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In 2012, 2 men and a dog (literally) saw an opportunity to create a very different recruitment consultancy.

Retail & Direct To Consumer Recruitment

Starting small, we applied the same traits that built the business to the way we recruited. It was an approach that struck a chord with retail clients who loved the fact that we listened more than we talked. That we worked with a sense of urgency. And that we always, always, always did what we said we would.

So, we didn’t stay small for long. Today, Zachary Daniels has a growing team and a big reputation, but the qualities that brought us this far (flexibility, agility and a personal, always-go-the-extra-mile-ness) are still just as important to us and our clients.

IT’S NEVER JUST A JOB

It’s pride and ambition. It’s showing what you’re made of and challenging yourself to go further. Changing jobs is life-changing stuff. Better do it with a recruiter who takes the time to understand the lives it changes.

TRUE TO OUR VALUES

We believe in doing things the right way.

For us, that’s about making sure that the values we (literally) painted on the office wall years ago aren’t just words. It’s also about ensuring that the policies you’d expect us to have (on modern slavery, diversity, inclusion and our commitment to our people) aren’t just tick-box documents but active parts of who we are.

You can find our policies and commitments here:

Better still, give us a call, chat about what you need, and you’ll see our values in action.

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IT’S NEVER JUST ‘A JOB’

It’s pride and ambition. It’s showing what you’re made of and challenging yourself to go further. It’s throwing yourself into something you believe in and loving every… single… second.

Changing jobs is life changing stuff. Better do it with a recruiter who takes the time to understand the lives it changes.



OUR VALUES

WE CHANGE LIVES

We’ve always been known for the service we provide, but it goes much deeper than this. Every client, candidate or colleague we work with, we build long term relationships that genuinely change lives.

No short measures, no quick in-and-outs, never just for the money. We’re open, honest and dedicated to the end goal.

WE GIVE A S**T

We do the right thing, are down to earth and we care about what we do.

As one big family of experienced & trusted experts, we look after each other and don’t have ego’s.

We support good local causes, charities close our hearts, and plant trees for every life we change.

WE ADAPT

Things change. It’s exciting.

We react, innovate and come out fighting.

Tenacity and speed keep us growing, embracing new ideas is in our DNA.

WE HAVE A LAUGH

When you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work.

Supporting each other is what we do, celebrating successes, sharing with each other makes our brand stronger.

We are here to have fun, we’re not shy and love a good night out.


Our guiding principles

From the ground up,
we're built differently

Employee Owned

When retail changed, the world of retail recruitment changed with it. Yet thanks to a monumental effort from ‘Team ZD’, Zachary Daniels has more than weathered a stormy two years, going from strength to strength and attracting market-leading clients. Co-founders Danny Monfea and Zac Clements wanted to find a way of ensuring everyone could benefit from the success. So they placed the company into an Employee Owned Trust (EOT), giving the team a majority stake in the business. Like the John Lewis model, continued success will see profits shared across the team.

“How we grow is down to all of us. We’ve always been known for service, for the long-term relationships we build and for the results we achieve. Now that everyone here has ‘skin in the game’ we believe that can only be good for our business, our candidates and our clients.” - Zac Clements - Joint MD

5 STAR Recruitment

We are retail recruitment specialists who take a different approach. We live and breathe our client's businesses. And it shows. There’s a world of difference between ‘filling vacancies’ and finding real talent. That’s why Zachary Daniels goes further to find the people who can make a real difference in retail.

Together, the ZD Recruitment Team has over 150 years’ of combined experience in recruitment with global recruiters.

We’re the exclusive recruitment partner for a range of retail clients who also rely on us for market information, salary guides, market mapping, talent pipelining, supporting unsuccessful candidates and more. The proof is in the pudding and our 5 star reviews speak for themselves.


5 Star Google Rating

Why Our Clients & Candidates LOVE Us


We Plant Trees

We take a lot of pride in matching our candidates with their dream job role and checking in as their careers bloom — a bit like when you plant a seed and watch it grow into something magnificent.

Through Ecologi we plant a tree for every candidate we place, helping to offset our carbon footprint. The trees we’re funding right now are a fair few years away from doing their thing, but our Ecologi subscription is used for two purposes: to offset our carbon footprint through verified carbon reduction projects around the world and, separately, to plant trees.

We Change Lives

We've always been known for the service we provide, but it goes much deeper than this. Every client or candidate we work with builds long-term relationships that genuinely change lives. No short measures, no quick in-and-outs, just for the money.

We're open, honest and dedicated to the end goal. That’s why we meet more candidates face-to-face or via video calls than the average recruiter to ensure we find and match the right people to the right brands.


YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY

We have worked with some of the biggest names in retail including: Selfridges, apple, Boots, Frasers Group, Giorgio Armani, Victoria Plum, Hermes Paris, Bose and many more.

No team is more experienced, has a better network, or is better placed to find the right people for you.

Give us a call, chat about what you need, and you’ll see our values in action.


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Zac Clements

Director/Co-Founder

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Danny Monfea

Director/Co-Founder

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David Smith-Watson

Partner

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Leanne Spencer

Business Director

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Sharlene Sherwood

Partner

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Business Director

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Louisa Robinson

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Business Director

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Business Manager

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Business Support Manager

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Natasha Menzies

Events Manager

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Business Support Manager

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Joint Head of Well-being

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Finance and Operations Manager

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Business Director

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Craig Hamilton

Partner

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Business Manager

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Senior Recruitment Consultant

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Angus

Joint Head of Well-being

Alan Creed

Business Director

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Frazer Ansell

Recruitment Consultant

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Recruitment Consultant

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Kerry Rose

Business Manager

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Recruitment Consultant

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Tegan Fadil

Administrator

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