Trusted Advisors

At f1 we are driven by finding  great career moves for people and spotting outstanding talent for clients. Of course we are – we’re a recruitment & search consultancy. But f1 does much, much more than this.

Since we set up back in 2004 we have always been committed to building long term relationships with our candidates and our clients. We’ve been bold about our goals to help achieve  gender and ethnic balance at all stages in the marketing, PR, communications and sports marketing career. We’ve been outspoken about the need for companies to be much more fluid and flexible to hire the best agile and diverse talent in the market.

Candidates like how we act with courage and commitment on their behalf. How we prepare them for interview and brief them meticulously at every stage. The  fact we take the time to get know them well and listen to their career aspirations. They like how we introduce them to jobs that will stretch and inspire and how we don’t waste time making pointless introductions.  Our executive search team have placed Communications and Marketing Directors at leading organisations across all sectors both in London and internationally.

Many candidates go on to become clients and we’re very proud of this. Look at Opinions & Stories see how far so many of our candidates have come in their careers. Above all candidates  like the fact we are human and don’t hide beyond technology. We actually want to build relationships.

Clients love the level of curiosity we have about their business and our  ambition to help hire them very best diverse teams. They like us telling them about the best talent in the industry even when there isn’t a particular position to fill. They like the fact we know much more than LinkedIn does about who is in the market to move jobs. And, of course, that we can source a diverse, inclusive shortlist of the best talent quickly or execute a full-blown, retained search at board level.

f1 is the place people come for candid advice, the best job opportunities to shape or progress a career, and to find stand-out talent to grow their team.

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The f1 team has worked with our business for more than 10 years. f1 is a like-minded partner who really understands our business, our culture & values and has supported the development of our employee brand. I’ve always valued  their direct and honest approach, spotting our weaknesses and broadening our horizons to the different talent in the market to ensure that we stay true to our belief that brilliant talent doesn’t always come from the same places. f1 have their fingerprints all over our brilliant team! What sets them apart…their drive & purpose to hold our industry to the highest standards in diversity and inclusion and why I’d always recommend working with them.  Lisa Parfitt, Co Founder  Between the Line and ex Managing Director, Engine Sport & Brand  Experience