Testimonials

We work very hard to make sure the people who work with us have a great experience and are happy
with the service we provide - as a result, much of the business we get involved in comes through
referral. Below you can see what some of our clients and candidates are saying
about us - you may even recognise some people you know!

Clients

“We find the Little Black Book great! They know the industry and work hard at knowing the people in it. They are professional, honest and efficient; they say when they can help you and don’t bullshit when they can’t. In my opinion, LBB sets a lead that I wish other recruiters would follow.”
Managing Director, Code Computerlove

“The Little Black Book listen to our requirements and tailor candidates really well to our needs. We’ve been working together for a good while and rate them as a safe pair of hands when it comes to sourcing last minute design & development needs. A competitive and friendly service for any agency.”
Traffic Manager, TBWA\Manchester

“We have engaged the Little Black Book  for a number of roles, most recently for a Client Services Manager. Thanks to their efficiency and their understanding of our company and its needs, we found the whole recruitment process painless. We now have an excellent addition to our team, who is making a real difference.”
Managing Director, Epiphany Solutions

“At 2020 we’re extremely fussy about who we employ, so recruiting for us must be quite a headache! Thankfully the Little Black Book are equally picky about the candidates they send through – which makes things a lot easier.”
Assistant Creative Group Head, 2020 Agency

“I find working with the Little Black Book refreshing. They are keen to listen to and understand our recruitment needs. They take the time to thoroughly screen candidates and when they recommend a candidate to me, I know that I a) can trust their instinct and b) I should arrange an interview. They are knowledgeable about our sector, both specifically to the North West and to the broader market – including London. I have no reservation in recommending LBB!”
Recruitment Manager, Creative Lynx

“We’ve worked with the Little Black Book since they began operating and will continue to use them as long as we need strong talent for our team. Their understanding of the industry is invaluable and they never waste our time with unsuitable candidates. I have recommended them before and will continue to do so.”
Managing Director, Bloom Media

“Having recently hired through the Little Black Book, I can honestly say it was a refreshing experience. To be able to speak to somebody, who immediately gets what you’re looking for and understands the brief is a huge timesaver. We weren’t bombarded with calls and CVs, just a small number of very exacting candidates, all of which fitted the bill and, ultimately, from which we hired. Their knowledge and ability to turn things around quickly was invaluable and we wouldn’t hesitate in using their services again.”
Senior Account Manager, PassItOn Media

“The Little Black Book showed great energy and commitment in attracting an excellent Head of Digital for us.”
Director of Communications and Engagement, The Woodland Trust

“The Little Black Book have provided us with a number of excellent freelance and permanent candidates to meet our resource requirements. The service they provide ensures that our resourcing requirements are always met, giving us the ability to deliver the level of innovation and service that our clients demand.”
Digital Director, SLG Marketing

“A measure of success in our business is the longevity of our client and partner relationships. In the decade I’ve worked with Anna I’ve been consistently impressed by her ability to listen to a brief, interpret it and deliver candidates that have contributed to our growth and success.”
Director, Fresh

 

Candidates

The Little Black Book have placed me at numerous freelance gigs over the last year or so and it has been a pleasure every time. I have worked with a lot recruitment folk over the years but I rarely speak to any that actually understand the digital industry, LBB do.
Robin Hayward, Freelance Developer

I moved back to Yorkshire a little over two years ago and the Little Black Book have been a life saver. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Passionate, committed and professional excellence – what more could you ask for?
Jason Young, Production Director

The Little Black Book have restored my faith in recruitment. Truthful, professional and with integrity, these are not words you normally associate with the recruitment business these days, but you can with LBB.
Warren Drumm, Head of Digital

I’ve been working with creative recruitment specialists for over ten years, both as a client, candidate, and now as a self-employed freelancer. In that time I’ve seldom had the pleasure of working with such a selfless, professional team as that of the Little Black Book. Aside from the fact they’ve kept me almost permanently busy for 18 months solid, Gareth and his team are creative industry professionals with an intimate knowledge of what makes a creative agency tick. They know when a shoe fits and they’ve got a lot of shoes!
Christian Duncan, Senior Designer

Unlike a lot of the other recruitment agents that I’ve dealt with over the years – both as a client and a candidate – the team at the Little Black Book are sincere, trustworthy and honest – and they really know their stuff when it comes to digital. A refreshing change to the norm and great to deal with too.
Russ Hirst, Head of Social Media

I found the whole experience of using the Little Black Book a real breath of fresh air. Having an agency that you can truly rely on is something that everyone looking for a job wants and LBB really delivers just that. I was really pleased with how well they managed the whole recruitment process but mostly how professional the management between the job seeker and employer was.
Stuart Owens, SEO Manager

The Little Black Book helped to make my move from London to Sheffield a lot easier than I’d expected. I landed myself a great job in a location that suited my needs within week! I am really grateful to all the hard work put in on my behalf and would absolutely recommend the Little Black Book to anyone looking for help in getting into the job they want.
Richard Henman, Copywriter

The Little Black Book are a breath of fresh air, who, in my experience, really ‘get’ digital and its specialisms, which is a feat in itself. Gareth’s enthusiasm for really understanding candidate’s experience and career aspirations is second to none, making it a real pleasure to deal with the Little Black Book.
Liz Deverell-Smith, Digital Planner

LBB were very professional and helpful. They listened to my recruitment requirements and factored in my range of experience then proposed a job which fitted the bill of what I was looking for. On the whole a great personal service to get the right job for the right candidate.
Chris Pollard, Media Planner

The Little Black Book are a friendly, down to earth service and most importantly listened and understood what my requirements were. Too many recruiters discard your ambitions and goals, opting to push you forward for anything and everything to secure that all important recruiter fee. I found the LBB to be a breath of fresh air showing integrity, professionalism and a personal service….with none of the BS.
Claire Butters, Account Director

Companies we work with

Love
Magnetic-North
City Press
Savvy
Brother
British Red Cross
Ahoy

What they say

Managing Director,
Code Computerlove

We find The Little Black Book great! They know the industry and work hard at knowing the people in it. They are professional, honest and efficient; they say when they can help you and don’t bullshit when they can’t. In my opinion, TLBBA sets a lead that I wish other recruiters would follow.

Traffic Manager, TBWAManchester

The Little Black Book listen to our requirements and tailor candidates really well to our needs. We’ve been working together for a good while and rate them as a safe pair of hands when it comes to sourcing last minute design & development needs. A competitive and friendly service for any agency.

Managing Director, Epiphany Solutions

“We have engaged The Little Black Book Agency for a number of roles, most recently for a Client Services Manager. Thanks to their efficiency and their understanding of our company and its needs, we found the whole recruitment process painless. We now have an excellent addition to our team, who is making a real difference.”

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