About Us

We are a Cumbria-based recruitment and selection agency, committed to providing effective search-focused recruitment solutions to businesses in Cumbria and further afield.

We always try to meet with potential clients so that we can explain our approach and our difference. That’s still the case but, to give you a flavour …

Mark and Helen had worked for national recruitment agencies but were both frustrated that the emphasis was often on quantity rather than quality. They both relished the opportunity to create a business that was structured to build in realistic time and effort to deliver successful outcomes – for the client and the candidate.

“That time to research roles, sectors and competitors is what makes the Six Degrees difference,” says Mark, “and it is reassuring to know that our established clients now appreciate that difference and value our commitment to filling key positions with the best people.”

“Add our understanding of the geography, local growth sectors and recruitment challenges of Cumbria,” says Helen, “and we think clients will understand and want to be part of our success story.”

Mark Connor


Helen Landy


Mark Connor

Managing Director

Having worked for a national recruitment agency as a Business Manager covering a region that included Cumbria, Mark started Six Degrees in the summer of 2012.

“I strongly believed, from everything I’d seen, that we could provide a much more consultative – and successful - approach with mid to senior level appointments. “

With a degree in Marketing, Mark has a keen interest in working exclusively with businesses on Search and Selection projects as opposed to database driven method. Having recruited in Cumbria for a number of years, his knowledge of the area and the marketplace is second to none. He is keen to build on his existing client portfolio and to demonstrate the crucial difference between Six Degrees and its competitors.

Contact Details

T. 01228 904321
M. 07811 335466

Helen Landy


Helen has over 15 years’ experience in the recruitment industry in the North East and Cumbria.  A graduate from the University of Leeds, she has recruited at all levels from entry level roles up to Board positions and has managed successful recruitment teams covering both permanent and temporary recruitment.

Helen has recently qualified for her fellowship with the Institute of Recruitment Professionals.

“I am passionate about providing my clients with the best possible recruitment service and the ideal solution.   I truly believe that Six Degrees offers a unique approach in Cumbria and one that is making a big difference to growing businesses in the area.”

Contact Details

T. 01228 904321
Linkedin. helenlandy
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