What Others Say

We partner with Publishing professionals across a variety of sectors and value all the feedback we receive from both clients and candidates. We pride ourselves on the quality service we offer and strive to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with in whatever way we can.


I’m hugely grateful to Inspired Selection. Over and above their expertise, wide range of contacts and friendly approach is their commitment to and passion for what they are doing. No other recruitment business I have come across has been prepared to take the time needed to get to know candidates’ strengths and potentials or to probe a company’s imagined and real needs. Inspired’s intelligent questioning and personable support have made a real difference to us.



It’s so refreshing to find a recruitment consultancy that I can trust to work on my positions! The team at Inspired Selection always take the time to understand my team’s requirements and take care in the selection of candidates. They have provided great support for some very difficult roles and I always seem to interview the candidates they send through! They are honest and provide useful feedback to make our recruitment process easier. When I meet with candidates they always feedback on the positive experience they have had with Inspired – which is such an important of the on-boarding process. 

I look forward to continuing working with them in the future! 



This was a key senior appointment, and Abigail searched for and selected an impressive range of candidates. She was good at capturing their backgrounds, and finding the fit for us…The fact that it was quite hard to select the final candidate was testament to the quality of people she had put forward. There was a strong final shortlist, and I am very happy with the appointment we have made.

OLIVER GADSBY, Chief Executive, Rowman & Littlefield International


Abigail at Inspired Selection was brilliant throughout my job hunting period. She assessed my skills well in the initial interview and assisted me with my interview preparation which definitely helped me land my dream job! Her communication and feedback was excellent too during the process. Her manner was professional with friendly guided encouragement, which allowed the process to run smoothly. Highly recommended.

Tom Featherstone, Operations Director, UK Ingram Lightning Source UK Ltd


Helen helped us fill a niche role in a very difficult location with little to no suitable, local candidates, After several unsuccessful advertising attempts, we approached Helen to aid our search for this senior vacancy. Amazingly, Helen supplied several high calibre CVs and following 3 stage interviews, we successfully appointed a great candidate! I cannot recommend Helen enough and look forward to working together again in the future.

Jodie Groves, Bonnier Publishing


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

We were impressed at the understanding that Inspired Selection had of our needs, which made it much easier to find the new member of our team.

CHRISTOPHER JOLLY, Managing Director, Jolly Learning



Inspired Selection were superb when I was seeking a new position, helpful and communicative at every step and ultimately helped me land a role where I am extremely happy. Subsequently, I used Inspired to help me build my team and I am delighted with the results.

SCOTT MILLAR, Managing Editor, BJU International

Inspired Selection provided us with an excellent service. Abigail Barclay took care to understand and work with us over our requirements and we were soon presented with a number of high quality candidates who matched our brief. Arranging interviews was a snap, and within only 2-3 weeks, we had filled our vacancy with the perfect person for the role. Throughout the process and even beyond, Abigail stayed in regular contact, taking time to listen to our feedback and offering any further assistance we might have required. I would certainly not hesitate to recommend.

Bloomberg BNA



I turned to Inspired Selection for help in recruiting a new Publicity Executive after having had no success with my own attempts elsewhere. I'm so glad I did. They talked me through their process, found out my exact requirements and then sent me the CVs of numerous suitable applicants in double quick time. This resulted in Laurence King Publishing employing a great new member of staff. Inspired Selection were in constant contact throughout the recruitment process and always followed up after an interview to see how it went. They were great to work with and I would definitely go straight to them in the future when looking for new staff.

LEWIS LANEY, Publicity Manager, Laurence King Publishing

I have been extremely impressed with the time and effort Inspired Selection has put this year into getting closer to the education market, one of the key markets they serve.  From detailed briefings to attendance at industry events, both Suzy Astbury and Esme Richardson have ensured their knowledge is current and relevant, enabling them to provide a generally great service to our business.

ELISABETH TRIBE, MD of Schools Division, Hodder Education



Inspired Selection is always my first point of contact when I am looking for a new challenge. Five years ago my series of jobs turned into a career, thanks in large part to Inspired Selection’s enthusiasm, commitment to finding me the right role and sincere and honest feedback, which is always appreciated. Since that shift I have moved on to a new challenge and I would now use them without hesitation to help me find resources I need. 

NICOLE WHITTON, Publishing Manager, IET

The staff at Inspired Selection have an excellent understanding of the information industry and work hard to also fully understand the desired career pathway of their candidate clients. I wholeheartedly recommend Inspired Selection to anyone who wishes to receive a professional and personal service from highly skilled individuals who care.




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

My experiences with Inspired Selection have been by far the most satisfying. They have been professional, polite and honest and I always felt that they were looking after my best interests. They have always kept me informed at all times. I highly recommend Inspired Selection.

ANTONIO HUETE, Regional Sales Manager, Dawson Books Spain



Inspired Selection seem more willing than most to actually take into account the candidate's skills and interests, and to match them with an appropriate role, giving them plenty of support and encouragement along the way. They are diligent, professional, friendly, and (most importantly) effective. I would entirely recommend them for anyone looking for an engaging and suitable new opportunity.

THOMAS CAMPBELL, Web Editor, Informa

Inspired Selection got me the most relevant and exciting job interview to match my skill set and supported me all the way through the process. They are a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them without hesitation.

RHIANNON HART, SAGE Publications, Marketing Communications Executive



Inspired Selection were extremely helpful in finding a great new role for me. After only a short interview they knew what I was looking for and where would suit me, and then they were really helpful in not only preparing me for the job interview itself, but feeding back afterwards and with communications between me and the company. And I got the job, which is the highest recommendation of all!

JONATHAN LAST, Advertising Content Creator, RIBA

Inspired Selection stands out as a recruitment consultancy which takes a considered and intelligent approach to the job search process. I felt looked-after and valued as a candidate, roles were relevant to what I was looking for, I was given a lot of information before an interview so that I felt prepared and I wasn't pressured to continue with an application if I did not feel it was right for me. 




We realised very last minute that we needed someone to help us prepare some data for an upcoming launch. Suzy and her team were brilliant - quickly getting to grips with our requirements and finding us a great temp with very little notice; Friday afternoon to start Monday morning! I wouldn't hesitate to use them again in future to find suitable candidates to fill a permanent role or for short-term staffing needs.


If you would like to share your experience of working with Inspired Selection or provide us with feedback so as we can ensure we are always improving our service levels, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.