Find out about the people and the passion behind Eden James Consulting

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. We do hope that, from both a client and candidate perspective, you are able to support us, as we know that the team here have so much passion in doing the best for you.

A word from the founders

“Why are we different?” is a question that a lot of people ask us. After over 10 years in the Insurance Recruitment industry, it has become so much easier to answer that question – we specialise in our given markets, and we don’t try to be everything to everybody. By knowing our markets, we make it our business to hear about the best individuals, the up and coming, and the niche.

You may have seen us mention our 24 step Search recruitment process elsewhere on the website, and we really feel that this sets us apart from the competition. It is a tried and tested head hunt process that works really well to attract the top talent in the market, rather than sourcing the best of active job seekers. Perhaps most importantly, it results in both “interview to placement” and “offer to acceptance” ratios that are much higher than the recruitment industry average.

We always take a detailed brief from our clients, and ensure that we really understand the culture of both the company and the team, as well as the skills and experience required. As such, we use precise candidate targeting, and don’t flood our clients with CVs.

The final piece in the jigsaw is to have the right people working with you. All five of us share common values and drive. We are passionate, extremely hardworking, supportive and knowledgeable in our markets.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to talk with any one of us if you feel that we can help with your hiring requirements or next career move.

Miles & Vicky

Meet the team

Miles Eden

0203 805 5539

Vicky Bunn

0203 805 5534

Jamie Thomson

02392 681 416

Russell Parker

0203 805 5532

Joe Winchcombe

0203 805 5541


Eden James Consulting is an insurance specialist recruitment business, dedicated to recruiting for mid to senior level appointments in both the London and Regional markets, on an Executive Search and Contingency Search basis.

The business is led by Miles Eden and Vicky Bunn who have a combined highly successful recruitment experience of at least 30 years. They have been top performers at all of their previous respective companies; this includes 5 years spent working for a leading Insurance recruitment business, as well as time at a leading UK Search firm, where they received first class training in Search methodology. Their background is in Executive Search and Contingency Search recruitment, having filled mid-senior level appointments for the likes of Allianz Global, Tokio Marine Kiln, AIG, Motor Insurers Bureau and the LMA, as well as many smaller entities.

At Eden James Consulting, we feel that by focusing on our areas of expertise, we are able to offer our clients and candidates an in-depth knowledge of our given markets. By having an extensive database and excellent Search skills, we are able to fulfill the needs of our clients in an ever changing environment.

The majority of the candidates and clients we work with are generated from our network of insurance professionals, built up over years of recruiting in our respective areas.

Our service is friendly, professional, honest and confidential, and our expert team are ready to help you with your next big role. Get in touch today and find out how we can best fulfill your requirement.

Slide "If anyone needs specialist Claims related recruitment, Miles Eden and his new business is the way to go. Great guy with superb knowledge of the sector and industry contacts. Recommended."
Operations Director, Major Insurer
Slide "I have worked with Miles as both an insurer client and with him helping to place me in a new role. At all times I found him to be open, honest and meticulous in his approach. He has great knowledge of his clients and readily shares that with all those involved in the process."
Claims Director, Major Insurer
Slide "Having placed several candidates with us, Miles and the service he offers is second to none. Miles provides relevant and credible candidates for every role he works on for us with a professional and friendly approach, I would highly recommend Miles to anyone with recruitment needs, especially within claims."
Head of Recruitment, Major Motor/Household Insurer
Slide "When entering into conversations with recruitment companies, you always get a feeling of never knowing what you're going to get. Having worked with Vicky for some years, she has always produced good CVs for strong candidates that fit the role you're looking to fill. Very reassuring to you as an organisation to be confident that the original due diligence has been carefully and correctly carried out." HEAD OF CLAIMS FOR LLOYD’S SYNDICATE Slide "Miles has been fantastic in his support for my search for a new role, being incredibly proactive around discussing opportunities with me, and keeping in close contact, which made me feel he really cared about supporting me. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Miles to anyone else looking for senior roles."
Claims Centre Manager, Allianz
Slide "I have worked with Miles over a number of years on a variety of issues, and have always found Miles on the ball and ahead of the game. He is dedicated and passionate, and driven to get the results you need from a business point of view. I would be happy to recommend Miles to my LinkedIn friends."
HR Business Partner, Zurich
Slide "Miles provides an excellent service to his clients, both from a technical point of view and customer service. His ability to identify top class candidates is superb. His flexibility when dealing with changing priorities is a quality that is much appreciated. I would highly recommend Miles as an Executive Search Consultant"
HR Manager, Lloyd's Managing Agency
Slide "Miles' knowledge of Insurance companies and related roles is second to none. His niche is within the Claims arena although his knowledge of the London markets particularly is first class. An excellent relationship builder with a professional but down to earth approach."
Slide "I have worked with Jamie on a recent opportunity. I was impressed with his attention to detail, his ability to follow up, and his communication throughout the process. His knowledge of the industry enables him to provide the relevant guidance at every step. It has been a pleasure working with Jamie and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to my LinkedIn contacts.”
Service Delivery Manager, Leading Insurance Organisation
Slide "Jamie is personable and proactive. All queries were responded to promptly and with diligence. The professionalism and enthusiasm was greatly appreciated.”
Claims Controller, leading insurance organisation
Slide "Jamie listened to where I wanted my career to go and matched me with the right role, as opposed to sending me any job spec on his file. Jamie is approachable, accessible and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend him."
Solicitor, top 20 law firm
Slide "Working with Vicky has been such a great experience. With Vicky, you feel confident that she can find the right role, and also sell you as a person to that organisation. You get the feeling that she is working for you at all times. Thank you Vicky, very much appreciated." HEAD OF CLAIMS FOR LLOYD’S SYNDICATE Slide "I worked with Miles Eden in 2013 when he was recruiting for Head of Property & Casualty Claims at LV=. He was very engaging from the beginning and shared lots of detail about the role, ensuring that it would be suitable for me and that I would be suitable for LV=. He kept in touch throughout the process, noting my thoughts and concerns and providing feedback at each stage. Miles was open and honest throughout the process and always on hand when needed." HEAD OF CLAIMS, LV= Slide “Thanks for all your help during the process, Ash. It's been a delight to deal with you and you've made the experience all the more pleasant. It's a nice change from the usual recruitment consultant that's for sure." CANDIDATE Slide "I'm the candidate that didn't get the job but still wanted to give a testimonial! Ash's handling of my application can be summed up with the following list of words: professional, sincere, helpful, conscientious. He was genuinely concerned about placing the right candidate in the right role. I wish all agencies operated like this." CANDIDATE Slide "Jamie and CRS are by far the most professional agency I have dealt with throughout all of my career. They actually care about the people they represent and will do everything they can to support you throughout the whole process of finding a new role. I will be using them to recruit my colleagues going forward!" CLAIMS MANAGER, LAW FIRM Slide "Jamie is personable and proactive. All queries were responded to promptly and with diligence. The professionalism and enthusiasm was greatly appreciated.” Claims Controller, leading insurance organisation Slide "It's been great working with you all! The least pushy and most attentive agency I have worked with” Claims Controller, leading insurance organisation

Claims Recruitment Services

Eden James Consulting has a sister company, Claims Recruitment Services, which provides the same high quality service within the more specific and niche area of insurance claims. Eden James Consulting was set up by Miles Eden as the result of Claims Recruitment Services’ ongoing success, to compliment it’s niche specialism in this area.


Our expert team are ready to help you with your next big role. Get in touch today and find out how we can best fulfill your requirements.