We’re in the Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2020

We’re delighted to announce that the Sunday Times has placed us in the ‘Best Small Companies to Work for’ for the fourth consecutive year.

We were recently awarded with 3 stars ‘Extraordinary’ for workplace engagement in the Best Companies Survey and have ranked in the top 100 companies across the UK confirms that we are a culture leader.

Some of the areas highlighted, as published by Best Companies:

Personal growth

All our new starters are trained and supported from the early stages through our ‘boot camp’. They are then mentored by their team leads and managers throughout their careers here. Our career progression structure is clear and is based on realistic goals, and our in-house Learning and Development team offers support at every step. Employees who progress to team lead or managerial positions can also join the Leadership program, in which they develop the relevant skills to manage and grow a team.


Our wellbeing programme includes benefits such as medical insurance, allowance to split and sell holidays and enhanced maternity and paternity leave. In addition, we run monthly wellbeing campaigns and organise ‘Dogs at Work’ days. We recently started to provide workshops hosted by health professionals that encourage good habits for life and support our employees’ wellbeing and work-life balance.

Giving something back

We are the main sponsors of the Colchester Rugby Football Club – which we have supported since 2014, and last year we became the headline sponsor for the Essex Rebels basketball teams. Our Whitehall charity committee organises various fundraising initiatives for different charitable organisations throughout the year. Last year we supported St Helena, the National Animal Welfare Trust, Mind Colchester and Colchester Foodbank.

Their success is down to the hard work and dedication of their employees and their unshakeable belief in their values. It’s a fun, vibrant and dynamic workplace with something always taking place be it a competitive incentive, fundraising events or them just having fun and team building.

Best Companies

We are incredibly proud of this result and to have maintained a high level of employee engagement. We have ambitious plans to continue our growth in the UK, Europe, and the Middle East and will soon be starting operations in the US.

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After working at Whitehall for a number of years now, I look back and wonder why I didn’t get into recruitment sooner. The company values, team spirit and the atmosphere is what makes Whitehall the place to be. On top of that, the commission structure, company rewards and career progression are second to none and I am excited for what my future holds and the goals I can reach.

Nicola Saxham - Senior Consultant – International (DACH) team

Since I started working at Whitehall, I am the happiest I have ever been in my career. The company really do look after you and I enjoy coming into work every day. The operations team always get included in all the incentive schemes, so no one is ever left out. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me here at Whitehall.

Keeley Bell – Operations Coordinator

I have worked at Whitehall for a long time now and it has been a pleasure to be part of the company’s continued growth. It is an exceptional place to work, with a family orientated mentality, and you are rewarded for working hard and being dedicated. I have loved my time here so far and look forward to progressing further.

Jason Wood – Credit Control Supervisor

Whitehall has really helped me curate my career into one I can be proud of – starting as an admin assistant,  I was promoted to the Facilities & Senior Administrator after just 18 months! Just recently, I was part of a project to help the company become Carbon Neutral, which is the best news!! The camaraderie of the whole team is wonderful, and I would thoroughly recommend Whitehall to anyone who is looking to kickstart their career into something amazing!

Abbie Elwood – Facilities & Senior Administrator

I joined the company as an entry-level consultant in the newly formed Key Accounts team back in 2010. Throughout those years I have progressed within the company and have had multiple promotions along the way and have never once looked back. At the moment, I’m looking to continue the growth of my team by adding to the current headcount and in supporting their development to help them to achieve their aspirations.

Adam Edgell – Associate Director – Key Accounts Delivery

The environment here is second to none, I am constantly learning and improving thanks to those around me and from the support of my managers. This is a company that rewards hard work and gives you all the tools you need to develop and succeed. I would recommend Whitehall to anyone, from those looking to start their journey into recruitment to those who already have a number of years’ experience as you will be joining a close-knit team and have the opportunity to thrive and work with some of the best in the industry.

Nathan Joseph – Principal Consultant – UK Permanent – ERP & IT Client Development

Since joining Whitehall Resources, they have given me the opportunity to grow and develop from a trainee position. Whitehall Resources is the ideal company if you are looking for career progression.

Kirsty Small – Contracts Administrator

I joined Whitehall with no experience in recruitment or IT and I could barely use a computer myself. Since joining, I have built a career and a joined a family here. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity I have been given and the guidance I have received from my managers and colleagues (friends). With hard work and a bit of tenacity, Whitehall can give you the chance to change your life for the better.

Jacob Lee – Executive Consultant – UK SAP Contracts

I joined Whitehall Resources with zero recruitment experience and a background in pharmaceuticals. Fast forward six years I have been promoted on multiple occasions and can vouch first hand that Whitehall Resources is a great place for career progression whilst having lots of fun along the way. On top of the career available you get to win lots of incentives including holidays abroad and overall, it is a great place to work.

Georgia Pike - Executive CSM - CSM

After joining Whitehall, I have really found myself within recruitment and even achieved rookie of the year! I am continuously learning and growing. I am looking forward to challenging myself in the future and seeing what I can achieve here at Whitehall.

Hannah Pile – Consultant – UK SAP Perm

I joined Whitehall in late 2015 as IT Support Engineer and have now progressed to Team Lead. Whitehall is a fantastic place to work, where hard work and a strong work ethic is rewarded in both Sales and Operations alike.

Dan Appleby – IT Team Lead