8 out of 9 people go home every day unfulfilled by the work they are doing. We believe having a job you love is a right not a privilege. We help the people we care about find a lifetime of joy in their work.
Who are we?
Carter Recruitment specialises in finding the very best talent who have the in-demand marketing and sales skills and bring them to the best companies in the UK. We are a forward thinking, values-driven company that is motivated by a genuine passion to provide an unrivalled service and deliver brilliant recruitment solutions in true partnership with our clients and candidates.
What do we do?
Our track record lies in filling vacancies within marketing, digital, product and brand management, insight and category management, PR and communications, research and analysis, marketing agencies, sales and account management.
How can we help?
With significant specialist experience, we pride ourselves on having the knowledge, tactics and reputation in this skills short market to be able to recruit in-demand sales and marketing professionals that other agencies and hiring authorities can’t access and introduce them to prestigious companies across the UK. We can help others like you!
“I first worked with Alex around 3 years ago when I was searching for a new Marketing Director and have continued to work with Alex ever since when looking to source talent.
Why? Alex knows his market very well and is extremely well networked, meaning that he is able to talk to people that may not even be on the open market. He has a great manner, seeks to truly understand your business and as a result achieves fantastic results. In a crowded market for me Alex stands out of the crowd.”
Human Resources Director, Fossil
“For many years now Alex has been and continues to be my “go to man” when it comes to recruiting within marketing. I always feel richer in knowledge having shared a conversation as his expertise and network stretches much further than marketing and the hospitality industry.
He takes the time to understand not only the brief but also the company and then works quickly making contact within his network to ensure you have a number of suitable candidates – and that’s exactly what you get! I’m delighted he has now set out on his own and I know he will be a huge success as he is a true people person.”
Head of HR, TGI Fridays
“It has been a pleasure partnering with Alex for recruitment needs over the past 6 years.
His professional approach, together with the understanding of our requirements, has resulted in exceptional placements to benefit both the individual and our business.
His process ensures the best candidate experience, and a quality service provision.”
Human Resources Manager, SCA Hygiene Products
“Alex Carter is the best recruiter I have worked with for one main reason – he listens. Alex stood out from the crowd for me because he genuinely cares, he asks plenty of questions to find out what makes you tick and what culture you are after in a company. Alex looks beyond job specs and matches candidates with businesses that really suit each other by taking the time to get to know both parties. I really trust Alex in his judgement and he will always be my recommendation for recruitment needs for both business and candidates”
Alexandra Botting - Stonegate Pub Company
“Alex is enthusiastic and expert as well as thorough and tenacious in his approach – all the things that are very necessary in a good recruiter. He was very responsive and helpful to me in making sure I had all the information I needed and was a great support. I would definitely recommend him.”
Kathryn Harvey - Senior Marketing Manager
“Alex was recommended to me by a colleague and after connecting on LinkedIn and chatting about an interesting role I quickly felt that this was more of a partnership than with any recruiter or agency I’d spoken to before. After meeting to really understand what I was looking for, getting to know me and my experience more he had quickly got me in for a role very well suited to my background and aspirations.
Sadly that didn’t turn out, but for the best in retrospect because not long after that Alex already had a role that again was right up my street and was hammering on the door to get me in. I’m very pleased to say that I’ve successfully secured that role and I’m very much looking forward to getting stuck in.
Through the entire process I feel like Alex has had my back, understanding my concerns and generally treating our venture as a partnership rather than another name on a spreadsheet.
Any marketers looking to be treated as an individual and have someone on their team; fighting and actively sourcing opportunities that are right for them should get in touch.”
Steve George - CRM Campaign Manager at comparethemarket.com
“From the first time I spoke to Alex I knew he was unlike any other recruitment consultant I had worked with. Alex is always honest which is refreshing, always on hand regardless of time or day and always looking for the best for his clients (on both sides).
Alex found a great role for me and has fantastic contacts across numerous different industries. If you’re looking for a new challenge in marketing or sales, I recommend Alex to be your first port of call.”
