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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Adaptability

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

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Curiosity

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

Our mission

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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Toni Kemble

Head of Sales Operations

​Toni has over 15 years' experience in senior HR, Operations and Business Transformation roles, managing and supporting established and start-up organisations with a base in the South West – many having national and global reach. With her background, when it comes to recruitment, Toni knows her stuff. She’s well versed in what it takes to be a trusted partner, having been on the ‘other side of...

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Robyn Warwick

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Sales and Marketing

Robyn joined the Sarah West team in 2018 and has built and manages our Sales and Marketing division. Robyn works with some of the South West's most successful organisations, from a broad range of industries, who trust her time and time again to find them great people who'll help them deliver their ambitious growth plans. Robyn has an extensive network of clients and candidates and works on role...

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Ashley Heyworth

Trainee Recruitment Consultant - Sales and Marketing

​Ashley has extensive experience of working in sales and alongside marketing teams. His sales experience spans from team management, recruitment, training, coaching through to direct selling and account management. This means he has a great ‘hands on’ understanding of how sales and marketing work within a business and what makes both clients and candidates tick.Ashley works with Robyn who heads...

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Emma Broomfield

Trainee Recruitment Consultant

​Emma has extensive experience working in commercial environments and has over 7 years’ hands-on experience working within HR and as a PA. This hands-on experience means Emma understands the nuts and bolts of the roles needed to make these functions succeed and can provide clients and candidates with first-hand knowledge.Emma is focused on HR and Finance roles at Sarah West so, if you’re lookin...

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Louisa Mills

Team Administrator

​Louisa has over 15 years’ experience working in organisations gaining a wealth of knowledge, insight and know how across a multitude of areas from office management, administration, sales, account management and more.Louisa supports the Sarah West team and office and helps to make sure everything keeps ticking on a day-to-day basis as well as supporting The South West HR Network that Sarah Wes...

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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.