Jamie Woods


I set up JCW in 2007 from my living room in Islington, London.  After a year working solo I moved into our first office in 2008 and we’ve been growing ever since.  I created JCW with a specific vision on how to go about building the best recruitment business in the world – a firm that looked after its people first and foremost in the knowledge that they will then look after our clients and candidates. I had complete belief in my ability to do so with the right people around me. Despite the ups and downs that occur during the start-up phase in business, I’m proud to say that today, the company holds true to that same set of values.

Over the years we have developed into a global business with multiple offices and brands under the JCW  umbrella.  As CEO, my role is primarily to maintain our status as a high-growth business. In doing so, I’m keeping a firm eye on the JCW culture. I'm making sure that we’re adhering to the fundamental tenets and values that have made us so successful across all of our offices and brands while guiding our global performance strategy and checking that we’re making the right calls at the right time.

The future holds a lot for us, with expectations that we continue to expand across the world while still holding onto our current position as a top-quartile performer in the industry, both in terms of how happy our people are and our financial performance and dedication to our market.