We just recruit.
We forge attractive workplaces and build effective teams for businesses that are going places.

Ashleigh

Ashleigh has been an essential part of our growth here. Despite working with a fussy hiring team, she’s managed to double our headcount in her first year and continues to find us awesome people adding to our unique culture.


Who’s coming out tonight?!”

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Full-time Head of People and part-time Head of Social Committee, Ash not only finds people but makes sure anyone who joins has the best experience here by making Few & Far a really fun place to work. Apart from when she sings.

You’ll most likely find her at brunch with the girls on Saturday or going fishing to find friends for Tahluah, Timmy, Tatiana and Tucker. But headhunting doesn’t stop for her on the weekend. She regularly recruits her under-qualified friends to help do up her flat. 

Coming up with amazing new things to do for our monthly nights out.

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Nick

Nick co-founded Few & Far in 2013 and hasn’t slept since. He spends his days managing an overly needy sales team competing for his attention & his nights at product meetups or out for drinks with said product people or founders, discussing ideas for new products of course. If he slept, we believe he would dream of product.


Who’s got a charger?”

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As you may have guessed, Nick is our resident cat herder & team councillor.

He found that Product Management was a skillset that often went misunderstood, he’s dedicated the past 10 years educating people about what they actually do and solving the problems companies face when hiring them.

After noting that recruitment businesses were only solving a small part of a bigger problem, he started brainstorming solutions on a whiteboard. After annoying his friends in product for feedback, he proposed our new offering and with the help of the team, it’s been refined & launched. Nick has gone back to his role as resident cat herder and team councillor.

Outside of meetings and meetups, his friends selfishly drag him from Europe to Vegas to attend their stag dos & weddings.

Keeping the senior management team happy.

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Samm

Samm co-founded Few & Far.  He shared a vision to change the stereotype of recruitment. “How did they do this”, I hear you not say? To be specialists in a world of generalists, and by putting an emphasis on meetups and events. Together they built a strong foundation for the team to take this approach to recruitment. So far, so good.

“I’ve just had this brilliant idea” “I’m going to play devil’s advocate here”

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Originally Head of Engineering, Samm helped launched The Hacker Games in 2016, our annual charity hackathon. Unable to sit still, he handles all things operations and has helped develop our Talent Strategy offering. knowing that with our years of combined industry experience and knowledge, we can offer far more value to our clients than just “bums on seats”

Samm is lucky enough to have surrounded himself with beautiful women; his wife Gigi and baby daughter, Jessie. He has a special place in his heart for Japan and escapes there for a holiday when he can, and hopes one day Few & Far will have a home there too.

Coming up with cheesy marketing straplines.

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Hayley

We searched for months trying to find our superstar Hayley. We needed someone who could seamlessly operate all those things that go on behind the scenes of a business and in early 2018 that’s exactly what Hayley came in and did.


I can’t, I’m going to the gym”

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Starting out as our Office Manager, Hayley quickly learned the ropes and before we knew it, she was promoted to Operations Manager and handling the financial side of the business too. As a reluctant member of extracurricular business activities, we managed to get her on board the Social Committee and now works with Ashleigh to organise all the fun things we do as a business.

You’ll find Hayley eating a falafel salad every day for lunch and doing 1-2 classes a day at the gym. She even managed to beat everyone in the office in a prone hold. We give her a bit of grief when she refuses to come out with us due to her healthy lifestyle and happy relationship, but when she does, she does not disappoint.

Transforming into Levi on a night out

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Allen

Having started a product desk at his old business, in 2014 he was swayed to join his biggest competitor with a ticket to Mind the Product Conference. Now a Few & Far’s “OG”, Mr Bastow has been through all the start-up highs and lows and has been integral in taking us from strength to strength.


Worst things have, and will happen” “It’s hotter than the Caribean in here”

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After six years of recruiting Product Managers across the UK and Europe, in 2018 Allen took a leap of faith to introduce Few & Far to the USA, where he’s been hands-on recruiting product teams whilst also managing a Data and Engineering recruitment team.

Allen has one child, his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Currently working all sorts of hours and traveling between the UK and US, he unfortunately has no time for anyone outside of fatherhood. Ask me to show you a man who makes sacrifices and I’ll show you, Allen Bastow.

Sweating in sub-zero freezing temperatures.

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Lilli

Lilli left New Zealand and her student loan behind to make the move to London in 2016. She originally joined as our Office / Marketing Manager. She quickly (slash strategically) moved solely into the marketing role she owns and loves today. While she may be a lonely team of one, just offer her some snacks and she’ll quickly adapt to people again.


Tell them I don’t have a phone”

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Lilli takes care of the overall Few & Far brand. Her aim is to drive marketing initiatives that have the highest impact for the business and works closely with Ashleigh to showcase our culture and life here at Few & Far.

Not used to having countries close by, you’ll catch Lilli making the most of Europe on her doorstep or enjoying everything London has to offer with her fellow Kiwi migraters. Food obsessed and a big passion for cooking, she judges her fellow team members strange English diets.

Digging herself into verbal holes around new people.

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Miles

Miles’ recruitment career started out in the engineering mobile team but as his experience in tech grew, the realisation sunk in that developers did not find him funny. After moving to product, he quickly found that his jokes were far better received by the community and he’s never looked back.


Safe… isit… what you sayin’?”

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Miles’ job is to find you, a product person, a job. And if you want to hire a product person, his job is finding you a product person. He also has a natural flair for writing cryptic job ads on LinkedIn, check him out.

