About

We believe there’s a better way to recruit. A faster, easier way to connect clients with exceptional talent. 

 

The Agora team has decades of experience building networks and identifying brilliant candidates. We’ve successfully placed hundreds of people with established brands, startups and investment firms, both in London and overseas.

We’re experts in our field, but that’s not the only reason why clients like Dr Martens, Marks & Spencer and WIT Fitness love working with us. Successful recruitment is all about the people and that goes for the recruitment process too. You won’t find pushy salespeople or patchy communication at Agora – we’re a friendly, flexible team who work hard to find the right fit for every role.

How do we do that?

To start with, we learn who you are as a business and what you like – and don’t – before hitting the market. And, if you aren’t 100% on the brief, our senior team is here to help you nail down what it is you’re looking for.

We’re big believers in transparency, so we’ll keep you in the loop from start to finish and provide you with any support you need along the way.

Find out what some of our clients have to say about us on our testimonials.

What are our values?

  • Agora is fully committed to an ethical approach to business. This means being honest and thinking about the best long-term interests of clients, candidates and colleagues. 

  • We encourage people to work from anywhere and around their own life schedules so it is important that everyone has the integrity to be productive without micromanagement and monitoring

  • We expect everyone to act with integrity at all times, even when it might not be the most profitable thing to do
  • We believe that caring about our colleagues and our customers is fundamental to everything we do

  • Caring about others is part of being a good human. We must have empathy and think about the feelings of others

  • We have to care about what we are doing in order to reach our potential in anything

  • We have to care about our sectors to drive ourselves to become experts

  • We know that best practice now might not be best practice in the future so we work on the principle of continuous improvement and we never stop iterating and evolving

  • Our focus on being ethical means being honest about our aims and giving balanced advice 

  • We ask for feedback and provide it as often as is constructive 

  • We have clear, accessible hiring processes, job specs, performance expectations and criteria for promotion

  • We share our search work, mapping and shortlists with clients

  • If anything is unclear we can just ask and will get an honest answer

  • We aim to be the absolute best versions of ourselves and perform to our maximum potential individually and as a team

  • We believe that every member of our team should have the potential to advise world class operators and businesses

  • We aim to be an aspirational employer – a destination of choice for our competitors 

  • We want our team to feel totally confident there is nowhere else that can offer better financial reward

  • Agora is welcoming to everyone 

  • Everyone at Agora is welcoming

  • We recruit and develop people with their own personalities so we actively support individuality in communication, expression and discussion

  • We don’t just say “it’s ok to be yourself”, we encourage people to express their individuality as much as they like

  • We set goals and help people to achieve them in their own way using the methods that are best suited to them as individuals 

Our Team

Greg Wellman

Director | Start-ups

Caroline Phillips

Director | Brands

Felix Meller

Director | Investors

Matthew Gunn

Manager | Finance

Chris Hall

Principal | Finance

Matthew Greenwood

Principal | Investors

Charlotte Ashley

Consultant

Abby Denny

Consultant | Start-ups

Danielle O’Rourke

Search Lead | Start-Ups

Tessa Warby

Associate | Start-Ups

Isobel Dalton

Associate | Finance

Seb Armstrong

Associate | Finance

Grant Moir

Associate | Finance

Harrison Ingall

Associate | Finance

Amy Lucas

Office Manager

Annie Mbuyi

Associate | Investors 

Who we help

We’ve successfully placed candidates with clients from market-leading retailers to trailblazing startups. So whether you’re hiring for established roles or need help building out a recruitment brief, come and talk to us. We’re a phone call away or pop into our London office for a coffee.

Investors

We’re experts at finding unique candidates who bring passion, experience and diversity of perspective to investment firms.

Brands

Looking for a recruitment partner with the right relationships and experience? We’re trusted by some of the UK’s leading brands to find highly qualified candidates for every role.

Start-ups

Are you making that all-important first management hire or getting ready to scale? The Agora team can help you every step of the way.

Come and work for us!

We aim to be the best possible platform for highly dedicated Recruiters who have a passion for recruiting into the Consumer industries. The Agora office is a friendly and informal environment and we offer support and freedom in equal measures. Everyone at Agora is highly motivated and we work hard but because we want to. We enjoy unlimited holidays, flexible and home-working, and no dress-code. All new starters are provided with a Macbook Pro and an iPhone.

We believe in thinking long-term, providing transparency for our clients and treating people the way we would want to be treated.

We believe that in order to add value, we have to be experts in our space. This is why we immerse ourselves in the Consumer sectors and regularly attend tradeshows to discover the newest and fastest-growing brands, partner with specialist advisory firms for conferences such as Interpath, and sponsor industry events such as The Pitch.