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 Officer 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.


Quality Manager

  • Bristol
  • Permanent
  • Up to £65,000

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ISO13485 experience needed.

Manage a QMS.

Be involved in Regulatory Submissions.

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18th Jul

Trainee Heating Engineer

  • Swindon
  • Permanent
  • Up to £25,500

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NVQ Level 2 required.

Great benefits including 8% Bonus.

Must have UK Driving License.

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11th Jul

Lead Chemical Process Engineer

Purpose Driven

  • Paris
  • Permanent
  • Highly Competitive Salary + Stock Options

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Key role in a growing start-up.

Ideal for a Chemical Process Scale-up expert.

Experience with Monomers/Polymers preferred.

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What my candidates say

  • Zoe contacted me regarding an exciting process engineering opportunity at a seaweed startup that matched my previous experience. Her assistance made the application and interview process very straight forward. Happy to act as an intermediary, she clarified any questions I had about the process.


    Process Engineer

  • I am writing to wholeheartedly recommend Zoe for her outstanding work as a recruiter. Zoe played a pivotal role in helping me secure my current job, and her dedication, expertise, and professionalism were truly exceptional throughout the entire process. From the very beginning, Zoe demonstrated a deep understanding of the job market and a keen eye for matching candidates with the right opportunities. She took the time to get to know me, my skills, and career aspirations, which allowed her to identify positions that were not only a good fit for my qualifications but also aligned with my long-term goals. Zoe's communication skills were impeccable. She kept me well-informed at every stage of the job search, providing timely updates, interview preparation tips, and valuable insights into the companies and roles I was pursuing. Her attention to detail, responsiveness, and ability to address any concerns or questions were truly commendable. What truly set Zoe apart was her unwavering support and encouragement. She not only helped me land interviews but also provided guidance on how to excel during them. Her confidence in my abilities was motivating and played a significant role in boosting my confidence throughout the process. Thanks to Zoe's efforts, I secured a position that exceeded my expectations in terms of responsibilities, compensation, and overall fit with my career aspirations. I owe a significant part of my success to Zoe's expertise and dedication.


    Material Scientist

  • 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!


    Senior Material Scientist

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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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