We’re a Bristol recruitment agency discovering and fostering top talent for high-growth businesses in the local area. Our specialist areas are product management, product design & UX, marketing, eCommerce, and commercial leadership.

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Local Bristol recruitment agency

We’re a renowned Bristol executive recruitment agency with a strong focus on connecting businesses with highly skilled individuals in specific domains: product management, product design & UX, marketing, eCommerce, and commercial leadership. Our specialisation in Bristol executive search enables us to source top-tier candidates within the digital and technology sectors, effectively bridging the gap between exceptional talent and thriving businesses in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

Specialists in Bristol C-level recruitment, we leverage our expertise to meet your organisation’s unique needs. While our primary focus is Bristol, we extend our services across the UK and EMEA, offering solutions for both permanent and interim positions.

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Bristol recruitment agency services for employers

As Bristol’s top recruitment agency Bristol, we provide a comprehensive suite of services meticulously tailored to the local landscape and the demands of our clients::

  • Targeted talent sourcing
  • Candidate attraction
  • Candidate screening and assessment
  • Industry-specific recruitment advice
  • Executive search for senior roles in Bristol
  • Temporary and contract staffing solutions
  • Customised recruitment strategies
  • Market insights and salary benchmarking

Bristol recruitment agency: areas we operate in

Bristol recruitment process

Our expert consultants and researchers manage Bristol recruitment projects from end-to-end using our 6 step process. For more senior roles which involve headhunting, the more in-depth and thorough the process gets. We have consultants specialising in executive and C-level candidate search



— Define the ideal candidate
— Write job description



— LinkedIn recruiter tool
— 35,000 strong candidate database
— Job board advertising


Screen & Select

— Decide whether the candidate has the right experience, knowledge and expertise



— Advise on the selection process
— Organise and diarise candidate interviews into schedule



— Job offer
— Clarify salary and benefits, working hours, contract length and start date



— Bringing new hires into an organisation
— Colleague introductions

Bristol recruitment case studies

Marketing Director recruitment

Although there are quite a few big recruitment players within the financial services industry, we actively wanted to approach an agency with experience in other fields to give us a fresh perspective and access to a broader range of candidates.

Intelligent People did a brilliant executive search, providing a quality list of very engaged candidates to us extremely quickly. The quality of the shortlist we received is testament to the expertise and service offering within Intelligent People.

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Chief Commercial Officer recruitment

‘I would absolutely recommend Intelligent People to other businesses. In fact, I’ve already told several people about them when they needed help with recruiting at various levels. If I ever need assistance with finding B2C executives or other important commercial leadership roles, I will happily turn to their recruitment agency again.’

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Find a contractor: interim recruiters in Bristol

Whether you need interim support based in Bristol to cover a short-term skills gap, to get a fresh perspective, to solve a specific problem, or to help upskill your current team, we are interim and contract recruitment specialists that are here to help.

We can source you an interim Product Manager, a fixed term Head of Marketing or an interim Product Design Director – and many more positions – and we can do this quickly so that your business doesn’t suffer through delays. Our contract recruitment team are continuously adding to their candidate networks within the South West area to find the best interim or fixed term talent to deliver your business needs.

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How we support candidates in Bristol

In Bristol’s recruitment landscape, our approach is distinct and ethically-driven. We foster close collaboration with our candidates, so we are able to understand your career needs and help you find opportunities for development.

If you’re an experienced Product leader, Marketing Executive, or eCommerce professional considering a move to or from Bristol, our expertise is at your service. Our presence across the South West allows us to help Bristol-based candidates seeking roles within the local area and beyond to the rest of the UK.

Explore our resources for candidates in the Bristol area.

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Local Bristol recruitment news


Employment, unemployment and economic inactivity in Bristol

Bristol’s employment rate was lower than across the South West as a whole in the year ending September 2023.

Of people aged 16 to 64 years living in Bristol, 76.7% were employed in the year ending September 2023. This is a decrease compared with the year ending September 2022 when the local rate was 81.6%.

Across the South West in the year ending September 2023, 78.9% of people aged 16 to 64 years were employed. This was higher compared with the previous year, when 78.1% of people were employed.

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We support Tree-Nation

As a business, we pledge to to support Tree-Nation with their mission to reforest the world, planting trees to fight Climate Change.

For every candidate placement that we make, Intelligent People pledge to plant 20 trees to help:

  • protect biodiversity
  • restore forests
  • create jobs
  • support local communities

By working with us as a recruitment agency, you can build high-performance teams for your business and contribute towards Climate Change, reforestation efforts and building a more sustainable future – all at the same time.

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