The Team

The team at PCL are experts in recruitment within communications, we are consultative and offer unbiased advice to both candidates and clients. The team brings sympathetic assessment and a work ethic that focuses primarily on candidate well-being and client satisfaction. The team is led by Caroline Ivory, Director


PCL is a flat-structured, team business. Consequently we look for people with a friendly, collaborative approach. Not that vacancies arise often as our low staff turnover is both a source of pride and a platform for commercial success.

We do not operate individual bonus systems, believing them to be divisive and undermining of the neutral advice that we offer, to both clients and candidates. But of course this is a business and the need to deliver a first class service and to make profit, lie at the heart of our success.

We would welcome hearing from ambitious recruitment or communications professionals who are interested in joining our team.

For information or a confidential chat, contact 0203 892 3220.


6th August 1952 - 18th September 2013

Recipient of Public Affairs News’ Outstanding Contribution Award in November 2013,  Peter, our founder, died after a short illness on September 18th 2013. A wonderful man, a friend and a trusted adviser to so many, he is sorely missed.


PCL was instrumental in getting Portland up and running. We had a run of early client wins and had to pedal very fast to get a quality team in place to help service the business. PCL were efficient, knowledgeable, sharp and fun to deal with. They understand our need to build a high-end agency with the very best talent and continue to be an important factor in our growth. 

Tim Allan, CEO

Thank you for helping us recruit our Government Affairs teams in Brussels and London. Your professional guidance on the candidates was much appreciated, and they are now fully up and running. Thanks again.
Andrew McCall, Director, Global Government Affairs

I have worked with the team at PCL for years and always find they take a no-nonsense, client orientated approach to finding good candidates and matching them to the roles we are looking to fill.
Emma Cerrone, COO

PCL was instrumental in helping me find the right job. They took proper care and time to match up my skills and experience with potential career paths. The support and professionalism I received during the interview process was invaluable and I recommend their service to anyone looking for the next move.
Head of Communications, Publishers Association

I continue to rely on PCL for my recruitment needs. Over the years, the team has repeatedly found numerous high calibre candidates for me. They are thorough, discreet, and have an unfailing instinct to source the right candidate.  
Olivia Cullis, Director of Corporate Comms UK and Europe