Who we are

Outsource UK is one of the country’s largest and most successful independent specialist recruitment agencies. We were established in the early 1990s by our Founder, Paul Jameson, who saw the value for a quality technical recruitment agency which focuses on building long lasting relationships with both clients and candidates, based on reliability and trust.

Today we’ve expanded from our original Swindon HQ to become a national organisation serving all the UK, with additional offices in Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham and London. We have a close-knit team of over 80 specialists, many of whom have been with Outsource UK since our earliest days. Our independence and flexibility allows us to move quickly to create bespoke solutions for our clients and find the best positions for our candidates, whether they’re contractors or permanent staff.

Everything we do is guided by our four values:


We are totally committed to taking an open, honest and ethical approach to recruiting, being proactive and always aiming to be the best in our field. Our people are knowledgeable and experienced, yet ready to listen and learn. Our culture is based on partnership – with our clients, our candidates and each other. And in everything we do, we’re accountable, responsible and thoroughly professional.

We hold Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) Gold Standard Audited Status, are members of APSCo (the UK professional staffing industry trade body) and are ISO 9001 Quality Management Accredited. You can find out more about our compliance standards on our Client Compliance and Candidate Compliance pages.

We also do our utmost to be a pleasure to work with – and the testimonials we receive from our clients and candidates suggest we’re getting it right!