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About Aspire

Aspire specialise in recruiting for the media and marketing communications industry.

We are a Sunday Times Top 100 Company to Work For, an Investors in People Gold Award Company and a ISO 9001 accredited company.

We draw on heritage and experience spanning more than two decades and recruit a wide range of roles and disciplines from graduate entry level to Director level. Our clients include marketing services agencies, media owners, not for profit, client side and corporate organisations seeking media and marketing communications talent. The scope of disciplines we specialise in ranges from sales to content, technology to design, marketing to research and many others.

Established since 1992 and previously trading as a number of specialist recruitment brands - pfj (Phee Farrer Jones), The Graduate Recruitment Company, RP Cushing, Periscope and Aspire Global Network Asia - we unified in 2014 under one brand: Aspire.

As an employer, we are an Investor's In People Gold Award holder, the Sunday Times 29th Best Company To Work For.

  • We have been involved in media recruitment since 1992

  • We have been involved in graduate recruitment since 1993

  • We have been involved in creative and design recruitment since 1998

  • We have been involved in digital recruitment since 1999

  • We have been involved in market research recruitment since 2000

  • We have been operating in Manchester and the North West since 2001

  • We have been operating in Asia since 2011

We employ around 100 people based in four locations: London, Manchester, Singapore & Hong Kong and are therefore able to satisfy the needs of our clients and aspirations of our candidates and our people both locally and on an international level.

We are a 'high touch' recruitment business, meeting and interviewing over 11,100 candidates a year, of which 64% come to us via our own sources and channels enabling a unique supply of talent. Over the last 22 years we have established a clean and coded database of over 175,000 specialist media and marketing communications related candidates. Our clients brief us on over 5,000 permanant job opportunities a year and we boast a 96% success rate of placing the right people in the right job.

We have over 180 specialist interim candidates working for our clients every day.

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