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Happy birthday to us – Network Marketing is 20 years young!

On Tuesday 1st November 2016 we at Network Marketing will be celebrating our 20th birthday. You may well spot some pictures of celebratory things on our website and social media channels for a little while to come.

From our inception in Leeds in 1996, we have gone from strength to strength, now encompassing two distinct brands; Network Marketing and The Book.

Looking after the marketing, digital and creative sectors, we have over 30 members of staff working from three offices across the UK – Leeds, Manchester and London.

“What started out 20 years ago with just me has steadily grown to a thriving recruitment agency with a great team of people, many of which have been with us for over 10 years" says Jonathan Hirst, Managing Director and founder. “I believe our success comes from our core ethos of ‘recruitment, done properly’ – no shortcuts or BS. We try to do everything we can for our candidates and clients, offering the best recruitment experience possible, focusing on quality people and clear communications.

“I’m so proud of this accomplishment and grateful to our clients, candidates and employees who have helped to get us here. The business of recruitment has changed immeasurably from 1996 so by staying relevant to the industry, we have been able to continue to develop and grow the business. We believe passionately about technology being an enabler, not a replacement for human interaction so meeting candidates and clients face to face is still a bedrock of our process. I firmly believe that this is one of the major reasons we have been so successful. Cheers to the next 20 years!”

Network Marketing – the timeline

Lots more to come...we are excited!


Lynne is our marketing manager and has worked in communications for more than 10 years. A proud Dub, (*Dublin, Ireland*), she has lived in the UK for over 6 years with most of this time spent living in sunny Brighton. New to Leeds, she is learning the Yorkshire way, although it is not diluting her accent at all. She talks about all things Network Marketing and The Book Recruitment, a lot, and via many channels!