Corporate Communications and PR Recruitment Agency

We find you the best Corporate Communications and PR Talent to help you grow.

We specialise in Corporate Communications Recruitment for ambitious businesses looking to hire the world’s leading Corp Comms Talent.

Whether you’re an established Corporation or Startup, we’ll help you grow your team through our specialised Recruitment.

We support organisations in hiring experienced Communications professionals across various disciplines and from entry level, all the way to senior levels and C-suite.

Businesses we've worked with:

At Sapio, our expert headhunters in the Corporate Communications sector will always commit to understanding as much about your business as possible; you as an employer, the role, and the ‘why’ of the hire. 

Unlike typical Corporate Communications recruiters, we don’t perceive this as a numbers game focused solely on filling Corporate Communications jobs as quickly as possible. With our in-depth process, we aim to help organisation’s find the right Public Relations and Comms Talent or solution. 

Whether that be someone experienced in Internal Communications, Investor Relations, Public Affairs, Corporate Affairs, Brand PR, Financial PR or an Integrated role, including Digital Communications, we will help you find the best person for the role not just the next person.

We provide fully-managed Recruitment services and your consultant handles the hiring process from start to finish – utilising our expert Corporate Communications sector knowledge, unrivalled network and relationships within the industry to source the best candidates, running initial CV screening to ensure we are proactive in putting applicants forward on a quality over quantity basis, and managing the interview and offer process. We won’t stop until you’ve got the right person for the role.

So, whether you are looking for Communications leaders in Corporate to join your Leadership Team, or you are a Communications Executive at the start of a job search looking for a new role, or a Head of Corporate with a focus on Internal and External Comms, CSR, ESG, Professional Services etc. looking for an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in a new challenge or work with FTSE CEOs – get in touch today!

Corporate Comms and PR roles we recruit for

Our Communications Recruitment and Executive Search team specialise in finding permanent Corporate hires, including:

In-house roles

Communications agency roles

Quick answers to your Corporate Communication and PR Recruitment questions

While our recruiting agency is headquartered in London, we also provide our services for the industry across the UK, Europe, North America and APAC.

We have experience supporting clients across the UK from the South-East up to Scotland, North America, from California to New York via Austin and Toronto.

We have worked with businesses in mainland Europe including Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Milan and Zurich.

We have also partnered with firms across Asia Pacific including in India, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, mainland China and Australia.

It’s hard to offer definitives around exact timelines without understanding more information specific to your search as there are a number of factors we can’t control (people’s diaries being one of them!).

However, 6 weeks is a good rule of thumb to allow for the entire process of finding a top corporate communications professional.

This allows 1 week for us to do a good search to find and assess candidates for the role as we are always actively searching against the brief to ensure the best fit for your next hire versus those CVs we just have to hand. 

Typically, an interview stage process will then run over 3-4 weeks depending on number of stages – we would advise keeping this as compact and efficient as possible and so are happy to work to tighter time frames. 

Finally, around a week from job offer to acceptance with a buffer for contracts and referencing to complete the talent acquisition and find your leading PR and communications hire.

We are able to and are experienced in working across all levels from entry level to senior positions like C-Suite, across all marketing and communications disciplines, but we find we are able to deliver the most value to our partners when you’re looking to hire highly skilled candidates with experience. 

We do work with graduates and passionate entry level candidates trying to get into the sector to progress their careers and are always happy to give them job opportunities and the time to help, given we feel we have an important role to play in upskilling candidates for the communications industry.

However, we find it better to open up our networks on a case by case basis in this endeavour, versus charging our partners a fee as a successful placement is harder to guarantee at this level. 

We want to focus on helping a diverse talent pool of entry level candidates access opportunities instead of our fee being a barrier. 

We are always happy to discuss how we can best help with your communication teams needs, so get in touch and if it’s not a solution we can provide in house we’ll be sure to point you in the right direction. 

Simply put our process is Scope, Search, Engage, Interview and Offer but a little more detail on each of these aspects of our service can be found on OUR PROCESS page.

Beyond this, a number of our clients rely on our support for onboarding and beyond, which we are always happy to assist with throughout the process and afterwards, however we also understand some businesses have fairly tried and tested processes here. 

Like most recruiters, our fees are charged as a percentage of the first years’ compensation of the successful hire; however, the exact structure depends on several factors.

Given we work across a swathe of clients of differing sizes and shapes, industries and locations as well as distinct volume requirements, we understand that there isn’t one size fits all.

As talent specialists, we endeavour to be solutions orientated and design partnership terms based on each individual client for the best recruitment experience.

