What Hunted Says

Finally a recruitment agency that offers a Delivery career path separate to a BD career path.. with equal value! Freshminds is an incredible agency that act as career partners to their candidates and advisors to their clients. With Bollywood dancers and knitters among the team, you'll never have a boring conversation again in the office. Working within Strategy, Research and Analytics plus having created their own IQ+EQ test to help with candidate assessment, they are becoming the go to in their niche market. You'll be able to take advantage of cracking training from the likes of Greg Savage as well as have industry experts come in to help you get your head around the sector. For recruiters that want to do more than just bums on seats recruitment, Freshminds is the place for you.

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Recruitment Sectors
Banking & FSConsultancy & Advisory

Who we are...

We have the most amazing group of people working here who partake in a range of activities including a: 💃 Professional Bollywood dancer 🧣 Knitting enthusiast 💻 One consultant even runs a side business You'll never have a boring conversation in the office. Friday mornings we have breakfast together and each week someone from the team shares something they are passionate about. From a new skill they're mastering to a recent reading.

Freshminds think alike...

We're an award winning recruitment consultancy, founded in 2000 and specialising in sourcing high calibre individuals into top UK companies. We source graduates, researchers, analysts, consultants, project managers and directors for demanding permanent jobs or consulting projects. We work with clients such as Apple, Amazon, Tesco and Google. With 17 years' experience in the field, we have built up a network of outstanding clients and candidates. We are career partners to candidates and clients. Not just recruiting but advising on both sides.

Fresh approach...

You may LOVE being client facing and winning new business but dislike the candidate piece. Likewise, you may loath the idea of BD but adore being a career ally to candidates. That's why we've created two clear career pyramids within the company that hold as much value and progression as each other: Client Management Candidate Management You might have been in an environment before where you have no idea what you have to do to earn a pay rise or step up. That's why you'll get regular performance and development appraisals along with end of year salary reviews to make sure you are always moving forward and NEVER standing still.

"The opportunities to work with a range of clients are exceptional – from dynamic start-ups to the world’s biggest banks and consumer goods business."

Best-in-class recruitment training with Greg Savage

James Callander, MD

James joined Freshminds in 2003 for a 2 week project and has been here ever since! He became an MD in 2008 and has helped to launch a number of products, leading on the development of some of the key clients in consulting, financial services and private equity.

The team structure

Teamwork is fundamental to our growth and our team structure is different to the traditional '360 degree' model. Each client has a dedicated Client Manager to project manage the hiring process and represent their interests, as well as a Candidate Manager who is assigned to the role and builds the very best candidate shortlist. Candidate Managers - are dedicated to our candidate pools, leading on candidate attraction, assessment, selection and service. Client Managers - are responsible for our existing clients and for finding new ones. They source new roles and projects and manage all client engagement. This process allows us to give both clients and candidates the dedication that they need and build long lasting relationships with our network.

Brightest minds, exciting opportunities...

Quality is at the heart of all we do - specifically the quality of the service that we provide to our clients and candidates alike. We work with some of the top global and UK businesses, placing high-calibre individuals into once in a life time roles. We've created a unique screening of 'The Consulting Skill Set' which is a high achieving blend of IQ and EQ. You're working with the smartest minds on the market. This test is designed to see if they can articulate and translate that knowledge to a team.

A day at the races! Adam and some of the Freshminds ladies at Goodwood Ladies day

Co-Founder, Caroline Plumb receiving her OBE!

What can we help you learn?

We love to learn! We're working with some of the greatest minds in Strategy and Analytics. We understand this can be a hard sector to get your head around which is why we often have industry speakers from Strategy come on in to the office to help you understand what you're recruiting for. The fabulous Greg Savage also swings by the office to offer Recruitment 101 sessions as well as on the desk and half day training lessons. We also get that networking is a HUGE part of recruitment and can be undervalued these days. We encourage you and will arrange for you to go to networking breakfasts and events so you can connect with candidates and clients in your market.

Raising money for a great cause!

Rachael Murley, Head of Consulting Projects

Team drinks in the sun!

Adam Clements, MD

As Managing Director, Adam is responsible for running the Freshminds business, with a particular focus on our pool of experienced Strategy and Management Consulting candidates. He works across sectors but with a particular interest in multi-channel Retail and Consumer businesses.

GOODBYE COLD CALLING - 86% of our roles are repeat businesses.

I’ve seen Freshminds grow from a start-up to the firm we are today and can honestly say you’re rarely likely to meet a more interesting, engaging and talented bunch of people.

Ida, the office assistant!


Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters London
Company Size 21-50

Recruitment Sectors
Banking & FS Consultancy & Advisory


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  • Established 10+ Years

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