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– Albert Einstein

30SIX works with the very best career starters, industry crusaders and business leaders, across the marketing and digital sectors. Our approach is targeted and personal to ensure we engage with the very best talent on the market.

What do we do?

We work with you to understand your business, your EVP and what you’ve done up to now.

For each role we take on, we evaluate the proposition to the market. We research the market by proactively headhunting passive candidates, allowing us to identify the best shortlist of candidates available. This ensures you reach the best solution for your role.

We want to improve your relationship with ‘outdated’ transactional recruitment and allow your business the growth it can achieve through effective candidate engagement.

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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 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 candidate engagement and management.



Head of Vibes

We’re still working on Pablo’s exact role in the agency, but for now his regular banter (stealing shoes and ripping apart toys) and general misdemeanours, make him a great addition to the 30SIX family.

E: let’s not be too un-realistic 🙂

Let’s chat

If you have any questions, get in touch. We can help you with your hiring challenges

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Want to be part of something great – join the 30SIX team

If you have a passion for dealing with human beings, and get a buzz from making magic happen, then maybe a career with 30SIX is for you? We have a few internal openings and believe roles can be moulded to the individual. Ideally you’ll come from a background in marketing or digital. So, if this sounds like you, and you want to be part of something special, then do get in touch.

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Alec T. Impero, Senior Strategist

Helped find the perfect job

James is one of the only recruitment professionals I've experienced that actually took the time and made the effort to understand my skills, experience, and most importantly what I actually wanted my next step to be, before recommending me for a role. He helped find the perfect job for me and felt like a true advocate throughout the whole process. If you want to work with nice people, work with James.

Becki S. Kairos, Media Account Manager

Found the best role for me

As far as first experiences with recruiters go, I couldn’t have asked for a better one! Having James who is also so well versed in my industry has been so helpful. I felt supported and kept in the loop constantly throughout this process, and really felt like he found the best role for me as opposed to just suggesting a number and hoping one would stick! Thank you again James.

Julia P, Brand Strategist

Helpful and friendly

James has been extremely helpful and friendly throughout the recruitment process. I have really enjoyed speaking with him, discussing roles and my experience in detail. He took the time to really listen and understand my needs, as well as keep in touch if I ever needed any help throughout the interview process. I have really appreciated his kindness and professionalism, although I didn't find a new role as of yet, James will definitely be my go to once I am ready.

Lynsey P. Senior, Account Director Impero

I highly recommend

Wonderful and seamless experience working with James. Listened to what I was after and consistently easy to contact. I highly recommend him and 30SIX and would definitely work with them again in the future. Thank you 🙂

Emily J. Kairos, Media Account Director

The best recruiter I've ever worked with.

James is the best recruiter I've ever worked with. And I've met a fair few after a decent length of time in the industry. He's pragmatic, reassuring and I felt like he really listened to what I needed from my next role. I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again (although hopefully that won't be for a while...) or recommend him to someone else.

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