Best Secretarial Agencies in London: Office Angels, Tate, Robert Half, Hays, Morgan McKinley, Angela Mortimer, Brook Street, Crone Corkill, Strictly Recruitment, Blue Arrow – Reviews.

Reception, Admin & PAs, Human Resources, Hospitality – which recruitment agencies are you using and who is the competition? 

You want to drastically improve the first impression you are giving your clients when they arrive at your company. Meeting rooms need to be organised, calls answered professionally, catering booked and clients greeted by a charming polished, intelligent receptionist. 
Your usual agency have fallen short. They just haven’t had the depth of quality required to fill this very important role, so you wonder who else may be able to help quickly.




1st in Google for the past 15 years for most receptionist related searches and known as the industry leaders, Front of House consultancy provide London’s legal and financial worlds with super polished executive receptionists and also run the corporate FOH Managers Forums. If you believe some candidates’ CVs are so good they have a pack of hungry agencies desperate to get them registered, then it would be reasonable to assume they would choose to register with the No1 specialist in their field. 
2: Office Angels
Part of the Adecco Group – which are the largest provider in the world for agency temp staff.  They have 5,200 branches in over 60 countries and territories in the world. If you’re looking for a generalist agency to assist you with reception on a global scale, this would be a good first stop. Also Office Angels have branches across the UK and therefore maybe fill the parts other agencies may not reach.
3: Brook Street
If you’re looking for a high street agency, they have over 50+ locations and cover the whole of Great Britain. Brook Street can not only cover your reception support staff needs but are also specialists in adult care, education, housing, services for children, and specialist social care recruitment.



4: Tate
 If you’re looking for the best secretarial agency in London which can also provide you with Accounting and Finance, Admin, Customer Service, Human Resources, Marketing candidates, then Tate have been in the market place for a number of years. They are recognised as one of the market leaders. Tate also regularly host seminars around a variety of topics, aimed at educating their clients. 
“World’s Most Admired Companies” as listed in Forbes Magazine. Their company was founded in New York City in 1948. Robert Half can also offer you Accounting, Banking, Technology, Digital, Admin and HR candidates, they also have published books on the finance industry.

6:Morgan McKinley
As one of the best secretarial agencies in London Morgan McKinley recruit professionals in the following specialist disciplines: Tax, Projects and Change, IT PMO, IT Data & Applications, IT Development, Core Finance, Senior Finance, Specialist Finance, Risk, Compliance, HR, Sales & Marketing and Office Support (and Engineering in Ireland). Morgan McKinley was founded in the UK in 1995 as a banking & financial services recruitment consultancy



The company was founded in 1867 .  The name can be traced to Alexander Hay, who acquired a brewhouse in 1651 which was then redeveloped as a wharf and in 1856 this was renamed Hay’s Wharf.  As one of the best secretarial agencies in London for PAs, Hays’ client list includes many financial and legal powerhouses. They also cover Accounting, Finance, Call Centres, Construction, Property, Digital, Education, Manufacturing, Healthcare and many other disciplines. 
8: Angela Mortimer
Covering HR, PAs, Secretarial, Marketing, Media, Design, IT, Accounting, Legal and Household vacancies. The Angela Mortimer Group has grown and now has offices in: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Lyon, Geneva, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sao Paulo. However it is still considered one of the best secretarial agencies in London for really corporate EAs and PAs
9: Strictly Recruitment
Recruiting for business support and human resources at all levels of seniority since 2010, they have built up a strong reputation within the City.
They do however have a very strong PA and EA division which attracts some of the most prestigious companies in London.


Within 30 years from it’s inception, Blue Arrow was so successful it managed to acquire Manpower Inc for $1.3Bn. Now with 60 Branches across the UK – it is part of the Impellam Group (which also owns TATE see above). They have a very strong hospitality division which can assist you in most areas of the market place
Specialists in restaurants and bar management recruitment. With 15 years experience of recruiting for the UK’s leading restaurant and bar operators, Mash’d uses the latest technology, social media platforms and their strong connections to find the best talent in the market place. 

We hope you’ve found our best secretarial agency & hospitality agency list useful. 

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