We founded Stanford Black when we saw that traditional recruitment methods were dead. Companies are adopting the same tactics and styles used over 20 years ago. We pride ourselves on being different and changing the face of recruitment at all touch points in the process

After many years of working for large recruitment firms in the City, we became disillusioned with the industry and knew it was time to make a change. We were disheartened by the all-too-common attitudes of making quick-wins at any cost and the old-school mentality of the hard-core sell, when it simply isn’t right for the candidate or client.

We created Stanford Black to be the best and therefore we only work with the best.  The best candidates, the best opportunities, the best technology teams and the best recruiters; this drives our industry-leading conversion rate and consistently wins us top-performer status amongst our valued clients.



People are the glue to our business, we put people at the forefront of all the work we do. We genuinely care about the people we work with and our business is built upon trust and long-term relationships. This includes Clients, Candidates, Employees and anyone that interacts with our business.

We have broken the mould and created a company that we are proud to work for; one that is aligned with our personal values of trust, honesty and hard work. These values have shaped the way we have built our business and as such we now have an energetic, ambitious rock-star team, who have set themselves very high standards and have the reputation of being the best in the industry.

Our world is extremely competitive, and we always strive to be number one in everything we do – we must, there are no prizes for second best.  We are passionate about technology and understanding technology is key to our success. We have a genuine interest in the areas we recruit for and are specialists in a variety of tech markets, across multiple languages, new concepts and methodologies. You won’t find any “one trick ponies” here; you will have detailed and refreshing conversations with consultants who know what they’re talking about. 

Finally, we believe in absolute inclusivity and are excited to see that our clients feel the same.  We see that variety is at the core of a high performing team and we are proud to be the top Equality, Diversity and Inclusion supplier for many of our clients.