About Us

Element Recruitment was founded in January 2016 by Steph Jenkins and Steve Colegate. Both tenured recruiters, each with over 18 years recruitment experience. Element specialises in Finance/Accounting, Business Support and HR recruitment, in the South West. We offer permanent, interim, temporary and contract staffing solutions, working with our clients to understand their immediate and long-term business needs. Our mission:


Element makes recruitment personal – becoming the best, by doing our best for every individual we connect with.


When Element was launched, we were keen to work with our clients and candidates in a different way. Treating each person we interacted with as an individual, recognising and responding to their individual needs. In this way, we ensure we don’t deliver a one solution fits all service. Instead we take time to listen to each person, understand their needs, aspirations, short and long-term goals so we can deliver our best. Every time. By creating bespoke solutions.


Steve and Steph started in a shoe box sized office, with 3 desks, a telephone and kettle. In April, Dan Morris joined the team, sharing his desk with the printer. Since then we have moved office 3 times, finally signing a 5 year lease for space in Central Bristol. We're now an office of 18 and opened 3 new lines of business - Accountancy Practice, HR and L&D, and Architecture & Surveying.


Element consultants are experienced recruiters with extensive knowledge of their specialist sector in the South West region. This enables us to share our deep insight of the market with the people we meet and utilise our large networks, to introduce and connect them with new opportunities.


For our clients, we proactively go to market to seek out the best candidates by talking to our network, asking for referrals and headhunting individuals with the right skill set, who will be interested in the opportunity our clients can offer. Our service is not based on volume and we strive to deliver a concise shortlist of interested, relevant and talented individuals to our clients.

The core of Elements business is traditional recruitment, however, we offer additional consultative services including:


CV writing │ job applications │ LinkedIn profiles │ salary and benefits │ interview techniquesevent sponsorship and hosting│ Out placement service: assisting staff going through a redundancy process


In June 2017 we applied for the Business Leaders Awards and were shortlisted as finalists in 2 categories: Start-Up Business of the Year and Business of the Year (1-10 employees). On September 28th, we attended the awards ceremony at Ashton Gate and were runners-up in both categories. To read more click the link.

To find out more about working with Element Recruitment as a candidate or client, call us today on 0117 369 9000.

If you like what you’ve heard about the team and are interested in joining Element, call Steve Colegate or Steph Jenkins on 0117 369 9000.