A list of UK recruitment agencies offers businesses selling products and services to recruiters an invaluable resource for generating new leads in a growing sector.

Latest hiring data indicates that the British recruitment sector remains at around 31% of pre-pandemic levels. But the industry is recovering steadily.

Different areas of the recruitment sector have been affected in different ways by the coronavirus pandemic. Industry experts have commented recently that recruitment intentions are on the rise while redundancy intentions have dropped sharply.

As professionals in recruitment begin to address their new challenges, forecasts for 2021 predict that the sector as a whole will see growth as the year progresses.

For sales and marketing looking to sell their products or services to firms in the high-earning UK recruitment sector, now is the time to strike.

What’s on our list of recruitment agencies

Our list of recruiters contains a snapshot of the current range of recruitment solutions providers in the UK including:

  • 12,263 recruitment agencies,
  • 11,203 decision makers’ contact names,
  • 10,058 recruitment telephone numbers, and
  • 6,163 decision makers’ email addresses

We licence our data to you for the year for your email, telephone, and postal marketing campaigns. We offer accuracy guarantees on all of our databases which, if we miss, will result in a pro-rata refund or the supply of additional records.

For more information, please call us on 0330 010 3495 or you can click here to email our B2B data lists customer service and account management team.

List of recruitment agencies in UK FAQ

We collect a range of information on the recruitment organisations included on our marketing databases.

For each of the organisations on our master list, we collect the following contact details for the decision maker:

Decision maker contact details

  • title for salutations (for example, Mr, Mrs, Dr, Miss, and Sir)
  • name (separate fields for first and last name)
  • job title (the job title reported by the contact)

Company details

For each organisation on our database, we include the following contact details:

  • company postal address including 2 lines for the address, town, county, and postcode
  • company telephone number (main switchboard number)
  • the email address given by the contact as the address they’d prefer to receive emails at
  • the company email address (sometimes called the generic company email address)

Additional company information

We also hold the following information on each business and organisation across our UK business database:

  • number of employees (90%)
  • number of branches (90%) (best if you want to target group branches within a larger organisation or a group headquarters)
  • type of premises (70%)
  • website address (75%)
  • level of turnover (banded) (60%)
  • year the original company began trading (40%)
  • company registration number (8%)
  • incorporation date (8%)
  • net worth (7%)
  • profit or loss making? (2%)
  • %age increase or decrease in profitability YOY (2%)
  • turnover increase or decrease YOY (shown in pound sterling) (2%)

The figures shown in brackets indicate the coverage we have across our entire UK business database. For your selection of companies, the coverage may be higher or lower.

If a specific field of information is important to you when targeting recruitment services providers, please let your account manager know when you get in touch and they’ll make sure that your requirement is included when we search through the recruitment agencies on our list.

No. As a direct marketing services provider, our job is to only sell you the data of commercial value to you to keep your costs as low as possible.

Please get in touch with us, let us know what you sell, and which recruiters you normally target and we’ll search our database for the most commercially viable prospects for you.

In our clients’ experience, using our B2B email database, of which our list of recruiters is a part, is the best and most successful way to target the sector. With our business email marketing data, we guarantee 85% deliverability to clients (excluding soft bounces).

Data-only clients benefit from 12 months’ free advertising support with their email marketing campaigns – send it what you intend to send to all the decision makers on your list and we’ll give you our feedback, thoughts, and suggestions in advance.

Telemarketing is the best way to start conversations with decision makers.

Our B2B telemarketing data from which we compile our list of recruiters comes with a 92% accuracy guarantee meaning that your telemarketing teams spends more time speaking with decision makers.

Telemarketing data-only clients also benefit from our free 12 months’ free advertising support service – send us your telesales script including your opening, closing strategy, and objection handles and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours with advice.

Yes. We have our own in-house team of email marketers and telemarketers all of whom have years of experience presenting our clients’ products and services to their target audiences.

When you get in touch, please ask us about our managed outsourced B2B email marketing campaign service and our managed outsourced B2B telemarketing service.

We do not offer an outsourced postal mail marketing service to clients however we are able to recommend and work with a number of 3rd party mailing houses who will conduct your campaign for you if you wish.

