skills, personality and values


The key to thriving in today’s evolving commercial culture is to have the right people in the right roles, and that’s where Tay comes in. Contact us now to see what we can do for your organisation, call us on +44 (0) 20 7065 6700.

What Makes Us Different?


Our five core values.
Excellence, creativity, intelligence, integrity and fun are at the heart of everything we do at Tay Associates - how we live and work, and how we serve our candidates, clients and each other.

A unique training programme.
Designed and delivered internally by our CEO, Susanna Tait, who is operationally active and influential in the recruitment industry.

Dedication to success. 
We don’t cut corners; we work hard to match candidates with the right roles. That’s why our temps regularly get hired on a permanent basis and the vast majority placements stay in their roles.

Our culture. 
At Tay we strive to add value in everything we do, and this ethos underpins the way we behave with everyone we interact with, from clients and candidates to suppliers.

Tay Associates combine the skills, knowledge and experience that are essential to fully understand the needs of our clients and deliver the highest calibre candidates.

Our Candidates

  • Personal Assistants
  • Office Managers
  • Team Assistants
  • Administrators
  • Receptionists
  • Marketing Support
  • HR Support

Why partner with Tay?

Finding the right person for your vacancy can seem like hard work, but don’t compromise. Let Tay Associates make recruitment a faster, easier, more enjoyable and more successful experience for you.

Since its creation in 1999, Tay Associates have worked with start-up organisations through to established, global brands - corporate and creative - successfully placing candidates in roles ranging from entry-level administration upwards, including EAs to executive board members within FTSE 100, global financial institutions, huge media companies and many recognised brands across industry and commerce.

Whether you’re looking for a promising trainee or an established, experienced self-starter, Tay will only send you high calibre candidates, with the skills, personality and values relevant to the role.

We invest heavily in this commitment by training our consultants in interview techniques, effective listening and relationship building as well as cultivating a culture based on high standards, attention to detail and a happy working environment.

Strong industry relationships are also important to us here at Tay. Susanna Tait, Tay’s CEO, is a judge the Secsinthecity PA of the Year award, which we’re proud to be sponsoring for the eighth year running, and we run regular events and training workshops, resulting in a loyal pool of candidates choosing to work exclusively with us as well as a high rate of commendations.

Because we’re confident in our ability to find the right person for the job, Tay offers a water tight 100-day guarantee; if for any reason the candidate proves to be unsuccessful in the first 100 days, we will refill the role at no additional cost.

“In today’s job market, recruitment has to be creative. Candidate engagement is key.”
Susanna Tait FIRP, Chief Executive


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