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So, who are 30SIX?

30SIX is a specialist recruitment and executive search agency for all talent disciplines in market research, data analysis, insight analysis, marketing and media.

Formed by the demands and needs of clients and candidates alike, in providing an exceptional service from start to finish.

We offer an honest, professional and consultative approach to all our clients & candidates, and ensure maximum control throughout the hiring experience.

We shorten times spent hiring, find the top talent that match any brief we take on and ensure you feel satisfied with the hire you make.

30SIX Founder


I’m James Martin, husband, proud father and founder of 30SIX.

I’ve spent the last 13 years working with brands and marketing agencies across projects that include everything from research to global roll-out. I know for clients I work with finding someone that understands your challenges is the hardest thing when commencing any search for talent. Which is why I’ve noticed a gap in the market to offer a new level of service which matches consultancy with talent acquisition, whether a company is looking to build their team from the ground up or making replacements or improvements, 30SIX has the technique and process defined.

Image of 30SIX founder James with his son on his shoulders

I’ve had a lot of ‘WTF’ moments when hearing how some companies approach recruitment.


From pushy agents who want a quick sale, to some ‘not so perfect’ hires. In today’s saturated market, it is a shame that many clients find us after bad experiences with recruiters, but then it just shows how we are different and not swimming in the same lane as less experienced others.

30SIX is a company based on giving a first class service.

I know my existing and future clients want a better solution to their hiring and I understand it’s always difficult with so many options on the table of who to go with.

If you have had a bad experience in the past, or feeling unclear on the best method for you, my main skill is being able to listen, I don’t propose the right solution until I know what I am trying to offer a solution to.

We also are so confident our process works, and we only want to work with clients who want to work with us, that we offer a 12month guarantee on every candidate we place.

I’ve worked with 1000’s of candidates and made over 100 placements since 2020

I’ve learnt a lot along the way and I know to have the perfect model, we need to own our lane. I know we need to be aware of what is happening in the market and be willing to evolve to ensure our service remains a front-runner for our clients. I personally invest a lot of time and effort in training and re-training to make sure we offer a service that matches expectations.

I help to grow teams, by listening first to what you need, it’s a skill I’ve learnt from sitting with many leaders.

Ready to level up your recruitment game?

Connect with us to gain access to top talent, strategic hiring solutions, and industry-leading expertise.

With our proven track record and unmatched dedication, we’ll help you find the perfect candidates to fuel your company’s success.

Contact us today to discuss your hiring needs and let’s start building your dream marketing team!

Meet the team

James Martin

Founder & Director

James started his career in advertising, and since then has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names, Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, FCB INFERNO, JWT, OLIVER. Having delivered global campaigns for clients such as BA, BP, Shell, VOXI, EE, Diageo to name a few.

James now specialises in working with our clients to ensure they make the best hires for their leadership roles. James is focussed on new business and candidate development using his knowledge to clearly define strategies for candidate attraction. He aims to be a clearer extension for his clients and drive home the importance of a partnership.


Amanda Shawley

Talent Partner

Amanda started her career in fashion, after specialising in creative textiles at University. After a successful career working with pretty much every high street fashion house. Amanda moved her creativity into high end bespoke kitchen designs. Whilst there, her eye for detail, her likeability with clients, helped her build relationships quickly and show a trusting side with clients who were parting with figures between £50-£100k. Amanda, also achieved the highest monthly target met within the business, which shows her true talent for sales.

Knowing she loves sales, and getting a deal done, Amanda has joined forces with James to build 30SIX and specialises in identifying candidates, getting them engaged, and managing the process through to acceptance.



Head of Vibes

Pablo is just here to keep us all sane (and test that sanity at times). He’s absoltuely nuts, full of energy and the best friend to have in the office.

We would bring him to meetings, if he would be able to sit still! But for now we keep him at the office

E: let’s not be too un-realistic 🙂