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About Quay People

Quay People is a renowned Recruitment Agency based in Canary Wharf, set up and run by Janette Whitney since 1993, when the Docklands Enterprise Zone was first established.
Initially operating as part of a national franchise, Quay People has evolved into an independent agency that has continued to fulfil the needs of businesses in London Docklands and the surrounding areas.


After 25 years of success, Janette decided to focus on projects outside of recruitment, and the business was passed over to Sarah Archer, who has worked alongside Janette for close to 17 years.  It is Sarah’s intention to carry on in the same style going forward, with the same vision.


Quay People believes that offering the type of recruitment a client wants demands more than simply putting forward a candidate with the right skills.  Success means finding the right personal fit, which is why we place so much emphasis on understanding our clients’ needs and ways of working, whilst also developing long lasting business relationships.


For candidates, making that next career move can often be a daunting task, but Quay People aim to be with our candidates through every step of the process, whilst offering them the highest level of support and advice possible.

Sarah’s key strength is her ability to understand client prerequisites, not only in terms of candidate experience and skills, but also finding the right personality fit for the team.


Head of Faculty, Institutes and Schools Marketing

 World Ranked London University

Our experience with Quay People over the last 15 years has been very positive.  Sarah is always contactable, helpful and accommodating, and their field personnel possess good knowledge and work ethic.  Quay People are a professional company with a caring approach, and we would not look elsewhere for office support in the future.

Associate Director

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Specialists

I have worked with Sarah both as a candidate and a client over the past few years and highly recommend her in both capacities. She is thorough, reliable and personable, consistently delivering high calibre candidates for our vacancies. Sarah has become one of our preferred recruiters for a wide variety of roles as she not only successfully matches candidates by skill and experience; she expertly matches personalities to organisations and individual teams. I have always been impressed when working with Sarah and look forward to working with her again in the future.

HR Lead

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Specialists

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    Cotswold House, 219 Marsh Wall, London E14 9FJ