Greg Kett - Casino Retention Manager at Betway
“Alex was fabulous to work with, he really gave me a sense for what the company atmosphere would be like and made sure the role was right for me and for my new employer at every step of the way. Alex was super helpful and a blast to work with!”
“Alex was fantastic in securing me a dream graduate job at Eurotunnel. He constantly kept me updated on where I stood with the application and also connected with me on a personal level, going that extra mile to make sure I got a role that I would never of expected to obtain. Any problems were solved immediately and I feel I have gained a friend as well as a fantastic role! Thank you Alex! “
Sam Ingleston - Digital & CRM Executive at Groupe Eurotunnel
“Thanks for your support and advice Alex in my job search – I found the hints and tips plus interview guidelines to be really useful, as well as background information on the interviewers. I’m currently settling in my new role and having used Alex on more than one occasion I’d more than happily recommend Alex to other candidates seeking new employment opportunities.”
Stefan Regula - Marketing Co-ordinator
“Within 2 weeks of making contact with Alex he had placed me within an organisation that offered the opportunities I was looking for… and more. His thorough attention to my work history and immediate understanding of my employment objectives resulted in a recruitment process that was time efficient, engaging and results focussed.”
Lucinda Roberts-Holmes - Managing Director at STEPtoday
“Alex placed me in my current role and is one of those rare recruiters that is extremely approachable, genuinely listens and takes time to understand you, what you’re looking for, what culture would suit you and what you can bring to an employer. His communication is regular throughout the process and his advice is helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alex to Employers and to those looking for potential next Sales & Marketing roles. “
Frank Clayden - Marketing Manager
“Alex contacted me with a fantastic opportunity and took the time to discuss it at length with me. I’m happy to say I got the job and I’m grateful to him for both bringing it to my attention and for making sure I felt comfortable and ready for the role at all stages of the recruitment process. Thanks Alex!”
Natasha Jones - Digital & PR Manager at Kettle Foods
“I would like to recommend Alex as a thoughtful and honest recruitment professional. With Alex you instantly feel confident in his knowledge and ability, Alex takes time to understand you as a person as well as your career history and aspirations, I found Alex to be very personable and thorough, he was always available and interested to hear from you and his engaging approach is a real breath of fresh air the recruitment industry requires. It is a pleasure to recommend him. Thank you for you help Alex!”
Chris Burton - Contact Centre Manager
“Alex helped me secure a new marketing position with a fantastic company and was on hand to give professional advice during the entire process. His professional approach and friendly manner made the process much more enjoyable than expected. I cannot recommend Alex enough!”
Laura Lichauer - Marketing Executive
“Alex was consistently helpful and positive about finding me a job. He was knowledgable about the company and the job and provided excellent background information. He responded to all emails and calls very quickly and was always friendly and easy to work with. “
Holly Baker, Regional Integrated Marketing Strategist at Scentsy, Inc.
“Alex is a talented, personable and helpful recruiter and I can highly recommend working with him. He came to me when Monarch went into Administration and he really took the time to find what I wanted my next move to be. He was in regular contact with both myself and Villa Plus, and he successfully secured me with a marketing job at the company. Even after my contract was signed, Alex was in touch to see if there is anything else he could assist me with. The level of care and attention he puts into his work is commendable and I would recommend him to all of my contacts. “
Susie Brand - Product Manager at Villa Plus
“I will start saying that Alex is the perfect recruiter for PPC and Digital Media knowing very well the area/field and identifying which roles are suitable for his candidates…I haven’t seen many recruiters like Alex on my field trying to help to find a suitable role instead of just sending across massive emails and messages. Alex supported me and helped me to secure my next role at Comparethemarket.com by representing me fully to his client and providing all the necessary information packs as well as a great candidate preparation pack with amazing an valuable information. All in all just try Alex for your recruitment needs or dedicate (if you are a candidate) some time as it totally deserves this.
