We set up to do things right, good intentions, sound moral fibre and the right mix of urgency and integrity.

How we work, as standard:

Solid Process

We’ll manage the process tightly and ensure our candidates provide written acceptance of your offer. We’ll work with them closely during the resignation process to ensure they start with your business.

No Poaching

We will never headhunt from a client (we'll never bite the hand that feeds us).


We will act swiftly and give total commitment to your process, we only ask you to do the same.


All candidates will be fully briefed on your business before attending any interview (not coached to get the job).


We will meet and first interview every candidate face-to-face (no surprises).


Quality over quantity (every time) We won’t spam you with volumes of CV’s, but when we do introduce someone, you’ll want to snap them up before anybody else gets chance!

We Understand

We will take time to fully understand your business, vision, values, culture, structure and environment.


We’ll build a meaningful business relationship and always keep you in the loop when necessary, but we won’t pester you for small talk to boost our call times.


In such a competitive and candidate short market, we don’t negotiate on our fees. Why? Because we don’t believe hiring decisions should be based on price and we simply haven’t needed to.

See what our partners have to say:

Sian had been a true pleasure to work with. With our expansion into the UK and Ireland she made the process easy. Not only did communicate on a daily basis but she and her team found high quality candidates in a timely manner. Thank you Sian for all the time and energy you spent ensuring our launch was a success.

International Talent Acquisition Lead - Retail

Craig Massey and the team at Ashley James Group have been instrumental in helping us to land one of our recent key strategic hires in Paul Knight. Their approach was refreshingly authentic and the service offering tailored perfectly to our needs. With our busy day to day roles we don't have the time to be guiding a Consultant on the ins and outs of a technical role, time is money, so getting things done right, the first time is critical. Their team asked pertinent, probing questions to understand our requirements and weren't afraid to challenge us or provide alternative solutions and suggestions to the challenges we faced, as opposed to the usual recruitment 'yes men'. The process was efficient, candidates were punctual, well-presented and had a thorough understanding of the brief, meaning we could really get into the nuts and bolts sooner, cutting out the need for any hand-holding quickly. We are honouring our word and recommending them as a Commercial and Operations Recruitment supplier should your business require it.

UK Managing Director

Ash is one of those rare people you instantly become drawn too. A genuine recruiter with a knack for forging those ever so important relationships early on. Having known Ash for a little over a year I have found him to be professional, honest, ethical and most of all, personable. I have no hesitations in using Ash or recommending people to engage with him. A truly great guy and a consummate professional, a real credit to the Rec 2 Rec industry.

Talent Acquisition Manager, Leeds

Ash is one of the most positive and supportive people I have had the pleasure to work for. His genuine and honest character means he reassures his employees, candidates he works with and clients he partners with. His drive and ambition is infectious. The knowledge he has of the recruitment world and his approach sets him apart from other Rec to Rec's. I have no hesitation to recommend him as one of the best in the industry.

Divisional Recruitment Manager, Stoke

Ash is very personable, makes time for you and someone you can trust. If you are looking for a new role or you need to find some excellent candidates for your business, he is well worth having a chat with. Yes, there are other Rec2Rec's in the marketplace, but very rarely do they display his great attitude, confidence and superb client base. I hope to continue working with him to find staff for my business.

Managing Director, Birmingham

Having worked with Ashley as both a candidate and a colleague, I can say without any hesitation that he is an outstanding recruiter - one of the industry's ambassadors. Ashley's integrity and expertise are an asset for both sides of the job search spectrum and I would happily recommend him to anyone.

Marketing Manager, Manchester

I can't commend Ashley highly enough for not only his support in securing top talent for my team, but also my most recent role. He runs a great process, is very personal, fair and thorough and leaves no stone unturned in identifying a great cultural fit. Ash is a great example of what makes the recruitment industry such a refreshing place to work.

Associate Director, UK

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