We can sort our business to business mailing list (from which our list of recruiters is derived) to help the mailing house you choose benefit from postage rate discounts.

Recruitment businesses require all of the standard products and services that other firms require. They tend to be cash-rich companies and this makes them an attractive target for marketing and salespeople to focus on when seeking new clients.

There are some services which a recruitment company will require more however and we list some of the most popular products and services we help our clients market to the sector below:

General business services

Every recruitment agency, given the contractual and high-ticket nature of its work, will work with a number of general business services and professional services firms including but not limited to:

  • Accounting – general accounting and bookkeeping, R&D tax credit claims on innovative IT software platform creation, payroll services, and more. For businesses in the sector with a turnover of £6m or more, they will also need the services of an auditor.
  • Legal services – each recruitment agency must deal with multiple legal threats to it including threats from business clients unhappy at the candidates introduced and subsequently employed. Data theft is also rife in this sector when a recruiter with leaves one agency to join another agency or to set up their own agency.
  • HR consultants – as a direct employer, they will need to make sure that the people working for them are treated correctly and legally. If they are offer temping contracts, they will also need to be sure that agency temp workers’ contracts are correct and legal.

Website services and web development solutions

With more than 35,000 competitors, each recruitment agency must stand out to attract the attention more of companies (which pay recruiters’ fees) than employees who mainly use job sites to find new opportunities.

  • Website redesign – a recruiter website must work well on all devices and they require a responsive website to operate properly on desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile. In addition to operating correctly, a recruitment business website must also be easy for users to navigate.
  • Website content services – in order for a recruitment agency website to rank higher and be found by decision makers within companies and candidates, it must rank highly on Google’s search result pages. If it doesn’t rank highly on result pages, they are unlikely to achieve the volume of traffic from the people they need to appeal to. In addition to website page writing, companies are investing in content marketing and copywriting service – for example, blogs and articles on salary advice, career change, what experience employers are looking for, the best answers to give at interviews, how employers read and perceive people’s CVs.

Mobile app development solutions

As technology advances, people are migrating to new mobile-based services to find candidates and find jobs. There has been a recent focus on recruiters developing mobile apps which perform a range of tasks from connecting to candidates’ LinkedIn profiles to Tinder-style right-swiping matching services to recruiter network building apps.

Larger and more established recruiters with experience in major IT and website projects would be the best prospects to approach with this type of service.

Information technology (IT) services and solutions

Almost all recruiters now use specialist recruitment software to run their businesses and to offer their service to both candidates and clients. There is already a wide range of choice available of specialist recruitment software and there are opportunities for companies which can offer a service which makes off-the-shelf software packages bespoke to the business processes of each recruiter.

Artificial intelligence IT services have also recently begun to be offered and many predict that they will revolutionise the internal processes of recruitment service providers.

Exhibitions and conferences

Many recruitment service providers focus much of their attention on finding suitable job seekers for their clients by taking out stands and booths at exhibitions and events – especially when a recruitment agency needs to add the best and most suitable new graduate job seekers to their internal candidate profile database.

Businesses with the necessary experience offering services like brochure printing, event stand design and build, and audio/visual equipment have an opportunity to introduce their products and services to a receptive audience.

Content services and solutions

Branding – in the way that many businesses now focus on building an employer branding profile to attract candidates, recruiters are doing the same to convince candidates to register with them to access their opportunities. Recruiter branding is an attempt to gain control of what candidates and business decision makers think of a recruiter’s services.

Copywriting – most job seekers now look first to a job site to find the jobs and employers they want to work for. Given the online level of competition between employers to attract suitable candidates, job adverts now needed to be worded to not only attract enquiries but also so that they’re found on job sites and Google much easier.

We are able to provide lists of recruitment companies with a focus on the geographical locations of their head offices and by site.

Some of the most popular site-related lists we provide to our marketing clients are:

  • list of recruitment agencies in London UK
  • list of recruitment companies in Northern Ireland
  • list of recruitment companies in Manchester

When you get in touch with us, let us know which geographical areas you want us to focus on and we’ll create a bespoke marketing database for your company

Yes. London is where the greatest concentration of recruitment services businesses are in the UK and, because of the higher-average wages in London and the concentration of the financial services sector in the capital, London-based recruitment agencies tend to earn the highest fees.

