Looking to break into the Creative Industry?

…then why not check out the School of Thought Graduate Programme. If you are a recent Graduate or current Student this a great chance to develop your skills, get in front of some great Manchester agencies and potentially win the 1st prize of 3 months of paid placements at 3 fantastic agencies!

School of Thought Graduate Programme

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:

“Having found an opportunity, Hannah and the team helped me with the application process, offering sound advice and calming reassurance. With a lengthy application process, it was reassuring to know that Creative Resource was behind me, supporting me on every step of the way. I could not have wished for better support and would wholeheartedly recommend Hannah and Creative Resource to anyone looking for employment.”

Swarnalatha Kanagala ,
Account Executive

“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

“Just like to say many thanks for your help on this matter, the quality of the candidates you provided for the Marketing Assistant position were first rate and all very good.”

Kevin Morrissey ,
Director - Pareto Financial Planning

“"Julie is a true professional. she offered the best and left no stone unturned in making sure I was put forward for the right role. Listened to my necessities with interest and respect, and even gave me great advice. One of the best recruiters I have had the pleasure of working with within the creative / marketing industry."”

Sarah Talbot, Senior Account Executive

“Working with Creative Resource was a pleasure and has restored my faith in Recruitment Consultants. I was kept well informed and guided through every step of the recruitment process, leading to me securing the role I really wanted. Outstanding! ”

Scott German ,
Studio Manager

“'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

“I'd never worked with a recruiter before and wasn't sure it would help my job search. How wrong could I be! Hannah worked with me to find a position that suited my skills and job criteria. Her communication was brilliant, always keeping me updated on progress and next steps. I was successful at my first interview and got the job! I've settled in really well and the role is a great match for me. I would highly recommend Hannah and the service provided my Creative Resource.”

Gemma Parry ,
Account Manager

“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

“Phil is a one-of-a-kind recruiter, that's for sure. He gets 'people'. Something that (sadly) is a rare trait in many recruiters in the creative sector. Importantly, he truly believes in the sector he services - and the people who work in it. The North West creative scene wouldn't be the same without him.”

David Campbell ,
Executive Creative Director

“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 ,
Senior Account Manager

“Out of all the recruitment agencies I'd been talking to during my job hunt, Creative Resource were by far the most efficient and thorough. Unlike other agencies, they wouldn't even think about putting you forward for a role until they were absolutely certain you were suitable and that you liked the look of the company. With the help of Jayde and Hannah I was able to have an introductory interview at the agency, interview for a new role and receive an offer all in the space of a week; a very quick and refreshing process. ”

Daniel McCartney ,
Account Executive

“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 ...an 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 ,

“...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'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

Our Directors


Our Managing Director and founder, Julie has a grown-up family and has enjoyed her passion for recruiting within the creative industries for over 25 years. She has recently rediscovered the gym, loves football and can often be found wandering around her garden wielding the secateurs!

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With 13 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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Creative Resource - Marketing, Digital, Design & PR Recruitment

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