Who We Are

Our Story – the 60 Journey

In 2015, 60 Degrees’ Directors Ishpal Bansal and Brad Bloom had a vision for a more responsible recruitment business. Having worked both in recruitment and resourcing both within agencies but also in large corporates , they wanted a business that not only had clients at the heart of what they did but moreover, supported its own people across their professional and personal lives and, crucially, acknowledges each of our candidates’ individual circumstances and career aspirations to ethically support your career transition.

Ishpal and Brad wanted to take everything they’d learnt from their long careers leading and managing internal client recruiting teams at the likes of Deloitte, RSA, Talk Talk, Carphone Warehouse, Aviva Insurance and Tyco UK to provide 60 Degrees’ clients and candidates with exceptional levels of service and advice, that fit their business and personal goals.

So, in mid-2015, 60 Degrees was born.

What’s in a name?

Why 60 Degrees?  We wanted something that was current and had meaning.  The name is based on the regions we cover: these run from 0 degrees to 60 degrees longitude.  From our hubs in London and Cape Town we offer candidates mobility across the UK, Middle East and Africa.  We bring expertise and regional knowledge to our clients operating in these geographies, or who may wish to enter an emerging market.

  • Our belief in talent to drive and grow the business agenda is limitless

  • People are every business’ most important asset and help to create value

  • We have a 90% completion rate on all search assignments

Our working principles

We love working with dynamic and engaging individuals and companies who are genuinely interested in the power of talented people to drive businesses forward. We work with inquisitive businesses and support and encourage creativity in our own people.

INSIGHTFUL

We are inquisitive. We ask lots of questions in order to develop a deep understanding of our clients and candidates. We’re, therefore, really well placed to find solutions to any situation or challenge.

EXCEPTIONAL

We’re rare, surprising and atypical recruiters. We are great at what they do, we lead discussions, provide valuable advice and deliver exceptional quality and results to our clients and candidates.

COLLABORATIVE

We work together, and in partnership, with our candidates and clients. The right outcome is the best outcome for all of us. We want you to be ecstatic with the results and, as such, we will work hand in hand with you, and internally, to ensure we deliver the best results.

HUMBLE

Despite our knowledge base, expertise and passion, we know that in order to achieve great things for our clients and candidates, we must listen and evolve constantly. We’re never afraid of learning and we take on new challenges with the utmost humility.

Our People

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Louise Aldgate|Manager, Cape Town
Louise Aldgate

Manager, Cape Town

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Louise Aldgate|Manager, Cape Town
Louise Aldgate

Manager, Cape Town

Lou is one of our Managers here at 60 Degrees.  Since 2009, Lou has worked in various roles across the recruitment and resourcing industry and is recognised as providing valuable advice to our candidates clients.

She’s a frequent world traveller and loves experiencing new cultures.  She’s somewhat of a gardening guru and if you’re looking for someone who finds the quickest and easiest way to do something, Lou is the one!  Lou also happens to be the resident in-house grammar police.

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Ishpal Bansal|Director, London
Ishpal Bansal

Director, London

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Ishpal Bansal|Director, London
Ishpal Bansal

Director, London

Ishpal is the Co-founder and Director here at 60 Degrees.  He’s an entrepreneur with broad experience and has been in the talent and resourcing industry since 2000. Ishpal is the steady hand that guides 60 Degrees, he loves to keep things simple and cut through complex problems.  He values people and believes in unlocking the potential in individuals and the benefit that creates for both organisations and society as a whole.

He is family man who is kept on this toes by his lively daughter.  A country boy at heart, he loves the great outdoors and happily swaps a hotel room for a camp bed for a bit of adventure. Ishpal is a world traveler, who is passionate about saving the planet one small step at a time.  He enjoys a good political debate, happily gets wrapped up in a good novel and fancies himself as a bit of a Masterchef (although, we have it on good authority from his wife that he only actually cooks twice a year!)

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 Brad Bloom|Director, Cape Town
Brad Bloom

Director, Cape Town

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 Brad Bloom|Director, Cape Town
Brad Bloom

Director, Cape Town

Brad is the Co-Founder and Director here at 60 Degrees.  He’s been in the talent and resourcing industry since 2003 and is passionate about our obligation to make a contribution to society and the planet.

He’s just recently become a dad in training, despite also being a beach bum wannabee – hopefully he’ll manage to combine the two soon enough.  Brad loves a good politics debate, especially over a fine glass of Scotch but, be careful, you’ll be in for a long night!  He also loves a live performance – whether a sporting event, music concert or theatre performance, he just can’t get enough – so if you want any tips on something good to do at the weekend, he’s your man.  He has a natural wit and the most contagious laugh you’ll ever hear!

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Christine Jones|Operations Director, London
Christine Jones

Operations Director, London

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Christine Jones|Operations Director, London
Christine Jones

Operations Director, London

Christine is the Operations Director here at 60 Degrees.  Since 2004, Christine has worked in recruitment, talent & resourcing, project management, change and transformation, HR and research.

She’s our resident amateur photographer and loves a good bargain.  She’s known for throwing the odd party or two, grew up on a farm, is obsessed with everything African and dabbles in property development on the side.  A secret writer and a not so secret spreadsheet geek, Christine is the driving force behind making things happen.  She’s also slightly fanatical about embedding a great culture, the right values and an inclusive working environment for all of our people.

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Jas Kharey|Business Partner, London
Jas Kharey

Business Partner, London

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Jas Kharey|Business Partner, London
Jas Kharey

Business Partner, London

Jas is one of our Business Partners here at 60 Degrees.  She’s been recruiting since 2001 so has a wealth of experience under her belt and is recognised for giving honest and accurate advice to our candidates and clients.

She’s our resident adrenaline junkie.  Not only that but she’s competitive and loves a good deal.  Jas combines this with an artistic and creative side – she’s a professional hair and makeup artist, love fashion and has a passion for property development and interior design.

If you’re looking for a calm and nurturing influence, Jas is the one to go to.

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Therese Nash|Delivery Consultant, Cape Town
Therese Nash

Delivery Consultant, Cape Town

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Therese Nash|Delivery Consultant, Cape Town
Therese Nash

Delivery Consultant, Cape Town

Therese is one of our Delivery Consultants here at 60 Degrees.  She’s been in the recruitment industry since early 2015 and despite being one of the newest additions to our team, is a living reincarnation of our values as a business.

She’s a big fan of a stationary cupboard and is convinced she can conquer anything with sticky notes and highlighters.  Therese is a farm girl at heart, she loves the outdoors and will be getting a dog the first chance she gets.  Despite loving the great outdoors, Therese also happens to be a binge watcher of TV series’, particularly chick flicks and anything with a criminal element to it.  She’s also our resident baker so if you fancy some sweet treats in the Cape Town office, you know who to go to.

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