R13 Recruitment
R13 Recruitment

Independent boutique recruitment agency

R13 Recruitment are an independent boutique recruitment agency based in the centre of beautiful Norwich. We proudly support businesses of all shapes and sizes, throughout Norfolk & Suffolk, with a niche carved for the dynamic and fast expanding digital sector, growing both agency and in house teams with unmitigated success.

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The R13 approach

Our approach is collaborative, we get the businesses we work with from a cultural perspective and we find people who fit. We understand your company’s goals and therefore the people who are going to be able to add value to that proposition. We are actually interested in getting right.

Want to know if we can help you?

Get in touch with us for a completely confidential chat about finding people for your team, or making that all important career transition.

Luke Plane: [email protected] / 01603 338313 / LinkedIn / 07720 603703
Ben Parravani: [email protected] / 01603 338313 / LinkedIn / 07715 659532

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Client endorsements

Rebecca – MD Digital Marketing Agency
“R13 are responsible for placing about 70% of our team. Their service is dedicated, personal and thorough – and we’re pleased to have an exclusivity arrangement with them that is mutually beneficial to our companies. They have really got to know our company and culture, meaning that they find people who not only have the skills and attitude that we require, but the personality types that will work in our lovely team. We challenge R13 by asking for really specific skillsets within our field – and they consistently go above and beyond to find the right candidates for us. The candidates are always well-prepared for interview, and almost always a 100% perfect fit for our organisation. In the past 12 months we have doubled in size, and R13’s support has been pivotal to making sure we have the right people joining us and at the right time. From senior strategists to PPC specialists, they have taken the time to understand the jargon of our industry and pre-qualify candidates effectively. We have a very low staff turnaround within our company, which we attribute not only to our culture, but also to R13’s capacity to find the right people to join us.”

Sonia – Marketing Director – In house
“R13 have been invaluable in helping me fill specialist roles that there’s not a huge pool of candidates for. For example, our CRM & Insights Manager was recruited through R13 and the candidate they placed with us is an absolute gem. They weren’t even looking for a new job at the time, so we would have never have found them through our own channels, but R13’s creativity and determination found us the right candidate.”

Marcus – Director of Digital Marketing Agency
“I’m using R13 as a recruiter and they never fail to impress me! I give them a brief and they exceed all expectations, putting forward excellent calibre candidates. They are great fun to work with and this, combined with complete professionalism, makes them an exceptional recruitment team. I would have no hesitation in recommending R13 to anyone.”

Nick – Account Director of Digital Marketing Agency
“Having worked with R13 for Several years now I can say that they offer a first-class service. I would class their as more of a ‘recruitment sniper’ than a recruitment agency. They send through a small, yet highly vetted and targeted candidate list, who all have exciting potential no matter what the role is. In a fast-paced work environment this less is more approach when it comes reading CV’s makes R13 a partner of choice. Taking the time to understand the needs of the role as well as the feel of the business environment, has helped them to get a high success rate, so to say they understand business needs is an understatement. The time and effort they spend investigating how things work is a refreshing change, to what can be a ‘spray and pay’ general industry strategy. The added support and insight which is provide (as standard) regarding the current candidate landscape, is highly valuable when managing internal expectations and ensuring the right package is offered to attract the best quality of applicant. Keep up the great work!”

Phil – Head of Product Experience – In house
“R13 are first class Recruitment Professionals. Their drive, enthusiasm and insights made my job so much easier when recruiting new staff. They understood at once what I was looking for, selected, pre-interviewed and only put forward candidates that ticked the right boxes, in fact R13 did such a great job it was hard to choose who was best – the standards of the candidates was so high!! All their efforts took all the work and hassle out of the recruitment process. I strongly recommend R13, I would not hesitate to utilise them in the future.”

Candidate Endorsements

Aimee – Client Partnerships Manager
“I cannot even begin to recommend R13 enough. I reached out to them last week, explained what I was looking for and later that afternoon they secured me an interview with a brilliant digital marketing agency – I start Monday! R13 will go above and beyond to understand your needs, give you great advice and ensure you feel confident and prepared for your interview. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them.”

