When Investigo started back in 2003, we were just a handful of people recruiting accountancy and finance jobs in London. How things have changed.

Through credit crunches and global pandemics, through ups and downs and everything in between, we’ve managed to keep on growing. But we’ve never lost that sense of who we are. We’ve stayed authentic, down-to-earth, and on a level. We’re unashamedly true to ourselves and those we work with.

We now have a team with over 300 people across London, Guildford, Milton Keynes, St Albans, Birmingham, New York, Philadelphia and San Diego, covering over 20 recruitment specialisms. With organisations’ needs and jobseekers’ expectations constantly evolving in an unpredictable world, we have no plans to stop there. Who knows what we could be recruiting 10 years from now?

At Investigo we don’t see ourselves purely as recruiters. We prefer to think of ourselves as a long term recruitment partner guiding you through your career – whether you’re the hire or the hirer.



We don’t believe in pushing someone into a role for the sake of a quick placement. We get to know people in and out. What do they care about? Where are they now? Where do they want to go? After all, today’s candidates are tomorrow’s clients. That’s why a lot of our business is repeat business.


  • 01


    We add value by asking the right questions, sharing market insights, and offering expert advice.

  • 02


    We genuinely love what we do and we have fun doing it.

  • 03


    We always do what we think is right and we are committed to being open and honest in all of our dealings.

  • 04


    We value and empower the diverse contributions everybody makes.


  • New CEO
  • The IN Group launches
  • Investigo rebrand
  • Midlands Office
  • Salesforce
  • San Diego Office
  • Cyber Security
  • Philadelphia Office
  • Tax
  • Infrastructure and Networks
  • European expansion
  • New London Head office
  • Manufacturing
  • Caraffi joins the party
  • New Investigo Consulting Brand
  • New Executive Brand
  • Tech Consulting
  • BI & Data
  • Public Sector Consulting
  • Investigo goes Stateside!
  • New CEO
  • SAP
  • HR and Talent Management
  • Procurement
  • Milton Keynes Office
  • Property and Facilities Management
  • Strategy
  • St Albans Office
  • Business Change and Transformation
  • Guildford Office
  • Accountancy and Finance
  • Investigo Launches
  • 2023

    New CEO

    ​Derek took up the role of CEO of Investigo in July 2023. Having successfully built our brand in the technology sector and grown our business change and strategy businesses, he’s now overseeing our growth as a company. At the start of 2023 he launched Campaign, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ business network for the recruitment industry.

  • 2022

    The IN Group launches

    ​Our four powers combined: Investigo, InX (formerly known as Investigo Executive), Definia, and Caraffi come together to form The IN Group, covering all your people needs.

  • 2022

    Investigo rebrand

    ​Investigo gets a new look and website for both our UK and US businesses.

  • 2021

    Midlands Office

    ​We open another office in the Midlands to manage the tech space.

  • 2021


    ​​Our Salesforce team launches in 2021.

  • 2021

    San Diego Office

    ​Our third US office opens in Southern California, focusing on pharma and life sciences recruitment across the West Coast.

  • 2021

    Cyber Security

    Our Cyber Security team launches in London.

  • 2021

    Philadelphia Office

    We open our second US office at 1900 Market Street, formerly the home of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, recruiting in technology.

  • 2021


    Our tax team launches, recruiting all levels from newly qualified to tax partners or Heads of Tax.

  • 2020

    Infrastructure and Networks

    ​Our Infrastructure and Networks team launches in 2020.

  • 2020

    European expansion

    ​We expand our services to the EU, covering property, consulting, manufacturing, ERP, data and analytics, and cyber and information security.

  • 2020

    New London Head office

    We open our fabulous new head office at 10 Bishops Square, overlooking Spitalfields Market.

  • 2020


    Our manufacturing team joined Investigo at the start of 2020. Bringing years of experience placing management to C-Suite leaders into the global industrial/manufacturing sector.

  • 2020

    Caraffi joins the party

    ​Caraffi becomes our first acquisition, offering full service talent advisory solutions to help you understand how your people strategy is working .

  • 2019

    New Investigo Consulting Brand

    Definia day: we launch our new consulting brand, putting high-impact change management teams in place to help our clients deliver digital transformation.

  • 2018

    New Executive Brand

    We take the plunge into the leadership world with the launch of Investigo Executive, scouting out the best leaders on the market for businesses ranging from SMEs to blue chips.

  • 2018

    Tech Consulting

    Our technology team launches to source top-notch mid to senior tech talent across the UK and EMEA.

  • 2018

    BI & Data

    We set up our BI and data analytics team, placing freelance consultants with blue chip companies across the UK and Europe.

  • 2017

    Public Sector Consulting

    Our public sector consulting team launches, focusing on mid to senior level commercial, technology, change, and digital transformation recruitment.

