London’s 101 Fastest Growing Recruiting Startups

August 1, 2022

At Best Startup London we track over 100,000 London based startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.

We’ve ranked the top 101 Recruiting companies in London. The companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are all exceptional companies, well worth a follow. We have included links to their websites, socials and CrunchBase (if you’re interested in their financials).

We selected the organisations listed in this article based on:

  • Track record
  • Executive leadership
  • Market share
  • Innovation
  • ESG rating

Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as CrunchbaseSemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.

Top Recruiting Companies & Startups (London)


Beamery

FoundersAbakar Saidov, Michael Paterson, Sultan Murad Saidov
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Beamery is a talent acquisition, engagement, and retention platform that manages sourcing, hiring, and retaining of people.


Lantum

FoundersIshani Patel, Melissa Morris, William Hoyer Millar
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Lantum is the online platform that enables healthcare providers to manage their clinical workforce.


Metaview

FoundersShahriar Tajbakhsh, Siadhal Magos
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Metaview develops conversation analytics that automatically transcribes interviews.


Florence

FoundersCharles Armitage, Dan Blake
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Florence is an online marketplace that connects vacant care home shifts to local nurses and carers looking for extra work


Storm5

FoundersOlivier Kerckhove
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Storm5 are global RetailTech recruitment experts, connecting organizations with the talent to drive their mission.


hackajob

FoundersMark Chaffey, Razvan Creanga
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Hackajob is a data-driven and engaging recruitment platform that matches top digital talent with exciting companies.


Tempo

FoundersBen Chatfield, Ollie Povey
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Tempo is a recruitment platform that connects business support professionals with the best employers.


Phaidon International

FoundersAdam Buck
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We have a clear strategy and it is working to deliver us competitive advantage and superior financial results.


Applied

FoundersKate Glazebrook, Richard Marr, Theo Fellgett
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Applied is the essential platform for debiased hiring. Using predictive, skills-based methods. Hire with purpose, supported by science.


Otta

FoundersSam Franklin, Theo Margolius, Xav Kearney
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Otta is the recruitment platform that recruits man power in technology sector.


Omnipresent

FoundersGuenther Eisinger, Matthew Wilson
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Omnipresent provides a human resource and onboarding platform designed to help companies hire remote-working local teams worldwide.


Bright

FoundersJames Uffindell
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Bright is an online recruitment network that connects graduates, undergraduates and professionals with suitable job opportunities.


PitchMe

FoundersDina Bayasanova, Gregory Asmolov, Ilya Klyachin, Piotr Konopka
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PitchMe is a skills-based talent marketplace introducing multilayered profiling of skills and innovative matching algorithms.


SonicJobs

FoundersFrancesca Boccolini, Francesco Masia, Mikhil Raja
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SonicJobs is a job platform revolutionizing the way candidates search and apply for jobs.


Rest Less

FoundersSara Stephens
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Rest Less is a social impact business helping a generation of over 50s get the most from life.


Kalido

FoundersAshvin Sologar, Sanjay Varma, Vikas Sagar
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Kalido is an amazing AI powered platform that matches enterprise workforce skills and strengths to people, teams, projects and jobs.


Juggle Jobs

FoundersRomanie Thomas
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Juggle is an information technology company that offers a SaaS platform for the future of work.


Springpod

FoundersOliver Fisher, Sam Hyams
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Springpod is an early careers attraction, engagement and recruitment technology that helps young people discover their futures.


Talmix

FoundersAdam Riccoboni, Daniel Callaghan
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Talmix has built a Business Talent Marketplace to allow companies to unlock the power of the extended workforce.


Veremark

FoundersAngus Bankes, Daniel Braithwaite, Daniel Callaghan, Nick Johnston
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Veremark is a pre-employment screening startup.


Sirenum

FoundersAmnon Kruvi, Ben Hizak, Benjamin Rubin, Joshua Pines
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Sirenum is a WFM platform for employers to put the right shift worker in the right place at the right time and pay the right amount.


Roleshare

FoundersAhmad Mousavi, Dave Smallwood, Polly Howden, Sophie Smallwood
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Roleshare’s Enterprise Platform retains and attracts talent seeking flex through shared jobs.


TalentGrid.io

FoundersBahar Gunes, Ecem Korkmaz Gelal, Erdem Gelal
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TalentGrid matches developers from under-tapped markets with companies worldwide, making hiring fast, seamless and borderless.


TalentGrid.io

FoundersBahar Gunes, Ecem Korkmaz Gelal, Erdem Gelal
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TalentGrid matches developers from under-tapped markets with companies worldwide, making hiring fast, seamless and borderless.


TalentPool

FoundersAndrew Lavelle, Manjusha Madabushi, Nitin Shimpi, Tom Davenport
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TalentPool is a Talent Matching Platform connecting talented recent graduates.


The Up Group

FoundersClare Johnston
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The Up Group company provides online recruitment, professional placement, and career consulting services.


APPII

FoundersAdi Ben-Ari, Brian McNulty, Gary McKay
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Using blockchain technology to quickly and simply verify identities, backgrounds (such as criminal history) and career history (CV / Resume)


Dartmouth Partners

FoundersLogan Naidu
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Dartmouth Partners is provides recruitment consultancy.