Kris – Digital innovator
“I engaged R13 to help me find a role in the Norfolk area this year, and have to say I was thoroughly delighted with the service offered by the team at R13. I’ve never known a company brief you so well prior to interview, and ensure you have everything you need to make the best impression. It’s great to see a team who obviously gets to the root of the client requirements and tries to ensure a thorough search and selection process to put forward a ‘best fit’ for the role.”

Kristian – Marketing Manager
“R13 have been a real pleasure to work with during my search for employment. They did an exceptional job on all sourcing some fantastic roles. They are passionate, understanding and creative recruiters, and truly excel in their field as a detailed & result-oriented, intelligent and broad-minded professionals. This coupled with their vast and thorough knowledge within the digital and marketing industries has further allowed them to build great relations with both company clients and potential candidates, with exceptional interpersonal skills.”

Victoria – CRM and Insights Manager
“R13 placed me in my current position as CRM and Insights Manager. From our first telephone conversation, R13’s professionalism and enthusiasm shined through. The time they took to thoroughly understand both the role and the company was evident from the start – and their support and encouragement throughout the recruitment process was something I had never experienced from a recruitment company before. From a company perspective, my consultant thoroughly interviewed me before putting me forward for my role – not only to ensure I was the right candidate for the company, but that the company was the right fit for me. I would not hesitate in recommending R13 – both as an outstanding professionals in their field and as a team of wonderful and kind people to work alongside. Thank you R13.”

David – Digital Marketing Consultant
“From day one to the day I signed my contract, the R13 team offered first class service. They made sure that I was comfortable and confident all the way through the application process, offering me helpful advice for every stage of the interviews. Not once did I feel that I could not get the position and they were always there with a text or email to lend a hand, from adding to my CV to a simple wise word. Would definitely recommend.”

Callum – Digital Marketing Executive
”It’s rare to find a recruitment agency which are as hardworking and friendly as R13. The team have gone above and beyond, not once but twice, in helping me find a role. They put their own personal touch to recruitment and don’t just fill a position, they make sure it’s right for you and the company. After being made redundant, my consultant took the stress away and found me my perfect role to help me continue my career. If you’re looking for a new role or to hire someone, R13 will make sure they meet all of your needs and wants”

Dan – Events & Marketing Manager
“R13 have been an invaluable help to me sourcing an exciting new career opportunity. My consultant expertly guided me through every step of the recruitment process that followed right through to the successful appointment. Their customer service skills, attention to detail and ability to match up my career trajectory with a fantastic new job have been absolutely 1st rate!”

Simone – Business Marketing Executive
“The R13 team have been a great support for myself when I was looking for a new role. Finding the right role was really important for me, they took great time to get to know myself and understand what would be suitable and of interest! The team matched me to a role within a business which was the perfect match for myself and company. Thank You!”

Helen – Marketing Manager
“Having dealt with various recruitment agencies over the years, I found R13’s services to be the best I have used. My consultant was courteous, interested and very keen to fully brief and prepare me for both interviews, with detailed follow-ups and comprehensive feedback after both. The level of detail I received pre and post-interview was exceptional. When I got the job my consultant was very prompt in letting me know and in ensuring I had everything I needed contract-wise. They sent me a text on my first day to wish me well and has texted afterwards to see how I’m doing. I would have no hesitation in recommending R13’s services to recruiters or to anyone seeking a new job.”

Jamie – Digital Marketing Consultant
“From first point of contact, right though to you settling in with your new role – R13, in my experience is the most concise, approachable, friendly and professional recruitment agency I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with. My consultant has a deep understanding of the businesses they work with and visits regularly to keep up with directors to ensure that they represent the organisation accurately. Whether you’re a candidate or a business – Make R13 your first call!”

Memo – Digital Account Manager
“I cannot state how well I was treated by R13 and how well prepared I was prior to my interview due to their involvement. As always R13 are above and beyond any other recruitment agency in Norwich. Great job, keep up the good work.”

Jake – Digital Marketing Consultant
“R13 placed me in my new job. I’ve never worked with a recruiter previously, although I’ve actually been one myself. The team were really great to work with: responsive, honest and straightforward. More than happy to recommend R13 to anyone looking to hire or looking to get a job.”