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NRF Awards

Best Agency (Large)


Best Agency (Online)


Best Agency (Online)
Best in Practice (Sales)

Best Agency (Online)
Recruitment Agency of the Year (Large)

CV Magazine

Best Full Service Recruitment Consultancy Firm - Ireland

Best Full Service Recruitment Consultancy Firm - Ireland

Great Place to Work Institute

Best Workplaces in Europe

Irish Independent

Winner 10 Best Companies to Work For: Ireland 2008

About Brightwater

Founded in 1998 under the tag line "The Best in Ireland", Brightwater Selection (Ireland) Limited set up with an absolute commitment to excellence. A Recruitment Consultancy, not an agency.

Originally specialising in accountancy, Brightwater responded to our clients' needs by extending our professional service offering to eventually cover 14 disciplines. In 2005, Brightwater then set up an Office division with exactly the same philosophy as our other brands...the best in Ireland. In 2001, we established a boutique office in Belfast to cover the fledgling professional services market in Northern Ireland. In 2005, the company set up an office in Cork to service the Munster and Connacht regions and in 2012, we established an Executive arm.

From 1998 to 2009, the company grew remarkably, winning multiple awards for Customer Service and as one of the best companies to work for in Ireland and in Europe. Always profitable, the company grew to sales of over €18 million.

Having such a respected brand is a unique asset. The company is in an outstanding position to continue its growth nationally and internationally. Quite a lot has changed in the last two decades at the Brightwater Group and we continue to grow in response to and in anticipation of our clients' needs. One thing that hasn't changed however is our commitment to the quality of service we provide. Our core values of passion, pride and integrity remain at the heart of everything we do....."The Best in Ireland". 

How Brightwater Works

At Brightwater, we tailor our recruitment solutions to each client’s individual requirements. We will advise on the best methodology for each role or project.

Our service is bespoke and can include a range of resourcing techniques including our unique candidate database which has the ability to target specific skill sets, advanced internet recruiting including social media search strategies, the use of external websites, Brightwater’s own website and advertising and sponsorship.

We work on the following principles:

  • Contingency Search
  • Retained Assignments
  • Volume Project Assignments
  • Contract Recruitment
  • Advertising Campaigns

Mission Statement

“We will consistently and conscientiously strive to make our customers the focus of our attention, to understand their needs, to meet their expectations and to provide them with full value through professional, personal service”. Barbara McGrath, Managing Director