Why Peachy?


Save time. Talk to someone who speaks your language and listens. Creative agency experience and a psychology background. Not the usual recruiter DNA.



Not to be too blunt but you want the best talent or opportunity, don’t you? Not just the first person or role that comes along? Peachy knows the hidden gems you’ll want to meet and work with. 

Use my in-house creative agency experience and my vast network of tried and tested talent, which I’ve built up over 20 years. I’m connected.


Time well spent with you at the beginning of your recruitment process saves you pain in the long run. A great match first time is the aim.

Open yourself up to some gentle inquisition so I can do this properly. You don’t work without a decent brief and nor do I. 



Tell me your strengths and weaknesses. Projects you’re proud of. Trumpet your wins! Tell me about the big creative idea, the tech you love, the insights that made a difference. Tell me what really fires you up! I’m interested.

And, of course, it helps me to help you or your business if I actually know you. I love hearing ongoing stories and helping to write your next chapter.



Ever noticed how quickly recruiters give up? No low hanging fruit. No easy wins. And they’re off.

I will not rest until you get the outcome you want. Selective who I work with, so you’ll get a dedicated service.


Tired of putting energy into agents who disappear? Peachy is in it for the long run and we love forging long-term collaborative business partnerships.

I get a kick from seeing creative agencies grow, innovative digital startups thrive, new projects get off the ground and careers blossom.

Choose a reliable long-term ambassador and recruitment partner in Peachy.



I’d love to hear from you.

If you are planning a creative or digital project, call me. You can find out how much you’ll have to budget for and how long it takes to deliver the talent you need. 

On the flip side, if you are looking for a new work adventure call me and I can let you know what’s out there at the moment. We can work out a plan for you.

Contact me directly:


T: 07532 308125

E: ian@wearepeachy.co.uk

Peachy is based in Cirencester, in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds.
We help people and organisations all over the UK. Most often in Cirencester, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Worcester, Bath and Bristol. Over 13 years in London so we can help in the South East as well.
Ian Johnston is Peachy

Ian Johnston is Peachy

Peachy helps people and organisations in the Creative and Digital sectors.

Assisting talented, ambitious people and outstanding organisations grow and succeed in what they do.


Ian Johnston is your man if you need to build a freelance team or hire a permanent employee. 20 years of recruitment experience, placing people,managing recruitment teams and helping businesses deliver projects and grow teams is invaluable to clients. His experience enables him to offer frank conversations from the start which leads to a thorough understanding of what both employers and employees are looking for, resulting in a quick turnaround in making a great match. rolex watches


From taking a psychology degree whilst battling the winds of Aberdeen, direct selling for de-regulated Energy companies (those bills don’t pay themselves) to IT recruitment in London he found his passion working with design and branding professionals with the added bonus of living in the Cotswolds.


Businesses that Ian works with have exploited over 25 years’ of his experience selling, networking, training, managing and building teams in the Digital, Design, Branding, Creative, Marketing and IT sectors. Additionally his enduring interest in psychology is invaluable working with design and digital and he finds the artistry and science of UX and its impact fascinating.Fake Rolex


In addition to recruitment services Ian has consulted a FTSE100 regarding their contractor population. He also provides, on a freelance basis, in house talent management and sales consultancy. Ian can help SMEs on a budget deliver fixed price design and marketing projects.


He works closely with a range of experienced associates including Melissa Ormiston, events and marketing manager (who has worked with top 20 agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, Fishburn Hedges and Brand Events), writer and integral member of the Rock The Cotswolds team, a campaign created to retain and attract talent to the area.


One business partner said of Ian “he’s a good guy…as recruiters go” which still makes him smile. Find out for yourself and get in touch, it would be great to hear your story.Breitling Watches

We work with agencies, marketing departments, business leaders and entrepreneurs with an interest in:


  • Branding: Brand Strategy, Research, Trends, Insight, Innovation and NPD
  • Design:  Packaging, Product, Graphic, Retail 3D/Spatial, Corporate Reports
  • Marketing: Campaign / Marcomms
  • Data / CRM / Direct Marketing
  • Digital : Content Marketing, Social Media, Web Design / Dev, Web Content, PPC, SEO, eCommerce
  • Experiential
  • Events / shows


We connect talent who are:


  • Board Members
  • Brand Strategists
  • Creative Strategists
  • Digital Strategists
  • Planners
  • Marketing Consultants
  • UX architects
  • UI designers
  • Web developers
  • Events Directors & Producers
  • Client Service Directors
  • Account Directors
  • Account Managers
  • Account Executives
  • New Business Directors, Managers and Developers
  • Creative Directors
  • Copywriters
  • Art Directors
  • Designers (product, graphic, digital)
  • Project Managers
  • Studio Managers
  • Traffic Managers
  • SEO consultants
  • PPC consultants
  • Film makers, producers and photographers




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Freelance Recruitment

Freelance recruitment. Deadlines looming? Do you have a project that needs delivered? Maternity or sick leave cover required? Brief us to find your freelance or contract resource. No up front fees.


Hire a project team

Work with us to write a brief. We’ll put a team together together for you.Use our industry knowledge, we’re more than recruiters.


Search & Selection

Senior role? Sensitive role? Need an expert and guaranteed result? Appoint us.


Permanent Recruitment

Contingency permanent recruitment. Growing your team? Need some talent? Brief us. (No fee until you hire).