​About Jonathan

I am Chairman of Jonathan Lee Recruitment and Jonathan Lee Design Services having established the recruitment consultancy in 1978. Prior to that I served an apprenticeship with GKN and spent time in sales and marketing, advertising, and manufacturing, before commencing a career in recruitment in 1975.


I have personally recruited in all functions covering most industries at all levels so I understand the challenges our client and consultants face. My ethos of providing "solutions through understanding" has remained at the core of our operations, putting the highest levels of service to clients and candidates above the drive for profit.

I now work with our senior management team to provide the vision for the business, overseeing strategic growth and development. It's really important that we continue to advocate for UK engineering and manufacturing, engaging with industry bodies and customers to promote UK PLC and to encourage the next generation of engineers into STEM education.

I was delighted and honoured to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals in 2018, recognising my work in the recruitment industry over the last 40 years.

Away from work

I am a keen sportsman playing seniors cricket for Worcestershire, tennis and golf, a life member of Stourbridge Rugby Club (former player), and an avid skier.

Solutions through understanding