About Us

Big Fish Little Fish is an independent recruitment consultancy with a difference. We really care about getting the right people in the right jobs.

This is more than just a skills match but a personality match too, making sure that the candidate and the company are perfect for each other.

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We believe that matching the right people first time not only saves time and money but ensures you have motivated and loyal employees for the long run. We have been matching the perfect candidate to new roles since 2005, and place over 250 candidates in new roles every year.

We specialise in recruiting in Office Support, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service and Commercial roles across Yorkshire, Derbyshire, the North West and North East. These are the fundamental roles that underpin the success and growth of any organisation and we know that getting the right person is essential.

Claire Walker

Claire Walker

Managing Director

The Managing Director, set the business up and is extremely hands on. Claire enjoys seeing clients, finding out about their recruitment needs and offering a solution. Claire still works with clients she forged a relationship with over 10 years ago. A lot of Claire’s clients have become good friends, where she is now regularly at weddings, christenings and other functions. Claire is keen to grow and strengthen the business working with strong businesses. She is regularly seen at various networking events and is extremely focused to going into local schools to deliver careers advice for the workers of tomorrow.

Email: claire.walker@bigfishlittlefish.co.uk
Phone: 0114 349 8679 

Rob Walker

Rob Walker

Operations Director

Rob has been involved since the very beginning and has supported Claire in getting the business to where it is. Not commonly visual but always there to put a different slant and perception on things. The growth, office changes and other strategic decisions will fall under Rob’s remit. Supporting a strong female team, has its challenges – however Rob was only too happy to advise “they are all great, and brilliant at what they do”. Rob is proud of the team and their success already, and is keen to assist them going from strength to strength. When Rob is not assisting, he very much enjoys getting out on his bike – Rob is extremely passionate about mountain biking. If you want a chat about recruitment or biking please give him a call.

Email: rob.walker@bigfishlittlefish.co.uk
Phone: 0845 094 3694

Joanna Smith

Joanna Smith

Recruitment Resourcer – Permanent Desk

Joanna, or Jo as she is known has been an integral part of the growth of Big Fish Little Fish for the past 7 years. Having been friends since school, the trust and support Jo has given to Claire over the years and through many changes within the business has been invaluable. Jo looks after the automotive, engineering and geotechnical divisions – Jo possesses a strong engineering background, enjoys working with the clients and can confidently source the correct person, she is also very candidate driven and ensures their skills match that of the client recruiting. If you are a candidate or a client and fit the areas Joanna looks after, please give her a call or drop her an email.

Email: joanna.smith@bigfishlittlefish.co.uk
Phone: 0114 349 8679

Cheryl Radford

Cheryl Radford

Recruitment Consultant – Temporary Desk

Cheryl heads the successful Temporary Division of Big Fish Little Fish.  Cheryl is dedicated to sourcing the best candidates for any immediate or long-term opportunity.  She ensures she matches any specific skills our client needs and offers a very professional and valued service.  Cheryl regularly recruits within public sector clients, and is always able to meet what they need.  She enjoys getting out to meet new clients, and really looks after all of her temporary workers.  Cheryl has played a large part in getting the Temporary Recruitment to the current size, and we are also proud to advise she was recently shortlisted as a finalist for Business Person of the Year within the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber.  She always has time for a chat so please give her a call if you are looking for work or if you need a temp.

Email: cheryl.radford@bigfishlittlefish.co.uk
Phone: 0114 349 8678

Louise Davis

Louise Davis

Recruitment & Finance Officer

Louise has joined us as the Finance Officer and plays a vital part in ensuring the back office runs smoothly. Possessing a Law Degree and a lot of business knowledge, Louise is able to run all things not recruitment. Louise looks after the payroll, liaise and supports all our temporary workers with holiday and additional requests. She likes to be busy, excellent at implementing Processer and creating new beneficial systems for the rest of the team. Working closely with Cheryl to manage the administrative end of the temp desk. When Louise is not running the office at Big Fish Little Fish, you will find her running or climbing a mountain.

Email: louise.davis@bigfishlittlefish.co.uk
Phone: 0845 094 03694