Polkadotfrog are specialists offering recruitment services

A team who really care about your next career move

polkadotfrog has been established within Cambridge for 8 years. In early 2010 we launched a new Ipswich office and in January of 2011 we opened a new office in Norwich giving us a much larger presence within East Anglia.


Having occupied a city centre office for many years, we made the decision in May 2009 to move just a few minutes down the road to Hardwick. We now enjoy the comfort of a beautiful converted barn within a rural setting which offers Clients and Candidates a more relaxed and private environment with the added advantage of free parking and a regular bus service for those who don't drive!


In the heart of the town centre, you cannot fail to notice the bright and welcoming office located on the busy corner of Queen Street. Ideally located within easy reach of all public transport links and car parks, Clients and Candidates are invited to pop in at any time.


Our brand new office is based just outside the thriving city of Norwich and is conveniently positioned just 50 metres off the A11 near to Hethersett.
Although a rural location, we are only 3 miles from Wymondham and less than 5 miles from the City itself. Our office is a converted barn building with free onsite parking - ideal for candidate’s wishing to pop in and register in a completely private and relaxed environment. We can also offer Clients the facility to interview their candidate’s off-site in the quiet of our meeting room if required.

Lucy Tufts

Lucy Tufts, Founder/Director - Norwich

Having 18 years of continuous recruitment experience, I have naturally gained a great deal of knowledge about the industry and over the years I have been lucky enough to be exposed to many different sectors, from start up incubator companies to large well established firms. This invaluable knowledge allows me to contribute and guide my clients openly and honestly through every recruitment procedure. I have always developed longstanding relationships with my clients and I truly believe this is down to my ethical and nonbiased approach to recruitment and my thorough understanding of what each client requires in terms of service.

After setting up and establishing the Cambridge office (and many years of commuting from Norwich!), I am now driving the Norfolk office forward. We have a passionate and professional team in place here that share my belief for offering an exceptional and evolving service to our clients and candidates. It is my passion and drive to always continue developing polkadotfrog.

Likes: Sunshine, white Rioja, North Norfolk coast, Christmas and yummy roast dinners, laughter, country living

Jane Harris

Jane Harris, Founder/Director - Cambridge

As one of the founders and Directors of polkadotfrog, my motivation is placing great candidates in great companies, both of which Cambridge has in abundance. There is nothing as thrilling as seeing the recruitment process through from that initial conversation with the Client, through to placing a candidate in their ideal job and onto the next stage of their career. My years in recruitment have seen me through many highs and many lows but it's the highs that are important and you will always get a warm response when approaching me to help you with all your recruitment needs. I run a fantastic branch here and have never been happier than I am right now with the Cambridge Team. polkadotfrog is about people and we have the people here that can help YOU!

Likes: Socialising with friends and family, shopping, reading a good book, Chinese food, bright sunny days, stationery!

Emma Cotton

Emma Cotton, Consulting Director - Ipswich

I have the absolute pleasure of looking after the Ipswich Branch of polkadotfog. After 15 years of working within the commercial recruitment industry with some of the largest names in the business I have the experience of working with varied and interesting clients throughout the UK. Myself and my team in Ipswich are here to provide job seekers and clients looking for exceptional talent with the honest, reliable and pro-active service they have been looking for. Since its launch in 2010 our Suffolk Office has had the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in the employment pool matching them with the best employers in the region. From start ups to multinationals, you will definitely 'spot the difference' when you contact us.

Likes: Family holidays, lazy days in the sun, cats, log fires and work!

Emily Coe

Emily Coe, Office Manager - Cambridge

As the Office Manager at polkadotfrog, my role is very much all encompassing. As well as looking after our Account Managers, one of my main responsibilities is to make sure that our talented temporary workforce is paid each week! My other work includes marketing and social media, facilities and being a general point of contact for any query or concern that any client or candidate has. I am kept busy to say the least! Although I am based in our Cambridge Head Office, my work supports all three of our branches and enables our fantastic Account Managers to deliver the best service to our customers.

I definitely have the opportunity each day to put my organisation and co-ordination skills to the test which I love. Whatever your query or question regarding polkadotfrog, please feel free to give me a call.

Likes: Thai food, live music, cooking, country walks, shopping and globe trotting (as and when she can)!

Alex Searle

Alex Searle, Specialist Account Manager - Cambridge

A personable Account Manager with over 15 year's experience within customer service and sales roles, confident in providing a high level of service to clients and candidates alike.

Working within recruitment, no day is the same and i very much enjoy the variety the job offers and pride myself in making placements. The feeling of finding the perfect candidate their perfect job makes it all worthwhile.

I am passionate about polkadotfrog as a whole and will always try my best and work hard to make the business a success.

Likes: The outdoors, nature, walking, live music, foreign travel, cooking and eating out.

