About Lily Shippen


Lily Shippen is a specialist secretarial and support staff recruitment agency headquartered in Manchester. We also have offices in London and Leeds, helping clients across the UK and abroad recruit the best staff for a range of secretarial and admin positions, including personal assistants, receptionists, and executive assistants.

Time to hire

A 3-week average from receipt of brief to candidate offer acceptance

Conversion rate

We fill 92% of vacancies released to us from our clients

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Word of mouth

Word of mouth referrals account for 83% of our new business

Since launching in 2016, we’ve carved out a reputation as the go-to specialist for connecting start-ups, high net worth individuals and blue-chip companies with exceptional secretarial and support professionals – both in the UK and internationally.

Founded with the vision of building successful long-term relationships with both clients and candidates alike, we take a proactive, personal approach to connecting high-calibre professionals with high-calibre employers.

Lily Shippen comprises four key divisions: LS Business Support, LS International, LS Private and LS Virtual. Each division encompasses specific roles, from business support positions to virtual assistants.

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Lily Shippen is a specialist recruitment agency that covers a broad range of industries, including investment banking, private equity, property, professional services and media. We also
recruit professional support staff for private individuals and family offices. 

Whatever your needs, get in touch with our team today – we’re happy to chat about your requirements.

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Who’s behind the name?

Lily is a specialist in finding secretarial and business support professionals new career opportunities, with a proven track record behind her.

Lily is responsible for business strategy as well as establishing new client relationships and increasing awareness of the Lily Shippen brand. 

Lily set the company up after working for one of the world’s largest recruitment agencies in London as a specialist recruiter on the secretarial support desk. During her time here, she developed strong relationships with her clients and placed the very best professionals in the market into temporary and permanent positions across all levels.

Lily says ~

It makes me happy when I know we have been able to help a business find the perfect talent for their business or an individual land their dream job. Making a real difference to someone is what gets me out of bed in the morning!”

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