CodeMonk.ai

FoundersMaulik Sailor, Prakash Pilley, Shahriyar Ramezani
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CodeMonk is a platform for companies to build and manage borderless tech team using pre-vetted top talent sourced from across the world


Storm2

FoundersJames Brown
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Storm2 operates as a recruitment marketplace for fintech.


Syft

FoundersJack Beaman, Novo Abakare
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Syft is the UK’s market leading flexible staffing platform.


Staff Heroes

FoundersMark Elwig, Zeki Mirza
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Staff Heroes is an on demand & AI technology marketplace reinventing the world of work, connecting businesses and workers more efficiently.


1PS

FoundersTim Bailey
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1PS provide funding and back office services to recruitment agencies.


inploi

FoundersAlexander Hanson-Smith, Chris Mackie, Matthew de la Hey
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inploi is the future of talent engagement and job discovery.


Storm3

FoundersClare Cooper
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Storm3 are a global HealthTech talent marketplace, connecting organizations with the talent to drive their mission.


The Square

FoundersMatt Rantell
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The Square is an award winning workforce management platform & hiring marketplace for construction businesses.


Stride

FoundersAidan Cramer, Matt Sinderberry
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Deep jobs marketplace connecting sales talent with jobs at tech companies.


Johnson Matthey

FoundersPercival Norton Johnson
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Johnson Matthey is an international speciality chemicals company, founded almost 200 years ago in London.


BuzzHire

FoundersAntoine Auberger, Nick Miller
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A platform for employers to efficiently manage their flexible workforce.


Headstart

FoundersJeremy Hindle, Nicholas Shekerdemian
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Headstart is diversity recruiting software focused on breaking the cycle of exclusion.


YapJobs

FoundersShahzad Ali, Xen Lategan, Ziad Tassabehji
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Real Time Hiring App for Hospitality & Retail


EarthStream Global

FoundersUnknown
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EarthStream Global provides recruiting services primarily to energy and resources industry sectors.


LocumTap

FoundersAnas Nader, Jing Ouyang
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LocumTap provides software solutions for the management of temporary staffing requirements in healthcare organisations.


ThriveMap

FoundersChristopher Platts
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Personalised pre-employment assessments for volume hiring


Transformify

FoundersDessisslav Kamenov, Lilia Stoyanov
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Transformify Freelancer Management System (FMS) is the seamless way to manage and pay freelancers, consultants and contingent workers.


Chosen AI

FoundersWilliam Ritchie
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Chosen AI aggregates HR data to generate skills and capability insights that allow businesses to be predictive in their workforce planning.


Rethink Group

FoundersUnknown
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Delivers recruitment and talent management services internationally to transform businesses into higher performing organisations


Zao.com

FoundersZiv Eliraz
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Zao offers social recruiting and employee referral program management software for companies.


JamieAi

FoundersAdrian Ezra
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JamieAi connects graduates within Data Science, Technology and Finance to amazing companies across the UK.


Icontract Ventures Ltd.

FoundersAmanda Cai, Paul De Francisci
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iContract connects professional contractors with recruiters to match jobs


Big Couch

FoundersIrina Albita, Maria Tanjala
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Big Couch is the ‘crewfunding’ platform that empowers filmmakers, connecting them with crews that invest in projects they believe in.


Escape the City

FoundersDom Jackman, Rob Symington
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Escape the City is a community of corporate professionals that connects people for career changes, startups, and adventures.


Lifelancer

FoundersJayesh Pandya, Priyesh Pandya
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Lifelancer® is a Freelance & Remote Job Platform in Life Science, IT & Digital Health


BSI

FoundersAlejandra Paredones, Christopher Foley, John Wolfe-Barry
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BSI Group, also known in its home market as the British Standards Institution, is a multinational business services


TEXpert AI

FoundersDrishdey Caullychurn & Paras Daryanani
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TEXpert AI uses artificial intelligence to provide hiring solutions in achieving workforce diversity.


Recruitd

FoundersAntonio Giugno
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A careers network that works for everyone. Professionals, recruitment agencies, employers: welcome to your new home.


GoTalent

FoundersJacob Tyree, Maximilian Schulze Wenning, Sascha Hagro
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GoTalent is a career marketplace connecting the best international software developers with the most innovative employers in the UK.


Liveminds

FoundersHugh Carling
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Liveminds is a company provides brands get authentic consumer insights, by finding the best research participants from real behaviour.


FlairBox

FoundersElliot Janks, Robert Eades
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The home of the performers, where they can perform, connect & be discovered.


TheJobPost

FoundersJohn Caffery
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TheJobPost connects employers with recruitment consultancies.


Intern Avenue

FoundersDupsy Abiola
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Intern Avenue is a revolutionary platform that connects students & graduates to well-paid internships and entry-level jobs.


TalentHunter.AI

FoundersDebra Tuck
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TalentHunter.AI is an anonymous sales careers marketplace for IT sales talent.


Anycareer

FoundersOliver Horvei, Simon Skuggevik
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Anycareer is a data-powered career platform with courses, mentors, guides & automated recruitment to top employers.


