About Us

Start Something Different

Start Something Different was founded by Lizzy Reid, who brings with her 15 years experience in the recruitment industry across a variety of specialist markets in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia Pacific.

Lizzy has recruited from junior to senior and executive level roles over a broad range of vertical markets from hospitality to luxury fashion to finance, media and digital. Lizzy has strong relationships with a wide network of leading industry professionals and a track record of success. Passionate about delivering the best possible fit for both her candidates and clients, she engages with them to help identify their long term goals ensuring a solid match.

What we do

Start Something Different is a search and selection agency focused on sourcing the best talent in the market, covering luxury, fashion, creative and digital.  We listen carefully to what both clients and candidates are looking for, and match the right candidates to the right roles. This enables candidates to reach new levels in their careers and we introduce clients to the best talent in the market.

Luxury & Fashion:

  • Buying and Merchandising
  • Product Development and Production
  • Wholesale, Sales, PR & Marketing
  • Fashion Design
  • Ecommerce
  • Executive


  • Creative & Design
  • Branding
  • Account Management
  • Support Services
  • HR, Sales and Operations
  • Freelance


  • Digital Marketing
  • Web Development
  • UX/UI Design
  • Design
  • Product Management
  • Community Management
  • Customer Success Management

Working with us

We pride ourselves on providing you with an exceptional recruitment service. We are here to optimise the recruitment activity and processes within your organisation and provide you with the right staff quickly, without compromising on quality. We work closely with you throughout the process to ensure the best possible result.

With a strong network of contacts and experience and using both headhunting and contingency recruitment, we are able to source the best talent through a variety of different channels. This enables us to find that particular candidate that can sometimes be compared to finding the “needle in the haystack”. We have a strong emphasis on quality not quantity.


  • We listen to you
  • We get to know your organisation fully
  • We understanding your company culture and specific job requirements
  • We ask the right questions
  • We build a lasting and trustworthy relationship
  • We find you the perfect candidate

All candidates undergo a robust screening process including a detailed initial face to face consultation which enables us to secure a good understanding of their personality and which organisations they would be most suited to.

Client confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us. Only after we deem the candidate suitable for the role we would we then divulge the name of the organisation if at all, dependent on the confidential nature. An initial shortlist of a maximum of four candidates are presented for your selection for interview.

Finding you a job

Putting trust in someone to help you find your new job can sometimes be rather daunting. We pride ourselves on building a solid relationship with you and fully understanding where you want to take your career to next. We keep in touch with you, we let you know what is happening and where we are in the process of finding you a new job.

After interviews we call you straight away to get your feedback, and equally contact the client to get feedback. If you have been successful/unsuccessful we let you know straightaway. That is what makes us different from other agencies we are with you for every step of the process and beyond and always let you know what is happening.

Ultimately, we want to help you get your ideal job in a great company that will enable you to enjoy working and enable you to grow and progress your career!


  • We listen to you
  • We gain a thorough understanding of your career history to date
  • We find out about you as a person and what your strengths are
  • We find out your career aspirations
  • We offer professional and sound advice with market knowledge
  • We get you your ideal job

Stand out from the crowd

It goes without saying that a well-presented CV is absolutely crucial and one that isn't will cost you that job you really want. Don't exclude yourself from the shortlist because of a badly structured and hard to follow CV.

Make sure your CV represents you comprehensively and coherently. Stand out from the crowd with a CV Session from Start Something Different.

Get the best insight and advice from Start Something Different's Founder Lizzy Reid, who has over 15 years of experience in the recruitment industry, consulting for brands and building teams across a variety of specialist markets in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia Pacific.

Session Levels

CV Session // Essential - £50

Professional feedback on your existing CV and amendments to content and layout that will set you apart.

CV Session // Plus - £150

One to one advice that is specific to your search, specialist insight, market trend information and comprehensive review of your CV, to ensure it best reflects you and your experience.

CV Session // Premium - £250

Bespoke advice and assistance tailored to your job hunt, this level offers all of the benefits of Plus, with the added bonus of ongoing support and help with interview preparation.

CV Session // Advanced - £750

Professional guidance and honest advice for your career journey, whether it be career advancement or a complete career shift, this confidential service encourages professional development, along with all of the Premium benefits.

Find out more: contact Start Something Different now

Get in touch

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General Enquiries:

Email: iwantto@startsomethingdifferent.com

Tel: 0203 637 4065

Founder and Director:

Lizzy Reid

Email: lizzy@startsomethingdifferent.com

Tel: 0203 742 9199

Mobile: 07983630189

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