Once again thank you very much Alex :-)”
Madeleine Morgan - Marketing Executive at Villa Plus
“Alex is a recruiter with none of the “recruiter talk”. He did a fantastic job of guiding me through an extremely lengthy application and interview process for my new role, going above and beyond to ensure I was fully prepared for each stage.
I highly recommend Alex’s services. He’s quick to liaise with his clients should a candidate have any questions and his manner is very natural, which is very refreshing given some of the conversations I’ve had with recruiters in the past!
If you’re looking for something new, Alex is your guy. I really can’t recommend him enough.”
Eleftherios Darousis - PPC Manager at Comparethemarket.com
“Jordan contacted me about a job and I happily accepted his help.
Jordan has been extremely thorough and supporting with all the requirements I had during the recruitment process.
He settled my pre-interview nerves and provided me with lots of helpful reads throughout the recruitment/ researching process.
He isn’t a pushy recruiter and is so personable it was like discussing things with a friend.
I feel the position he put me forward to is one I’m going to thrive in and will help my career development. I am looking forward to starting the job Jordan helped me with in April!
He has been in communication even post me accepting the job- checking that everything is fine and if there is anything more he could do!
I hope not to be in need of his recruitment services for a long time but I know if I should I would go to him first no doubt!
I have thoroughly enjoyed dealing with Jordan and have already recommended him to some friends!!”
Connor Puhalo - Digital & CRM Executive at Groupe Eurotunnel
“Jordan recently approached me to provide me more information a job role that was perfectly suited to me. Throughout the whole interview and recruitment process Jordan was consistently supportive and made himself available to answer any questions or concerns I had. Before any of my interviews Jordan fully prepared me, working through questions that could come up and advising how to respond to certain questions to give me the best chances of having a successful interview. He made the entire process very quick and easy and worked around the clock to fit in with my busy schedule making me feel relaxed through the whole process as I know Jordan had it fully under control. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Jordan over the last couple of months! Although I hope to be in my new role for many years to come I would certainly recommend Jordan to anyone actively seeking a new position who needs a little help finding that perfect role.”
Shanika Trotman - E-commerce Analyst at Wickes
“Lara recently successfully supported me in the search and appointment of my new role. Right from the beginning Lara understood what I needed and wanted in my next career move. With 2 children under 4 it’s difficult to ever discuss roles with recruiters. However Lara understood my situation and never questioned my ability or commitment. She was clear, attentive, updated me daily and ensured I got an interview at the right place through to offer and contract signage. I’m incredibly pleased I got to work with Lara and would highly recommend her in the future.”
Shannon Walford - Senior Sales Executive at Care Choices Ltd
“Lara helped me to find my new role and I always felt comfortable that she would represent my skills and experience in a professional way to potential employers. Lara listens, responds quickly and works with integrity, which is much appreciated!”
Carys Hayler, Marketing Operations Manager, Digital Marketing
“Jordan asked me about a job by a LinkedIn message. He did his best and spend a lot of time for me to meet with the company. It is not certain yet if I get the job or not but, he was so impressive as a recruiter that I wanted to write this recommendation.
He answered my every message and email in an instant, being honestly and kindly. Comparing to the other recruiters I’ve talked or met up until now, he is the most sincere one. I wish my best for him.”
Deniz Akman - Web Designer & Developer
“Jordan contacted me directly on LinkedIn for a position that fit my skill set completely. He has been supportive and has clearly communicated at every step of the process. I firmly believe that he works to fit the best person to the role. He is proactive and measured in his responses. I would highly recommend him for any recruiting requirements you may have.”
“Jordan contacted me through LinkedIn about a role which was extremely relevant to my skills but also something I am passionate about. He carefully understood what I wanted from a role and explained how this role met that criteria. He kept in contact with me constantly to keep me updated with progress about my application and was always willing to answer my questions. Jordan was also great with helping my interview preparation and this ultimately led me to successful in my application.
I would highly recommend Jordan if you are looking for help finding a new role”