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BDL Recruitment are experienced recruitment specialists who understand the SaaS, EdTech and Education markets; our team of dedicated head-hunters offer unparalleled experience and market knowledge.

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BDL Recruitment was founded to solve a glaring problem in the Education, EdTech and SaaS recruitment markets.

We noticed that most businesses were completely lost when it came to looking for high-level talent. Business owners didn’t have enough time or resources to complete the hiring on their own but these professionals didn’t know where to turn for outsourcing the work. That’s where BDL Recruitment comes into play.

Our team has decades of combined experience in our markets; EdTech, SaaS and Education. We know what it takes to find the right talent for your business no matter its size or industry. Instead of working for our clients, we work alongside them. Our team takes the time to understand your business in-depth to know what struggles it’s facing and what goals it has in the long term.

Say goodbye to so-called recruitment “specialists” that do nothing more than sending you CVs. At BDL Recruitment, we get embedded into a business to understand its culture, atmosphere, and other intangibles that are difficult to describe. With this deeper level of understanding, we’re able to find the best professional matches for your business.

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Our mission

We’re dedicated to helping businesses just like yours find the right talent to spur rapid growth and development. Our team genuinely loves sales and firmly believes that an excellent sales professional can work wonders for a business and its overall culture. On the other hand, a bad hire can have drastic consequences. It’s our mission to get all of our clients the best hires.


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Our core values underpin everything we do


Too many recruitment services provide businesses with average recruits that are on hand instead of doing their due diligence to provide actual talent that matches your business’s culture. At BDL Recruitment, we offer individualised recruitment strategies to ensure the employees we find are optimised to match your business’s needs.


Our team is composed of some of the most talented, qualified, and experienced recruitment specialists in the industry. We thoroughly vet all of our hand-picked team members to ensure our services remain professional and effective. With decades of combined experience, we know what it takes to find the best-matched talent for your company.


We understand just how sensitive the hiring process is for businesses. Business owners are often hesitant to outsource this part of their operations, fearing that the results won’t mesh with their current operations. BDL Recruitment remains transparent throughout the whole process and leaves you with final say so you feel in control and engaged.

For clients

We work in partnership with our Clients to build long term working relationships that will deliver quality and act as a seamless extension of your internal resources.

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For candidates

Let BDL Recruitment help progress your career and make the process seamless, We have client trust and can help you stand out from the crowd. Searching for your next career move and sending out multiple applications is time consuming and stressful. Save yourself hours of work by filling out our simple form and let BDL Recruitment do the heavy lifting for you.

Meet the team

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Nathan Adams

Founder and Director

Founder and Director of BDL Recruitment.

Still very much involved in day to day recruitment here at BDL. I am very passionate about recruitment and the sectors we work within. I tend to specialise in EdTech as well as supporting senior leadership roles in the training provider space.

I genuinely believe we are making a huge impact on the sectors we work within and our results speak for themselves.

Always available for a chat, give me a call, even on weekends and evenings, because who needs a social life really?

07985 476 736 |

Josh Smith

Recruitment Lead - EdTech & SaaS

As Recruitment Lead, I specialise in working with talented sales and engagement roles within the EdTech, e-learning and SaaS focused spaces🚀

If you are in the new market for a new role, or you’re looking to add talent to your organisation – I work with talented people who are in the following roles:

📍Customer Success
📍Sales Executive
📍Business Development
📍Sales Development
📍Account Management

If you fancy a chat on how we can help reach out 📢

01623 575 891 |

Jheryl Pickbourn

Recruitment Lead - Training Providers

My role here at BDL Recruitment is to support fantastic sales professionals into their next role within the education space. I work closely with training providers across the north region placing high calibre candidates.

Recruitment is definitely the perfect job for me as all my life I have supported Arsenal and surely nothing can be more stressful than that?!

I’m very enthusiastic about what I do and never back down from a challenge. I would consider myself to be very calm and composed under pressure and will always find solutions that work for all parties involved. Ultimately how I work, I don’t just want to place bums on seats, I want to place the right candidates within the right companies.

Get in touch and let’s see how I can support you in finding your next opportunity or alternatively if you’re looking to grow your sales team, feel free to give me a call or drop me an email.

I look forward to working with you!

