"I’m not a prophet or a stone age man, just a mortal with the potential of superman."

David Bowie

Bold New Recruitment

SME Recruitment and Executive Search

Value | Capability | Resource


We specialise as both a recruitment and search firm dedicated exclusively to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Our exclusive focus and wide experience with SMEs allow us to understand in depth their dynamics and challenges, enabling us to deliver tailored solutions that resonate with our client’s culture, ethos, and ambition. Ultimately, we look for individuals who will bring value to your business and help realise your ambition.


Clients repeatedly choose BNR because of our comprehensive understanding of their business needs and our expertise in hiring across all levels, from Managing Directors to receptionists, with equal skill. We excel at piecing together the the intricate jigsaw of your organisation, comprehending the unique 'umami' that defines your workplace culture. This insight allows us to identify candidates who bring fresh ideas, reliability, enthusiasm, and positivity; qualities that not only fit but enhance your team.

Our unique value in the SME sector is evident through the results we’ve consistently delivered for our clients.  Both my experience and client feedback underscore the benefits we provide, thanks to the high client values we hold, our capability and the unique access to resource we command.


We leverage an extensive network of researchers, industry-specific resources, and advertising platforms all built up over many years’ experience.  This robust network allows us to access a rich pool of talent, ensuring we connect you with the right candidates to add value to your business and drive it forward.

Our Clients

ETHICAL RECRUITMENT - we will only put forward candidates who will thrive in your business and make a positive contribution from day one. 

HIRE ONCE - At the heart of all our client relationships is a forensic study of the business; how it works, why it is unique and what its success depends upon.  We sit in your shoes and hire accordingly.

SAVING TIME -  By scouring every corner of the workforce, repeatedly interviewing, checking backgrounds, references, social media and on-line presence you are able to get on with what you do best.

LOOKING TO HIRE? Our service is bespoke. We place all levels of business support and operational staff ranging from a C-Suite PA/EA to conducting an Executive Search for a COO/Managing Director.

In understanding your yin and yang we will only send you candidates we know will contribute to your business. 

Contact us for further details.

Hire the right people

Our Candidates

ETHICAL RECRUITMENT - By only representing clients who we know look after candidates, you will only be put forward for roles that you will excel in.  We are with you throughout your search, interview process and your career in your new role. Please see Live Jobs for our latest opportunities.

HELP, ADVICE, ENCOURAGEMENT - Our candidates are exceptional and we take great pride in treating them with courtesy.  By spending time encouraging, training and providing a sounding board to offering independent advice on all areas of your job search we ensure you are the best version of yourself.

CAREER/JOB SEEKER COACHING - We offer strategies and advice from personal organisation techniques, career, CV, Interview and LinkedIn advice. Please see Bold New Careers for further details.

Areas Covered


    Chairman, CFO, COO, MD roles
    PR, Marketing, Communications, Investor Relations and Events
    EA, Admin, Research, HR, Legal
    Board, Trustee and Fundraising appointments


"It’s the personal touch. Katharine Landale seamlessly became part of the Barn team during the recruitment process, listening to all our needs as well as offering sound advice at every step of the journey. I was particularly impressed with her care of the candidates, it’s a stressful process going for a job, and Katharine made sure the candidates turned up giving the best account of themselves- which made the decision-making process more difficult. We were spoilt for choice. Recruitment in the arts sector is particularly challenging at the moment, and I wouldn’t go anywhere else."

Iwan Lewis, The Barn Theatre

"Bold New Recruitment made our search for an experienced person to fill a part time role in our office easy. They understood exactly what we needed and ensured we had a number of excellent candidates to interview. As a result we have found the ideal employee for our business. I thoroughly recommend their services."

Nick Hornby, Managing Partner - CERNO CAPITAL

"I was delighted with how easy it was to apply for the role and how speedy the process was. In addition, the roles offered by BNR are varied and not just focused on one industry to location."

Successful Candidate

"Once again, the employee you found has been and is brilliant.  Thank you so much.  You have now achieved a 100% success rate, in hiring for us.  Seemless, professional and perfect in every way.  Thank you."

