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About Us

Alexander James is a growing, independent, recruitment agency based in South West London, specialising in the PR, Marketing and Communications sectors.

We offer the expertise, experience and professionalism expected from a large agency. However, a dash of extra dedication, enthusiasm and an underlying passion in all we do, means we stand out from the recruitment crowd.

From the moment a client approaches us, we ensure they receive a first-class service tailored to meet their needs, with clarity, continuity and communication being a key part of the process.

A genuine belief in what we do and a love of people, combined with the ability to respond to briefs and deliver time and again, means clients and candidates continue to use, and recommend, us.

We know recruitment isn’t rocket science, but we believe there’s an art to placing the right people in the right jobs, and we think we have got that down to a tee.

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Alexander James Expertise

At Alexander James our expertise is in the digital and traditional PR, Marketing and Communications sectors, an area we understand and thrive in.

We have a database of carefully selected PR and marketing specialists who fit with briefs from boutique consultancies and full-service PR and Marketing agencies, as well as blue chip companies, not-for-profit organisations and SMEs.

We cover the B2B, consumer, corporate, financial, FMCG and healthcare industries and are seeing a steady rise in the roles within the IT and luxury lifestyle sectors.

The roles we recruit for include:

Public Relations
Account Executives Account Managers Board Directors Press Officers
Marketing
Graduate Marketing Assistants Digital Marketing Directors Head of Social Media Product Managers Brand Managers
Communications
Change Management Specialists Corporate Communications Managers Head of Media Relations Senior Sales Executives
Freelance and Support Staff
We can also provide freelance and support staff. As with all candidates, we only select the best people for the jobs we receive.

Testimonials

Richard Fogg MD, CCgroup PR

In an industry where ‘people’ are one’s only source of competitive advantage, having a relationship with Wendy Cradock is a major asset for CCgroup. Wendy is a breath of fresh air in a market choc-full of mediocre recruiters and executive searchers. She knows us so well she’s an extension of our team, she’s super speedy and proactive and, most importantly, she knows our business so well that she can help identify ‘our kind of people’ without us even being involved. Wendy’s great to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to candidates and (non-competing) PR agencies alike!

Jo Ashford Account Director, B2B Tech

Wendy isn’t “just” a recruiter. Through our work together over a number of years, she’s become a friend. I trust her consultancy implicitly and she has gone above and beyond to help me steer my career. I truly believe she has my best interest at heart, with every role she puts me forward for or piece of advice she gives me

Simon Glazer MD, Elate Communications

Wendy is that rare breed of recruiter that listens, asks the right questions and then provides you with the most relevant candidates for the brief. Delightful, consultative and highly professional, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her, as she’ll get the job effectively done

Alex Kane MD, Farrer Kane

We have worked with Wendy for many years and consider her an extension of our own team. She has invested time to understand the culture at Farrer Kane and has a great success rate in finding us the best talent to fuel our growth. We are delighted to have her represent us with prospective candidates and she has an instinctive feel as to who will shine at our agency.

Hannah Beeching Marketing Executive, consumer goods/toys

Wendy and Alex James were a key factor in kick-starting my career. Such personal and experienced input and Wendy’s understanding of both candidates and her clients is evident. I would advise anyone looking for roles in PR and Communications to speak to Alex James.

Max Jewell Junior Account Executive, professional services

Unlike many of the recruitment agents I have dealt with, Wendy demonstrated a genuine interest in my application and provided me with a great deal of advice and support. She was able to do all of this without resorting to jargon and buzzwords. If I’m ever in search of a job in the future I’ll be sure to check-in with Wendy.

Emma Storey Marketing Executive, health

Going through the recruitment process with Alexander James was excellent. Wendy Cradock provided personalised, supportive and constructive assistance. Along each step of the process, Wendy kept regular contact and made each step much smoother, which ultimately resulted in my successful application.

Rich Went Senior Account Executive, B2B tech

I also just want to say thank you for all your help over the past few weeks – you have definitely been the best recruitment agent I’ve dealt with … you will be the first person I get in touch with when I’m ready to move again!

Ebony Bunz PR Executive, travel

I had not long been in London from Australia, I was feeling quite stressed and overwhelmed looking for the right position. When I found the position advertised that I really wanted Wendy was in touch very quickly to assist me. Throughout the entire job interview process she was a professional, a mentor and a friend. She went above and beyond to help me out and calm my nerves. I am so lucky that I had the privilege to work with Wendy and would highly recommend her to any young professional.