Our MO is to establish long lasting partnerships with the businesses we work with and be seen as their trusted PR, marketing and Comms recruitment experts, so charging the highest fee possible at every juncture is not in our nature. 

We work with our partners to ensure that our services are value-add rather than painful expenses and provide a long-term solution to talent challenges.

The fact is we offer all of the above; Contingent search (success based fee model); Retained search (strategic tailored search with an upfront commitment fee); and Exec search (specific to senior and strategic hires for very narrow talent pools).

All have merits when we recruit for corporate communications roles, but the truth is that without information as to your specific needs and requirements, and therefore the talent pool in question, it is hard to say which approach may be best for your business.

What we can say however, being MarComms specialists and industry experts, is that in our experience an iterative or contingent search model tends to be effective in around 70% of cases, particularly where exclusivity is agreed.

As ever, there isn’t one size fits all and so we endeavour to be adaptive to each client’s needs and priorities. We take the time getting to know your business and the challenges you face, to provide an agile strategy that’s most likely to secure an efficient and successful outcome. 

What sets us apart from the typical communications recruitment agency is our experienced team of executive search specialists have deep knowledge of the variety of industries we specialise in.

We keep on top of the latest corporate trends, communications strategy, corporate responsibility and sustainability, salary guides, qualifications and qualities required, so we’re fully prepared to make you the right hire who is ready to hit the ground running and give you the competitive advantage.

Our track record makes us leading corporate recruiters for your company to find talent across the comms industry. Thanks to our expertise and diligence, we’re efficient and tirelessly seek the best, high performing candidate to fill your job role.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is a topic that has consistently been discussed and pontificated around, but is still seen by some as a tick box exercise and has made little progress despite the noise.

At Sapio, we realise we have a key role to play in changing that and we actively work to increase DE&I in our sector by influencing some key areas.

Please see our DE&I page to find out how we’re helping to foster inclusive cultures that facilitate the success of ALL employees and businesses.

What some of our clients have said:


Richard has worked alongside Tech, VCs and High Growth businesses for almost a decade, helping grow ambitious businesses from seed stage Start-ups to Multinationals, and everything in between…

Sam Corn


Sam has over a decade’s experience in Recruitment and Talent Consultancy and brings a wealth of expertise in how to support both hiring and talent engagement in complex and nuanced talent markets….


Richard Savage


Richard has worked alongside Tech, VCs and High Growth businesses for almost a decade, helping grow ambitious businesses from seed stage Start-ups to Multinationals, and everything in between. His recruitment specialism expands across Marketing, Communications and C-suite hires for Corporates, Start-ups, Scale-ups, Venture Capital and their Marketing service providers.

He is also an expert in wider Talent Consultancy focusing on Employer Branding, Talent Strategy, Talent Acquisition and Talent Retention. Richard made the leap into recruitment having worked closely with VCs and High Growth businesses in his previous life as a Communications and PR professional.

“Listening to entrepreneurs and investors talk consistently and with passion about the importance of investing in talent and teams, rather than ideas, was the thing that really drove me towards recruitment. I really liked the idea of adding value to businesses by finding them the best talent to help them grow.

Given my knowledge of PR, Marketing, Communications and the Technology Investment ecosystem I thought I’d be best placed to help businesses in those areas and, hopefully, that’s what we’ve been able to do.” Richard’s knowledge and experience is also well valued by the community, having been asked to speak at Tech conferences, contribute to Government reports and support early stage businesses through workshops with Incubators and VC portfolios.

Sam Corn


Sam has over a decade’s Recruitment and Talent Consultancy experience and brings a wealth of expertise in how to support both hiring and talent engagement in complex and nuanced talent markets.

He supports cross sector clients from the largest blue-chip corporates, both private and listed, to the most exciting high growth start ups and scale ups, as well as some of the world’s most reputable communications and global advisory consultancies. Sam’s network stretches from New York to Singapore via London and Hong Kong, across Financial Services and Private Equity, Financial Technology and Capital Markets. 

Sam also brings a deep expertise in wider Talent Consultancy focusing on Employer Branding, Talent Strategy, Talent Acquisition and Talent Retention. Over his decade in the industry Sam has supported client as they build, develop or refine their EVP, hiring processes and structures and employee experience.  

As a long time sports coach, Sam is acutely aware of the interplay between the ‘sum and its parts’ when it comes to team building. His approach balances the big picture strategy behind a specific hire, with the individual intricacies and building blocks necessary to making successful, long term partnerships.