James WebbDirector

About James

I have been part of Elizabeth Norman International since July 2012. In that time, the industry has changed a great deal and the pace of change is ever increasing, which makes it exciting for us as there’s always something new to work on / learn.

I manage half the team at ENI, plus senior client relationships and speak to candidates too. I recruit at all levels but focus on insight, analytics, market intelligence, UX roles working with management consultancies, client-side brand, media agencies & research consultancies.

In my free time, I’m watching something with Ricky Gervais or playing Fornite (badly).

Get to know James a little better

What is your role at ENI?
I’m a director here (having been here for over 9 years now) and manage Emily & Olly, as well as managing some of our long-standing clients, developing new business and generally supporting everyone in the team.

Which of the values at ENI do you resonate mostly with?
Curious – I really love learning about people and their backgrounds – my fiancé can vouch for it too; she says I ask too many questions.

Best piece of advice you have received?
Never assume! You just never know a candidates professional and family situation so it’s always worth asking if they’d be interested in an opportunity you have.

Interest in Diversity & Inclusion:
Particularly interested in more experienced candidates, breaking ageism barriers – they have so much to offer!

Interesting fact about you?
I’m an excellent ice skater (although thinking ice skating as a team is banned, we went once, and a colleague broke her wrist! ☹)

So how did you end up in the role you have now?!
Fell into recruitment to be honest (as most researchers do getting into research) but loved the variety, fast-paced nature of the role and getting to speak with lots of different people.

Jobs from James

  • Senior Manager | Successful Canadian Insight Agency

    Quantitative Research
    England, London
    £40000 - £50000

    We’re working exclusively with a SUPER successful Canadian Insight agency who are expanding their new UK office. We’re looking for a Quantitative Senior Manager (Senior Research Manager/Junior Associate Director level) to join [...]

  • Leeds Market Researchers

    Quantitative Research
    England, Leeds
    £30000 - £54000

    We’re looking for researchers at SRE, RM and AD level to join a super-exciting Insight agency (who are also part of a marketing/comms group) based in Leeds.We love working with these guys and have placed 3 people in the last 12m [...]