Duncan Watt

As a recruiter and career coach with extensive experience of working with candidates and clients across a broad range of sectors and geographies, I bring insight and innovative solutions to help clients attract the best talent and to help candidates draw out all their relevant experience allowing them to best market themselves.

I bring my own career experiences and insight to the recruitment process, with open communication throughout. My approach is underpinned by honesty and integrity, and I am driven by a goal to change the recruitment process for the better.


With 20+ years in recruitment, working in-house and agency, and across PLC and SME markets nationally and internationally, I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly that the recruitment industry has to offer.

I’ve recruited everything from multi-lingual sales directors and entrepreneurial finance leaders, to highly technical network architects and innovative business change managers.

During those 20+ years everyone, at some point, has been frustrated, disappointed or even downright annoyed with the recruitment process.

I wanted to change that, so first I set up my own agency to try and improve things, but found I was delivering a better quality service within a broken system – putting lipstick on the pig, as a former colleague used to say – and I wanted to do more.

With Oli and Thrive I am now utilising all of the experience I have gained and all of the insights into what doesn’t work, to offer a solution that does.  We can usually reduce costs by up to 60% and offer a process that works for everyone (it must be worth finding out more!). I am excited to change the standard recruitment model for the better, one client at a time…

Get in touch to find out how we can help your business.



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