Professional Recruitment Since 1991
We supply staff throughout the UK and across the globe in permanent, temporary, contract and interim roles and are preferred suppliers to an impressive number of blue-chip retail multiples as well as numerous brands, suppliers, manufacturers and designers.
Our areas of expertise include:
Technical & Production
Wholesale & Showroom
|Marketing & P.R.|
H.R. & Training
Temporary & Contract
We are today a proven leader in our field with offices in London’s West End as well as in Nottingham which serves the north, midlands and overseas clients and candidates.
All our Consultants come from within the sector of the industry that they now recruit for so they understand your specialist recruitment needs.
Our staff receive thorough and on-going recruitment training to high professional standards.
Our Directors, Karen Hill and Shelley Pinto have, between them, 45 years fashion recruitment experience and continue to work hands-on running the company.
Success Stories - Clients
“I have no hesitation in recommending Fashion & Retail Personnel. They are always extremely professional and their understanding of the retail industry allows them to provide us with a high calibre of candidates.” MISS SELFRIDGE
“Jennifer Green, in her many years of dealing with us has constantly gone above and beyond in order to recruit the perfect candidates and makes dealing with an agency effortless due to her unique understanding of our company and the market place which we are situated. She ensures that all candidates are pre selected and therefore we only see the ones which meet our exacting criteria and all from blue chip backgrounds resulting in no wasted time out of our schedules. Her knowledge of design is second to none and can assess the commerciality of portfolios unlike our experiences with our agencies thus resulting in an excellent hit rate.” STUART PETERS
“Getting the precise skill set, expertise, mindset as well as company culture fit factor when recruiting personnel is challenging but key to our company organisation, success and continued growth in the tough fashion sector. We have consistently used Fashion & Retail Personnel over the last three years as one of our main recruitment consultants and have been very happy with the partnership. They have not only matched the requirement to the brief within sometimes short deadlines but have also understood the personality fit to the existing team and the role. We pride ourselves in having an amazing team that loves the company and their job and I have no hesitation in saying that most of them were successfully recruited through Fashion & Retail Personnel.” OUI
Success Stories - Candidates
“During my 20 years plus in the fashion industry I have had the best and most rewarding career offers found by Fashion & Retail Personnel. I have always recommended them to all my colleagues, friends and any graduates who have crossed my path. Fashion & Retail Personnel are very perceptive to both the employee and the employer and know how to match the two, I have found they are not just interested in getting you a job but getting you the right one as they do not see this as a job but as a career for each individual. They are interested in not only your experience but also the person you are and if your whole existence matches the company they are recommending and vice versa. I always choose Fashion & Retail Personnel first and wait patiently for the right career move as I know I will be happy and content until I am ready to take the next challenge.” Sevraj Syed, placed Technical Manager in Hong Kong
“From the first point of contact with Gemma at Fashion & Retail Personnel I had a very good, professional and informative response. Gemma matched me up perfectly with the type of employment that I was looking for and was in contact every step of the way, from telephone interview, right through to confirming the terms and conditions of employment after receiving a job offer. I always felt that she had my best interests at heart and nothing was too much trouble. My recommendation is that anyone looking for employment could not do any better than contacting Gemma. Thank you so much, I cannot wait to start my new job.” Ann Roberts, placed as Concession Manager
“Searching for a new job can be a particularly stressful time more so in the ever changing and diverse fashion and retail industry. Diane and Fashion & Retail Personnel eliminated this for me making sure that I was kept informed every step of the way, given constructive feedback and constantly communicated with. Thanks to Diane I managed to successfully secure my dream job. Thanks for everything.” Natalie Legg, placed as Retail Operations Manager