Waters Barnes Associates

The UK's leading recruitment-to-recruitment company

Welcome to Waters Barnes, the UK’s leading recruitment-to-recruitment company. We recruit the best and brightest individuals for some of the world’s leading recruitment organisations in the UK and internationally.

Our unrivalled industry contacts, meticulous approach and uncompromising focus on professionalism are what set us apart from the rest. We’re industry leaders in banking, finance and accounting recruitment.

Discover the Waters Barnes difference today.

Practice areas

At Waters Barnes, we cover recruitment roles across key sectors of Banking, Financial Services, Accountancy, Business Technology, Change Management, Legal and FMCG, with clients ranging from niche Executive Search boutiques to international recruitment firms.

We have over 20 years’ experience, with a detailed knowledge of the market place and broad network of contacts. We’re trusted by some of the biggest names in recruitment to source the rising stars of the industry.


Financial Services


Business Technology

Change Management



Executive Search

“Waters Barnes take the time to listen to candidates’ requirements. They presented me with a number of options all of which matched where I wanted to explore in terms of culture fit and other factors.

“The best recruitment-to-recruitment firm I have worked with without doubt.”

- Financial services recruitment consultant, City of London

“Waters Barnes Associates have an unrivalled industry knowledge and are a pleasure to work with. I would recommend them to anybody looking for a recruitment role.

“They are very well networked, efficient and work closely with search criteria in order to deliver formidable results.”

- Accountancy recruitment firm, London

“I have used Waters Barnes over the last decade to source good quality potential recruits. Their hands-on approach means that as a client I receive a top quality service from an established supplier.”

- Executive search consultancy, City of London

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