Zoe Davies

Principal Recruiter

Materials, Polymers & Coatings

0117 926 9530

 In your opinion, what is “what working at ADLIB” all about?

Working at ADLIB is great and unmatched to any other company I have worked for! The company culture, the people and office vibes make it a great place to be! It is so lovely to have some many colleagues that are like minded and always look out for you. We have a lot of socials, so everyone always feels included and part of the company whether they come into the office every day or work fully remote.

What does being a part of a B Corp mean to you?

Working for the highest scoring B Corp Recruitment Company in the World means a lot to me and has driven my mission to work with sustainability focused companies looking to reduce plastic waste, create alternative recycling technologies and novel biomaterials that will have a positive impact on the World.

What is your favourite thing about the culture at ADLIB?

I love the friendly and relaxed atmosphere at ADLIB which is typically uncommon within recruitment companies but really has helped shape the way we work with clients and candidates. I really like the freedom we have through policies such as unpaid leave, sabticals and also socials that are hosted monthly which makes us feel much more than just colleagues.


Zoe holds a First-Class Honours degree in Biology from the University of Southampton and has worked in the Antimicrobial Resistance Team as a Scientific Offer at an executive agency of Defra before moving to ADLIB to focus on sustainable materials recruitment.

Zoe is a Principal Recruitment Consultant working exclusively across the Material, Polymer and Coatings space specifically for start-ups. Zoe’s main areas of focus are for companies using plant material, micro-organisms, seaweed, or polymers to create sustainable packaging, construction materials and textiles. Zoe also focuses on the use of synthetic biology within these areas to create high value products from waste streams.

Zoe has experience placing roles within the areas of bioengineering, biomanufacturing and scale-up with a focus on fermentation, bioprocessing, polymerization, upstream processing, downstream processing, product development and material science.

She works successfully to produce a shortlist for junior roles within 4 working days and for more senior roles within 6 working days.


Regulatory Affairs Scientist

Purpose Driven

  • Bristol
  • Permanent
  • Competitive Salary + Benefits

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Key role in a growing start-up.

Food regulatory expert.

Background in Material Science or Chemistry Preferred.

Full details

27th Nov

Account Executive

Purpose Driven

  • Surrey
  • Permanent
  • Up to £50,000

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Key role in a growing start-up.

Well-funded and rapidly growing start-up.

Great role for a Sales professional with infrastructure/extractives experience.

Full details

22nd Nov

Head of Engineering (Medical Device Development)

  • Bristol
  • Permanent
  • Up to £80,000

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A great role for a Microfluidics Engineer.

Join an exciting Bristol Based Start-up.

Full details

08th Nov



What my candidates say

  • Zoe approached me on LinkedIn about an exciting job opportunity and helped me every step along the way through the entire recruitment process. She was attentive and supportive, listening to my concerns about relocation and comforting me by speaking from her own experience. Also very professional and dedicated, always checking in with me and very quick in responding. It was a great pleasure to work with her. Thank you, Zoe!


    Material Scientist


Balancing Purpose and Profit. We immerse ourselves in the worlds we operate in. A trusted partner, supporting growth and success at pace since 2001. We believe business can be a force for good, and at the core of all great organisations, are great people. We connect ambitious organisations with equally ambitious talent, balancing profit and purpose.


ADLIB B Corp Impact Report

ADLIB certified as a B Corp in September 2019. Our starting point was a score of 82.8. In 2020 ADLIB became the world’s first 100% employee-owned B Corp recruitment business globally. In 2023 we received a recertification score of 130.3. The highest ranking recruitment company, globally. An immensely proud moment in ADLIB history.


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