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Our Story


Formed in 2003, we’re not the biggest but we must be doing something right as we have staff members and clients that have been with us for over 10 years. We’re good at relationships!

Work has a huge impact on all our lives and the happier we are at work, the better our lives are. Working with good colleagues is a key element so we’re serious when we talk about Improving Lives by finding good people for good jobs.

Our mission, Improving Lives, is underpinned by a culture of being curious (we want to understand you better), generous (we go the extra mile) and tenacious (we don’t give up). If this resonates with you, we’d love to talk.

Meet the Team

Roy O'Brien

Business Development Director

30 years in recruitment and not much he hasn't seen or worked on so we count on him for his knowledge and direction.  A dedicated famliy man, In his spare time he loves paragliding, rugby, motorbikes, skiing and walking his Gordon Setter dogs.

David Gadd

Cyber Security, IT & Emerg Tech

30+ years technology recruitment UK and Canada. David thrives in finding the very best opportunities for clients & candidates, as well as connecting professionals through his extensive Cyber Security & Emerg Tech global network.


Rob Williams


Rob is a co-founder of Proxime and specialises in executive-level searches, delivering assignments across the UK, Europe and globally.  He loves two wheels – motorised and pedal-powered – and has competed in triathlon events and motorcycle races.

David Paul

Senior Consultant

With over 30 years in recruiting across multiple sectors, at multiple levels. Passionate about graduate recruitment and helping people into their preferred career choice. David is a keen golfer, Manchester City supporter and a enjoys father/son time across a Warhammer table.

Melanie Burns

Resourcing Manager

15+ years heading up our resourcing solutions team, it's Mel's job to find the Unicorns you need to keep business moving as usual. In her spare time, she loves shopping with her friends and family and the occasional glass of bubbles or two!

Jonny Corps


Jonny is part of our tenacious resourcing team, scouring the world for the right skills and quality candidates for your assignments. He also loves mud runs, painting, board gaming and Netflix.


Ally Brown


She won't admit to how many years experience in recruitment! She loves interior design and expensive handbags.  She is also pretty good at finding ecommerce and development talent for your teams.



Office Dog!

Alfie, the elder statesman of Proxime.

Many years of experience and just loves to meet new candidates and clients.



Our Approach

We’ve evolved a three-stage recruitment process whereby we explore, engage and evaluate.

Explore: We spend time upfront to understand our client’s need, their business environment, organisation and team structure, and what-good-looks-like in terms of the person they wish to bring on board. This is the foundation upon which the recruitment process is built.

Engage: Engaging potential candidates in the recruitment process is where we spend a huge amount of time. In a dynamic, low unemployment labour market good candidates have numerous choices so we have to be relevant, credible and trustworthy in order for people to feel comfortable discussing their career aspirations. Our approach is information-rich, straightforward and very open.

Evaluate: We use the information we gained during the exploration stage alongside our years of recruitment experience to properly evaluate candidates’ suitability. We make sure expectations are managed and we won’t waste anybody’s time. We believe news should travel fast – be it good or bad – and we know the importance of constructive feedback.

Our Solutions


Project & Contract Workforce Solutions

Contract or temporary workforce is often needed to solve fluctuations in workload, to accelerate projects and to augment major transformations, or just to solve short term problems.  We don’t just understand this subject it is part of our DNA.  We work with you and our candidates to ensure success.  Our Good Work Plan and Key Information Document will ensure the work-seeker fully understands the nature and type of contract be it inside or outside IR35 2020 regulations ensuring a fully legal, and tax compliant managed solution to all parties.


Permanent Workforce Solutions

We bring clarity and integrity to the process of finding you the best talent suited to both your company and the position.  Our curiosity drives us to get to know you better; Exploring your company and the opportunity to enable us to credibly present the opportunity to candidates and fully Engage with them whilst we understand their situation allowing us to Evaluate suitability, presenting only the most qualified candidates for you to interview.  Our tenacity means no matter how hard the role or how difficult to find the right candidate we never give up the search!


Outsourced and Onsite Solutions

We are often called upon to augment your inhouse recruitment team or help with major expansion projects within set time periods. Using our proven methodologies and robust processes we place an accomplished recruiter in your offices (part-time or full time) allowing you and your team to fully understand progress. We help with refining job specifications, adapting to changing needs, and conducting interviews to quickly introduce suitable candidates to hiring managers, accelerating hire timelines and allowing you to build the right team faster.

From Us to You - Coming Soon

Creating a winning CV

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Conducting an interview

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Preparing for your interview

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