fishtank is a people-led boutique consultancy specialising in fintech spheres, nurturing long-lasting and effective relationships that achieve the best results

Founded in 2003, fishtank is a specialist recruitment consultancy that has grown with the times. Recruitment consultancy looks a little different nowadays and so do we (the word fintech did not even exist twenty years ago), but the fundamentals remain the same. It’s all about creating and nurturing strong connections between clients, consultancy and candidates and that’s why our approach is to be Recruitment Partners to our clients.

We offer something that AI cannot quite (yet) replace - we work to understand you and use that understanding to create fruitful talent acquisition choices.

We get you so that you get what you need…




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Our Consultants


Ellie O’Neill

As founder and CEO of fishtank, Ellie is the beating heart of all operations and values here. She takes pride in the way that fishtank has developed over time, building up its strong reputation, and in her team. 20 years on, she still loves her job and it’s this passion that is filtered through every aspect of her work that fosters fishtank’s singularity in the recruitment market. The best feedback Ellie receives is: ‘you’re not like any other recruitment agency!” because this has always been her goal.

Being both a CEO and a mum to two boys doesn’t leave much spare time, but Ellie enjoys pilates, snowboarding, socialising with friends and a good Netflix series.



Georgia has been working in recruitment for the past 13 years and recently joined the fishtank team in September 2023. Georgia loves the international aspect of the company and the flexibility it affords her. She views recruitment as a match-making process and one that requires time and trust, she loves that moment when the perfect match is made after lots of hard work.

Originally from Bulgaria, Georgia has since lived in the USA, Spain, UK and now Mallorca with her 7 year old daughter. In her free time, not only does she enjoy the usual reading, pilates and cooking but also practices martial arts and has a keen level of interest in wine (the manufacturing and study of wine, not just drinking it).



Chelsea joined the fishtank team in 2022 after having worked for the NHS end of life team. Her favourite thing about fishtank is the team. Genuine friendships, hardworking but we always find time to laugh together. fishtank also offers her the flexibility to work full time and look after her two young children, ages 5 and 3. Chelsea loves traveling and being by the sea, so in her spare time she enjoys going to the coast with her children, family and friends.



Sarah has worked for fishtank for 7 years but has been in the recruitment industry for 15. After attending university in Bristol, she traveled for 15 months before settling in Bristol, where she now lives with her family of four or rather six if you count their two beloved cats. Sarah enjoys the hybrid working model that fishtank offers, the friendly team and the fact that if she so wishes, she can work with Georgia in Mallorca and be in lovely sunny Spain.

Outside of ferrying her two daughters to their various activities, Sarah likes to explore Bristol’s independent cafés and restaurants. She loves gardening, tennis and cycling around the city.