Tony Adams MBE | Founder and Chairman

"The Country Food Trust urgently needed to recruit an experienced person to join our expanding team and we turned to Bold New Recruitment to help. Being a growing charity, it was important that our new recruit fit our culture quickly, had a real can-do attitude and understood hard work. Katharine Landale took time to understand our brief and undertook the task in a thoroughly professional manner. Katharine was efficient, discrete, positive and added a good dose of humour to the recruitment process. The result was we were introduced to an exceptional candidate whom we hired within a week. Katharine is an absolute pleasure to work with and we would not hesitate in recommending BNW”. 

Tim Woodward, Chief Executive - THE COUNTRY FOOD TRUST

"We posted a position on Bold New Recruitment for a brand ambassador in October 2019.  As a result we are now successfully working with a freelance brand ambassador who comes with 20 years’ experience in the footwear industry and is a great help to us expanding our distribution networks and growing the brand. She now represents us in Buckinghamshire, Sussex and Bedfordshire.  Thank-you for your help."

Lucy, Director - TALOLO BOOTS

"As Sparrow Garden Design grew, we needed someone to take over the back office and day to day detailed running of the company quickly – they needed to be efficient, friendly and able to use their initiative. We approached Bold New World and, very quickly, they found the perfect candidate. Having previously worked seven days a week and on call 24 hours a day, she and was now looking for a less demanding schedule but with an exciting new business – luckily for us she decided to join us and has used her efficiency to transform and streamline the office and accounting systems.

The perfect candidate for us was someone returning to work who was happy to work a few days a week – ideally with a bit of flexibility as to which days. She fitted the bill perfectly with her confidence and natural way with people. We would not hesitate to recommend Bold New Recruitment."

Sparrow Morgan-Grenville, Founder - SPARROW GARDEN DESIGN

"Bold New Recruitment makes a daunting task very straightforward. We were delighted with the applicants and would not hesitate to recommend Bold New World.”

Lucinda Sowerbutts - TIM GOSLING LTD.

"At last an agency that understands that women of my age (55) are more than capable and have a ton of life and work experience to offer to prospective employers. I found it very difficult to be taken seriously by a number of other agencies but with Bold New Recruitment, I was put forward for a job that suits me down to the ground and was offered the position the same day as my interview - and I was the 11th candidate! One very happy customer!! Thank you Bean and team". Sam Lane

"Your help in both crafting the job spec and making me think about what was important was so valuable. Thank you. You helped me to realise that being honest about my set up being based around my family was OK, and you encouraged me to promote the flexibility I can offer. The successful candidate told me later that this was a huge part of the appeal of the job. She also used your platform to apply for the job, and I think having hosted the job spec on a recruitment site made the process much more 'official', for me and for the candidates. 
So I just wanted to say thank you for all your help with it, and good luck with what you're doing, I think it's so important!"
"We have been delighted with Bold New Recruitment and their  attentive, professional and targeted approach. Our strategy business within the luxury sphere requires very specific candidates which are hard to find and recruiting is often very time consuming. BNW delivered within days several very well qualified candidates, one of whom we were delighted to employ immediately. They were all well prepared and arrived with a very good understanding of our business. I have known Katharine a long time and trust her completely. Anything she turns her hand to with be a success. I was thrilled to see the energy and care she put into finding the perfect fit for us. Her network is superb and I am sure this and her unique approach to professionalising flexible working will allow her to be very helpful to many companies and make great inroads into this sector."
Gabrielle Shaw | Founder Gabrielle Shaw Communications global creative communications and strategy agency. 

"Katharine did a fantastic job of solving what was an already challenging brief made even more complex by the onset of Covid-19.  Despite this she was able to source, filter and then create a very accomplished shortlist without being able to actually meet them face to face. As a result the interviews we then carried out were all on brief and worthwhile.  Thanks to her sterling work, patience and attention to detail we were able to attract exactly the hire we needed.  Katharine is great fun to work with too.  I could not recommend her and Bold New Recruitment highly enough."

Alex Thompson - DOJONO

'Anyone reading this who feels like they might need Katharine’s input and services, I cannot recommend her highly enough. She placed me into a process and was exceptionally well informed, asked really incisive questions in preparation and was laser focussed on the long term positive outcome for both the hiring side and the candidate. Happy to give more input if it would help anyone.'

Alex Thompson

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