Food & Drink

Specialist recruitment across marketing, communications, digital and design

Our expertise

Spotlight has been working across all areas of the food and drink sector since we started in 2008. Our client list is a foodie’s dream, from e-commerce cocktail brands to global restaurant groups through to subscription-based food startups. Our experience across the food and drinks industry means we can attract candidates with niche skills whether that is across ecommerce, branding or specific digital marketing skills. Our team work on roles across NPD and licensing and within the wine industry, we work with WSET qualified candidates.

Our Consultant team work with a wide range of food and drink clients who need to hire key talent across marketing, events, design, digital and communications. Our areas of specialism include:

  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Food Publishing
  • Food Technology
  • Events and Experiential
  • Food & Drink Marketing
  • Food Science
  • Food & Drink PR
  • Food & Drink Manufacturing
  • NPD
  • Food Trade Associations
  • Luxury Goods
  • Health Products

Why Spotlight?

With more than 15 years of recruitment experience, our team help our food and drink clients hire the strongest talent that is passionate about working in this fast-paced and dynamic sector.  

By using our network of over 100,000 followers on LinkedIn alone, our executive search experience and reputation allows us to attract the most talented candidates with experience from all areas of the food and drink industry.  Our database of food and drinks talent, means we can respond swiftly to client briefs needing immediate candidates with experience from the food and drink sector.  

Do you need to hire?

Innovative recruitment for the Food & Drink industry

Our Consultants all hail from a marketing background and collectively use this expertise to work with our food and drink clients. Our recruitment ability spans all marketing, digital, communications and design including the following roles across food and drink:

  • Head of Marketing
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Designer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • UX Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing Director
  • Head of Design
  • Communications Manager
  • Head of Communications
  • PR Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Content Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Corporate Affairs Manager
  • Website Manager
  • Digital Marketing Director
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Performance Marketing
  • CRM Manager
  • Email Marketing Manager
  • Insight Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Retail Marketing Manger
  • Trade Marketing Manager
  • Channel Marketing Manager

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)

Spotlight are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and work in partnership with our food and drink clients to ensure they are supported in building an inclusive culture and working environment that focuses on equal opportunities for all. We help our clients identify and address diversity challenges through more inclusive search, and engage with the broadest range of candidates to support diverse talent pools.

We offer support and advice to clients who want to use blind recruitment practices, or learn more about unconscious bias training and are able to offer a range of psychometric testing options to support unbiased assessment of a candidate’s suitability for a role.

Meaningful change takes time and we engage with the broadest range of candidates that will support our clients’ inclusive recruitment goals.

Impactful recruitment

Our extensive experience within marketing, digital, communications and design recruitment means the team can offer advice on everything from salary benchmarking to the competitor landscape across the food and drink sector.  We support our marketing, digital, communications and design candidates at every stage on their recruitment journey and offer cost-effective options to our clients.

Our goal is to work closely with our food and drink clients, we will help you craft a strong candidate experience and tell your story to attract and retain the most diverse and inclusive teams. By offering permanent, temporary and interim recruitment options for our food and drink clients, we can recruit flexibly at all levels for all needs.  

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Why choose us?

500+ happy clients

Since 2008, Spotlight have placed hundreds of talented candidates with clients in all sectors. We aim to exceed expectations and deliver results that will enhance our clients’ businesses.

100,000+ LinkedIn followers

We have an extensive network of marketing, communications, digital and design talent with 100,000+ followers on LinkedIn alone. We are in touch with the right people at the right time.

Recruitment with integrity

Our team are committed to clear communication with both clients and candidates. Our work goes beyond the placement and we believe in transparency and impactful recruitment.

What our clients say

Spotlight have been an absolute dream to work with to find candidates for roles for my team. They are professional, prompt and make everything so seamless. Definitely would continue to use their services over and over again.


Spotlight have never let us down in finding the perfect individual for the mix of marketing roles that we have. Special praise must go to them for their understanding and ability to find high quality candidates.


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Talk to our specialist team

We'd love to hear from you and the vision you have for your recruitment.

If you would like to discuss marketing, digital, design or communications recruitment for your business or want to find out more about us and our team, you can reach Spotlight at 020 3008 4254 or email us directly at 

Alternatively, visit our contact us page to share job specs and role details or CVs and information on your job search.

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