We re-branded as Tate in 2009 having previously traded for 30 years under our sister company brand Blue Arrow.

Still in the same premises at the top of Hermitage Road, Tate Hitchin is known locally as being the Office Recruitment Specialist, supplying Hitchin, Letchworth, Stevenage, Royston, Biggleswade, Shefford and the neighbouring villages.

Our current team have over 55 years recruitment experience, 3 of us have been here over 15 years, so we have formed and retained longstanding and highly valuable relationships with companies and candidates.

North Hertfordshire is a strong, lucrative commercial area with a variety of industries and mainly SME businesses (small/medium enterprises). Tate is also a sole supplier of temps to 3 of the biggest companies in the area.

Although we are close to the A1M and M1 motorways and just 30 minutes into Kings Cross, Hitchin has a strong community feel and we find that most candidates want to enjoy their work/life balance and work locally.  We try hard to encourage local businesses to keep business & employment local and support local trade.

Tate Hitchin are avid business networkers regularly supporting events put on by The Best of Hitchin, Hitchin Initiative, Women in Business and we are Patrons of Herts Chamber of Commerce.

Over the last 3 years we have been finalists and a winner in the prestigious Herts Business Awards, and in 2016 won Small-Medium business of the year at the Inspire Herts Awards.

Tate are suitably placed to supply every business, because regardless of industry, every company has office support functions that will need temp cover for unforeseen circumstances like sickness, maternity leaves and holiday cover and then recruit new permanent staff because of growth opportunities, resignations and retirement.

Tate Hitchin offer Office Temporary and Permanent services specialising in:

  • Office Management
  • Administration
  • Secretarial, PA, EA
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Reception
  • Customer Service
  • Account management and Sales order processing
  • Bookkeeping & Credit Control


Meet the team in Hitchin

Emma Tarboxis an office recruiter in Hitchin

Emma Tarbox

Operations Manager

Becky Day

Becky Day

Senior Temporaries Consultant

Sandy Bains

Sandy Bains

Permanent Consultant