About Us – Dovetail Recruitment Agency, Bournemouth

Dovetail Recruitment was founded in 2008 by Liz Davies who evolved a respected and highly regarded agency over the following 12 years. In July 2020, Laura & Suzanne, two consultants who had been with the business for years, took on Liz’s legacy and continued to strive to work to her values of honesty, professionalism, and partnership. Above all, Dovetail focus on listening to what you need, delivering on promises and providing top quality talent who will thrive and grow within a business.

If you’re looking for a Recruitment Agency in Bournemouth the partner with, whether you deal with Laura, Suzanne or any of the team, we all do what we say we will. Our focus is on giving you the quality over quantity approach. We approach everything with an open mind, really listen to what it is you want and think outside the box, rather than pigeon-holing and assuming. This is why so many candidates and respected small and medium businesses in Dorset and Hampshire trust Dovetail Recruitment with their future. But don’t just take it from us, have a read of what our clients and candidates have to say in our Google Reviews and our Testimonials. If you’re looking for a Recruitment Agency in Bournemouth to partner with, look no further!

At Dovetail Recruitment, we strive to follow our brand statement in everything we do:

“Honest and professional, Dovetail Recruitment combine loyalty, passion and a tenacious dedication to deliver the best. We pride ourselves on our commitment and ability to build long-term partnerships, enabling us to succeed on your behalf.

One agency that delivers, one partner that exceeds expectations.”

Meet the Dovetail team

TEAM Member
Team Member - Charter of Excellence
Dorset Chamber of Commerce
Suzanne Hayter - Recruitment Consultant at Dovetail Recruitment Dorset

Suzanne Hayter
Director of Sales & Marketing 

Recruitment Consultant

Suzanne has been working in commercial recruitment in the Dorset area for almost 15 years and time really does fly! She is very passionate about her work and dedicated about going the extra mile to place the right candidate with the right company.

Very much a people person, Suzanne enjoys the interaction with clients and candidates as well as the fast pace and high energy recruitment always brings. She always aims to deliver a first-class service to clients and candidates. Taking a partnership approach so she fully understands the business and the individual needs, Suzanne finds the perfect fit.

When Suzanne isn’t placing candidates she has six year old twin girls who keep her on her toes! She adores walks with her family at the beach, camping trips, and when she has time – running!

The Power of Optimism, Laura Staton - Recruitment Consultant at Dovetail Recruitment Dorset

Laura Miller (Née Staton)
Director of Finance & Operations
Recruitment Consultant

Laura is dedicated to providing a high-class service to both candidates and clients, helping with anything and everything that they need to help get the right match. She loves the variety of roles she recruits for and can turn her hand to just about anything. Laura also heads up the operations for the business so she keeps our day to day running smoothly.

Laura has been with us since September 2016 after relocating back to her home town of Bournemouth after 4 busy years studying and working in London. During her time in the ‘Big Smoke’ she attained a 1st class degree in Music and worked at an independent high-end jeweller in Hatton Garden.

In her spare time, she likes to chill out with something creative like painting and piano playing, or socialising with friends and family. One of her loves is travelling. Places she has been include Thailand, Australia, Bali, Singapore, New Zealand, and much of Europe.

Imogen Lines-Clarke
Recruitment & Marketing Administrator

Imogen is a recent business and management graduate beginning her journey into recruitment. She is always curious and keen to learn as much as possible.

Imogen takes an active approach, with the belief that nothing is too much trouble – with dedication and initiative any problem can be worked out to achieve a first-rate outcome. She loves to keep organised which is very handy, as it helps to keep our office bright and productive.

Outside of work Imogen loves to cook for friends and family and grow flowers and produce in her garden – finding a lovely balance between the captivating fast-paced nature of recruitment and the tranquillity of the outdoors!

Liz Davies - Founder and Director of Dovetail Recruitment

Liz Davies

We couldn’t have our ‘About Us’ page without our Founder, Liz Davies. Although she has since retired, Liz’s morals, ethics and approach is still, and will always be, at the heart of all we do.

Liz was in recruitment for over 25 years and had a successful track record in large corporate agencies as well as small independents across all levels of recruitment. Having built many long established client relationships Liz decided to set up her own agency in 2008 to offer her clients and candidates an outstanding recruitment service, different from your ‘typical highstreet’ agency. We are so proud to be continuing with her approach.


‘Branch’ Administrator

Nala is Laura’s Fox Red Labrador, who is almost 3 years old now!

She loves to chew sticks, chase balls, attack flies and swim in any water she can find, be it the sea or a muddy puddle!

Nala regularly visits us in the office for belly rubs and to get Laura out walking!