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About us

The UK's leading Marketing, Digital & Tech Recruiter

Forward Role started its journey from a bedroom in Bolton, growing over the last 12 years to become the North’s leading specialist marketing, digital and technology recruitment agency. We help some of the UK's biggest and most exciting employers to attract the brightest talent and empower candidates to build exciting careers

We offer an inclusive and market-leading environmentally responsible approach to recruitment. Forward Role is more than just a recruitment company - we’re an integral part of the marketing, digital and technology scene and we're pushing boundaries across tech innovation and delivery to become the biggest and best in our space.

A Recruiter You Can Trust

Slice through Forward Role and at our centre you’ll find genuine industry experts who care passionately about delivering for their clients and candidates. Our award-winning team of 36 recruitment experts are on hand, across marketing, digital, analytics, technology, design & UX including dedicated teams for agency, interim and executive search positions.

But don't just take our word for it. We have over 100 five star ratings and reviews on Google and you can read some of our testimonials and case studies here

Based in Manchester city centre with international coverage.

Our Values

​At the heart of everything we do are the Forward Role Values - our reason for being.

These values focus on how we have a talent for...​

Meet 
our team

At Forward Role we’re all about people. That’s why we take the time to meet face-to-face with every single candidate and client, to hear first-hand about their aspirations and goals. But what about us? Find out more about the people in our team.

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Brands We Work With


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    Didn't get the job? How to handle rejection.

    Didn’t get the job? You aced the interview, dressed smartly, spoke confidently and knowledgeably about the role, company, ... Read more

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    4 days ago
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    ​What Does “Continuous Improvement” Mean for Progressive Careers in Tech?

    ​ We’ve all seen it: the great rise and fall of technology trends. Take music, for example. Whilst we look back fondl... Read more

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    5 days ago
  • Design (1)

    Cyber Security CV Tips

    ​As a recruiter in Cyber Security, I have many horror stories to tell, people who were ignored for a job or who were overl... Read more

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    1 week ago
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Proudly working with...

  • AO.com
  • On The Beach
  • Bauer Media Group
  • Boohoo
  • Brother
  • Charlotte Tilbury
  • Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Havas Media
  • Iceland
  • JD Sports
  • KMPG
  • Matalan
  • McCann
  • Missguided
  • Ocado
  • Shop Direct
  • The Co-operative Bank
  • Tyres on The Drive