Expertise in the sourcing and recruitment of HR and Executive professionals world-wide for permanent, FTC or interim assignments.  Our Director, Helen, has worked in these specialisms for 20+ years and has established an enviable network of professionals from all disciplines and industries.  This network enables access to experts who are passive in terms of the job market but that could be the ideal fit for your requirement and team.

Typical roles include:

  • CEO
  • COO
  • Operations Director
  • Finance Director
  • Generalist HR
  • HR Director
  • Global & Group Heads of / Director
  • HR Business Partners
  • Talent Acquisition Specialists
  • Learning & Development
  • Organisational Development

Please contact Helen via for further information or an informal scoping conversation.

What do our clients say!

“Helen is truly insightful in her approach to finding exactly the right candidates for the roles she has filled for TH!RST. She is imaginative and proactive in her search for quality staff and fully supported by her excellent team”

MD, Marcomms

“Helen is a true professional when it comes to recruiting but with a great personality and bubbly persona too.  I have stayed in touch with Helen following an interview nearly 10 years ago and I am so pleased that we continue to work together in various forms”

HR Consultant & Director, Investment Banking

“I’ve worked with Helen for the past 5 years now and during that time I have used her services both as a client and as a candidate. From a candidate’s perspective, I found her to be extremely thorough. She takes the time to explain the role, the company and everything else that’s necessary so that you are fully aware of what to expect when you walk through the door. On the other hand, as a client, she will take the time to understand the brief and your business thoroughly so that she delivers the candidates that will really fit in your business.  I would recommend her to anyone wishing to recruit. Recruiters like Helen are hard to find. She delivers a value-add service and always with a smile”

HR Director, Media

“I have worked with Helen whilst recruiting a number of senior appointments. I found her approach as proactive, professional and very personable it was a pleasure working with her and would not hesitate to recommend her”

Senior HR Business Partner – Serco Marine

“Helen is highly professional, responsive and very reliable – very welcome, but often hard to find, attributes in my experience of recruiters.  With Helen’s help, I was appointed to an excellent role within a short period of my initial contact with her. Throughout the recruitment process Helen kept in contact, provided excellent feedback and advice and very promptly responded to any questions I had. I am very happy to recommend Helen and would not hesitate to work with her again”

Director of Finance & Operations – Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital

“Helen was invaluable to me. She listened to what I was looking for and actually matched me to an ideal position, rather than trying to encourage me to apply for positions that weren’t suitable. Helen then worked with me through the interview and offer stages and stayed in touch throughout my notice period. Helen was reliable, personable and a real asset to the industry”

Senior Recruitment Expert – Global Managed Solutions

“I work with a large number of agencies as part of my job. I was particularly impressed with Helen’s professional attitude, efficiency and speed. She understood our business needs very quickly. She is also a very pleasant person to do business with”

Hear of HR, Not for Profit Organisation

“I have dealt with several recruitment agencies in the UK – some of them big-name agencies, but they treated me like a number of a piece of salami on the manufacturing production line! When I applied for my last job and discovered it was an agency, I hesitated because after many bad experiences I had taken a decision never to use another agency. I almost turned her away, but the job was attractive, and I am glad that I persevered because Helen and her colleagues provided the kind of personalised and professional service that I never thought a recruitment agency was capable of providing. Helen was there before, during and after and I always felt that she had my interests at heart. It’s been a pleasure to work with Helen. I am still very cautious about recommending the use of a recruitment agency other than hers, because they are tried and tested in my book and I would recommend them any day to an employer or job seeker”

Global Communications Consultant

“Helen is a very perceptive Executive Search professional. She conscientiously takes a deep view of the intersection of candidate career path and company need. I think she is among the best in her field and would happily work with her in the future”

International HR Director, Music & Digital Marketing

“Helen just kept me updated all the time so I knew where I stood. I felt she was not just looking for a result and only contacted me on the minimal but talked me through each stage of the interview process and was always on hand to help. I will go back for this service again”