10 Minutes With

FoundersUnknown
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10 Minutes With is an innovative global career matchmaking platform built for graduates with offices in London, Beijing and Singapore


CIP Recruitment

FoundersUnknown
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CIP Recruitment provides bespoke recruitment solutions to a variety of clients across different fields.


Hunted

FoundersGuy Tam, James Silverman
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The biggest hurdle to growth for recruitment companies is finding and hiring recruitment talent.


Acacium Group

FoundersRichard MacMillan
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Acacium Group is a provider of health, life sciences, and social care staffing services to the health sector.


Labour XChange

FoundersJonathan Key, Paul Spillman
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Labour xchange is a recruitment platform that matches workers and employers (mostly SMEs) on an hour by hour basis.


Highflyers

FoundersMichele Cuccovillo
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Recruitment platform where top financial services companies can find the best experienced professionals in the market


ASPIRE

FoundersJade Sehbat, Justyna Nowicka, Shamir Jiwa
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Inventing non-bias recruitment via #blockchain, globally. Changing the world of recruitment forever.


Talentful

FoundersChris Abbass, Phil Blaydes
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Talentful specialises in helping companies to elevate their talent acquisition strategy.


ZOA Robotics

FoundersThiago Azevedo
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A Startup developing affordable robots inspired by nature.


CV Maker

FoundersKailash Nadh
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CV Maker is an online platform that enables users to create, manage and publish their resumes in a variety of formats.


We Love Work

FoundersBecca Brighty, Paris Petgrave
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We Love Work™ People analytics platform that provides the fastest and simplest way to audit and improve your company culture.


ESL Consulting

FoundersUnknown
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ESL Consulting is a recruitment company.


Lens

FoundersBen Stephenson, Tasos Bitsios
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Lens is a professional network for the Technology and Creative industries.


DigitalMums

FoundersKathryn Tyler, Nikki Cochrane
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Digital Mums is a social media skills training.


Prism Digital

FoundersAlex Dover, Nicholas Pedersen, Shashi Fernando
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Prism Digital are a DevOps, Cloud & Infrastructure focused Talent Partner.


Powermeeter

FoundersJack Symons
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Video interviewing software solution


YunoJuno

FoundersChris Cater, Hugo Rodger-Brown, Shib Mathew
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Online platform connecting freelancers and clients in the creative and technology sectors


Grad DNA

FoundersStephen Reilly
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Grad DNA matches students and recent college grads with the right employers through app based psychometric assessments.


Devscore

FoundersPeter Cummings
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Devscore provide an easy to understand and accurate candidate skills assessment in real-time bases.


DMG Media

FoundersUnknown
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DMG media is a consumer media company engaged in print and online newspaper publishing.


Oliver James Associates

FoundersUnknown
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Oliver James Associates is a recruitment partner to the financial services, professional services and commerce & industry sectors.


Availo

FoundersNick Clement, Robert Bye
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Meet then hire local freelancers


TempaGoGo

FoundersCaroline Pegden, Phil Pegden
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Online temporary recruitment marketplace


Cyra

FoundersSeyed Saeid Masoumzadeh, Sheenu Chawla
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Cyra aiming to make the hiring process cost effective for the employers of small to medium businesses, by providing AI recruiting assistant.


The SR Group

FoundersMark Brewer
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The SR Group consists of specialist recruitment consultancies.


Tenth Revolution Group

FoundersUnknown
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Tenth Revolution Group is the global leader in cloud talent solutions, uniquely equipped to deliver digital transformation through people.


Oleeo

FoundersCharles Hipps
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Oleeo is a provider of innovative talent acquisition technology.


Raion

FoundersEmma Kemp, Jan Dienstl, Laurence Cohen
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Raion develops software to manage the candidate sourcing process for companies.


Rise To

FoundersDuncan Cheatle
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Rise To is a learning & recruitment platform matching young people to businesses in London.


SWIRE

FoundersJohn Swire
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Swire is a highly diversified global group. Many of our core businesses can be found within the Asia.


GamePlan Learning

FoundersGene Eidelman, Praveen Garimela
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GamePlan Learning offers an online portal that provides job placement services for organizations and skill training for job seekers.


EVA.AI

FoundersBen Kaminsky
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HR Tech Automation Platform


Capstone

FoundersMatt Cary, Rob Joslin
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Capstone is a property and construction recruitment consultancy company.


Zealify

FoundersAndy Parker, Lauren Hine
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Zealify is a recruitment tool assisting enterprises in finding candidates for higher level positions.


Recualizer

FoundersAigerim Murzabulatova, Arman Murzabulatov
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A Completely Different Recruitment Approach.


Darwin

FoundersLeroy Hood
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Darwin is a recruitment database that enables its users to access data from the cloud on multiple platforms.


Salt Search

FoundersJacqui Barratt
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Salt Search is a digital recruitment agency,connecting people and businesses within Creative,Marketing,Sales,and Technology.


The Crowd Works

FoundersUnknown
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A unique algorithm and social based solution to replace bad recruiters and provide employers with the top 5% of candidates.

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