The Longhouse is a top London headhunting company for creative businesses.

Our unparalleled reputation, built up through the robust and enjoyable long term relationships we have forged with clients and candidates, has led to our steady growth and success. We work across the full range of creative businesses, including advertising and communications agencies, media companies and client side organisations, and across all disciplines within this. We work on both permanent and freelance assignments.

longhouse, n:
The communal dwelling place of the original headhunters.

Our story

A Longhouse is the traditional dwelling place of the original headhunters in Borneo and Sarawak. It’s where the headhunters live. Our Longhouse is in Soho Square and was founded in 2005 by Sarah Bainbridge, Sarah Libbey and Suzy Fleetwood to bring their personal experience of the advertising and headhunting industries together in a bespoke, personal way, with integrity and intelligence.

There are now eight consultants, all from advertising account handling backgrounds, working across all disciplines and all levels, from new graduates to Managing Directors and CEOs.

We have collectively built up a network of contacts and relationships which are second to none. This enables us to access briefs from a broad spectrum of sectors – advertising, communications and marketing, with advertising agencies at the heart - and to deliver high calibre candidates at all levels against those briefs.

As our clients and candidates will attest, we always take a strategic and long term approach to every project that we undertake, driven by the short and long term best interests of both parties. It is the results of that approach that has enabled us to be successful and well regarded in our market.