Which are the Best Secretarial Recruitment Agencies for May 2024 in London? The main competitors are revealed…

Secretarial Recruitment Agencies in London for May 2024 our pick of the best, and some of the firms may surprise you!

Secretarial Recruitment Agencies based in London for when our usual agency lets you down, and you need to widen the net.  Reviews and Google ratings (when we have found them) from clients and applicants… The CEO’s PA is leaving, and although the candidates you’ve met so far could do the job, none are quite as excellent as the previous PA – who do you call? 

**THE WINNERS May 2024**

1: Tate
Secretarial Recruitment Agency in London if you’re looking for one which can source PA candidates who have worked at the highest level, in some of the most formidable environments, then Tate should be considered. They also provide Finance, Admin, Customer Service, Human Resources and Marketing candidates, and have been in the market place for a number of years. Recognised as one of the market leaders in support vacancies, Tate also regularly host seminars around a variety of topics, aimed at educating their clients.
Social Media includes regular updates to pages on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Google review rating 4.7* with 305 reviews

2: Front of House Recruitment
Secretarial Recruitment Agency in London: if you need a corporate receptionist, office manager, or board-level EA, look no further. With a Google Review Rating of 4.9* from over 240 reviews and 15 years ranking 1st for most receptionist-related searches, we at Front of House Recruitment have established ourselves as the industry leaders. We provide London’s legal and financial worlds with super-polished executive receptionists and their board-level Executive Assistants. Additionally, we 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 a specialist in their field.
Google rating 4.9* with 271 reviews

3: Hays
Secretarial Recruitment Agency in London for PAs and a strong emphasis on finance, Hays’ client list also includes many legal powerhouses. Hays 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.  They also cover Accounting, Finance, Call Centres, Construction, Property, Digital, Education, Manufacturing, Healthcare and many other disciplines.
Social Media includes active LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages with some job alerts.

4: Angela Mortimer

Best Secretarial Agencies covering London with various branches, which has dedicated specialisms in a number of areas including PAs, Secretarial, HR, 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
Google review rating 3.4* with 162 reviews

5: Career Legal
Secretarial Recruitment Agency in London for short notice temps (as well as perms). From their inception nearly thirty years ago with a team of just three, Career Legal has grown into one of the most prestigious names in secretarial recruitment and one of the areas they could also surely be crowned champions, would be human resources. From large corporate law firms, and the largest accountancies, to smaller independent practices, their understanding of what it takes to form a brilliant HR team only enhances their reputation.
Google rating 3.6 from 86 reviews

6: Love Success
Secretarial Recruitment Agency in London which has won plenty of awards, covering PA and office support jobs, both permanent, contract and temporary across a wide range of sectors. The brain child of Julia Vassie and Jane Atherton, 2 successful industry professionals with over 25 years’ experience and already the founders of a nationwide recruitment agency.
Social media includes very active Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram
Google rating 4.7* with 314 reviews

7: Bain and Gray
Secretarial Recruitment Agency in London which is more of a boutique consultancy specializing in secretarial and PA recruitment for London based national and global companies in financial, technology, media and entertainment and other professional services. With a small team, the 2 founders have built their reputation working together since 1999.
Social media includes active Facebook and LinkedIn
Google rating 4.4* from 114 reviews

8: Robert Half
Secretarial Recruitment Agency in London, which can also cover Accounting, Banking, Technology, Digital, Admin and HR vacancies, listed in Forbes Magazine as “Word’s Most Admired Companies”. Founded in New York City in 1948 and is one of the big players and well respected within the City.
Google rating 4.7* with 441 reviews

9: Morgan McKinley
Best Secretarial Agency in London if you’re looking for a corporate support agency, which can also cover senior appointments. They have a wealth of experience founded in 1995 and a big player in London. They cover Secretarial Support, also Tax, Projects & Change, IT PMO, Finance, Risk, Compliance, HR, Sales & Marketing amongst others.
Google rating 4.4 from 56 reviews

10: Strictly Recruitment

Secretarial Support Recruitment Agency in London which can cover all levels of seniority with a strong reputation in the City. They have a meaty PA & EA division which attracts some of the most prestigious firms in London including plenty of law firms.
Google rating 4.6* with 67 Reviews

11: Tiger Recruitment
Secretarial Recruitment Agency in London which also covers multiple sectors, with a great reputation as an excellent agency for delivering candidates across multiple divisions, their name is often associated with the recruitment for various financial and legal firms in London, they also service other parts of the UK from Bristol & Manchester.
Google Rating 4.6 with 212 reviews

12: Crone Corkhill
If you’ve been working in London as long as I have, then you’ll have heard Crone Corkhill’s name at lot. One of the reason is their reach within the City. For the past forty years they have been the go-to names for secretarial recruitment, servicing everything from FTSE 100 institutions to boutique firms and SMEs. If you realise you need an extra pair of hands on an HR vacancy, then Crone Corkhill would be a great place to begin.
Social media includes very recently active pages on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Google rating 4.4* with 96 reviews

13: 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.
Social media includes recently active pages on Twitter and LinkedIn

14: 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.
Social media includes recently active pages on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

IMPORTANT We hope you’ve found our list useful. All the companies listed are recommended EQUALLY and the numbering does not reflect their status in the list.

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Released 25th May 2024