The Partners

Our exclusive network of Partners are the best recruiters the industry has to offer, united by the desire to work free from the shackles of a recruitment agency.  

Each Partner has their own specialist sector, a knowledge crafted from years of experience.  Backed by themselves, supported by our network, find your Partner to deliver your next hire into your team, or the next step up in your career.  

Jo Austin

Im Jo – a design focused recruiter with a career built in the advertising, creative and digital world.

I’m a go-to resource for connecting top freelance and permanent talent with creative agencies, studios and brands alike.

I have built a valued network of design, creative and motion professionals across all levels with whom I take the time to get to know and develop long standing relationships.

My passion is for bringing together the right people and the right projects and I thrive on understanding the needs and wants of both candidates and clients to make invaluable introductions.

Whether it’s building a diverse design team or sourcing niche skillsets, I have a knack for making the right connections.

If you are looking for your next big break or want to find the perfect match for your team lets chat!

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Paul Kirwan

With 20+ years in renowned creative agencies and recruitment firms in London, I bring a wealth of expertise, uniquely understanding clients’ and candidates’ needs. I’ve collaborated with top agencies, gaining deep insight into their requirements. My time in recruitment has given me an understanding of candidates’ aspirations, helping me match them with perfect opportunities.

My passion for the creative industry and a solid grasp of clients’ and candidates’ needs let me effectively navigate creative recruitment. I pride myself on creating strong relationships and delivering great results, forging beneficial partnerships.

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Liz Jones

Hello, I’m Liz, a seasoned Talent Partner with nine years’ experience in the design, creative, and motion sectors. My expertise spans print and integrated design to digital and motion graphics. My passion is identifying untapped talent who can invigorate your team. I believe in the power of diversity and individuality to fuel creativity.

My approach isn’t solely about CVs; I ensure candidates align with your team’s culture, too. I use my extensive network to find the perfect match. As a Talent Partner at The Partners, I’m ready to bolster your recruitment process or support your career progression.

Beyond recruiting, I’m a proud mom to a charming baby boy and a lively Chihuahua puppy. If you’re keen to chat about babies or dogs, I’m here for it!

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