40 years of powering careers

Our heritage is in the UK's creative industries. Our story is about people.

We help great brands improve their talent processes. Creative businesses like record labels, online platforms, publishers, and luxury retailers, partner with us to support their Finance, Sales, Marketing, HR, Legal, Office Support, and Event Operations functions.
Because everyone should be able to fulfil their potential.

find a new opportunity you'll love

create a personalised salary benchmark report

are you looking to hire and retain great people?

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Our Services​

From the back office to creative teams, sales and digital transformation, we provide people, process and insight that helps creative, brand focused companies thrive.

permanent, temporary and interim recruitment
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permanent, temporary and interim recruitment
the handle academy
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the handle academy
Handle in-house | RPO solutions
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Handle in-house | RPO solutions
Freelancer payroll & compliance
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Freelancer payroll & compliance

This is our story...

We’ll continue to grow, but this will never happen at the expense of our passion for what we do, and who we do it for.

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We opened the doors in 1978 and built our reputation in the music industry. We quickly realised that a great brand is not always a household name. A great brand is something people connect with, not just a place they work. Somewhere that helps them become better at what they do. It could be a record label, it could be in media, it could be a tech start-up.

From career support, to events and guidance, we are here to help people love their careers at great brands.

We are proud to support:
small green shoots - AIM - BPI - BASE - UK Music

From recruitment, reward, promotion and performance management, talent and meritocracy should always take precedence.

We don't play a KPI numbers game, we want everyone at Handle to be self-motivated and self-managing. We care about building a genuine understanding of our clients' businesses and we focus on the behaviours that enhance relationships.

We are only as good as the people we support and this approach ensures that we can provide the service and expertise you need to be successful.

diversity & inclusion

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the future - handle recruitment

​The lifeblood of Handle is connecting our clients with exceptional people. We love to help solve talent challenges and are always looking for new and innovative solutions.

As the creative industries have evolved, we have expanded our specialisms and offering to be able to react to our clients’ needs. We now have a suite of talent solutions supported by eight established teams led by experienced directors, supported by dedicated consultants with a clear focus.

If we can help improve your talent processes and hire exceptional people...

...lets talk

Handle Recruitment - our difference

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