We believe having a job you love is a right, not a privilege, which is why we inspire and empower our team members to realise their full potential so that they can help the people we care about find a lifetime of joy in their work.
Our Core Values
Our Core Values are at the heart of our business. They define who we are, how we work, what we believe in and what we stand for. These Values guide how we conduct ourselves and how we expect to be treated, providing a sound basis for decisions.
We Do What's Right
Regardless of circumstance, consequence or feelings
We Find A Way
Between good and great it’s a very small margin. The difference is the ability to perform when facing the biggest challenges.
The potential and the opportunities for everyone around us
Carter Recruitment founder
Carter Recruitment was formed by Alex Carter following 13 years’ continuous experience of operating within the marketing and sales sectors. Disenchanted with the way recruitment companies are run, he wanted to address the industry’s reputation for poor service, bad practice and the way its staff are treated.
Carter Recruitment isn’t just about placing awesome marketing and sales people in their dream jobs within amazing companies, although we do this really well! The heart of our business is its passion to set the standard in service, ethics and the way great Recruitment Consultants are valued by their employers.
“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
“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.”
Holly Baker, Regional Integrated Marketing Strategist at Scentsy, Inc.
“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