  • 2017

    Investigo goes Stateside!

    ​We make our big move to the Big Apple, recruiting in pharma and life sciences.

  • 2017

    New CEO

    Nick Baxter becomes our new CEO, leading us into the next exciting chapter of our journey with a new mission – to be the market leader in each of our chosen specialisms.

  • 2014


    Our SAP recruitment team is launched to focus on permanent and freelance SAP jobs across the entire spectrum of SAP modules.

  • 2012

    HR and Talent Management

    We launch our HR and talent management division to recruit both interim and permanent HR jobs, from mid-management to board level.

  • 2011


    Our procurement division is born, covering multiple markets in both the UK and internationally.

  • 2011

    Milton Keynes Office

    We start 2011 with a bang by launching a regional office in Milton Keynes, recruiting in HR and finance.

  • 2010

    Property and Facilities Management

    We set up our property and facilities management team to recruit mid to senior interim and permanent property jobs across the UK and EMEA.

  • 2009


    Our strategy and corporate advisory team is created to cover specialist strategy recruitment across the UK, EMEA, Americas, and Asia-Pacific regions.

  • 2007

    St Albans Office

    We open our second regional office in St Albans to cover accountancy and finance jobs.

  • 2006

    Business Change and Transformation

    Our business change and transformation team launches to cover interim and permanent roles across the project lifecycle.

  • 2005

    Guildford Office

    We open our first ever regional office, specialising in HR and accountancy and finance jobs.

  • 2003

    Accountancy and Finance

    It all begins with our accountancy and finance team, recruiting talented finance professionals from part qualified to CFO.

  • 2003

    Investigo Launches

    A new professional recruitment agency is born as Investigo launches in London.


We’re proud of what we do and of the awards we’ve won along the way. Our success has been recognised many times by some of the leading global blue-chip organisations we work with, and by our industry peers. We won Recruitment Agency of the Year at the 2017, 2018 and 2020 Recruiter Awards, Recruitment Company of the Year at the APSCo Awards for Excellence 2022, and Best Recruitment Company to Work For (Large) at the 2021 and 2022 Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards (RITAs).

Thanks to the incredibly talented people who work at Investigo, we’ve also been consistently recognised by Best Companies as one of the UK’s best companies to work for, recently earning three-star status – its highest level of accreditation.

​Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100

Ranked 49th ​Sunday Times

Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 ​(one of only 11 privately owned companies to be ranked three years consecutively)

Ranked 10th in the Sunday Times

Recruitment International

Winner of Rising Star Award

​Real Business Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies

Ranked 51st in the Real Business

​Recruiter Hot 100 Recruitment Agency

Ranked 26th

​Recruitment International’s Top 250 Recruitment Companies

Ranked 96th

​UK Futures 1000 Companies

Recognised by Deloitte

​Recruiter Hot 100 Recruitment Agency

Ranked 14th

Recruiter Fast 50

Ranked 49th

​Recruiter Hot 10 Professional Recruitment businesses

Ranked 7th

​Recruiter Fast 50

Ranked 17th

​Investec Real Business Hot 100

Ranked 45th

​Accelerate 2013

Recognised by Accelerate

Recruiter Hot 100 Recruitment Agency

Ranked 5th

​Recruitment International

Winner of Deal of the Year

Recruitment International Top 500

Ranked 85th

​Recruiter Hot 100 Recruitment Agency

Ranked 32nd


Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Recruitment Agency

​Recruitment International Top 500

Ranked 78th


Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies

​Recruiter Awards

Winner of Recruitment Agency of the Year (51 – 200 employees)


Best Workplace for Leadership and Culture


Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies

​Recruiter Awards

Winner of Recruitment Agency of the Year

Hot 100 Recruitment Agency

Recruiter Hot 100 Recruitment Agency

​Recruiter Awards

Winner of Best Recruitment Agency of the Year (Large)

​Recruiter Awards

Winner of Best Banking/Financial Services Recruitment Agency

​Best Companies

2 Star accreditation for outstanding levels of engagement.

The Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards (RITAs)

Winner of Best Employee Communications

​Recruitment Awards

Best Recruitment Agency of the Year (Medium)

​The Recruiter Hot 10 Professional Sector

Ranked number 3

The Recruiter Hot 100 of the UK’s top performing recruitment companies!

Ranked 12th

​Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards (RITAs)

Best Recruitment Company to Work For (Large)

​APSCo Awards for Excellence

Recruitment Company of the Year

​Best Companies

13th in the UK's Best Large Companies to Work for

​Best Companies

12th in London's Top 25 Best Large Companies to work for

​Best Companies

4th in Recruitments Top 5 Best Companies to work for

​Best Companies

3 Star World Class Organisation to work for

​The provision of talent management services across commercial and public sectors