Our values

About Sarah West Recruitment

We're an independent agency, with a team of seven, based in Exeter, that has a reputation for delivering an outstanding, quality service to the candidates and clients we work with.

Established in 2008, our team supports many successful, growing organisations from across the South West region, looking to grow their teams locally as well as further afield.

We specialise in permanent roles, primarily within Sales, IT and Technical, Marketing, HR, Office Support and Customer Service. Our sister organisation, Tribus People, are specialists in Executive Recruitment.

O​ver and above our core recruitment activity, we're passionate about supporting and getting involved in other local initiatives too. These include:

  • The National Citizen Service (Exeter): Running employability skills sessions for 16 and 17 year olds

  • Inspiring Girls Exeter: A mentoring programme designed to encourage young girls to think broadly about potential career and job opportunities

  • Plymouth University: The Cube's Professional Entrepreneurial Mentoring Programme

  • Speaker opportunities: Sharing our recruitment expertise and our insight in to the local employment market. Recently we've supported events hosted by The Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Collaborate South West, Natwest Boost and the Social Recruiting Show, amongst others

  • Tribe Exeter: A partner of this non for profit initiative designed to drive economic growth in Exeter, by decreasing the B2B trade that leaves the area

  • Supporting local charities: Our team has participated in workshops, reviewed processes and suggested improvements when organisations have found candidate attraction a challenge

  • Raising money!: For the past three years, we've been raising money for Hospiscare, hosting coffee mornings (we do love our cake!), pub quizzes, black tie events and even cycling the length of Great Britain

How can we help you?

​Whether you’re a candidate or a client, you can trust us to help you find what you’re looking for.

Our values

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Doing everything with a good heart

This means that each of us will jump through hoops to get it right, for you.

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Sticking to our promises

When we say something, we mean it and we do it!

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We'll be there with you as things change and we're prepared to change ourselves.

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We're curious about you! Which means we'll take the time to see and explore the unique.

Our vision

We connect incredible organisations, in the South West, with incredible people. To be proud of those introductions and to be able to watch both parties blossom, be proud of our part in the growth and change that happens as a result.

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Sarah Knight

Managing Director and Executive Recruitment

Sarah has over twenty years' experience in recruitment and is passionate about finding organisations the right people to bolster their teams. And finding the right people, the right role, with the right organisation. ​She set up Sarah West Recruitment over 12 years ago, an agency that now has an outstanding reputation for the quality of service it delivers to organisations and candidates alike....

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Lisa Veale

Recruitment Consultant - General Office

​Lisa comes from an office management and HR background before she joined the Sarah West Recruitment team in 2014 as a Recruitment Consultant. Having been on the ‘other side of the table’ when recruiting staff, Lisa is now able to draw on her experience when recruiting. She understands what’s important to both the hiring manager and the job seeker and works hard to make sure that both are happy...

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Robyn Warwick

Recruitment Consultant - Sales

Before joining the Sarah West team, ​Robyn's background was in account management, sales and hospitality.​A few years ago, she spent six months travelling and it was during this time that she decided to focus on having a career that really excited her - something that would mean she looks forward to the working week. As a people person through and through, being able to support clients and cand...

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Sky Randall

Recruitment Consultant - IT and Technical

​Sky specialises in IT and Technical recruitment and covers areas such as IT infrastructure, project management, development, data and business analysis, service desk and more.Sky is always looking for people who are looking for jobs that include: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Line Support, Infrastructure Engineer, Project Manager, Data Analyst, Web Developer, Full Stack Developer, Full Stack Developer, Fro...

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Josh Fuller

Recruitment Consultant - Marketing

​Josh is an experienced recruiter and has a wealth of local employment market knowledge, having worked in the Exeter and surrounding area for a number of years. His specialist area is all things Marketing and is always keen to hear from people who are looking for a new job, whether you're just starting out or come with bags of experience that you're looking to put to good use. Roles that he wor...

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Julia Samuel

Marketing Co-ordinator

​Julia provides support for the recruitment team as well as developing Sarah West Recruitment’s marketing activities. ​In terms of her career history, Julia has broad marketing and communications experience. The first 12 years of her working life was spent with BT, progressing to senior marketing manager and finally making the leap to internal communications.​Over the years, Julia's had a caree...

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Joe Jenkins

Social Media and Marketing Administrator

​As Social Media and Marketing Administrator, Joe plans and manages Sarah West Recruitment’s social media content and channels as well as supporting other marketing activity. ​Joe relocated from London to Exeter almost three years ago and absolutely loves life in the South West, especially the broad range of opportunities on offer – personally and professionally – that come with the added bonus...

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Get in touch with the team

Give us a call on 01392 873813 if you'd like to chat to us.