01623 575 890 |

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Joseph Lee

Recruitment Consultant

My role at BDL Recruitment is to link the best salespeople in the sector to the right opportunity which is not only going to allow them to advance in their career but also give them full job fulfilment which is invaluable.

I have a passion for people, getting to know them, listening to what they hope to accomplish and achieve. So working with ambitious sales people really is a dream for me! Our careers are not something we should take lightly; it is the reason we get out of bed in the morning so your job has to be right for you otherwise – what’s the point?

I have always wanted to make a name for myself and build up a reputation so I will always go the extra mile for both my candidates and my clients and ensure the opportunity is right for all parties involved.

Enough about me, let’s chat?

07523 911 388 |

Tara Fitzgerald

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Employers: I’m your point of contact for finding the best business development and learner engagement talent in the sector. Give me a shout if you fancy a chat/catch up to see how I can assist you in this candidate short market that we find ourselves in.

BDMs/account managers/employer engagers/sales whizz’s: I’m here to offer you advice, guidance, CV support and new opportunities- or even just a chat. I now have access to an increased abundance of roles- BDM roles, sales manager roles, account management roles…

01623 575 902 |

What Our Customers Say

We can tell you about the amazing things we can do for your business, but we think our customers can tell you better. After all, what they think is what really matters.

Charlotte Brunskill

Joespeh was amazing to help me along the process of getting my new job, he supported me through the interview process and was on hand to answer any questions I had. Wouldn’t be where I am without him Thankyou!

Ashlie Tingle

Joseph is brilliant 👏 he was in constant contact with me from initial inquiry right through to the job offer. He is very outgoing and makes you feel both comfortable and confident by guiding you through the interview process. I can't recommend Joseph enough as a recruiter, he made sure I was right for the company and the company was right for me. I'm so happy in my new role ☺ Thanks so much Joseph your a little star 🌟.

Chris Cadman

Josh is a true professional with an unwavering commitment to his candidates. His passion, knowledge, and dedication are an invaluable asset to any company he works for. Josh is always willing to go out of his way to assist his candidates and do whatever it takes for the greater good. It was a pleasure to work with Josh when I was looking for my next role.

Ebony Pascall

Jheryl has been a pleasure to work with. He has helped me find ideally candidates who I have employed into full time roles. He is professional, friendly and on the call. Jheryl gets things done and works hard to find ideal people for the job. I would work with Jheryl over and over again.

Ian Cooper FIEP

Having been without a role for a few months in a difficult time, I can whole heartedly recommend Nathan as one of the top recruiters I've worked with in my career and here's why. Nathan does the simple things well consistently. He is excellent with his comms, he will always go the extra mile, be it to reply to a text, a call or an email - even calling on a Saturday. Whilst I wouldn't recommend this, it really illustrates the type of person Nathan is, somebody who will go above and beyond. Nathan will always check in, regardless of whether roles are active or not. This small and seemingly insignificant touch makes you feel valued and highlights continued professionalism that Nathan operates with. If you are a Senior Leader looking for a change in a career, Nathan is your man.

Adrien James

I have recently worked with Nathan securing my new role. Gave clear and effective communication throughout and made the process very easy. As a candidate I would highly recommend and hope we will work together when recruiting.

Faye Natalie Moore

Nathan is fun to work with, highly skilled, and has a natural talent and ability to talk to people at all levels. Tenacious and hard working with endless energy, really sums Nathan up!

John Williams MIEP

Nathan supported me to find my next role. His knowledge of the sector was outstanding and I feel this is so important in recruitment. He was able to advise and was also always available. I would not hesitate to recommend Nathan as a consultant of choice to any organisation in the professional training sector.

Rachel Fripp (Assoc CIPD)

Josh is professional, helpful and very capable in his role as Recruitment Consultant. I've known him for nearly 2 years now and he has always provided an excellent level of customer service, together with a reliable level of service and recruitment support for the College. He is friendly, human and dependable, offering an honest and extremely responsive service at all times. Most importantly, he is trustworthy. A behaviour that is not always prevalent in the recruitment industry. He will tell me if he thinks he's going to struggle filling a role, supporting his customer's needs above all else. I would have no hesitation recommending Josh, he's a pleasure to work with and a rare find.

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If you have any questions, or aren’t sure, get in touch. Whether you are an employer looking for your next hire or a candidate looking for your next job we can help you get on track.

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