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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 ten years to become the North’s largest specialist marketing and digital recruitment agency. From our HQ in Manchester, we help employers throughout the UK to attract the brightest talent and empower candidates to build exciting careers.

We’re the people who helped AO.com build their senior marketing team pre IPO. We’re the agency who recruited the digital, tech and marketing talent that enabled Boohoo and Missguided to achieve hypergrowth. Now we're supporting the next generation of pioneering companies across the UK, to acquire the cutting edge talent they need to create their own success stories. 

No matter what the specialism, we have experts on hand, across marketing, digital, analytics, technology, design & UX including dedicated teams for agency, interim and executive search positions.

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.

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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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.

If you're a candidate we'll treat you the way we'd like to be treated when making such an important life decision, and if you're a client you can expect exceptional delivery and communication as a matter of course.

But don't just take our word for it. We have over 90 five star ratings and reviews on Google and you can read some of our testimonials and case studies here.


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    How to overcome the most common fears about starting a new job

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    National Coding Week: Learning how to code

    Did you know it’s National Coding Week? Set up in 2014, it is an entire week where adults can get free access to resources... Read more

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    How and why we redefined our company values

    This year is Forward Role’s tenth anniversary and we’ve come a long way from humble beginnings in Bolton, to an award winn... Read more

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