About us

At Options we understand every business is different, and the traditional recruitment agency model doesn’t suit everyone.

We believe placement fees for non-executive roles are unjustified, so we have refined the recruitment process and created a bespoke solution for your resourcing needs.

Options allows you to choose the level of service you would like, enabling you to tailor your campaign to better fit your requirements and budget. Consider us your in-house recruiter, providing you with expertise, HR guidance, outstanding administration, and national reach as and when you need it.

Meet your options

Our Team

We are a Bristol based recruitment
agency with a professional and
friendly ethos.

Our innovative approach to recruitment has enabled us to attract the attention of big businesses, however it’s client focus and excellent customer service that keeps businesses coming back. We have the flexibility to tackle any recruitment requirement, whatever the size, and we are proud of our big agency experience without the big agency price tag.

Being founder-managed, we really care about personal service and the relationship we have with our clients. We fully understand the benefits we bring to a campaign and our success comes down to adding value, creating strong working partnerships, and delivering relevant candidates.

Kirsty Eastman


With a career in recruitment and financial services, Kirsty’s customer service and client engagement experience is the cornerstone of our business. Her attention to detail, and dedication to quality client services is the ethos that drives the company. Her ability to tailor our services to the client’s needs has resulted in Options for Recruitment winning key accounts, her enthusiasm is contagious and she inspires all of the Options team.

Gillian Ashley

Client Services Manager

Gillian delivers a raft of customer service, administration, and research experience to the business mix. With a degree in English, and a background in financial services, pensions, and proof-reading, she helps keep our processes error-free and compliant. Her scrutiny and efficiency, alongside a great sense of humour, enhance the Options for Recruitment candidate and customer experience.

David Dooling


With David it’s all about the clients. His military background, clear communication, and customer service skills are the foundations that have allowed him to create long lasting, successful client relationships for over 25 years in both the UK and Europe. Fluent in German and an avid golfer, David brings great networking skills to our mix. Establishing new client relationships and improving existing ones is where his focus lies.

Jon Donaldson


Jon has over 15 years of Search & Selection and head-hunting experience, at middle and senior management levels. Following a successful career in industry, with several large US Corporations – culminating in the role of Managing Director of European Operations at Riverwood International – he brings an abundance of business and people knowledge to the company. Jon loves interacting with clients and delivers his natural enthusiasm, flair, and thirst for success, to every assignment he undertakes.


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We don’t simply recruit

Our Values

Price may be one of the reasons a
client initially chooses to partner
with us, but it’s our attention to
detail, regular feedback, and quality
of service that keeps businesses
coming back. 

Because of this, repeat business and referrals make up a large percentage of our client base.

Occasionally a business will come to us with a position that’s proving difficult to fill, and we will always give impartial advice as to why this might be and suggest ways we can assist. The phrase ‘going the extra mile’ is often overused, but in this instance it’s exactly what we do.

We don’t simply recruit; we find solutions and add value from the outset.

Get in touch today

If you are considering hiring into your team, we are here to help you with all your recruitment requirements. Let us know your contact details, and a little bit of information, and we will come back to you within 24 hours Monday – Friday.