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Case Studies

Is your recruitment partner adding value? We asked some of our clients what specific, tangible and measurable results they realised by being a customer of Henry Nicholas.

Who they Are?

1,000 employees, 25 offices, 16 marketing and communication agencies, 2 divisions and 1 mission: to deliver hugely successful campaigns across every platform.

themission is a group of integrated and sector-specific agencies across the UK, Europe, the US and Asia. Its selection of highly talented and hugely skilled marketing and communication agencies spans sectors from property and retail to tech and bioscience.

With a desire to be different and a thirst to thrive, themission recruits only the best talent for the exceptionally specialised and technically demanding roles across its agencies.

The challenge

Henry Nicholas has worked with themission on many recruitment campaigns over the years. But this time themission wanted something different. Expanding into the technical sphere, themission needed help recruiting two roles for one of the largest PR and comms agencies in the Southwest. These roles required significant B2B and corporate PR experience, alongside technical writing skills and a personality that fitted.

A unified approach

Henry Nicholas worked with themission to fully understand their brand, vision and core requirements for these roles. Once our knowledge was in shape, we ensured their knowledge was in shape by sharing crucial information on the salaries, benefits and duties that would attract the right candidates. 

How did Henry Nicholas add value?

Henry Nicholas’ knowledge of the market and connection with local job seekers meant that they could immediately start approaching candidates who were perfect for the roles. In addition, Henry Nicholas’ national network meant that they could speak with perfect-fit candidates who were willing to relocate for the right position.

Henry Nicholas didn’t simply ping over hundreds of potential candidates for themission to sift through. No, they narrowed down a long list of active and passive candidates to present two ideal applicants - two ideal applicants, who were then invited to an interview immediately. Mission accomplished.

What did themission like about working with HN?

We asked them just that:

“They have a great knowledge of the PR and comms market, and their outstanding reputation and highly-honed skills has even the most passive of candidates excited about a new position.

“Working with Henry Nicholas isn’t like working with a traditional recruitment agency. It’s like working with a member of your own team. They know the market; they know the brand and they sell us just as well as we sell ourselves".

“Ultimately, they’re efficient, hassle-free, reliable and consistent. What more could we want.”

Who they are?

WW (formerly Weight Watchers) is a global wellness technology company that has been inspiring millions of people to adopt healthy habits for over five decades. They do this through engaging digital experiences, face-to-face workshops and sustainable programs that encompass healthy eating, physical activity and a positive mindset. 

Role required

WW was in the process of expanding its digital marketing team and required an eCommerce & Digital Manager. Following a recommendation, WW decided to partner with Henry Nicholas to find the right candidate.

How did Henry Nicholas add value?

They worked closely with WW to help refine the candidate search and successfully placed an outstanding eCommerce & Digital Manager.

What WW said

“Henry Nicholas is excellent to work with. Our dedicated consultant is extremely attentive and responds quickly to our needs. They’re not pushy, which was exactly what we wanted from a recruitment partner.”

Who they are?

Havas Helia (HH) is a specialist customer engagement agency, specialising in CRM and data, with a focus on the Creative industry. They’ve worked with Henry Nicholas for more than six years.

Why Henry Nicholas?

Henry Nicholas has taken the time to understand the industry in which HH operates. They understand our culture, our people, and what unique skillsets are required from the ideal candidate.

A lot of our peers work with Henry Nicholas. They don’t find someone just because they want the consultancy fee; they want to find the right person. 

They have the client’s and the candidate’s best interest at heart. They screen extensively, meaning that they will recommend the most suitable people for the role.

Most of our people have come from Henry Nicholas, so we trust that they know the type of candidate that will be a good fit for our business.

How did Henry Nicholas add value?

Henry Nicholas understands our culture and requirements, which saves a lot of time in the recruitment process. A great cultural fit is important to us. We want the right person first time round. They appreciate this and work with us to help us achieve this.

They were our first port of call. They provided the perfect solution by spending a lot of time on site discussing appropriate candidates and review their CVs with hiring managers.

They coordinated and hosted the first round of interviews in our offices, dedicating their time to help solve what was a difficult challenge.

There aren’t any other Recruitment Agencies that would specifically allocate one of their consultants and place them with their client full time.

Can you sum up Henry Nicholas in three words?

They’re dedicated, trustworthy and offer a quality service.

Who are they?

Founded 15 years ago, Halo is a Bristol-based creative brand consultancy business. It works with some of the UK’s leading names, helping them promote their products and services, making sure they reach the right audience. Its main clients are businesses in the music, hospitality, events and financial services industries.

How did Henry Nicholas add value?

Henry Nicholas helped us to scale our business quickly. We needed a UX developer; it was a critical recruitment necessity. They found the right candidate for us in just five days; it was a very quick turnaround.

Henry Nicholas understands the pressures that the hiring manager is under and takes that pressure away.

The Outcome

The candidate was a natural cultural fit. Henry Nicholas recommended the candidate because they knew they would fit with the brand, having spent time getting to know them.

How would you describe Henry Nicholas?

Efficient, diligent and flexible

At Henry Nicholas, we ask just one thing: let us get to know you. This enables us to:

  • Understand your business, brand and culture;

  • Pinpoint where we can add value;

  • Collaborate with you to create a candidate journey that attracts talent;

  • Tailor our services to your needs, expectations and timescales; and

  • Match the right candidates to the right roles, the first time.

Want to know more about our marketing and PR services?

Many of our clients come to us through word of mouth and stay with us through an outstanding experience. Our talented and knowledgeable recruitment consultants match the best marketing / PR, creative, digital, data/insight and technical talent to your organisations needs. 

To find out how Henry Nicholas can accomplish your mission, call us on 0117 317 8103 or email