julie and the team are friendly, professional and proactive and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to change jobs.”

Steve Longbottom ,

“Julie is a fantastic recruiter, she genuinely understands our business and accurately briefs candidates on what we do, our team, our ethos and our interview process. I never feel as though I am being sold to. ”

Lisa Jones, Head of Recruitment and HR ,
Havas Lynx

“Creative Resource takes the time to understand our business - our personality – and they put forward the calibre of candidates we require to help us grow.”

Kevin Murphy, Managing Director ,
The Foundry

“Phil is extremely personable individual who quickly understood my career aspirations and key skills profile, and suggested suitable roles accordingly... Overall, an absolutely top guy... ”

Jon Topping, Global Account Director ,

“I have known Julie for many years... when both candidate and client... responds quickly, effectively and with the correct role/candidate...”

Richard Long, Head of Customer Communications and Engagement

“...Julie taught me that it's through understanding your client's culture, structure, needs and future plans that you will help them find long term employees...”

Cassie Hughes, Recruitment Consultant ,
The Business Connection, Stockport

“Julie has provided recruitment services for me for many years now... very conscientious and truly considers the fit with the vacancy...”

Mike Copley, Digital Marketing & Communications Manager

“Julie's greatest asset is she cares passionately about getting the recruitment process right for both client and candidate... let her understand your culture and she'll find you the right person.”

Mark Brown, Senior Sales Executive ,
i-Prophets Ltd

“...Julie has a deep and thorough knowledge of the creative and marketing industry... She was and is my first call should I be seeking to fill a role or to find myself a new one.”

Andy Johns ,
Good Communications

“I have dealt with Julie for many years with good reason... efficient, enterprising ...a genuine pleasure to work with and I would definitely recommend her.”

Chris Marsden, Artworker

“...Phil delivers a straight talking, professional service that leads to suitable, quality applicants. A refreshingly honest, easy approach and a thoroughly nice guy to boot. ”

Samantha Green, Director ,
Pulse Digital Ltd

“Phil has a rare talent in creative recruitment, accurately matching skills and personality for specific roles and agencies. Highly recommended.”

Mark Bowers, Owner ,
The Devil's Crayon Creative

“Phil's a great creative consultant - highly knowledgeable and highly approachable. It was a pleasure working with him - I can't recommend him enough.”

Victoria Sacks, Senior Copywriter

“Phil is someone I can highly recommend working with. I found him to really understand the kind of roles I was looking for and was suited to. Honest and upfront, he was a pleasure to work with.”

Dani Molyneux, Senior Designer

“Their service, commitment and understanding of my business are of the highest level. I consistently feel that my business matters to them. They are more than a supplier they are a partner.”

Chris Fogg, Founder/Creative Director ,
Fogg Associates

“They interview all the candidates they introduce to us and have taken the time to get to know us very well.”

Justine Wright, Managing Director ,
Cuckoo Design

“Creative Resource takes the pressure of recruiting off us totally - fantastic service, fantastic results.”

Kate Murphy, Head of Marketing ,
De Vere Hotels

Our Directors



A co-founder of Creative Resource, Julie has successfully combined motherhood and her passion for recruiting within the creative industries for over 25 years. This leaves her little time for hobbies, although she does love football and can often be found wandering around her garden wielding the secateurs!

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With 12 years at Creative Resource under his belt, Phil still remembers every person who ever passed through the door; what they do, how good they are and, thanks to social media, what they are doing now! He’s also a fan of Port Vale and Rugby Union, a top Crown Green Bowls player and wannabe masterchef!

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We recruit right across the digital, marketing, creative and PR sectors for both agency and in-house roles. We also recruit at all levels, whether you are starting out in your career or looking for the next challenge.

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