Expert retained and contingent
recruitment services

About Us

Welcome to Purple House

Human Resource Planning – If you’re looking to recruit the highest calibre people into you HR team from Advisor to Director level through a process which is clear, consistent and saves you time and money, then look no further.

Purple House is a strategic recruitment and consultancy specialising in Human Resource Planning. Although the business is based in Bristol, we support clients across the UK and offer a platform of services within the HR arena.

Run by Tom Mornement and Associate Director, Fiona Vennbrook, and supported by a great team that have a long history of success in the HR recruitment arena.

Since 2002 we have been at the coalface of recruitment, supporting thousands of candidates in securing new roles and hundreds of businesses find that ‘perfect candidate’.

With our extensive portfolio of specialists in HR, L&D, Recruitment and Reward we work closely with those contacts to provide added value solutions to clients and candidates alike.

We can help you save time with your Human Resource Planning, whilst getting a superb result in a market where you haven’t the connections in this niche HR arena. We don’t work with numbers but with individuals and everything we offer is a ’personal’ bespoke service matching your needs and this is what differentiates us from our competitors.

So if you’re looking for true experts in the field of HR recruitment to help you achieve measurable results, then make yourself at home and read on.

Meet Purple House





Tom Mornement





Fiona Vennbrook





Louise McMilan

“We have used Purple House exclusively for all of our HR Recruitment over 4 years.
They have taken the time to get to know our business & they understand the importance of getting the right cultural fit.
The quality of the no-nonsense consultancy advice that we receive has been outstanding, they are head and shoulders above the competition.”
Graham de Guises - Ex HR Director of TLT Solicitors

“Tom really understood the brief, type of person and culture fit and as a result presented 5 extremely credible candidates to me for interview.
I am pleased to say we offered to one who has now started and I'm sure will make a huge difference to us here at Twinings!
Thanks Tom I really couldn't have done it without you.”
Bridget Marshall - Twinings

“The interview coaching Fiona provided was an excellent opportunity to learn new interview techniques and understand the best way I could talk through my experience with a future employer.
Fiona knew just how to challenge me whilst being encouraging, supportive and always giving constructive feedback.
This was an invaluable experience and has given me confidence for future interviews.”
Marion Crowe

“We have worked with Fiona on a number of HR positions and I would have no hesitation in recommending her. She spends time understanding the culture of the organisation, the requirements of the role and also the dynamics of the team that the person will be moving into. She works hard to understand the client’s timescales & specific requirements and then maintains regular communication to update on progress.”
Ash Meakins - Kohler Mira

“Fiona has placed a number of my team over the last few years and is fantastic to work with. She demonstrates real passion for her profession and quickly understands the business culture, the expectations of the role and my personality thereby identifying and securing the correct fit for the team and enhance the business.”
Barbara Pocock - Redhall Group

“I have had an amazing experience with Purple House HR recruitment agency. Fiona Vennbrook was friendly and professional throughout my experience and provided expert coaching over the phone and face to face. Her feedback was constructive and positive and I felt safe and reassured knowing that she was helping to manage my recruitment experience.
I would strongly recommend using Fiona and Purple House HR recruitment agency.”
Lucia Slachtova - HR Advisor

Latest Vacancies

HR Co-ordinator

£27,000 - £30,000 p.a. + Benefits| Near Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Interim HR Business Partner

£55,000 - £60,000 p.a.| Newport, Gwent, South Wales

HR Business Partner

c£65,000 - £75,000 + good benefits & hybrid| North Hampshire

Contact us

For further information or to talk to us about your enquiry please contact us either by email Fiona Vennbrook or Tom Mornement or give us a call on

0117 957 4100