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Awards

TIARAs

2023 
Finalist- Workwell Innovation
Finalist - Best Agency (£5m to £20m)

2022 
Finalist- Growth Company of the Year
Finalist - Recruitment Leader of the Year

2021 
Finalist- Best Agency (£5m to £20m)

2020 
Finalist- Best Agency (£5m to £20m)
Finalist - Tech Transformation

ERF Awards

2023
Best in Practice (Technology) 

2022
Best Back Office Team 

2021
Best in Practice (Technology) 

2019 
Best Agency (Large)

2018

Best Agency (Online)

2017

Best Agency (Online)
Best in Practice (Sales)

2016
Best Agency (Online)
Recruitment Agency of the Year (Large)

CV Magazine

2017
Best Full Service Recruitment Consultancy Firm - Ireland

2016
Best Full Service Recruitment Consultancy Firm - Ireland

Great Place to Work Institute

2008
Best Workplaces in Europe

Irish Independent

2008
Winner 10 Best Companies to Work For: Ireland 2008

Our Story

Established in Dublin in 1998, Brightwater originally specialised in recruitment for accountancy and finance roles. We grew organically to include other specialisms in order to meet client requirements and now have 45 staff (including 30 consultants) across the island of Ireland.

In 2018, the Brightwater Group went through an MBO led by then Managing Director Barbara McGrath, Finance Director John O'Donnell and Executive Search Director Estelle Davis. We acquired Mentors in 2019,  Alternatives in late 2021 and Raretec Recruitment in 2022. 

In January 2023, Gareth Fleming was appointed Managing Director and Jean O'Donovan was appointed Deputy Managing Director. 

The Group

The Brightwater Group consists of:
* Brightwater Recruitment Specialists -  specialising in recruitment across Professional Services, Technical Services and Business Services. 
* Brightwater Executive - specialising in senior appointments at Head of Function, Director up to C-Suite levels.
* Alternatives - specialising in recruitment across marketing
* Raretec Recruitment - specialising in actuarial recruitment.
* Mentors Ireland - specialising in providing expert mentorship services to a range of clients across various sectors.

Mission Statement

“We will consistently and conscientiously strive to make our customers the focus of our attention, to understand their needs, to meet their expectations and to provide them with full value through professional, personal service”.