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“Over the past ten years, Jo has consistently been the most effective recruiter we have worked with. She takes the time to understand our business and to get to know our team, and this is felt in the appropriateness of the candidates she sends us. Her pre-selection is excellent, and her placement rate is better than any other recruiter I have worked with.”

Matt Flynn, Group Managing Partner, Wordsearch


“I have worked with Jo as a candidate and a client for about 6 years and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.  She has great industry knowledge and the ability to matchmake roles and candidates with great success.  She’s also really friendly and down to earth to work with – a rarity in the recruitment industry!”

Carla Heath, Managing Director, Whippet.


“I’ve dealt with Jo Wade for the past 5 years during which time she has been instrumental in finding a broad spectrum of people for our business.  She has placed candidates ranging from Creative Artworkers, Designers & Art Directors through to Account Managers/Directors.  Jo always takes the time to understand a brief and is pro-active in her approach.  We’ve built up a good working relationship and I’ve always found her to be friendly and flexible with a good insight to the creative industry”

Oliver Blitz, Founding Partner, 20Ten Creative Ltd
(Recruited for at 20Ten and Lick Creative Ltd)


“The level of service from Jo Wade has always been excellent. We have a number of agencies that we work with, but Jo has always had a high success rate in finding and placing design candidates for the studio at The Body Shop. We have a long standing relationship and I feel that Jo has a deep understanding of what I look for in talent and what is needed for The Body Shop. Jo is always a pleasure to deal with and her positive can do attitude is something I very much admire. I highly recommend using Jo when hunting for great talent.”

Scott Corbett, Brand Director, Paperchase Products Ltd
(Recruited for at The Body Shop and Paperchase)


“I’m by nature rather allergic to recruitment people but Jo is one of the rare exceptions to the rule. Her ability to nail the right type of candidate for our business, both culturally and creatively never failed to impress but it is her consistently calm and unruffled manner which has meant that her name has stayed so top of mind for so very long.”

Peter Cross, Customer Experience Director, John Lewis
(Recruited for when Managing Partner at Yellow Door/Portas)


“Jo gets to know what is required and spends time making sure there is always a good fit between candidate and client. Fulfilling requirements every time, Jo always delivers and is always on hand when you need help. A consummate recruitment professional.”

James Bruce, Creative Director, London.


“…blimey, recruitment specialists, who needs ‘em?

If you find yourself hunting down potential candidates, filtering as best possible the inevitable rubbish and then having time to go through the interview process then Jo Wade is not for you.

It’s not that Jo pretends to be the ultimate head hunter, it’s just that she’s straight forward and honest. Who needs blarney and spin?

She has always taken time to understand the ever changing business, culture and the role. Successfully delivering numerous candidates who were always right for the job.”

Robin Behling, Chairman, Feref.


“I have worked with Jo for over a decade in a number of London creative agencies. As a candidate Jo has found me numerous positions both in freelance and permanent roles and given the success I have had at these roles Jo has become my recruiter of choice.”

John Henderson, Head of Creative.


“During my career, Jo Wade has placed me at two high profile creative agencies in London. She worked hard to find me jobs that were a great match for my skill set and background. During my job search Jo was always incredibly helpful, friendly, a pleasure to work with! ”

Graham Bucknell, Freelance Designer


“It has been a real pleasure working with Jo, she is very approachable and gives professional advice always with the best interests in mind.  Jo placed me as a Designer at ASOS in 2008 and four years on I am still there having been promoted to Senior Designer with a growing and successful company”

Claire Pringle, Freelance Designer
(Placed at ASOS)


“Jo has recruited for me for over 7 years now and has always maintained a great understanding of my requirements with consistent delivery of quality candidates. It’s always a pleasure when it comes to working with Jo as there is never any pressure or persistence with her positive and professional demeanour. I have no hesitation in contacting Jo for future recruitment.”

Kitty Lai, Creative Consultant
(Recruited for at Ted Baker and Cath Kidston)

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