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About Us

We are a boutique recruitment agency based in Essex and London. As part of the Antal Network we have the support of an award winning established Global Recruitment Company. Our clients are a mixture Not for profit and Private sector and Management Consultancies. We have extensive experience on helping companies resource teams for IT enabled transformation and change projects and BAU and Digital Marketing roles.

Technology advancements coupled  with the increased need to embark upon deliver Digital Transformation are driving business change, as well as delivering growth and innovation across multiple sectors and prompting the need for additional IT and Digital Marketing talent.


Digital Marketing roles:
Digital Marketing Managers
Content Editor / Copywriter
Head of Digital Marketing
Website Manager
Digital Transformation and BAU:
Managing Consultants
Business Analysts
Project Managers
Technical ( developers, testing ,DBA )
Senior Head of IT roles Contract and Perm

Your Recruitment Expert

Penny Simpson - Managing Partner 
As part of the Antal Network, Penny Simpson and her team are renowned for their reactive and persistent approach to any assignment, working relentlessly until a suitable solution is found - be it for contract or permanent resource. 

Having worked in the mainstream recruitment industry, Penny joined Antal International as the UK Country Manager, running the contract and permanent sales teams. She launched her own Antal Essex/London office in 2008 with the aim of supporting her clients with a more personal approach
and taking recruitment to an exceptional level.

With over 20 years of experience in the IT recruitment industry, Penny has gained extensive knowledge of the industry and developed partner relationships with a large portfolio of clients.

Our Testimonials

Penny and her team have been very quick at finding candidates for our CRM project. We implemented very high caliber contractors within 3 days of the initial request. Penny is efficient and understands our needs.

  • Lee Davey

I have worked with Penny over the past 7 years. She has a very good
understanding of our needs and supplied us with excellent candidates.
She is very professional in her approach and dealings with us and I have no
hesitation recommending Penny and Antal International.

  • Stephen Ross

Penny has been a tremendous help in finding both contractors and permanent employees with a wide range of digital skills, including project managers, business analysts, developers and testers whilst at RCGP. Penny is always happy to offer advice on the workforce market and is particularly knowledgeable in the not for profit sector.

  • Melanie Reed

Penny was great at securing me a contract with RCP- with such a speedy turn around!
I contacted Penny later on in the Sunday evening, I had a response within the hour letting me know that she will call me first thing in the morning. Penny stuck to her word, the call came first thing Monday and I had updates, an interview and landed the role all within a few days. Penny kept me up to date every step of the way. I highly recommend Penny and hope to stay connected for a while yet.

  • Emma With

I found Penny and her team to be extremely helpful and her knowledge and experience within the industry is vast. It has been an absolute joy working with her and I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for recuitement services operating to a high standard.

  • Mishul Prasad

Penny is great at recruitment and positioning people in the right role for the right company. My experience with her has been one of the best (if not the best!) recruitment process I've encountered. She is very good at selecting the right candidates and matching them to specific roles that will benefit both company and candidate. She is very thorough and creates a great rapport with all clients. She is very much personally involved in all the process from interview and hiring. Personally I think that recruiters should follow the exemplary manner Penny has when dealing with Recruitment. Thanks Penny

  • Martin Heineberg

Penny is extremely professional and gets the job done, whilst also being very personable.

She has worked with us to place a number of excellent candidates, even when we've had very tight timescales due to needing a resource needed asap.

If any issues do arise they are dealt with promptly and with the least amount of work form the clients side.

In short, I couldn't recommend Penny highly enough

  • Richard Yeates

Penny is the best recruiter I’ve ever worked with so far. She’s best at what she does, Talented and a great team worker. She got me my present role as a contractor , with the best rate in the market as well. And I can’t forget to mention that spoilt all of her contractors with free lunch every 3months! Thanks Penny

  • Luke Owoyale

Penny found my CV on an external website and was quick to contact me and very good at making time for me from the get-go and right throughout the recruitment process. Previous to speaking to Penny I had found the market rather difficult for my experience levels but she was quick to line me up with an employer who I now have a job with. I'm a month in and every word that Penny said in advance about the great culture, dynamics, work opportunities etc at the company have been proved true. Penny even helped sort things out for me whilst on holiday and regularly made an effort to keep me up to date with an empathetic and personal touch. All in all I had a very good experience with Penny and would highly recommend her to anyone

  • Sam Blanch

Penny recently assisted me in locating a new contract opportunity and I can honestly say Penny is the most dedicated and personable recruitment professional I have ever encountered. From the moment Penny received my application she was impeccable in terms of communication and follow up and also assisting with interview preparation. I would not hesitate to recommend Penny to candidates or anyone hiring within the IT arena. I am sure Penny would always deliver with the benefit of making the process an enjoyable one at the same time.

  • Gareth Jones

I recently worked with Penny in securing a development contract and am more than impressed with her approach and professionalism. Penny brings great communication, experience, and a supportive attitude to the arena. She makes the whole process easy. Next time I'm looking for a contract, Penny will be the first person that I call

  • David Johnson

Penny has been a massive assist to me since I joined RIBA as Head of PMO in recruiting excellent team members to fill challenging and diverse roles in Project and Programme delivery. She is dedicated and professional and very easy to work with, our association has enabled me to focus on Programme and Project outcomes as the staffing element was adeptly supported by Penny.
Requirements were captured succinctly and all potential candidates reflected the specification I had given the outcomes have been excellent.

  • Peter Frayne
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