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Why Heat Recruitment is the Best Recruitment Business to work for in Bristol

by Chris Birtle


We now stand at just over 50 employees (with much improved offices!) with aspirations to increase headcount to 80+ by the end of 2018.  This will position Heat Recruitment as one of the Bristol’s (and the UK’s!) largest independent specialist recruitment companies.

Our belief has always been in making the service the priority over the bottom line.  Look after clients and candidates, manage their expectations, go the extra mile and the rest will take care of itself.

This piece of candidate feedback really sums it up – “One of a very small breed of recruitment consultants – someone who stays in touch, keeps you updated even if there is nothing to report, and is proactive in finding you a role that fits your profile rather than firing your CV out to everyone and hoping for the best” (Account Executive within the Insurance Industry).

This type of feedback is not uncommon. Heat Recruitment has some of the most passionate and professional recruitment specialists that I have ever met on my career path. Their attitude to the clients, attention to detail and the charge of positive energy are unbeatable” – CTO, Senior Software Architect.

The real competitive advantage for any organisation is it’s people.  We have made significant investments into making Heat Recruitment a great place to work for our employee’s, so much so that we are the first recruitment company in Bristol to be accredited with the Public Health England – Workplace Wellbeing Charter.  This is something we are incredibly proud to have achieved as we feel it really separates us from the crowd.

Never a business to stand still, 2017 represented perhaps our most successful year to date.

Our Key Achievements included:

  • Recruited 24 new people into the Business
  • Increased turnover by 165.3% on 2016
  • First Recruitment Company in Bristol to be accredited with the Wellbeing Charter
  • Launched a new engineering division to service the Bristol/UK market
  • Internally we promoted 9 members of staff into Senior/Management roles (all of whom started out as Trainee’s)
  • Promoted 17 Trainee Recruitment Consultants in Bristol from our Academy
  • Winners of a Lotus Award which recognise those businesses that have invested in building a great culture and workplace environment.
  • Winner of a Business Leaders Rising Star
  • Finalists for Business Leaders Entrepreneur and Business of the Year
  • National Online Recruitment Awards finalist
  • Our greatest competitive advantage is our culture, our people and the overall level of employee engagement.

“Heat Recruitment have a unique, dedicated team of recruitment consultant who goes the extra mile, setting themselves above their contemporaries. Creating a perfect balance between professional and personal my Account Manager is able to deliver a high class service matching the right person to the right role, Operations Manager Legal firm”

2017 saw us undertake a number of initiatives with Bristol based charities to include:

Hosted our annual Charity Golf Day in association with Bristol based Charity Fairshare, the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. This was heavily promoted through Social Media and had 70 attendees for the day, mainly Bristol/South West based businesses within the Professional Services market.

We successfully placed 664 people into new opportunities last year, 182 of which were placed within Bristol/South West based businesses.

Replacing the traditional Secret Santa office gift, with a “buy a child a gift” scheme with another Bristol based Children’s charity.


All that we know is that we couldn’t be more delighted with the ambition and drive our consultants have demonstrated from the moment we kick started 2018. We remain focused on providing a constant high level of service, and helping our clients find the talent they need to grown their businesses.

Our vision remains the same; To provide specialist recruitment solutions to every business and every person, everywhere.

Due to our continued success we are looking to hire a number of Consultants into the business across all our divisions from Trainee up to Senior Recruitment Consultant level.

Should you be interested, or know of someone who would like to explore recruitment as a long-term career then please feel free to get in touch on 0345 375 1747

To discuss these opportunities further as we’d love to chat or view our Careers Page