In recent years, most newly-launched recruitment agencies have been based in London and the South-East, followed by Birmingham, Leicester and Manchester.

To request of list of recruitment services providers in London, please get in touch with us.

We can provide marketing details of decision makers within recruitment service providers by the size of the firm they own or work for.

You can search the recruitment companies on our database by the number of staff/employees, by the number of branches, and by turnover size.

When searching by staff number or number of employees, numbers of staff shown as working for a business on our database is shown in bands. For example, 1 member of staff, 2-5 members of staff, 6-10 members of staff and so on.

Please note that, other than the decision maker’s name and job titles, we do not record the number of actual recruitment consultants working for that business – we only collect the number of employees currently working at that recruitment agency.

You might want to target recruitment consultants by the number of branches they operate. We collect this information during compilation making note of which branch is the business headquarters.

Finally, we can separate each recruitment business we have on our database by the size of turnover. With each recruitment business, we assign their company turnover to bandings. For example, the company turnover bandings we use are up to £250,000 company turnover, £250,001-£500,000 company turnover, £500,001-£1,000,000 company turnover and so on.

To let us know the size of the recruitment companies you wish to target, please call us on 0330 010 3495 or you can click here to email us.

Unfortunately, at the time, we do not collect information on the industry/market experience or target sub sector of each recruitment services company we contact.

Therefore, we are currently unable to separate out recruitment companies by their market area or industry focus – for example an IT recruitment agency database.

This is something we’re working on right now and we hope to be able to provide lists of recruitment companies separated by industry focus shortly meaning that we would be able to provide the following often-requested databases:

  • list of medical recruitment agencies in the UK
  • list of contract recruitment services providers
  • list of oil and gas recruitment agencies in the UK
  • list of engineering recruitment agencies in the UK
  • list of healthcare recruitment agencies in UK (recruitment of healthcare professionals for the public sector and private sector)
  • list of IT recruitment agencies in the UK (recruiting IT professionals like website developers, information technology experts, artificial intelligence engineers, mobile app development specialists, web development specialists, and so on) (IT recruit UK)
  • list of financial services recruitment agencies in the UK (presenting candidates to financial services industry companies ranging from banking to insurance to sales)
  • list of nursing recruitment agencies in the UK (public sector and private sector)
  • list of offshore recruitment agencies
  • list of public sector recruitment agencies (for example, recruiting for public sector roles in government (central and local), education, and so on)

Please leave your details with us and we’ll get back to you when recruitment specialist and sector-specific databases and lists become available which we can search through for you.

The answers to two of the questions we’re most asked when contacted by clients seeking to market their products and services to the sector. Please note that our database only contains the details of recruiters where we have enough information for you to conduct marketing campaigns to them so it is not a complete snapshot.

Across the sector, here are the latest numbers:

The top 10 recruitment agencies in the UK on LinkedIn, as reported by Social Talent, are Reed, Adecco Group, Michael Page International, Hays, Aston Carter, Hudson, the Search Consultancy, Venn Group, Robert Walters, and Man Power Group.

Who are the top 100 recruitment agencies in the UK? Reed is most definitely there but please click here to see what The Recruiter magazine believes.

Find out more about our list of UK recruitment agencies

The key to selling your products and services to the providers of recruitment solutions on our database is to focus on only communicating with those agencies with the greatest need for your products and services.

Let us know as much about your company as possible and the solutions you offer to recruitment solutions providers – with that information, we’ll search for the decision makers most likely to respond to your marketing campaigns.

Our team works with a wide range of clients helping them to successfully promote what they sell to decision makers within the recruitment services industry.

Use our data to get in touch with them and work with our marketing team to show your products and services off to their best to your target audience – you’ll have our support and the benefit of our experience for twelve months after purchase.

For more information, please call us on 0330 010 3495 or you can click here to email our marketing databases customer service and account management team.

Marketing your products and services to UK recruiters

To find out more about our marketing list of UK recruitment agencies, please call us on 0330 010 8300, click here to email us, or fill in the form below.