About Harrison Sands

Harrison Sands is a rec2rec specialist agency, working with recruitment companies throughout the UK to support their internal recruitment requirements.

With the benefit of over 25 years’ recruitment industry experience, we provide an end-to-end recruitment solution delivered with professionalism and integrity. If you are a client or candidate, at the point we undertake to work with you our commitment is to deliver.

Our expert approach to handling vacancy requirements combined with our industry and sector knowledge means we have an appreciation of both client and candidate needs and how best to meet them. Our clients recruit across a broad spectrum of roles and sectors, so if you are looking for your next career move then please get in touch, let Harrison Sands be your agency of choice.

Our delivery team can support with:

  • Permanent and interim recruitment
  • Search and selection
  • Management Consultancy, strategic development, change management and performance framework design.
  • Training design and delivery
  • Tender and proposal writing

If you would like to speak us, call us in confidence on 0113 487 2161 or ‘contact us’ via our website.

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Don’t just take our word for how good we are…

Read some testimonials from clients and candidates that we’ve worked with.

I cannot speak highly enough of Shona and the Harrison Sands team. She took the time to really listen to what I wanted and what I didn’t want from my new role. She understood not only me but also the culture of the agency I wanted to work in and she matched me up perfectly into my current role. Shona was available out of office hours if I needed to speak to her and she kept me updated regularly throughout the whole process and I know she is still following my career as it progresses. I would highly recommend both Shona and Harrison Sands to any consultant looking for a new role.

Sue

Shona reached out to me during my last job search and was instrumental in helping me find new employment. She took great care and attention in reviewing my recent experience and took the time to understand what I was looking for in my next company. Shona kept in regular contact with me, regarding the steps of my applications and I found her feedback to be helpful and honest. Thank you again!

Jon

There doesn’t seem to be that many rec2rec firms that work genuinely nationally, like Harrison Sands does. Even though they’re not physically in Wales, didn’t stop them from developing a great range of clients in the region. From start to finish, they provided regular updates and kept me informed throughout the hiring process. It was refreshing to work with such a professional agency.

David - IT recruitment consultant

Working in the healthcare recruitment sector for a number of years, I’d moved around a bit too, living in Manchester and Liverpool. But with a young family, I wanted to find an employer that allowed me to work flexibly. Finding a role in Chester through Harrison Sands, I’ve got the best of both worlds. A great place to bring up the kids, easy access to Liverpool and Manchester, and working for a company that actually lets me flex my working hours.

Janet - healthcare recruitment consultant

I wanted to find a new recruitment job that gave me the flexibility to build a strong temp desk, but at the same time was still a fun place to work. I found a lot of the bigger players that work nationally to be too structured, but through Harrison Sands, I’m now working for a construction recruitment company just outside the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool. It’s really ambitious here and I’m given the freedom to grow my desk. I got quality advice and a first class service from the team at Harrison Sands, so I’d definitely recommend them to others.

Danny - construction recruiter

With about five years recruitment experience, I felt I knew the professional services recruitment sector in Manchester pretty well. But every time I looked on the job boards for a new position, none of the positions felt quite right. But that’s where Harrison Sands came up trumps. Their knowledge of the market was impressive, but what really helped was their access to clients that were passively recruiting for people with my background. Because they weren’t advertising, I didn’t know they were recruiting. So with Harrison Sands’ help, I was shortlisted for two different agencies in Manchester city centre, eventually opting for one with greater scope for future growth and a better bonus structure. I’m so glad I spoke with the team here. They’ve made such a big difference for me.

Ashley - principal recruitment consultant, professional services

As an executive search specialist, I’ve developed an extensive financial services network but found that wasn’t much help to me when I wanted to look for a new recruitment challenge. Harrison Sands really demonstrated the quality of their network and knowledge, and created a shortlist of suitable target agencies for me to be presented to. I’ve now found a new role within the Square Mile with more responsibility, investment to build a team under me, and the infrastructure of a boutique but well-funded agency behind me. I’ve already recommended Harrison Sands to other colleagues and will look to them when I’m ready to build my team.

Sara - executive search specialist, financial services

I had 2 years experience as a recruitment resourcer and was ready to take the next step in my career. I’d seen a number of agencies advertising recruiter jobs in Sheffield near where I live, but they all wanted previous recruitment experience, not just resourcer level stuff. But after speaking to Harrison Sands, they put me in front of an agency that wasn’t actually recruiting but was willing to see candidates that knew the industry. They liked me and I liked what they had to say, and a little over a month later I started my new job, all thanks to the team at Harrison Sands.

Kirsty - recruitment consultant, industrial

We launched Cogent Staffing in 2017 and since then Shona has provided crucial support to our business, recruiting key members of staff across the industrial, commercial and technical sectors. I would highly recommend her services should you be looking for a reliable, honest and experienced R2R.

Sam - Managing Director - Cogent Staffing

Shona helped me find a new position when I relocated. She was brilliant from start to finish. She listened to exactly what I was looking for and found me the best options. I am now working at the place I listed as my top preference. She was in regular contact throughout the whole process and could not have been more helpful. She is very professional and made sure I was fully informed. Thank you Shona.

Louise

Harrison Sands have consistently identified appropriate candidates for our business, offering a professional, pro-active and friendly service. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them, not least of all, because of the up-beat, positive nature of their staff, which makes them a pleasure to deal with.

Mike - Regional Manager

I’ve worked in financial recruitment for about five years now, first in London and now in Birmingham after moving to where my fiancee is from originally. Being new to the area, apart from the national agencies that everyone knows, I didn’t know where I should be focusing my job search efforts. And that’s where Harrison Sands was so helpful. They worked with the nationals but also new the local recruiters too. After being shortlisted for three roles I interviewed for, I chose to join a niche recruiter on a warm desk, with a clear career path mapped out. I genuinely don’t think I could have secured such a role without the help of Harrison Sands so I’m happy to recommend them.

Andy, recruitment consultant, finance and accountancy

I’d registered with a few rec2rec agencies, not just in Leeds, but some national ones too. I found Harrison Sands to be responsive and they came back to me quickly with suitable roles, supported me during the interview process and helped negotiate a great deal. I’ve already recommended them to my ex-colleagues!

Mark - commercial recruitment consultant