About Hesketh James...

At Hesketh James we don’t claim to do anything differently, we just do it properly. Recruitment done the right way, not the easy way. That’s because hospitality and recruitment is in our DNA; it’s what makes us tick. We don’t have a set of meaningless values; instead we have a set of beliefs that we adhere to:

Active involvement, not recruitment on the back foot – We are passionate about promoting the hospitality industry as a place where careers are not only made, but where people prosper. From entry level to the movers and shakers, we are involved at all stages of the industry. This means we can cultivate talent, identify trends, and predict future needs.

Those working in recruitment need to know their stuff - We don’t just locate skills on a CV, we match personalities. We can only do this by getting to know our candidates and temporary workers.

We know that recruitment thrives on great talent - if you hire the best people, you offer the best experience to your customers.

Giving back to the industry – the hospitality, leisure and property industries have been good to us and we are passionate about giving back. This means that we not only adhere to the highest ethical standards of recruitment; treating people with dignity and clients with respect, but we also give back to the industry, whether that be through engaging at the Hoteliers balls, being members of the Board of Hospitality Action or Springboard ambassadors.

Integrity – The will to excel with integrity and move forward with the spirit that nothing is impossible not only underpins the values of Hesketh James, but they must also underpin what our partners, temporary workers, candidates and clients believe too.

Meet our team here

Toby Holt Senior Partner

Toby’s hospitality career began at the age of 6, working in his grandparent’s restaurant the Oak Cottage in Knutsford Cheshire. His grandfather an ast...

Maxine Farrow Head of Permanent Recruitment

Maxine has had a long-standing love of all things hospitality after spending several years as a General Manager running restaurants.

Kate Skipper Recruiting Partner

Kate joined her comrades in the Hesketh James team in 2018 where she thrived off working in a relaxed, informal and genuinely passionate company creat...

Del Jones Recruiting Partner

Del joined the HJ journey in 2018 already with years of strong hospitality and multi-sector recruitment experience. Known for his consistently upbeat ...