Jigsaw Specialist Recruitment is 8!

As I sit here reflecting on the past 8 years, it’s hard to believe how far we’ve come since Robin and I took that leap of faith and started Jigsaw Specialist Recruitment. The journey hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but looking back, I wouldn’t change a thing.

When we made the decision to leave behind our stable jobs and venture into the world of entrepreneurship, we were filled with a mix of excitement and apprehension. With a baby and a toddler at home, a mortgage that suddenly felt a little too big, and renovations in full swing at our new house, it’s safe to say the timing wasn’t exactly ideal.

Walking through that metaphorical “black door” into the unknown was one of the scariest moments of our lives. We had our doubts, our fears, and plenty of sleepless nights. But deep down, we knew we had each other’s backs and the determination to make our dream a reality.

Over the years, we’ve faced our fair share of challenges – from navigating family illness and bereavements, the uncertainty of Brexit, an office fire and a global pandemic. But through it all, we’ve never once regretted our decision to follow our hearts and pursue our passion.

As we look ahead to the future, we’re filled with a sense of gratitude for the incredible journey we’ve been on and the amazing people who have supported us along the way. To our clients, candidates, and our amazing team – thank you for believing in us, for trusting us with your recruitment needs, and for being a part of our story.

Here’s to the next chapter of our adventure – may it be filled with growth, success, and countless new happy memories!


Q&A with Lyndsey


Meet Lyndsey, Recruitment Support specialist at Jigsaw Specialist Recruitment. Lyndsey took part in our Q&A and here is what she said 😊

The key to happiness is….Contentment, with the small things… it adds up to the bigger picture.

What inspires you? My little boy, he always challenges me to think about things from a different perspective and motivates me to be the best version of myself.

Where would you be in the world right now if you weren’t sat at your desk? Dubai speeding down a ride at the Atlantis Water Park…. Or in Australia catching up with family I have not seen for way too long.

What is your favourite band/singer? I love a DJ as opposed to a specific band so it’s got to be Calvin Harris or Fred Again

What is your favourite movie? Labyrinth

Interesting fact that people don’t know… I have a slight obsession with my Peloton bike, and even got to go to the London studios for a live class

If you could meet anyone for an hour who would it be? My Mum, who is no longer with us, I’d like to know if she’s happy with the way I’ve turned out 😊

What is the best thing that has happened to you this year? As cliché as it sounds, so far its been joining the team here at Jigsaw Specialist Recruitment 😊

What is the favourite part of your job? I love the feeling of offering a candidate a role that’s been a labour of love from all sides

What makes you a successful recruiter? I love building that strong relationship with clients and candidates alike, sometimes it doesn’t feel like a job, which I think is the best kind of job 😊


Nominated for Bournemouth Business Awards’ Family Business Category

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news with you: Jigsaw Specialist Recruitment has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Bournemouth Business Awards in the Family Business category. This  means a great deal to us, and we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what it represents.

From our humble beginnings, our aim has been simple: to create a recruitment agency that values people above all else. This ethos has guided our interactions with clients, candidates, and each other, shaping the very fabric of our company. Being recognised in the Family Business category is a nod to the values that define us – authenticity, integrity, and a commitment to excellence.

We couldn’t have reached this milestone without the support of our community – our clients, candidates, partners, and friends. Your trust and encouragement have fuelled our journey, and we’re deeply grateful for it. This is as much a reflection of your belief in us as it is of our own efforts, and we share it with you with heartfelt appreciation.

As we await the outcome of the awards ceremony, we’re filled with anticipation and excitement. But regardless of the result, this nomination serves as a reminder of how far we’ve come and the potential that lies ahead. It’s a testament to the hard work, dedication, and shared values that define our company.

So, to our incredible team, our valued clients and candidates, and our supportive community – thank you. Thank you for being a part of our journey, and here’s to the next chapter.