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Jo Horne

A little about Jo…

I have worked in recruitment and talent acquisition for 28 years, firstly for an agency in Surrey for 18 years as a Consultant and then became the branch manager. I then ran my own micro recruitment agency specialising in sales and marketing recruitment and talent acquisition. I joined The Work Shop Romsey as Branch Manager in September 2021.

How (and why) did you get into recruitment?

Having worked in Sales and Customer Service during University, I wanted to work in recruitment as it was a role where I could indulge my passion for people, and have an impact not only on the careers, but their life goals. I was also keen to help my clients grow and scale their businesses. I am one of those rare people that actively chose recruitment as a career path rather than just falling into it!  Recruitment is such a rewarding career as you can have a massive impact on both your client and candidate’s future success.

What does your day-to-day role entail?

I manage the Romsey Branch of the Work Shop, inspiring and developing the team. My man duties include managing and building relationships with my own portfolio of clients and candidates, consulting both candidates and clients on employment trends and recruitment market awareness. Relationship management/ account management. I also make the best honey and lemon tea when my team are unwell!

Any qualifications you may have – or working towards?

I am REC Leve 3 qualified and have a BA Hons in Corporate Communication from Solent University.

What do you like best about recruitment/your job?

I truly enjoy finding a unicorn candidate for my client and seeing the impact of a candidate accepting their dream job. Also, as a manager it is rewarding to watch the Romsey team develop, succeed, and achieve great success.

And not work related…Who’s the most famous person you’ve ever met?

I lived in Windsor Great Park at one stage of my life and was very lucky to meet The Queen!

Jo Horne