Retail Recruitment Agency in London

Recruitment in London

We’re not the only recruitment company in London. But we believe there are lots of reasons to make Zachary Daniels your first call.

London recruitment that works

(Almost) anyone can fill a post, especially when you work in London. But for us, filling posts has never been enough. Retail recruitment isn’t about bums on seats. It’s about finding the right people with the right skills, experiences and characteristics that make them not just a decent candidate on paper, but a perfect fit in reality. That’s why we look further, dig deeper and go the extra mile(s) to find candidates you’ll thank us for.

Put us to the test.

We hire fast

The problem with a candidates’ market is that just as you think you’ve found the ideal fit for your organisation, someone else poaches them. The only way to combat that is to get in front of excellent candidates, understand their situation and build relationships that make them more likely to buy into your recruitment processes and stay the course.

All of that needs to happen really quickly. And that’s one of our real strengths.

A recruitment experience you’ll actually enjoy

Does anyone enjoy recruitment? Really? Especially in London, where the market is so feverish, it’s no wonder clients and candidates alike approach recruitment with a feeling of trepidation. But they don’t feel that way with us. Take a look at our testimonials and you’ll see we really do take the pain and faff out of retail recruitment. 

It’s why so many of our clients and candidates choose us again and again.

Why choose Zachary Daniels for your London retail recruitment?

There are plenty of other retail recruitment agencies in London you could talk to (although don’t feel as though you have to). So why us?

We know where the talent is

How do you find brilliant talent when everyone’s looking in the same places for the same people? Our answer is to fish in a private pond. You see, our recruitment team doesn’t just trawl the same jobs boards as everyone else. For a start, there’s our own database of thousands of candidates to revisit. Then, take advantage of…

  • A LinkedIn network of more than 10,000 on which we promote our opportunities across London
  • A mailing system dedicated to our London database means we can be proactive about getting in touch with great candidates, rather than waiting for them to come to us
  • The contacts of an expert team who, when there’s a spot of headhunting to be done, know exactly who to talk to

Not your average recruitment agency

Salary bandings that make your job ads more competitive. Local recruitment market insight. Talent pipelining. Recruitment in London is more successful when you work with a recruiter who’s better able to stack the deck in your favour and take the hard work out of hiring.

That’s what we do.

Your London recruitment ‘shield’

Even though there are lots of job opportunities out there, we’re still seeing huge numbers of applicants applying for each one. The problem is that they don’t always have the right skills. 

That means in-house recruitment teams often face a mountain of applications to find a molehill of ideal candidates, and you probably don’t have the time or resources to deal with that. But we do. So when you risk being overwhelmed by response levels, make us an extension of your recruitment team.

Specialist retail recruitment in London

From compliance to management, senior appointments to supply chain, we’ve got the people to handle your London recruitment drive. Right now, we’re seeing real growth in the following specialist areas:

Senior appointments: The thing with truly exceptional talent is that it tends not to be sat on a jobs board looking for its next opportunity. So when it comes to finding your next director or department head, you need a retail recruiter in London who knows who the right candidates are, where they are, and whether they’re open to a new challenge. Most importantly, you need a recruiter who knows how to approach senior leaders. We do.

Finance: Transactional. Shared services. Payroll. Part and newly qualified. Right now we’re recruiting financial expertise for global retail clients, with a dedicated team who really know the finance recruitment stuff. For proof, take a look at Alex’s testimonial below. They’re ready to help you now.

eCommerce recruitment: Like every retailer, digital is probably playing a bigger role in your business than it ever has. Yet attracting the digital expertise you need to drive transformation is harder than ever, especially when everyone’s after the same small pool of talent. We put in the legwork with credible candidates from the outset, building relationships that help keep them onside, and less open to talent poaching.


Talent. It’s what sets you apart from the rest. It’s the combination of understanding, experience and practical ability that makes you the perfect fit for the job. And it’s what will help you take your next career step…


Talent. You don’t find it without digging deeper. Go beyond the CV and you’ll find the person who not only has the skills for the job but the values and qualities that make them the perfect fit for your organisation. Talk to us about finding them.

Roles we recruit in London include:

  • Digital Campaign Executive, City of London
  • Head of Buying, London
  • Store Manager, Northwest London
  • Interim CFO, London
  • Retail Digital Projects Manager
  • Head of Central Operations, Enfield
  • Junior Garment Technologist, Camden

If your talent is in any of these fields, we need to talk to you…

About Zachary Daniels

In 2012, we set up a boutique retail recruitment agency that would be run the way we felt an agency should be run. Personal. Passionate about what we do. Really committed to getting it right. It was an approach that struck a chord with clients and candidates alike, so we grew. But we still have that boutique, personal feel, because we know that’s what our clients value most about us. 

Helping candidates find their perfect match 

We work really hard to ensure that the candidates we recommend are the right fit: 

“I would gladly recommend [ZD] to fellow accounting professionals (as I regularly do) because you are very friendly, experienced and trustworthy. You have always been really supportive when I had questions about new roles. Perhaps most importantly you have always sought to find the best role for me at that point in my career with your extensive industry knowledge. I feel like you understand my long-term plan and always work within those boundaries to find the right fit.

“You have now placed me into no fewer than 3 roles and I owe a lot of my early successes to you, so thank you. There’s no doubt meeting you was probably just as important as finishing the ACA!”

Alex Rowlands, Senior Management Accountant, Matches Fashion, London

“I just wanted to write and say how amazing [ZD have] been in helping me find a new job. From the very first phone call to the congratulations card I received in the post when I got the offer, [they were] honestly amazing every step of the way, giving me honest upfront advice and picking me up when I needed it. After being made redundant in the middle of a pandemic I was worried about finding a new job that I could fall in love with, and let’s just say I have fallen in love with my new job and that’s all because I had my eyes opened to something new and I have not looked back!”

Jenna Vicente, Store Manager, Smyths Toys, London

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What our clients say:


Thank you for my lovely card as well, so sweet! I’m really enjoying my new role so thank you again! Louisa was an amazing person to work with, she supported me through every step of the way, finding a new role and going through the interview process can be stressful but Louisa made it a really smooth and quick process. I am really happy in my new role and couldn’t have done it without her! I hope her amazing skill set and enthusiasm is recognised and rewarded by your company.


Adem has advised and assisted me with several applications and career changes over the years and last year placed me in Karen Millen. He was so supportive and professional, which lead to me being so happy at work now- it’s the perfect role for me and I’m so grateful for all his advice and time! I’d strongly recommend him, and do, to anyone looking for sound advice and support every step of the way!

Sophie London, Dual Site Retail Manager at Karen Millen

David was originally recommended to me via a candidate, which in itself is a real positive. David has clearly demonstrated that he is well connected and respected within the commercial trading Retail/Wholesale industry. He clearly understands his clients needs and takes the time and effort to know what his candidates are looking for, which allows for sound judgment calls on the ‘right match’. David ensures that both his clients and his candidates are treated with care and professionalism which really sets him apart; David isn’t full of sales patter, he listens, checks understanding and then he delivers.

Rachael Evans, Senior HRBP & Head of Group Recruitment