Company History

Inspired Selection had roots in Oxford’s publishing community where we set up the UK’s first dedicated publishing recruitment agency in 1999. We quickly built a reputation within the publishing industry for being professional and passionate about delivering the best possible publishing recruitment service. We opened a second office in London in 2001.

We have grown from a small start-up to an influential, reputable and trusted partner in the publishing industry with a strong track record of success. Throughout this growth we have maintained local knowledge and unrivalled service.

Our publishing recruitment consultants have carved out sector specialisms in education, trade, professional, B2B and academic publishing. We now boast an impressive client portfolio which has grown to include a wide variety of commercial and not-for-profit organisations looking to source skilled publishing professionals.

Throughout its history, Inspired Selection has collaborated with publishers and publishing teams within organisations as they innovate within the changing publishing landscape. We are at the forefront of recruiting for specialised digital roles evolving out of ongoing technological development.

In 2016, we launched Inspired Temps due to demand from our clients for us to be able to offer a more flexible approach to recruitment. The service now nearing it's third year is thriving.

In January 2017, we launched Inspired Search as an exclusive, retained and high end service to offer our clients looking to hire senior and C-level roles across the industry. Already having succesfully completed many assignments, we are delighted that we can now offer a larger range of services for our partners in publishing today.


Inspired Selection played an integral part in matching me to my ideal role, through carefully planning and facilitating my interviews. They were helpful, friendly and reliable and I'd certainly recommend them to a friend!

Rik Ivens Managing Designer of Digital Marketing, Pearson UK

Inspired Selection have helped me fill some tricky roles in the last year. I find the consultants to have in-depth market knowledge and they have an instinctive understanding of the right “fit” for RICS. It is always fun to work with Inspired Selection and I highly recommend them.

Human Resources, RICS