Sharna Associates, the Rec2Rec industry experts specialising in recruitment to recruitment

Professional Recruitment Partners to the Recruitment Industry

Established in 2003 Sharna Associates' priority is to deliver a strictly confidential Rec2Rec service based on an ethical, expert and flexible offering. Managing vacancies from graduate entry level recruitment consultant through to board level appointments, our experience and recruitment knowledge provide us with the best tools to serve our clients and candidates.

We strive at all times to offer:

  • Complete confidentiality
  • Consultative, partnering approach with clients and candidates
  • A thorough and efficient process
  • Consultants available at a time to suit you
  • Full understanding of client and candidate needs
  • Permission to introduce candidates to clients
  • Honest and balanced market opinion
  • Market based career guidance


the next step in your recruitment career, recruiting graduates, recruitment consultants, managing consultants, office managers, senior appointments...

The Sharna Associates team of experienced Rec2Rec consultants knows how important your next career move is. We do what you do and have all been in your shoes

Striving to represent you with integrity and honesty, always committing to:

  • Never releasing your details or sending your CV without your permission
  • Listening to what you want and need
  • Giving you full and frank information on opportunities, companies and roles
  • Respecting your decisions, your opinions and your confidentiality
  • Representing you in a positive and honest way
  • Keeping communication clear and open
  • Giving you honest and prompt feedback
  • Offering to share with you our knowledge of the industry and trends

As an experienced recruiter, you know how important it is to meet with all of your candidates and we are no different. We'd love to meet you but if we can't, we will spend time with you on the phone, via Skype or let you introduce yourself to use with our video interview suite. It's important that you feel confident and comfortable that we know you well enough to represent you.

If your skill set and career plan doesn't fit with a live role, we will try to create you an opportunity with one of our trusted, partner clients. Contact us with the reassurance that we will listen. Here's what some of our candidates think:

Construction Recruiter
I can highly recommend both Jo and her colleague, Elisa. When searching for a new position they were both a great help in arranging interviews and keeping me posted along the way. They were genuinely interested in getting to know me, not only professionally but on a personal level too. This enabled them to match my experience and personality with potential employers. Both were happy to take calls at any time and on the odd occasion they weren't available I quickly became aware that a call back would follow shortly after. I felt fully prepared going to the interviews arranged by Jo and Elisa and this helped me enormously in securing a new position, one I feel very happy in.

Branch Manager – One Way
Elisa is a professional recruiter who goes over and above the call of duty in understanding what you are looking for and therefore matching you to the right companies. Does the job right and does not waste your time.



Talent acquisition, candidate attraction, hiring spree and recruitment drive - however you phrase it, Sharna Associates works with you to provide the perfect staffing solution

Over a decade of working within recruitment to recruitment has given us the experience and capability to work with clients from a diverse range of market sectors, recognising that company fit is just as important as the right skill set.

Our tailored service has created strong relationships throughout the industry from SME's to internationally acclaimed FTSE listed organisations, gaining Sharna Associates an enviable reputation within the rec 2 rec marketplace.

You'll work with a team sector specialist, providing you with a dedicated one-to-one approach, assisting you finding the right consultant for your business. Our commitment to recruitment ensures we continue to adapt and learn more about emerging market sectors and methodologies within our industry.

Speak to one of our sector specialists within the team to find out more about the range of services we offer to premium clients including our new, bespoke video interviewing package designed to save you time to streamline your hiring process.


Introducing our experienced specialist recruiters…

Contact me with any queries, questions or to be directed to the right consultant.

07773 088 877

Shabaan Banana

My role consists of coordinating the smooth day to day running of the office and managing all social media and marketing activities. I also work with the team to identify and source great talent for our clients' needs.

I came into recruitment by chance, 9 years ago, as an Office administrator and carved a niche out for myself focussing on marketing activities within recruitment agencies. I have studied PR & Marketing and am aiming to gain a Social Media degree through distance learning.

About me

Outside of the 9-5, I spend a lot of time with my husband and kids. I also run my own charity called Vision Inspired People Zimbabwe where I help out schools by collecting stationery from the UK and sending it to Zimbabwe. We also do clothing collections and help with funding a children's home in Zimbabwe.

My favourite quotation:
"Be kind as everyone we meet is fighting some kind of battle" - Plato


Unrivalled reputation within the Rec2Rec sector. The destination recruitment to recruitment specialists of choice...

Confidential | Ethical | Approachable | Flexible | Expert

Sharna Associates is the recruitment specialist for the recruitment industry. With over 20 years' combined experience operating exclusively within the Recruitment 2 Recruitment market we are experts in our field.

Established as a premier Rec2Rec consultancy every member of Sharna Associates team has an enviable depth of market knowledge across a wide range of generalist and specialist sectors.

We pride ourselves on our friendly and proactive approach and our service is tailored to ensure we deliver to all of our clients and candidates, in the strictest of confidence and always with integrity and honesty. Our clients also feel the same way about our exceptional service:

Chris Grove - Head of Board Practice at Flint Hyde

Jo worked with us to help us grow our London office, she delivered fast impressive results and is very cheerful along the way. I would happily recommend Jo as a recruiter and Sharna Associates in general.

Richard Jones - Director at Aston Charles

Jo is passionate about rec-2-rec and is always an absolute pleasure to deal with. As well as sourcing us candidates, I have called upon Jo’s knowledge of the recruitment sector on several occasions- for example asking which software her other clients rate etc. I always look forward to dealing with her and would recommend her to anyone looking to grow their business.

Steve Womersley - Business Manager - Aerospace / Defence / Marine - Cordant Recruitment

I have worked with Elisa as both candidate and client and have found her to be very professional and capable. Elisa is very knowledgable about the market and able to understand our business needs.
Her personality and sense of humour always makes working with Elisa a pleasure. Highly recommend Elisa to recruiters and clients at all levels.

Chris Bryant - Managing Director at Milestone Operations & Milestone Logistics

I am not a huge believer in rec-to-rec's having had some less than impressive interactions. However, I have always found Jo to be straight, honest and reliable, but moreover someone that knows her markets, her customers, and her candidates - all very vital for a successful placement. Despite my general misgivings in relation to rec-to-rec's, I would have no hesitation in recommending Jo and her services.

Paul Springall - Operations Director at Jark Recruitment

I've worked with Elisa for around a year and in that time I have received nothing but a professional service.

She has a detailed knowledge of the R2R market, and seems to have an ability to identify candidates who will fit the culture of the company as well as the role itself. Whilst always keen to promote the candidates she represents, she is also willing to listen to feedback and accept no for an answer - not qualities that you always associate with an R2R!

Elisa continues to provide me with a quality service and I have no hesitation in recommending her for anyone who is looking to expand their business