We’re Howie White

The story so far

Howie White Resourcing was established in 1999, by Fred Howie, to provide an alternative to database recruitment agencies. David Taylor is now at the helm, steering the business forward into a new era.

The business has now completed more than 1500 assignments across a wide range of industry sectors throughout the UK, Europe and further afield including legal, financial and construction.

We don’t have a huge number of clients on our roster, we are not a mass recruiter and have no ambitions to be one. The vast majority of our clients are repeat customers and many have worked with us since day one of the business.

We value relationships. Simple as that.

If you are not fascinated by people then you will never be a success in this industry. This remains the ethos of the business to this day.

Our fascination is with people, not fees.


But what do other
people think of us?

Our client base is hugely varied in terms of size, sector
and location. We have worked with small technology
startups through to multinationals.

Our people

David Taylor

Managing Director

David Taylor

David joined the business in 2013 after graduating and has worked his way up to becoming Managing Director in 2022.

David says “Nothing beats meeting people face to face, it has always been an appeal of the industry, to be able to be client facing and getting out and about to meet people. It gives us a much clearer indication of personality and shines a light on how that candidate would fit into the dynamics of the business that an email can’t deliver on. We have less focus on targets and statistics and more focus on understanding businesses and people, doing things right, not compromising and accepting that results will come”.


Fred Howie

Fred is a qualified accountant with over thirty years’ experience working in the recruitment industry. He founded Howie White in 1999 and in January 2022 became a consultant within the business when David took over.

He has delivered on a large number of assignments across many disciplines. His motivation remains as strong as it was when he entered the industry in 1986 and is based on a fascination with people and what makes them tick.

If you would like to find out more about the rest of the team or you would be interested in joining Howie White, please reach out to us for a confidential conversation.

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