About Independent


Independent is one of the most successful providers of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and HR consultancy in the UK. We help business leaders implement talent strategies that impact profit, performance and growth.



In partnership with client Kiddicare, Independent has won the award for Best Candidate Care at the Recruiter Awards 2013, beating 7 other companies

Geoff Lloyd, Serco’s Group HR Director and one of HR magazine’s Most Influential HR practitioners, describes Independent’s contribution to Serco’s

Independent is delighted to have been shortlisted in the Best Candidate Care category for this year’s Recruiter Awards for Excellence.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the biggest NHS Trusts in the country, has engaged Independent to conduct an in-depth diagnostic review.

Independent has been engaged by definitive British luxury brand, Bentley Motors, to review the organisational and process effectiveness within its

As part of Independent’s continued investment in growth, new appointments have been made across the business, strengthening both the head office an

case studies


Serco is a FTSE 100 global services and outsourcing company with over 70,000 employees, delivering essential services to government and...

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Owned by supermarket chain Morrisons, Kiddicare is a multichannel baby specialist retailer selling over 5,000 products online...

The nuclear business of Rolls-Royce provides nuclear support services spanning the reactor lifecycle, from concept design through...

Private equity firm Terra Firma bought the troubled music giant EMI Music in late 2007 amidst severely declining retail conditions and...

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Wm Morrisons plc is the fourth largest food retailer in the UK, with 439 stores, 132,000 employees and an annual turnover of over £16,479 million...

The Contemporary Urban Centre in Liverpool is an events and conference venue renowned for showcasing cutting-edge arts and...

Kcom is part of the KCOM Group PLC and provides communication services for multi-site enterprise and public sector organisations...

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) was established as an Agency within the wider HSE...

The acquisition of HBOS by Lloyds TSB in 2009 to form Lloyds Banking Group created the largest retail bank in the UK...

RAC is the UK’s second largest motoring organisation, providing roadside assistnce, insurance and legal services to 7 million private and...

EDF Energy is one of the UK's largest energy companies, providing power to approximately one fifth of the UK's population...

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What our clients say...

I've been really impressed by Independent throughout the hiring process.
Alison Lancaster, Chief Marketing Officer, Kiddicare.com and Morrisons.com
Independent's expertise was invaluable and we look forward to partnering with them in the future.
Debbie Whitehead, Group Resourcing & Talent Transformation Lead, Serco
I am a huge advocate of both Independent and of Phil.
Lindsey Tasker, Group Resourcing Director, Lloyds Banking Group
Independent has made a substantial contribution to the transformation of resourcing at Wm Morrisons.
Norman Pickavance, Group HR Director, Wm Morrisons supermarket
On the two occasions that I have worked with Independent I have had a very positive experience.
Claire Parker, HR Manager, Harvey Nichols
Taken as a whole, this has brought about major savings in both the time and cost to recruit at all levels.
Group Head of Procurement, Northern Foods
Independent provided us with a cost effective audit that gave us a very clear and professional view of what needed to be put right and how to do it.
HR Director, UFI
Independent quickly established credibility within the business and identified the key issues that were impacting on our ability to recruit effectively.
Head of HR Services, Tube Lines
Independent represented our HR function with absolute professionalism, which will have a major impact in achieving the changes required during our transition.
Group Head of Human Resources, Places for People
I am absolutely delighted with the result and would like to thank all of the team involved on the project.
Stephanie Burras, CEO, Leeds Ahead
Independent has successfully managed our resourcing process during our partnership.
Head of HR operations, Kcom Group
Harry Dunlevy and the Independent team have done a great job at EMI Music and I look forward to working together in the future.
Charles Allen, Chairman, EMI Music
I'm always impressed by how much they 'get' our organisation, taking the time to really get under the skin of what makes us tick and what's important to us.
Sarah Dunwell, Chief Executive, Create
I have no doubt that the Independent team will, once again, live up to their excellent reputation and help us deliver on our ambitious objectives.
Francoise Guyot, Senior HR Business Partner
Independent became a trusted member of the team and I look forward to working with them again in the future.
Maff Pott's, Chief Executive, People Can
Having someone here to manage our entire recruitment operation has given me the time to meet the HR needs of our 120 staff more effectively across the region.
HR Director, Visto
Independent was engaged to provide resourcing support in response to e2v's extensive growth and they have worked to partner the business.
Dina Knight, HR Director, e2v