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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


  • #Greenifym

    The Impact of our Market-Leading Green Talent Solution in 2021

    Around three years ago, as a business and a board of directors, we started to ask ourselves the question; can we find a mo... Read more

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    5 days ago
  • Tech22blog

    What Does 2022 Have In Store For Tech Professionals?

    ​Imagine this: One cramped desk. A dingy, dusty, under-the-floor office. A series of decades-old computers to look after.F... Read more

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    1 week ago
  • Social Blog

    2022 Social Media Trends & What They Mean For the Future of Marketing Jobs

    Social media: two words that have become synonymous with every Digital Marketer’s day-to-day life. As individual responsib... Read more

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    2 weeks ago
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Proudly working with...

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