Seb McIver Junior Account Executive

I want to thank you for your hard work – you were an excellent recruiter and made me feel like I was your only candidate.

Max

Wendy [Alexander James] was hugely helpful and responsive – we talked about what I was looking for and she was determined to find me the role I wanted. She was always responsive, and seemed just as invested in my job search as I was.

Rose Lee Marketing Manager, B2B Technology

I was very happy with the service from AlexJames. I felt they really listened to what I was looking for and matched me to a job that suited my needs and wants perfectly. The whole process, from first speaking to them to getting my job was managed seamlessly, they were easy to get hold of at the right times and kept me very well informed of the process. All round a very impressive service – which can not be said of every recruitment agency.

Ian Gerrard Business Development Executive, Content Marketing

It was a great pleasure working with you too and, as you might imagine, I’m pleased at the way in turned out. And, for the record, you are one of the very rare recruitment specialists whose briefings and guidance about a role turn out to be reliable/accurate when I actually start the job!

Sandy Downes Account Executive, financial services

Wendy was a wonderful point of contact for me when starting out my career. She really cared about what I was interested in and my priorities, and was simultaneously speedy and thoughtful – I didn’t feel rushed into a decision, but felt fully supported along the way. Absolutely love the job I’m now in, and I think it says a lot that the firm also have nothing but positive things to say about her!

Josh Cobb

Wendy from Alexander James contacted me after uploading my CV online at the outset of my job hunt. As I myself was unclear of my motivations she took the time to get to know me not just as a viable PR candidate but as a recent graduate confused by the insurmountable task of job hunting.

Wendy quickly set up interviews with firms suited to my personal parameters, ensuring I was sufficiently prepped and confident for each one. As my search lengthened in time Wendy was careful in ensuring I was choosing interviews for the right reasons, unlike other recruitment firms who can coax you into wasting time. I felt Wendy had my best interests at heart and I was comfortable in chatting about my thought processes throughout my search, knowing she’d give the right advice over bias advice.
I’m starting my role as a JAE in a market leading firm and can confidently say I’m excited and happy to be joining the team.

Zoe Wilmer Samphire Communications

Thanks Wendy – what a pleasure it is working with you compared to other agents!

Sophie Fox Senior Account Executive

I had what can only be described as a dream experience with Wendy. We initially spoke on Tuesday, she understood what I was looking for straight away and put forward the perfect role. Wednesday she secured an interview for me. Thursday the interview took place – and I was offered it the same day. Throughout the process Wendy was friendly, always made an effort to call rather than email and even checked in how handing in my notice went! A short and sweet turnaround. I would recommend Wendy to anyone looking for their next role in PR.

Sean Smith Press and Public Affairs Manager

Thanks for all your help – it’s been a pleasure to work with such a friendly and efficient agency.

A welcome change!

Isaac Douglas CRO Servers.com

I’ve worked with a lot of recruiters over the years, hands down Alexander James is the best

Matthew Kirtley Account Executive

… they were great interviews and they really helped build up my confidence and perspective. You’ll definitely be first in line if I ever need to work with a recruitment consultant again, and I’d be happy to recommend you.

Rufus Jay PR Director at Fox Agency

I’ve worked with Wendy twice when seeking new opportunities in PR. I can’t recommend her services highly enough. As well as being professional and knowledgeable, she’s incredibly considerate of your career needs. Wendy will work with you extensively to understand what you’re looking for from your next role. She’ll focus on putting the right opportunities in front of you. It’s not about placement, but all about long-term roles that fit the bill for you. She’s also very friendly and positive and a pleasure to deal with. If you’re looking for a new role, she’s definitely someone you should speak to straight away.

Sophie Wood PR Account Manager

Alexander James Recruitment’s approach is a breath of fresh air!

I feel incredibly grateful to Wendy Cradock for helping me secure an incredible new role in very trying times. Wendy possesses a deep knowledge of the PR, Marketing & Communications industry, and works with a wide network of well-qualified individuals and reputable companies. What I value the most is her level of professionalism. She goes above and beyond to make sure you feel guided and supported throughout the entire recruitment process. I would highly recommend Wendy to anyone looking for roles within this field!

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