Partnership Development Manager, Not For Profit

“Helen is a consummate professional who recruits with a high degree of integrity. She invests much time and care to establish both her clients and candidates requirements and match them accordingly. She has great empathy and an honest, friendly approach”

Recruitment Account Manager – IT Organisation

“My contact with Helen first occurred when I was being considered for the role of Head of HR, International, with Betfair. Helen balanced the interests of the hiring company and my needs as an applicant very effectively. The initial interview with her was a real pleasure and, as a candidate, I certainly felt I was given the opportunity to represent myself fully whilst learning the important elements about the company and role. Crucially Helen was able to maintain my enthusiasm and interest for the role throughout the lengthy hiring process and continued to provide support throughout the subsequent offer and on-boarding stages particularly as the opportunity involved a family relocate from the UK to Malta. In short, from a candidate perspective, the experience of working with Helen was superb”

Head of HR, Gaming Industry

“I found Helen to be a pleasure to work with both in her approach and knowledge within recruitment. Her approachable nature and willingness to assist make all dealings both pleasurable and profitable and that is a good mix to have. I highly recommended her”

Senior Marketing Manager – International Online Gaming

“Helen is a well-networked, insightful head hunter. She really gets to know you as an individual and marries you up with potential organsations that would have the right culture. She has a great deal of experience and unlike many people in the recruitment field, she is an excellent communicator and you feel she keeps you updated”

Director of Leadership & Talent, Bupa Global

“I found Helen to be both professional, personable and knowledgeable about opportunities the market and the media sector. I would recommend Helen without hesitation”

Interim HR Director

“Helen is an astute consultant who is resourceful and accountable doing exactly what she says she will do. Helen placed me in my current role and she is a pleasure to deal with as a candidate”

Managing Director of Human Resources EMEA – Burson Marsteller

“Helen is a professional and committed individual. I particularly admired her strong integrity in her handling of a difficult candidate situation that arose.  I would definitely use Helen again”

Global Talent Management & Development Director – PepsiCo

“Helen is a great professional and who was a pleasure to work with”

Group HR Director – Global Media Company

“Speaking as a candidate for a senior role for which Helen was recruiting, I found Helen’s interview process to be both engaging and searching. Helen was then very supportive through the rest of the selection process with excellent ongoing communication”

International Business & HR Consultant and Coach

“I have worked with Helen on a personal level as a candidate and as a client. I used Helen’s recruitment offering because of the fantastic service she provided me as a candidate.  When I was a candidate, I was really impressed with her thorough approach and her attention to detail regarding the role in question and the client she was representing.  Not to mention her bubbly, joyful personality and I now consider her to be a good “professional” friend.  With Helen I know that as a candidate or a client that I will get an undivided service”

HR Director – Global Media

“Helen came recommended to me by the discerning recruitment specialists at our parent company. Incredibly, she succeeded in helping us hire an ideal candidate with purely remote contact — she’s based in London, we’re in San Francisco, the job opening was in Hong Kong, and the candidate was in Brisbane”

“Helen’s a joy to deal with. She knows how to keep just the right amount of pressure on hiring managers to avoid losing a candidate in a hot market without disrespecting the client’s necessary internal protocols”

Vice President HR – Global PR Organisation

“Helen was responsible for the recruitment of the position that I now hold. Although on different sides of the world, Helen always ensured that I was informed and up to date. Helen’s professionalism and attention to detail from both sides ensured that there was a good fit, and I now feel confident to move from the candidate side and use Helen’s expertise as a client. I would not hesitate in recommending Helen”

HR Director Middle East & Asia Pacific – Global PR Organisation

“Helen is a pleasure to work with. She is focused and committed and will never stop until the assignment is done to the client’s satisfaction. She also makes excellent use of technology”

Managing Director, HR Worldwide – Global PR Organisation