About Us...


Established in 2013 and acquired by Hexad Associates in March 2017, Big Bear is now part of a larger family which also includes Regional Recruitment Services and Contact24.

Driven to deliver exceptional service with empathy, we focused our recruitment expertise on the healthcare sector – nursing is a profession characterised by its caring approach and its desire to make a difference to how people feel. We share those values and that commitment.

Bridging talent with opportunity is what inspires us. As experts, we offer broad knowledge of many care specialities which makes it easier for us to link candidates with employers.

Our goal is to be recognised as the UK’s preferred agency for sourcing and supplying specialist nursing and healthcare personnel. We already work with some of the UK’s largest and most respected care organisations, including The Priory, Embrace and Partnerships in Care, and we’re ready to expand into other sectors.

Just like humans, bears can be empathetic, apprehensive, joyful and playful. They’re all individuals with different personalities… which is why we chose Big Bear as a name for our healthcare recruitment agency. We bring together unique people for specialist roles, who share the desire to protect, care and nurture wherever they work.

Bears also depend on their acute sense of smell for information about the world around them. Like them, we’ve got a good nose for an opportunity.

Social Responsibilities


The whole Big Bear team believe in making a positive, ethical and meaningful contribution to where we live and work, respecting the environment, protecting resources and acting as a responsible employer.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy focuses on two areas:

  • Our People – we recognise and uphold responsibility to our clients, candidates, suppliers and partners as well as our employees, always treating people with respect, recognising special needs and disabilities and adapting accordingly. As a team, we embrace diversity, are proactive rather than reactive, choose local suppliers where possible, support local charities, seek to forge links with colleges for work experience placements and act with integrity, honesty and transparency at all times. We are committed to fairness and equality of opportunity in every respect.
  • Our Environment – we are committed to making informed choices to use resources wisely and protect the environment, reducing waste, using low energy lighting and encourage recycling in our offices. We are proud to be a Carbon Neutral company.