Helping you grow your business through your people

We are a Bristol recruitment agency which does things differently — we pick the services your business needs, while offering honest advice and transparent pricing. Let’s have a conversation about your people…

Recruitment Services

Recruitment isn’t just about finding the right candidate, discover how Isme can help your people thrive

Kickstart Scheme

Taking on a young member of staff can be daunting and time-consuming, so we offer employers the support they need by handling all the training and development.
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The recruitment process will be different for every small business, and we can support you through each step. We put your people at the centre of everything you do.
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Talent Mapping

We can develop and nurture your existing team. Talent mapping is the process of identifying the right talent, putting people in the right roles and retaining your top talent.
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HR Services

Many smaller businesses don’t have the need for a dedicated HR person. If it’s HR support you require we’ve got you covered through the partnerships we have in place.
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Meet Cathy

Hi there, I’m Cathy Knight and I’m aiming to change the world of recruitment. I might have more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, but that doesn’t mean I believe in following traditional business models and pricing packages. 

Like many of my clients, I’m also an entrepreneur, so I understand how small business owners often require something different from their people. Your company is unique, so I know I need to find the right person for you.

I’m based in the South West, but I can cover the whole of the UK across a wide variety of industry sectors.

Why choose Isme?

We’re on a mission to change the perception of how a traditional recruitment agency should operate. Firstly, we don’t judge you or your business — we treat everyone the same, which means offering our bespoke solutions to every client, regardless of their turnover or budget.

Secondly, we don’t want you to feel like you’re employing an agency. We deliver our best service when we work closely with clients, so we become like an extension of their business. 

Finally, we want to grow and nurture your people, which is why we are now offering a service to employers who are taking on 16-24 year olds through the Government’s Kickstart scheme. Find out how we can support you…

Employee Services & job vacancies

Discover how ISME can help you get the job you always wanted

Latest Vacancies

Discover the perfect role for you — take a look at our latest vacancies.
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Employee Advice

We have a resource of information to help you get the perfect job.
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“Cathy at Isme is a fantastic recruiter and has helped us find the right candidates, they consistently provide us with an exemplary service, I would definitely recommend their services and will be looking forward to working with them in future”

Paul Holland, R&M Clarkson