Are you a start-up, scale-up or enterprise business looking to hire in Cambridge? As an expert Cambridge recruitment agency, we’re here to help find you the best talent in Cambridge and the surrounding areas.


A local Cambridge recruitment agency

As a Cambridge recruitment agency our focus is on identifying and placing experienced professionals in areas such as product management, product design & UX, marketing, eCommerce, and commercial leadership

Operating from Cambridge and the East of England, we specialise in connecting the right people with the right roles. Whether it’s an executive search for a C-level permanent candidate, or for a or temporary contract, our dedicated team provides full support to ensure the best fit for both candidates and businesses.


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Recruiters in Cambridge: our range of services

As your trusted Cambridge executive search recruitment agency, we can provide the full range of services for employers and candidates.

For employers: we can help with executive search Cambridge, by headhunting the best candidates, market mapping and research, job description and candidate attraction, shortlisting, interview assessments and offer packages.

For candidates: we provide career guidance, CV assessments, interview preparation and LinkedIn advice.

We act as strategic partners, ensuring candidates are well-prepared and matched to the right roles, while employers benefit from a streamlined hiring process and access to top C-level talent. With a local focus and tailored solutions, we enhance Cambridge’s professional landscape by connecting candidates and employers effectively.

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Doug focuses on delivering executive level search campaigns for his clients. He is particularly proud that the business is the market leader in marketing, product and eCommerce – genuinely exciting areas which allow him to learn about innovative technologies every day.

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Doug Bates
Co-founder, Intelligent People

Chris focuses on leading the team to success, working directly with clients that need help in finding experienced, executive level candidates. Chris gets a buzz from the work he does, solving clients’ problems and changing people’s lives by finding the perfect opportunity.

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Chris Mason
Co-founder, Intelligent People

Cambridge recruitment agency: areas we operate in

Recruitment news: Cambridge and surrounding areas

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Latest research shows sustained employment growth across the region’s diverse economy

Cambridge: The latest annual monitor of the Cambridge city region’s economy from Cambridge Ahead shows that job creation is positive across all sectors in the region, with major employment growth being driven by knowledge-intensive sectors – including life sciences and healthcare, information and communication technology and high-tech manufacturing.

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Cambridge: read our recruitment case studies

Chief Marketing Officer: Cambridge recruitment agency

‘We really liked that Intelligent People had a defined recruitment process: preparation, sourcing, approaching and engagement, selection and screening, shortlist, interview, and offer. The process was thorough and gave us a good feeling from the outset that Chris and his team knew what they were doing.’

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Cambridge based employer: Andrew at Goodfellow

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Case study: Product recruitment

We initially approached another recruitment professional, who recommended Chris Mason and Intelligent People to us as product management recruitment specialists. When we got in touch, I found Chris to be open and thoughtful, taking time to understand our business and its vision moving forward.

Chris provided a strong understanding of the product management recruitment market, advising us on what calibre of candidate we could secure against our budget. Chris helped to define salary expectations for the candidates, and we were clear on how we could move forward with the recruitment process.

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Case study: 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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Employer: Cat at Milk & More

Doing our bit for charity

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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