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Thinking of working with us? Here are some things you might find useful to learn about how we work and what exactly we mean when we say ‘refreshingly different’ recruitment…

At  a   glance :

We offer a flexible service for permanent and/or fixed-term contract recruitment – let us know what your requirements are and we’ll tell you if we can help and discuss the best approach with you

We’re big into listening to you and finding out exactly what you are after. That does mean asking questions and getting as much info as possible to make sure we get it right first time for you.

We will not bombard you with irrelevant/inappropriate candidate CVs for your vacancies – we aim to provide a small but great selection of candidate CVs for you to consider

Really reasonable fees and deals to be had! We also offer a refund or replacement guarantee for the first three months in the rare event things do not work out with your new hire.

Not in East Anglia? Not a problem. We recruit successfully for clients all over the UK.

We can do it all – nearly! We have a huge range of experience recruiting in a wide range of industry sectors and professions, too many to list! The best way to see if we can help is to ask us, and we will tell you if we don’t think it’s something that we can realistically assist you with.

You get real recruitment experts helping you – every part of our work is done in-house by either Gemma or Kate, who are co-owners and the sole employees of the firm. We want to get it right for you, for the candidates and for us too!

Why ARE we so ‘refreshingly different’ then? Well, our mission statement probably highlights this best…

Our mission is to…

  • Be the most effective, friendly, truly honest, no bull doo-doo recruitment agency in the UK
  • Genuinely offer a fair, compassionate and helpful service to the people we work with
  • To champion equality and diversity in the workplace
  • Never rip off our clients but instead provide the best value for money we can
  • To be transparent about our fees, processes and how we operate
  • Always offer sensibly priced recruitment services to clients
  • To not tolerate any form of sexism, racism, inequality, age or other forms of discrimination
  • Work in line with the REC (Recruitment Employment Confederation) code of conduct and good practice, as well as employment law and legislation
  • Hopefully, slowly change how our industry is perceived
  • To operate on a policy of mutual respect and kindness
  • To always try to be helpful


You can read the rest of our founding and mission statement here or find out more about us (Gemma & Kate) by visiting our about us page.

If you have any questions, want to find out more about working with us or give our services a go then please call us on 01379 898474 or email us on

At Genus Leasing we have always been skeptical of recruitment agencies but when looking to expand our business with extra staff we bit the bullet and instructed an industry specialist agency with the task of finding the right candidate. Unfortunately a lot of our skepticism was well placed as they failed to provide the service levels as well as the candidates.

We then spoke to Gemma at Horizon, who is actually one of our clients, who discussed our requirements in detail before beginning the search for the right person. Gemma kept us informed throughout and discussed options which she was not sure about to keep us involved in the process.

I am pleased to say that she found the right people quite quickly one started 2 weeks ago and he is already adding value to our business and the second begins next week, which we are all very positive about.

I can conclude that recruitment is similar to a lot of industries, some of the bad press they get is warranted if you go with the wrong agency, however if you go with the right company they really do add value and save time. Thanks Gemma and all the team at Horizon Search & Selection.

- Alan
Director of Genus Leasing

I am happy to say that with the depth of understanding of our roles and the diligence in selecting suitable candidates, Horizon have been a pleasure to work with. The team take time to find out special requirements outside the job description, and the style of candidate we look for. They have consistently provided quality candidates over quantity, and cover geographical locations that other agencies find hard to match.

- HR Assistant
Luxury Retail Company, Newport

I recently used Horizon Search and Selection to assist me by providing candidates for some vacancies we had in our Production Department. The roles were quite specialised (Chemical Process Operator) and yet Kate Dyer was able to provide several candidates who fitted the criteria specified. I interviewed all 6 of Kate’s suggested candidates and employed one of these candidates upon a full time basis.

It is worth noting that I also invited 5 other Recruitment Agencies to assist with these positions and none of them came even close to delivering the level of service and suitability of candidates.

Hence for quality of service and realistic market rates, I would recommend Horizon as a Recruitment service.

- Company Director
Mildenhall – Manufacturing

I have worked with Horizon for the last 15 months as my preferred recruitment agency because they always deliver candidate CV’s promptly and with the exact attributes required for the role. Horizon always succeed with our placements because of the attention to detail and care they show in each role, they provide a fantastic all-round service and you always feel no question is every too much bother for them.

- HR Administrator
Diss – Technical Manufacturing/Engineering

Kate from Horizon Search & Selection Ltd is a true recruitment professional who cares about people and goes extra miles to find the best placements for her candidates.

Being Kate’s customer is a real pleasure as she is committed to helping her clients discovering various career opportunities. Kate’s service is exceptional! She nurtures candidates through the whole selective process until the final stage. Kate is very friendly and supportive. I am pleased to provide Kate with my full recommendation.

Product Manager – Norfolk

I have worked with Horizon Search and Selection for many years now in a number of capabilities. Our working relationship first started back in 2012 when Kate contacted me regarding a current vacancy I had with my employer at the time. I met with Kate and agreed to allow her to work on the role, since that initial meeting I regularly used the agency to recruit to vacancies. Kate and Gemma are very hard working, conscientious, they meet deadlines (sometimes exceeded them), they are genuinely passionate about understanding the needs of the role to ensure they put the best suited candidates forward which effectively meant as a recruiting manager my valuable time was not being wasted!

Since changing my role to a HR consultant, I have had the pleasure to work alongside the management at Horizon again. I have supported them with a number of HR related queries and it is nice to see that they treat their employees with the same level of respect, enthusiasm and professionalism as their external clients.

HR Professional – Cambridge