Sharon Livermore

Sharon Livermore , Specialist Account Manager - Cambridge

Previous to working for polkadotfrog I worked in Sales for a large corporate company for ten years, so have a great deal of experience and knowledge that helps me to build good relationships with both candidates and clients. I understand how companies work and the importance of finding the right candidate for each position we recruit for. I ensure that I fully understand people's needs and requirements to enable me to offer the best service to them.
At polkadotfrog we offer a very personal service, which makes it such a rewarding place to work, as we build lasting relationships.
I am a friendly, ambitious person and thrive on doing my job well. I have chosen to be an Account Manager because I can make a difference to so many people. The feeling of finding the perfect job for my candidates and providing a first class service to my clients makes every day rewarding.

Likes: Chinese food, wine, music, sunshine and handbags

Kelly West CertRP

Kelly West CertRP, Specialist Account Manager - Ipswich

I am a professional and established recruiter. Having spent the last two years building strong relationships with both local employers and job seekers in the Ipswich and surrounding areas, I am able to respond quickly and thoroughly to my clients requests and provide a first class service to all. I can assist with all levels of vacancies and with over 10 years in the financial service and business development sectors these are areas I have vast experience and knowledge of, which certainly helps when dealing with finance and sales based vacancies. I pride myself on my dedication to my customers and will only represent candidates who I believe have lots to offer employers. I am passionate about finding the right candidate for the right client and thrive on making successful placements. Honesty, enthusiasm and straight talking are my trademarks!

Likes: Spending time with her daughter, Rose wine, girly nights, shoes and hot buttery toast!

Roz Ralph CertRP

Roz Ralph CertRP, Specialist Account Manager - Ipswich

I have been working within the recruitment industry for over seven years, many of those working for a national agency running a very busy temporary desk. I am used to working in a fast paced, reactive environment and providing the right recruitment solution quickly and ensuring it's right first time. Through my years in the industry I have built up a fantastic knowledge of the local market and a vast number of long standing relationships with many companies in Suffolk. I have achieved this by offering a consultancy service and ensuring repeat business due to a complete understanding of their requirements. The feeling of finding candidates their dream jobs and helping my clients solve their staffing problems can't be beaten and makes my job really worthwhile.

Likes: Swimming, eating naughty food, girls nights in or out, travelling in my campervan, watching Eastenders, talking.

Jasmine Ellis-Tattersdale

Jasmine Ellis-Tattersdale , Resourcer/Trainee Account Manager

As the Resourcer / Trainee Account Manager in Ipswich, I am responsible for supporting the office utilising the skills I have gained from my past experience within the financial sector. I assist the team with finding the best candidates for our clients vacancies, as well as using my excellent communication skills to answer any queries from job seekers and clients.

I am always ready to assist and give advice wherever possible, nothing is too much trouble, so please do get in touch.

Likes: Shopping, socialising with friends and family and most importantly shoes.

Nick Hunter

Nick Hunter, Specialist Account Manager

I am an experienced Senior Specialist Recruiter with a long history of recruiting Specialist IT, Engineering, Supply Chain and Executive positions.

I have a wide range of experience recruiting internationally as well as locally giving me a wealth of knowledge within many industries. My forte over my 7 years of recruitment has been advising and assisting IT Professionals to find their perfect job. I am technically aware across a range of technologies and methodologies if that be Development (web or software), Testing, Project Management or Graduate IT roles, allowing me to understand what your specialism is without simply using buzz words!

Due to my varied technical knowledge and specialist experience I am able to offer a private and consultative approach that suits each individual and I pride myself on the service I offer both clients and candidates throughout the recruitment process. I will always be clear, honest and support you through the process of finding your dream job/candidate.

Likes: Trying new obscure foods, all things IT related, cooking, and cats!

Amanda Tyler

Amanda Tyler , Specialist Account Manager

An energetic, passionate and enthusiastic professional specialist recruiter based in our Norwich office recruiting a range of positions across the Norfolk area. Confident in providing a high level of service and able to assess and respond to the needs of each particular client to interpret and provide relevant solutions.

Central to the success achieved is the ability to source, attract and place exceptionally talented people with a focus upon exceeding the expectations of both job hunters and employers. Driven in generating business, using exceptional customer service skills to build rapport and create long-term business relationships.

Possessing commercial awareness and excellent presentation, verbal communication and organisational skills. Flexible, dependable and hardworking team player with a strong work ethic. A key contributor with strong organisational, planning and time management skills. Creative thinker, able to generate and implement innovative ideas, prioritising complex tasks to achieve results inside tight deadlines; while retaining close attention to detail.

Likes: Art, graphic design, travelling, films and cooking.

Amanda Roper

Amanda Roper , Specialist Account Manager - Ipswich

Previous to my role within polkadotfrog I have been working in London as an Area Manager, this involved managing a large team across eight branches, this experience has given me the people skills and motivation I feel compliment my role as a recruiter.

I am a passionate and motivated professional Recruitment Account Manager based in our Ipswich branch recruiting for varied office based roles within the Suffolk area. We provide a professional service striving to meet all aspects of our clients and candidate's needs and expectations.

I feel my responsibility is to find employees dream jobs and employers dream employees.

Likes: Socialising with friends and family, shopping and Holidays