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 9 successful years in Rec2Rec and sales recruitment, building some of the UK’s fastest growing recruitment and sales businesses along the way. READ MORE

James Martin


Craig Massey

Business Manager - Food, Drink, FMCG & Foodservice

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

Jamie Robinson

Business Manager - EMEA, US & APAC

Jamie is an experienced recruiter with over 4 years’ hiring in the technology industry. He has a background competing at a high level in athletics (400m Sprint) that has given him the winning mindset to be a successful Recruiter. READ MORE

Jack Hulin

Business Manager - US

Jack is an experienced recruiter with just over 5 years’ hiring in the technology industry. Jack comes from a competitive and driven background having played Academy and Semi-Professional football from a young age. READ MORE

Max Cooper


Maxwell is a senior recruiter who specialises in the fulfilment of Sales, PreSales, Professional Services and Leadership positions within the IT and Computer Software sector. He has gained a plethora of experience working in collaboration with software companies engaged in the Supply Chain, Analytics, Automation, Corporate Performance Management, Retail Software and DevOps space respectively. 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

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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