Established in 1988

We are experts in marketing recruitment consultancy.


Ball and Hoolahan was set up by marketers for marketers. We have deep roots in the marketing community and have built strong relationships with some of the most talented marketers and leading consumer brands in the industry.

In 2016, after almost 30 years of delivering an unparalleled customer service to the marketing community built on his unique insight, Roy Hoolahan stepped back from the day-to-day running of Ball and Hoolahan. In doing so he passed the baton on to a business he felt capable of ensuring that the Ball and Hoolahan way would continue and flourish; Become Recruitment, part of the Empresaria Group. As part of a bigger group we have the benefits of support and size that will allow us to grow, without losing the personal touch we are known for, remaining true to our heritage and values.

Personal recommendations have always been and still are the cornerstone of our brand, underpinned by our marketing expertise, personal approach and understanding of people. Whether you are looking for your next career move in marketing, to recruit exceptional marketing talent for your brand or considering a move into marketing recruitment consultancy, please get in touch.

Meet your consultant

What makes us different – our unique DNA – is our people. We are a team of successful marketers who are now equally successful marketing recruitment consultants. Complemented by trained recruitment specialists, we are perfectly placed to support both candidates and clients because we genuinely understand your world. Chances are we've been in your position before!

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    Clare Finkemeyer

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    Sarah Goodway


We are...

  • brand builders

    Whether you are just starting out or about to take the next big step, we love helping people and brands grow. We support brands of all sizes in their goals by listening to our clients and understanding our candidates. From blue chip to start-up, FMCG to B2B, global to local, we have the expertise to match your ambition.

  • human

    We love meeting people and they love meeting us. Our approach is inquisitive, respectful and - we've been told - refreshingly honest. We believe that everyone deserves equal attention regardless of the size of your business or where you are at in your career. From start-ups to established brands, budding marketers to seasoned experts.

  • marketers

    Set up by marketers for marketers, Ball and Hoolahan ​has its roots in growing great brands with great people for almost 3 decades. With such strong marketing DNA, we are dedicated to matching the right people with the right brands. Our deep understanding of your world means we are rigorous in our methods and relentless in finding the perfect match for you.

  • partners

    Continuing to work with marketing people we placed in their first marketing job and throughout their career, is not only something we are incredibly proud ​of, but something that we love doing. It matters as much to us as it does to you that your next career move or hire is the right fit. We actively coach both clients and candidates on how to best approach their search in a collaborative way.

  • setting the standard

    We have an inherent intuition and curiosity to make sure we only provide the best matches for both clients and candidates in a way that has you at the centre of everything. We are transparent and uncompromising in our approach because we know that every and any contact is important, so managing everybody's expectations is second nature to us, ensuring you always know where you stand at any point.