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Lily Shippen is a specialist recruitment agency that focuses on placing the best secretarial professionals into a number of sectors across London,  Manchester and Leeds including Investment Banking, Private Equity, Investment Management, Property, Professional Services, Media, Luxury Brands and Retail. We have strong relationships with both our clients and candidates and always strive to achieve the best possible result for them.

By focusing purely on support staff roles such as admin, secretarial, PA, office managers, legal assistants, legal secretaries, Private PAs, receptionists and team assistants we have developed a deep understanding of the qualities and skills needed and have a strong track record of successful placements.

We work with clients across London – including the West End, City of London and Canary Wharf – and in Manchester and Leeds to find the perfect candidates for their support roles.


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