Why we stand out

Ashley James Group 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 recruiters and sales professionals like you to land your perfect career move and provide the best in class talent for our clients.

KPI’s don’t exist here, our team don’t get paid to book interviews or hit phone times, 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. We don’t beat around the bush so whether your feedback is positive or negative, we’ll say it as it is because it’s important you know exactly where things stand, always.

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 these markets and our mantra is simple;

  • We don’t partner with any businesses we wouldn’t work for ourselves and…
  • We don’t represent candidates we wouldn’t be willing to pay a fee for ourselves.

We’re pretty good, try us.

Sectors we cover

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Logistics
  • Recruitment
  • Talent Acquisition & HR
  • Graduate

Our Office

Meet the Team

Ash Knight

Founder & CEO

Ashley 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

Chelsea Gannon

Manager (Rec2Rec & Graduate)

Chelsea's focus is on growing the graduate and Rec2Rec side of the business, working with like minded, ambitious graduates looking to establish or progress their sales career. READ MORE

Craig Massey

Manager - Sales, Marketing & Operations

Craig heads up our Sales, Marketing & Operations division, hiring the top talent for some of the UK's best known food, drink, FMCG and associated brands. READ MORE

James Martin


James started his recruitment journey in early 2007. Having an enviable track record placing into the enterprise software arena, he partnered with Ash to drive forward a service-driven proposition focusing on hiring Software Sales A-Players READ MORE

Joel Dixon

Senior Recruiter - Sales and Operations

Joel, Senior Recruiter for the Sales and Operations sectors, office comedian, top footballer and most northern bloke in the squad... READ MORE

Jack Rogers

Senior Consultant - Supply Chain & Logistics

Jack is our go to guy for all things Supply Chain and Logistics, working with enviable brands across a variety of sectors READ MORE

Edd Garland

Recruiter (Sales, Marketing & Operations)

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

Emma-Leigh Hopkins

Academy Manager (Rec2Rec)

Emma was born and raised in sunny Tenerife before moving across to the UK, first living in Birmingham and later moving to Manchester where she worked in both sales and recruitment, building and running a successful commercial temps desk. READ MORE

Kodie Rogers

Recruiter (Rec2Rec)

Kodie is our resident Vlogger, when you can't find her recording her next video in the video dungeon, she also does a bit of Rec2Rec. READ MORE

Luke Readman

Senior Recruiter Rec2Rec - USA and Canada

Luke hires headhunters and staffing professionals for some of the top companies in Canada and USA 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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