Specialist UK Recruitment Agency

Hi there. Allow us to introduce ourselves.

We’re a specialist recruitment firm that works with some of the UK’s fastest-growing brands to find the brightest retail & hospitality, digital & tech, legal & finance and sales talent on the market.

The People Pod began when two guys - with more than 20 years of recruitment and sales experience - saw an opportunity to turn the tables on tradition and outdated recruitment methods and do things differently.

This simple idea has resulted in a business that is known for focusing on quality over quantity, and creating a unique way for recruiters, employers and candidates to interact and engage.

We empower the businesses we work with to evolve, innovate and thrive, while providing candidates the opportunity to enjoy exciting and rewarding careers. Everybody wins.

Some Client Case Studies

Sector: Head OfficeRetail & Hospitality
Services: Brand ManagementSearch & SelectionTargeted Headhunt


Alshaya Group is a world class international franchise operator, with dozens of the world’s most recognised brands in retail, leisure and hospitality across the Middle East & North Africa, Russia, Turkey, Europe and beyond.
Sector: Legal & FinanceSales
Services: Brand ManagementHead huntingRetained Recruitment ServicesSearch & SelectionSocial Recruiting

Get Claims Advice

Get Claims Advice are a rapidly expanding mis-sold pensions specialist on a mission to win back compensation for their clients in the thousands, whilst providing a 5 star experience for all involved parties.
Sector: Head OfficeLegal & Finance
Services: Head huntingRetained Recruitment ServicesSearch & Selection

Gorilla Accounting

Gorilla Accounting is a No 1 Accountancy firm on Trustpilot with a modern, straightforward, technology-driven accountancy mindset. An incredible high growth success story taking over traditional accountancy methods.

Candidate Testimonials

Our Core Values

Every company should be built on a set of unshakeable fundamental beliefs that guide the business, and we are no different.

We Are…


Innovations in technology mean recruiters don’t have to rely on the impersonal, slow and ineffective methods they have used for decades. The world is changing, and we are proud to embrace the change.

We have the latest recruitment technology at our fingertips, meaning we can identify, attract and engage top-tier talent more effectively than ever before. What does that mean for you? Less time and money spent on the search for your next hire, and happier candidates.


Our passion is what keeps us alive. It’s at the core of who we are, what we do and why we do it. But this passion is infectious - the candidates and clients we work with often tell us how enjoyable it is to work with us, and continue to come back to us time after time.


No smoke and mirrors here - we like to get all of our cards on the table. Though we’d make terrible poker players, this dedication to openness means you can rely on our word. When we say something, we mean it.


The clue is in the name. We know that great people are the lifeblood of every successful company on the planet and we are dedicated to finding those people for you. We also treat people like people, not statistics or numbers on our balance sheet. That means a more enjoyable collaborative process for everyone, and a positive vibe all round.

How Do We Do It?

It’s a simple, yet finely tuned process of attract, select, retain.

It’s what we live and breathe, and what we’ve been doing for high growth brands across the UK to increase performance and strengthen skillsets.

We breed happiness through our own track record in retail management, FMCG, business development and ten years’ experience in knowing what a great candidate/client match looks like.

Once that match is established, we harness it through ongoing relationship management, retention strategy and that built-in dedication we have to ensuring everyone is as happy as possible

Forever challenging the status quo

Just when you think we’re done, we’re already refuelling - challenging outdated recruitment methods and going the extra mile through headhunting, referral sourcing and powerful candidate campaigns based on our evangelistic approach to finding the perfect match.

We've been bringing our own passion for creating the harmonious synergy between a business and its future leaders for the past decade.

Ten years later, we're still matching the UK's best retail, sales and marketing professionals with businesses that reward the talent that helps them to grow.

In the meantime, we've reduced the number of Monday-hating, clock-watching pen-pushers and created an impressive number of successful career professionals.

All it took was a little passion... doing what we love, to help them do what they love.