Welcome to
Xpert Resourcing

Xpert Resourcing is an independent recruitment specialist based in Ely covering Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and East Anglia.

We take great pride in providing a thorough and consultative service to our clients and we don’t cut corners. Our clients enjoy working with us because we provide a refreshing recruitment approach with our two directors each having over 18 years recruitment experience in the local area.

Why Us?

Xpert Resourcing is an independent recruitment specialist based in Ely. We take pride in the experience that we have gained, with each of our directors having successfully worked for 18 years within the local recruitment market.

There is no ‘hard sell’ or random sales calls and all our consultants have many years’ genuine experience in their recruitment field.

Choosing us as your recruitment partner means you will benefit from our professional, bespoke service which can be tailored to your business needs. Our consultative approach means that we will take time get to know your business and understand your requirements, drawing upon our extensive experience.


Meet the Xpert team

Emma Smith xpert resourcing ely


I created Xpert Resourcing with my business partner Paul in 2016 when we noticed a gap in the market for a local agency providing an honest, professional, and friendly service to both candidates and clients.

My vision for the future of Xpert Resourcing is for us to become the 'Agency of Choice' for both candidates and clients and I hope to be known as an honest and respected recruiter who has a positive impact on the lives of all of the people whom I come into contact with. 

Since leaving university I have been very fortunate to have had a very successful career working within recruitment and prior to launching Xpert Resourcing I spent fifteen years working for two large corporate recruiters at consultant and managerial level. Throughout my career I have acquired a wealth of experience and knowledge and I have a proven track record for gaining results, delivering service excellence and using my skills to encourage and develop others.

Likes: Spending time with my two children, shopping, holidays and exercise.

Dislikes: Spiders and Mayonnaise!

Paul Smith xpert resourcing ely


Having lived in and around Cambridge for around 18 years I have extensive experience as a hands on recruiter, gained within a mixture of global recruitment businesses and smaller local independent recruitment agencies.

We decided to set up Xpert Resourcing, (with my business partner Emma) as we wanted to work with clients in a ‘smarter’ way and that is exactly what you will get with Xpert Resourcing. No ‘hard sell’ or random sales calls, just a simple and professional service from experienced consultants with genuine knowledge in their market.

My strengths have always been developing relationships with clients and candidates, although with young children some might say my strengths are also surviving on very little sleep, acting as a taxi service for my children’s numerous sporting activities and juggling a million things at once!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require support for your business or with your job search

Likes: Wine and most things sport related!

Dislikes: Snakes!

Nicola Walsh xpert resourcing ely


Nikki began supporting us in July 2018. She is an Economics graduate with extensive experience as an Executive Assistant, providing high level support to CEO’s, Chairpersons and other Senior Executives as well as in research, office management and administration.

Having left her previous role in the public sector to take on the challenge of caring for her three small children at home, she is now taking on a fresh challenge in supporting Xpert Resourcing in the recruitment industry.  She is using her expertise to ensure the office runs smoothly, to resource for the team, to take care of the administration and maintenance of our database, to help with our social media output and basically anything and everything else as and when we call on her for additional support.

Likes: Time with family, wine and movies.

Dislikes: Beetroot

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