Our story

It began over 40 years ago...

A local recruitment agency supporting local businesses and job seekers.

A local recruitment agency supporting local businesses and job seekers.

Fast forward and today, we’re an award-winning recruitment agency offering outstanding recruitment services, across the North West.

We’re passionately committed to your needs – whether that’s discovering your dream job or perfect employees. And we’re consistently great at it.

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“A world where everyone loves their job”

“Consisting of a near 90% female workforce, we are proud to lead the way for women in the workplace. Offering opportunities for an exciting career, with world class training, the Jobwise vision is of ‘A world where everyone loves their job’ and this starts with our own team.”

Leanne Finnigan


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Females make up 85% of our workforce

Investing in People

Annually, we’re assessed by the Investors in People body and have achieved Gold standard status for the last 8 years. This accreditation is only granted to organisations that demonstrate a clear commitment to the people who make up an organisation. With an average length of service of 11 years, we’re doing the right things for our people, their careers and wellbeing.

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Credentials inspiring confidence

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Crown Commercial Services

Jobwise has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s RM6277 framework - Non Clinical Staffing – Lot 1 – Admin & Clerical staff up to band 5 and RM6229 framework – Permanent Recruitment 2 – Lot 2- Non-Clinical General Recruitment.

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Business Connect Magazine

MD, Leanne Finnigan has featured in the Business Connect Magazine, showcased in their ‘Women in Business Feature‘. We have won the highly prestigious “Best UK Recruitment Agency” in previous years.

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Best Companies

Jobwise was recognised as one of the "Best Companies to Work For" in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

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Greater Manchester Business Awards 2023

In 2019 we won a hat trick of awards at the Greater Manchester Business awards – including Employer of the Year, Business of the Year and Customer Service excellence.

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Forward Ladies Awards

Honouring some of the most amazing women in the region, our very own MD, Leanne Finnigan, won the Forward Ladies 'Women in Business' Award in 2015. 

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North West Business Awards

Managing Director, Leanne Finnigan won Business Person of the Year!

Big aspirations

We believe in changing lives one job at a time, by providing a unique and personable recruitment service, exceeding all expectations by putting our customers’ needs and aspirations at the heart of everything we do.

Our ultimate ambition is to create a world where everyone loves their job.

The guiding principles underpinning every action we take.
  • Demonstrate a passion for success
  • Work with integrity, honesty & trust
  • Go the extra mile
  • Long term commitment to people
  • Take responsibility
  • Make it happen
  • Pride in what we do

We believe in belonging

We actively work to make businesses a more welcoming place for everyone – whether we’re hiring for you, placing you or welcoming you into our team.

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Supporting communities

We’re constantly striving to positively influence the community we serve through giving back.

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Put a face to the name

Our experienced team are based at our two offices across the North West; Bolton and Stockport.

Meet our leadership team

Leanne Finnigan

Leanne Finnigan

Managing Director

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Mick Jones

Mick Jones


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Jane Sturgess

Jane Sturgess


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Adele Harper

Adele Harper

Head of Public Sector

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Bethany Hart

Bethany Hart

Finance & HR Manager

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Gemma Chapman

Gemma Chapman

Team Leader

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Fancy joining Jobwise?

We constantly have our eyes peeled for new talent (we’re recruiters after all!).

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