Plusnet Pioneers

Simon Swan, Hiring Hub

Hiring Hub co-founder; Talent Pioneer

An engineer turned entrepreneur, Simon launched the award-winning technology company, Hiring Hub, on a mission to place trust and integrity at the heart of the recruitment industry, and make people feel good about recruitment agencies. An online marketplace, it helps employers find candidates and fill jobs faster for a fee they set, using data and reviews to intelligently match them to trusted recruitment agencies, and helping both parties communicate and work together more efficiently.

Part of the 2016 SVC1UK Scale-Up Club, Hiring Hub is used by the UK’s smartest firms and champions the country’s 10,000+ small, independent recruitment agencies that are often specialists with deep market knowledge and access to excellent candidates, but have little marketing expertise or digital footprint. In Hiring Hub, small agencies have a ready-made platform through which they can grow their reputation and businesses, while employers can access this community quickly, and manage recruitment in one place.

Simon is an alumni of’s Young Guns, and was named Software Entrepreneur of the Year at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards. Outside of Hiring Hub, Simon has written three books, was asked to Chair the Government’s Northwest Business Council on behalf of the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, and is an ambassador for National Apprenticeships. He is married with two young children and lives in Cheshire where, in his spare time, he cycles (a lot).

See Simon’s tips in our video on 5 golden rules to hire talented people..


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