Our story

Ashley James Consulting was founded in 2016, not to be different, the biggest or most profitable but to be the best in class for service and ethics. We’re a small (but mighty) team of dedicated, consultative and friendly recruiters whose aim is to help talented  professionals like you to land your perfect career move and provide the best in class talent for our clients.

Our team don’t get paid to book interviews or hit phone times here, we’re here to add value, give a great experience, challenge your thinking and call when we said we’d call – We’ll always deliver on expectations and we certainly don’t beat around the bush, so whether its positive or negative, we’ll say it as it is because it’s important you know exactly where things stand, always.

Now, we can’t promise we’ll single-handedly change the entire sector, but we’ll give smart people like you the choice, an alternative option where you’re not pressured into anything and you’ll enjoy every minute of your experience with us.

We’ve partnered with the very best clients in the following disciplines;

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Recruitment
  • Operations
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Technology

Roles we hire for are far and wide but here’s a selection of recent projects we’ve successfully delivered for clients;

  • Sales Director – Software Vendor
  • Global Marketing Manager – Food
  • Graduate Account Executive – Technology
  • Operations Manager – Food
  • Regional Sales Representative – Drink
  • Country Manager – Software
  • VP Sales – Software
  • Sales Development Representative (Language Speaking) – Software
  • Sales Representative – Medical Devices
  • Talent Acquisition Partner (Technology) – Professional Services
  • HSE Advisor – Civil Engineering
  • Sales Team Manager – Software
  • Digital Marketing Manager – Food
  • Customer Success Manager – FMCG
  • Sales Trainer – Foodservice
  • Sales Representative – Vending
  • Regional Sales Manager – Fuels

We’re pretty good, try us.

Our Office

Meet the Team

Ash Knight


Ash has worked in recruitment since 2009, and has spent the last 4 successful years in Rec2Rec building some of the UK’s fastest growing recruitment businesses along the way. READ MORE

Craig Massey

Divisional Manager

Craig leads our Manchester team, covering Sales, Marketing, Operations, Logistics and Property roles within some of Europe's most prestigious clients. READ MORE

Sian Beck

Head of Delivery

Sian leads delivery and customer development within Sales, Operations, Marketing and Logistics recruitment. Sian has experience of building entire teams across a variety of sectors. READ MORE

Mike Miller

Principal Recruiter | Property & Real Estate

Mike heads up our property and real estate desk, an expert in all things property and surveying recruitment for some of the sector's most prominent companies. Mike also has an uncanny stage resemblance of The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers. READ MORE

Edd Garland

Recruiter | Sales

Edd is our resident bartender, we're kidding, he's our Sales Recruiter working closely with Chelsea identifying the top sales talent for our clients across the UK. READ MORE

Luke Readman

Rec2Rec | North America

Luke places experienced Recruiters in North America and Canada, either those in country and seeking a move, or those this side of the pond wanting to live their best life in the USA. READ MORE

Scarlett Althorp-Radcliffe

Rec2Rec | Head of APAC & EMEA

Scarlett has an illustrious background hiring top billers and headhunters for staffing and search firms across Asia & EMEA. READ MORE

Rad Joshi

Rec2Rec | EMEA

Rad is our go to guy for Recruiters moving to Europe & EMEA, specifically Amsterdam and the various hotspots across Germany. READ MORE

Dan Wilson

Rec2Rec | South East

Dan is our resident Northerner, a United fan and lover of GIFS, you'll find Dan headhunting the very best Recruiters in the capital and surrounding areas. READ MORE

Isabelle Eley

Recruiter | Rec2Rec Manchester

Isabelle helps graduates, trainees and early career talent to land game changing moves within the staffing and recruitment industry both in the UK and overseas. READ MORE

Kae Naidu

Rec2Rec | APAC

Kae is based in Asia, she recruits top billers across Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Australia for some of the region's top staffing firms. READ MORE


Head of Happiness

Lola is our resident English Bulldog and ‘furbaby’. She loves a cuddle, our team enjoy taking her for (short) walks and ‘toilet’ during the day, except for when it rains, she hates the rain. READ MORE

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