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Our Mission.

To build life-long bonds centred on non-negotiable values. An unrivalled and people-led experience connecting individuals and teams with opportunities to grow.

It was our founder Josh’s grandparents, William and Rose, whose attitudes of integrity form our ethos since our incorporation in 2015.


Our Values.

Commitment to our values is a mandatory for all our people, ensuring we hold ourselves accountable as individuals to deliver the best possible results for our clients and candidates alike.





History overview

The William Rose
Associates History.


The path from a startup to a thriving business.


At William Rose Associates, our story is deeply rooted in the rich and resilient family heritage of Josh’s grandparents, Billy and Rosie.

Billy's (also known as William) journey was shaped by his experiences during and after World War II, from an extended stay in Stuttgart to his skilled work at Truman’s Brewery and East India Dock. His assumption of the family business in 1965 marked the beginning of a legacy of leadership and resilience.

Rosie's resilience shone through her wartime challenges. Evacuated with her brother, she faced adversity head-on, returning to London where she lived through the Blitz. Her stories, filled with courage and survival, complemented her skilled career as a dressmaker from the age of 14.

At William Rose Associates, Billy and Rosie's stories of tenacity, skill, and perseverance inspire our commitment to excellence in connecting talent with opportunity. We honour their legacy in every aspect of our work, building a future on the foundations of our past.

Here’s why
our partners love us.

The words provided by our partners are not just endorsements of our expertise; they are stories of partnerships and success, where our commitment to excellence and personalised recruitment strategies have consistently delivered the right fit.

Christopher Smith

Seasoned COO | Strategic Operations Leader | Data Governance Expert | Driving Excellence

I’ve worked with Josh for a number of years. He has recruited talent for me for different companies. The success rate of candidates has been high. Josh and team will take time to understand the brief. Get to know the culture of the company and then hand pick individuals. Really recommend Josh and his team. If you are looking for an agent that is focused on the long term results then William Rose Associates can help.

Aston Easton

Senior Financial Planning Analyst

From our very first conversation, Adriana was very enthusiastic and complementary about my knowledge, skills and experience for the role which I had applied for, ensuring that both myself and my potential new employer were a good fit.

Throughout the whole process, she kept me well informed with regular updates along with providing me with some useful tips.

A big thank you to Adriana and the rest of the William Rose team, I cannot recommend you enough and cannot wait to start working with my new employer.

Martyn Bailey

ZILO Technology Limited

Josh has been a great help over the years. Always keen to understand the role, not just with experience needed but also the right fit in terms of team dynamics. A go to recruiter that works proactively with you and the candidates, making the recruitment process more efficient and painless on both sides.

Jennifer Lam

Client Onboarding

Adriana helped me find my current role that I’m in. I was assisted throughout each stage of the interview process which put me at ease. She gave invaluable advice and understood what I wanted in terms of career direction and culture fit. A passionate recruiter who could be reached at anytime and genuinely cared and showed interest -even after the recruitment process.

Paul Scanlan


Josh has been an unbelievable help to me over the years in making sure I get the right people for the right roles. An expert in his field and someone you can trust and rely on to actively manage your recruitment needs.

Matt Bond

Arbrook Investors Investment Managers

I met Josh at Robert Half and he introduced me to Argonaut where I am now the COO. I was so impressed with the way Josh worked I will only use him if I need to source staff. He has become a good contact and is an honest character. I look forward to dealing with him in the future.

Ashish Rajput


I've dealt with a few recruitment agencies but William Rose have been great from start to finish. I read job post from Adriana on LinkedIn and sent her an email and she called me to find out about me and my career background. Within a few weeks I received several job specs and she was there every step of the way ,she provided me with feedback and always updated when I was going through the interview stages. Adriana was always available on the end of the phone with any questions I had and made the whole process very easy.
Anyone looking for a new role, or advise I would highly recommend William Rose.

Adam Taylor

Data Governance | Data Quality | Data Strategy | Process & Control Optimisation

I would highly recommend you try Josh and his team out just once, you will not regret it.

Josh is one of those people that not only knows the industry he is recruiting for but also takes the time to get to know his clients, I have never received an unsuitable candidate from Josh and I fully trust his judgement when providing him with a spec. Josh has built a team at William Rose that follow the principles that Josh is passionate and cares about. Josh has always taken the time to listen to what I needed and reach out if anything was unclear, this has helped build the trust I have in Josh and his talent over the years.

Rahul DSilva


Working with a recruitment consultant like Josh has been a refreshing experience. He strives to understand what a candidate is looking for and proactively works to help find the ideal role. I would not hesitate in recommending Josh and look forward to collaborating with him in the future.

Russell Vickers

Head of Risk, Perfomance & Reporting

Josh has recruited successfully for my teams for over four years. No matter how demanding the requirement, how niche the type of individual specified, he finds THE candidate. Skills, experience, fit - out. Without fail. With utmost professionalism, efficiency and reliability. He makes all other recruiters redundant.

Jonathon Regan

Deputy MLRO at Peel Hunt

Josh was proactive in reaching out to me regarding a position that suited my skillset and throughout the interview process he was engaged, but not overbearing - a perfect balance. He has acted professionally throughout and I would highly recommend his services.

George Webb

Associate Director & Head of Transaction Processing at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust International

Josh is very good at what he does, and was terrific in helping me find the next role in my career. He works very hard to ensure that his clients find the right job for them, and is very approachable along the way. I have recommeded Josh to others, and will certainly speak with him again in the future when I look to the next stage in my career.

Sofia Fernandes

Operations Analyst at Ruffer LLP

Adriana was very helpful throughout the process and gave me many tips that secured me the job I was applying to! She was very present and always making sure that I was ready for my interviews. I highly recommend working with her.

Paris Bromley

Regulatory Reporting Analyst at PGIM Fixed Income

Josh was brilliant from start to finish. Made sure he took in my wants and needs before sending me for many opportunities which led me landing my dream role. Thanks again

Ramila Vekaria

Investment Operations at LONGVIEW PARTNERS LLP

Josh is one of the most dedicated professional I have met. His in-depth knowledge and passion about the industry really makes him connect to individuals and he puts his all in to help find a suitable role. His approach that I really like is that he is constantly in touch with updates/progress and continues to encourage and motivate.

I would highly recommend Josh and his team at William Rose.

Our team

The people
behind your people.

We value individuals and their stories.
Our focus has always been to lead with our values to create long-lasting relationships and help people.


Sydni Bester

Marketing Specialist

Sydni's journey in marketing took off at Vega University in South Africa, where she earned honours for her dedication. From managing social media platforms to becoming the marketing specialist at William Rose Associates, Sydni connects people with their ideal careers.

Rhianna Murnane

Recruitment Consultant

Having started her journey as a recruiter for a prominent care company, with a passion for connecting talented individuals with opportunities. Rhianna has seamlessly transitioned to joining William Rose Associates, as a Recruitment Administrator. Leveraging her experience and deep understanding of the care industry, Rhianna is poised to make a significant impact. 

Lola Booysen

Recruitment Consultant

Lola is passionate about networking and has a proven track record of efficiently executing tasks. Her expertise lies in recruiting and marketing, fields in which she finds great fulfillment. She thrives on positive energy and enthusiasm, which she brings to all her professional endeavours.

Josh Angus

Managing Director

Josh started his career in financial services in 2007 working within Operations for Kleinwort Benson Private Bank.

Adriana Thatcher

Recruitment Consultant

Having begun to pursue a degree in corporate law at University, Adriana soon discovered a passion that led her beyond the courtroom.