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About Aspire

Aspire specialises in recruiting for the digital, media, marketing, tech, data, sales and creative industry.

Aspire may be one of the newest names in recruitment – but we’ve been exceeding our clients’ expectations for more than 24 years now.

Previously trading as a number of specialist recruitment organisations – Aspire Global Network Asia, pfj, (Phee Farrer Jones), The Graduate Recruitment Company, RPCushing and Periscope, we’ve assembled these well-known names and now operate under one united brand: Aspire.

Leaders in their own markets, our five legacy brands were always good at working together. They understood the benefits that could be brought to clients through collaboration, knowledge-sharing and providing joined-up, cohesive solutions. So repositioning ourselves as Aspire – well, it was simply the next step in our evolution.  

What makes us who we are

2014: Rebranded to form Aspire.

2013: Established our Hong Kong office.

2011: Established our Singapore office.

Acquired Periscope, specialists in creative and design recruitment (originally established 1998).

2009: Acquired RP Cushing, specialists in market research recruitment (originally established in 2000).

2008: Acquired ICUR, Sydney (sold 2012). Continue to work in partnership with them.

2002: Phee Farrer Jones re-branded as pfj, expanding its service offering to include media sales, events, media agency, editorial and content specialists.

2001: Our Manchester office opened; the first location outside of London

1993: Graduate Recruitment Company launched

Aspire Global Network Asia


Initially established in Singapore in 2011 and expanding to Hong Kong in 2013, Aspire Global Network Asia was born to service the needs of the enviable pace of growth for our clients in media, digital, creative, research, marketing and communications industries across Asia. Aspire Global Network Asia was formed to extend the service offering of the UK brands from one single point at a local level, and has quickly won accolades and business from existing and new clients for its truly specialist, consultative recruitment approach. Now with a second office in Hong Kong we plan to continue our rapid growth.



Launched in 1992, pfj is one of the longest-established recruitment agencies serving the Media Sales, Media Planning & Buying, Digital Media Services, Marketing, Creative & Technical, Conferences, Exhibitions & Events, Editorial & Content, and Intellectual Property sectors.

A multi-award winning media recruitment agency based in London and Manchester. We are proud to have been awarded not only Investors in Customers but also Investors in People, and hold the ISO 9001 accreditation. 

RP Cushing

Established in 2000, RP Cushing is one of the UK's leaders in Market Research recruitment. Our team comprises four specialist areas: Market Research Agency, Client Side, Insight, Analysis & Information and Field, Panel & Operations. Our clients are market research agencies, panel providers, competitive intelligence companies, management, marketing & research consultancies, corporations, media businesses, public sector businesses and the third sector – we assist recruiting into their businesses at all levels.

Graduate Recruitment Company

Established in 1993, The Graduate Recruitment Company has helped thousands of candidates from entry level to two years’ experience find excellent positions with a broad range of employers. Working across the media, digital and corporate markets, we are trusted to deliver a fast, efficient and caring service to clients and candidates alike.  They have established themselves as a true leader in graduate recruitment, meeting over 2000 graduates face to face per year, and placing nearly1200 graduates in past three years. 



Established in 1998, Periscope is a leading recruitment consultancy for the Creative industry. Providing quality recruitment solutions in design, branding, advertising, digital, integrated, creative, account handling, production, strategy and planning industries. Periscope's clients range from the world’s top branding and design agencies, clients in house marketing departments to a range of services to the creative industry.


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