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Our Story

Our first business, Selby Jennings, was founded in London in 2004. 

As a Banking and Financial Services specialist; Selby Jennings set itself apart from the start by delivering hard-to-find-talent beyond the standard of recruitment in the market at the time. 

Following on from the early success of Selby Jennings, Phaidon International’s portfolio has grown to five micro-specialist recruitment brands; servicing Life Sciences, Infrastructure and Engineering, Procurement and Supply Chain, and Connective Technology. Our original model remains central to our strategy today. 

We secured the first institutional investment into the business during 2016. In early 2018, we were acquired by Quilvest Private Equity  who support our continued global expansion and headcount growth. 

The organic growth built and maintained over more than a decade has led to an international portfolio of clients and the placement of more than 2000 candidates per year. Our solutions have attracted 60 independent awards including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade and the Sunday Times Best Company to Work For.