Since Miles was a baby, he’s had a gift for spinning decks. He runs his own underground electronic music night around London, which he continues to invite Tom the raver to, and Lilli who cancels last minute.

Missing flights while in a Wetherspoons next to the terminal.

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Megan

Meg is one of the youngest members of the Few & Far team as she joined us straight from school, creating the biggest age gap in the company so far, 15 years!


He’s half Dutch and half Amsterdam”

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Meg has been building UX & Product Design teams for over a year now and you’ll regularly at the UX Crunch. She takes her time to listen, understand and present roles which are best suited for you, providing honesty and transparency along the way.

Outside of work you’ll find Meg out with the girls getting tipsy off prosecco and wine, or attending one of the birthdays of her many brothers.

Looking innocent but makes really dark comments

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Marta

After finishing her bachelor’s in Croatia, Marta somehow still wasn’t done with long library sessions and decided to do a master’s degree in the UK. She joined our team after graduating as our first-ever Marketing Executive. This currently makes her the best as well as the only subordinate of our Head of Marketing, Lilli.

Sadly, she was not able to get her photo taken before the pandemic.


I got it on sale. ”

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Marta is helping with the implementation of our marketing and brand initiatives in a bid to make our awesome brand awesomer (is that a word?).

If you are planning on going on a trip to Croatia, be warned: she will bombard you with thousands of tips and suggestions.

Tripping on flat surfaces

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Jack

After a whole year of DJ-ing with Miles, Jack realised they both do recruitment. Miles quickly swayed Jack to come and meet the team, and the rest is history!


Alright my boy”

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Jack is a software engineering talent consultant finding you your next opportunity with some of the most reputable companies in the UK. Jack is eager to understand your career goals and help make them a reality.

Similar to Miles, Jack is our second resident DJ spinning some naughty but nice disco beats. He also has four dogs that he cares more about than his brother and sisters.

Spending way too much money

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Grace

Grace joined us shortly after Megan, straight from school and is one of our youngest hires so we’ve been able to mould her from scratch into a true Few & Far champion recruiter. There’s no turning back now, Grace!


I’m ALL gamed out”

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Grace specialises in building out B2C product teams and works closely with Miles supporting him in finding the best talent for our clients. Her bubbly approach with candidates meant that one time she actually said “love you” instead of goodbye on a phone screen.

By week, Grace manages to talk (not sing) the words to every song, you really have to see it to understand, but it brings everyone in the office a lot of joy. Come the weekend you’ll find her out with the girls with a Pink Gin and Lemonade at hand or playing with her German Shepherd, Luna aka. Pat.

Knowing every word to every song ever.

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Tom

Look up “stereotypical recruiter” in the dictionary & you won’t find Tom Shannon’s name anywhere to be seen (mainly because you’re unlikely to find stereotypical recruiter in any dictionary or Tom Shannon’s name for that matter) The industry can have a bad name, but Tom quietly puts them to shame without even meaning to do so.


“I hate it here” – while actually loving it here.

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Tom is our Principal Engineering Consultant & being the humble person he is, he would feel highly uncomfortable writing something like this, which is another reason why his achievements can somewhat go under the radar (because he often forgets to tell us).

Despite his lovely long limbs (watch him do the limbo) Tom is a regular at Miles Cunliffe’s raves, a key player in Few & Far’s football team LemonGren & an avid Southampton fan.

Balancing cocktails on his head.

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Reece

After joining us from the world of esports, Reece started his recruitment career here and has since been called “the headhunter the world needs but doesn’t deserve” (I wish I was joking). To us, though, he’s your friendly neighbourhood Tech Recruiter who loves Wetherspoons just a bit too much.


Get in the bin”

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Reece heads up the Engineering team and is responsible for making sure that the office is never quiet. Whether it’s making weird noises at his desk, creating (and then laughing at) his own memes or helping companies scale their engineering teams – he’s got you covered.

Be it after work drinks or organising the quarterly Wetherspoons night, Reece drowns his loneliness by making sure the company is constantly entertaining him. Turns out you first need a life to have a work/life balance issue.

Level 1000 at making “horn” noises

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Ciara

Ciara (pronounced Kiera) is our resident Australian (much to Lilli’s dismay). She was actually born in Chelmsford, Essex but moved to Brisbane with her family when she was just six. Ciara decided to make the move to London at the ripe old age of 21, right before 2019 Australian summer was about to begin, and right before English winter approached (questionable life choices if you ask me).


Dah-ta” instead of Data.

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Ciara has previous recruitment experience from working in real estate recruitment back in Brisbane and currently sits on the B2B product team with Glen and Jordan. Working the product market means we get to laugh every time she says dah-ta (facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis).

Outside of work Ciara likes to travel, shop, and drink with friends. She studied cinemagraphic makeup and loves to experiment with it, especially when Halloween rolls around. Since making the bold move from Brisbane to Streatham, she’s spent every weekend adding to her winter wardrobe (while still in Autumn) and buying plants that she will surely kill in the coming months.

Wearing pink every day

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Alex

After living overseas for several years, Alex realised he really missed the English weather so just had to come back. One of the many West Country lads in the office…they really do make the best recruiters.


“Double naughty”

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Has experience in B2C and B2B sales roles across various industries, however, he has now found himself in Tech Recruitment and absolutely loving it. Has eight months’ experience in Technology Recruitment and looking forward to the learning ahead.

Outside of work, he’s a massive football fan and it takes up most of his time. Likes to think he can play, but in reality, he is actually very average at best. He is also an avid traveler and loves exploring new cultures.

Catching a Victorian Disease not seen for over 100 years

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