Why we stand out

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 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.

Rec2Rec and Sales Recruitment are some of the most hated sectors in our industry, some operators have terrible reputations for shoe-horning people into jobs, pestering people all day about falsely represented opportunities and all sorts of underhand tactics. 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 customer experience. We’ve partnered with the very best clients in these markets and with every one of the team having sat on the other side of the fence 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, you should try us.

Our Office

Meet the Team

Ash Knight

Owner / Director

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

Steph Dunn-Fox

Recruitment Consultant

Steph joined Ashley James Consulting following an exciting and successful career in estate agency. At Ashley James Consulting, Steph spends most of her time identifying the best trainee talent and headhunting those who’ve done the hard yards in year one and are now looking for more from their career. READ MORE

Chelsea Gannon

Sales Recruiter

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

Gavin Donovan

Graduate Recruiter

Gavin's focus within the business is around the graduate sales and graduate recruitment markets, with a strong emphasis on developing our partnerships with the leading graduate employers, universities and graduates of the North. READ MORE


Marketing Manager

Ashley Louise joined Ashley James Consulting after a successful stint as a freelancer, running bespoke talent campaigns on behalf of a select client base overseas. Prior to that she managed several stores across the North West for a major Telco Retailer. READ MORE

Danny Moore

Principal Recruiter

Danny first started recruiting in 2006, and joined Ashley James Consulting in March 2018 to support the business through their exciting growth 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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