About Capstone Recruitment

The vision of Capstone Recruitment is to provide and maintain a first class, market leading recruitment service to both our clients and candidates. Our company values are honesty, integrity and professionalism.

Over 37 years of experience

As a team, we have gained over 37 years of business experiences covering a range of industries within a number of organisations throughout the UK. The key to all our successes has always been to forge and maintain long-term business partnerships.

Innovative Solutions

Here at capstone recruitment we are fully aware of the part that technology now plays in the ever-changing face of the recruitment industry. In light of this, we have invested in the most innovative recruitment software and online tools available with a view to providing our clients and candidates with the ultimate recruitment solution.

“Capstone are hands down the best recruitment company I have had support me along my career. Their consultative approach meant that during a time when I wasn't sure what I wanted my next move to be, my consultant made sure to understand my past experiences and what I was interested in, before presenting me with options he felt would be the best fit. The support received throughout the interview process was exemplary and the periodic check-ins since being in post shows the true interest Ian took in making sure I was happy. I won't be looking to use anyone else but Capstone in the future.”

A.T, Software

“I have had the pleasure of utilizing Ian as a candidate over the years and he has not only matched me with roles where I am a good fit, but also ensures that I am insanely well briefed to help me understand the landscape of the hiring organization”

P.E, Software

“I was very impressed with Ian's support in the overall recruitment process. He was very thorough in ensuring that the job opportunity and what I was looking for at that time matched. He checked in prior to my interviews, offered some tips and also checked in after the interviews. The end-to-end process was very smooth, efficient, personal - a great experience overall. I cannot recommend Capstone enough.”

C.V, Tech

“I’ve worked with Capstone Recruitment both as a candidate and a client. As a candidate, I worked with Ian Cross who provided me with guidance and inputs in every step of the process. He was also helpful, proactive, and responsive. I dealt with many recruiters before, but Capstone Recruitment has the ‘care’ factor for their candidates. Capstone Recruitment also treats the candidates with respect and that’s the reason I keep maintaining my professional relationship with them. I cannot recommend highly enough to work with Capstone Recruitment.”

C.S, Data & Technology

“During 2022, I started to look for a new role after working for the same organisation for 25 years. I had some success with a few 2nd/3rd stage interviews but had not yet received an offer, with the main reason being lack of industry experience. Ian Cross at Capstone Recruitment contacted me regarding a role as a Senior Commercial Analyst. Following a brief discussion, Ian shared with me the job spec which after reviewing met my future development and career needs. Over the next 4 weeks I participated in a 2 Stage interview process including presenting my recommendations based on a Case Study I received. I was delighted to be offered the role and received very positive feedback from the interviewers and during my employment this has further been reinforced. I would highly recommend Capstone Recruitment and in particular Ian Cross who did an excellent job of matching…

P.L, Technology

“It was a pleasure to work with Capstone. They helped to shape the role required for our growing business and found us the ideal candidate to match. We found Capstone to be refreshingly honest, transparent, and accessible, whilst clearly demonstrating a knowledge of our market - which is unlike some recruiters we have dealt with. We have used recruitment agencies in the past and not had a positive experience; however, Ian and his team have restored our belief in this sector. We would have no problem in recommending the service to others.”

A.C, Healthcare

“I have worked with Ian & Capstone for several years and have always been impressed by their approach to helping me solve my hiring needs. Ian goes the extra mile to understand the hiring brief which not only makes for a great candidate experience, but also ensures I am presented with a pool of highly qualified diverse candidates many of which I have then gone on to hire.”

J.G, Software

“I have worked with Ian & Nikki at Capstone for over 10 years, across 3 different organisations and sectors. We have used Capstone for a variety of roles from Inside Sales to Senior Leadership hires, across different functions and geographies. They have always taken the time to understand the requirements of the role, business, and market. Importantly they take time to understand the culture and what’s needed to ensure any hire is the right fit and set up for success. I’ve always appreciated the fact that only candidates that fit the role requirements are suggested, and those candidates are properly briefed. Communication is clear to both the candidate and hiring manager, with regularly check in throughout the process. Unfortunately, this is not the case with all sourcing partners. I would highly recommend Capstone for your people sourcing needs. I always find the process runs a-lot smoother when I…

H.L, Education Sector

“I’ve been working with Capstone for nearly 25 years as a candidate and as a hiring manager. I’ve never worked with a better recruiter in all that time."

P.E, Software

"We have used recruitment agencies in the past and not had a positive experience; however, Ian and his team have restored our belief in this sector. We would have no problem in recommending the service to others.”

A.C, Healthcare

"What sets Capstone apart is that they always set about building long-term relationships, not just transactions. Ian is the first person I call when I am hiring. He always takes the time to really understand the brief, the constraints, and the needs of the hiring organization. He also takes time to understand the characteristics of the hire we need in skills, experience, and attitudes. Recruiters all tell you they do, but Ian really lives it. Such is the depth of his skill, he never puts a bad candidate in front of me, and I have hired many of his candidates and shortlisted many more.”

P.E, Legal Technology