Our Clients

At Jonathan Lee, our whole culture is built around service excellence. Our track record over four decades upholds this commitment, with more than 85% repeat business. We are here to support you through the Covid-19 outbreak.

We recognise that attracting and hiring the right people is a defining factor in the success of any business. We have therefore developed our suite of services to address any resourcing challenge a client may face. From register search to retained assignments, advertisements, targeted digital campaigns, selection and talent management services, we always seek the most appropriate solution for the specific need.  We have a hugely experienced team of recruitment specialists who have significant experience in managing permanentcontract and retained assignments. You can download a brochure here.

Partnership lies at the core of the business model and we want to develop long standing relationships that can support your business for the future. We have a dedicated Client Services team that is responsible for ensuring that we are meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations and who act as a focal point for service review.

Want to know more? Click the buttons below to register a vacancy or make an enquiry. If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call either Jason Cole on 01384 446176 or Jon Blaze on 07970 603429

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Who we Work With

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    • I would like to mention Ed Smith; one of your consultants who I have been working with for the last couple of years. He has helped me on a number of roles and no matter what the position, he stands out as a recruiter from all the agencies we use on our PSL. I have given him so many different roles and I don’t know how he does it, but always produces great quality candidates, managing the process with the utmost professionalism. A few months ago I recommended him to my colleague who had a project starting in Germany and again, Ed out-shone every other consultant/agency working on it. He is so professional and efficient – he is always my first call when I am realising a position.

      Ayesha Condon

      Lead Recruitment Partner - UK
    • Having worked with recruitment consultancies for a number of years I have found the experience extremely frustrating. However, we have recently started working Jonathan Lee Recruitment and my opinion has changed. You really understood the challenges we are facing and provided strong practical candidates who are genuinely suitable for the positions offered with verification of their capabilities. Recruiting candidates with the right skill set have been a huge issue for our business, however, the Jonathan Lee team have made the process extremely easy and professional. I would have no issue recommending them.

      Chris Overton

      J L Float Ltd
    • The partnership we’ve developed has become invaluable. Not only has the team provided a full-service supply of contract and permanent staff through their managed services brand, but thanks to their talent management expert consultancy and coaching services, we now have bespoke recruitment management processes in place and senior managers who are equipped to support our talent acquisition plans. We’ve developed a true partnership, one I now would not want to be without.

      Richard Evans

      Mechatronic Solutions
    • Congratulations on your anniversary. Always and still the benchmark in your field.

      Julian Dench

      Novita Technologies LLC
    • Always found Jonathan Lee very reactive and pro-active in any assignment we give them, and they know our business environment well.

      Helen Green

      Xtrac Ltd
    • Very pleased and impressed with the level of service I received from Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

      Richard Hartley

      Bovis Lend Lease Ltd
    • Jonathan Lee Recruitment had a deep empathetic understanding of our business from the very beginning, and as we got to know them better they became very knowledgeable and demonstrated this, a deep understanding of our manufacturing methods. We have found that their consultative approach has gone beyond the recruitment of contract and permanent. Recruitment has always been a challenge for us in the past and we’ve had invaluable assistance. Going forward – we have a true partnership here with Jonathan Lee Recruitment and that is the way we will continue.

      Richard Evans

      Mechatronic Solutions
    • The automation team at Jonathan Lee has taken the time to understand our business requirements, developing local relationships with the individual sites via visits to our locations to ensure the quality of candidates is of a high standard. Furthermore, Jonathan Lee has attributed a member of its Client Services team to act as a senior level contact for Knapp. This ensures there is a high-level of pro-active engagement with us as a customer not only in the traditional recruitment process but also in areas that can indirectly contribute to our business relationship. Should anyone be looking for a recruitment partner with in-depth industry knowledge in automation that operates in an ethical, partnership-based manner I can highly recommend the team at Jonathan Lee.  

      Alexia English

      Human Resources Manager
    • We chose to use Jonathan Lee as they were recommended by Make UK and I have been a client for over 2 years. Since our initial contact with Jonathan Lee we have never regretted using them. Our consultant (Oliver Smith) took the time to get to know us, our business, our requirements and provides us with excellent candidates. He is extremely professional, industry experienced and has proven to be invaluable as part of our recruitment process. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Jonathan Lee to anyone who is looking for an efficient, reliable and professional recruitment company.

      Bev Smith

      HR Manager
    • Very good candidates - excellent communication throughout the process - We will definitely use Jonathan Lee Recruitment again.

      Jane Dean

      Precision Micro Limited
    • Jonathan Lee Design Services was an important part of the Class A phase of the DF91 interior development. Their speed, quality and professionalism were top class and they were a real joy to work with. We will work with them again.

      Ron Polonski

      Chief of Digital Design
    • What you need when you are recruiting is someone who understands your requirements, who can put themselves in your shoes as they sift through the masses of CVs for the candidates that are appropriate for your needs. Anybody can throw CVs at a client, but very few can throw the right ones and the certainty that the skillset and cultural fit are aligned to the client’s needs. With Scott, you get someone who has the industry knowledge within Procurement & Supply Chain, he just gets it because he has done it. Other recruitment organisations should take a good look at themselves and understand you don't need sales people to recruit, you need subject matter experts who know what their clients are seeking. Would I use Scott again? Absolutely!

      Andy Neilson FCIPS FCILT

      Group Head of Supply Chain & Procurement
    • Very quick search, good communication and great selection of candidates. We were able to close this search in record time and found a great candidate. If we ever have a similar need in our company, I would definitely work with Simon and Jonathan Lee Recruitment again.

      Stefan Ziegler

    • The way you conducted yourself and the impression you gave of Jonathan Lee is exactly the kind of integrity and professionalism we are looking for

      Anna Everitt

      Fowler Welch
    • I've worked in generalist HR positions for over 20 years, across different industries and organisations. Recruitment has always been part of any role I have undertaken and in order to source high calibre candidates, quickly and professionally I only ever work with agencies that I feel are proactive, ethical and deliver results. Whilst in my position of Head of HR at Senoble, the EEF recommended Jonathan Lee. From day one I was impressed with their level of service, knowledge and professional standards. They work on maintaining excellent relations with both the company and candidates and I have absolutely no reservations in recommending the team.

      Ashley Anderson

      Head of HR – Senoble
    • Jonathan Lee Recruitment clearly understood our needs, were rigorous in their approach and achieved a quick and successful result in our search for several new members of our team.”

      Lucie Chapman

      Exide Technologies
    • Our partnership with Jonathan Lee Recruitment as a Master Vendor solution has focused and streamlined the way we manage our recruitment supply chain and our working contractor base with great effect. Jonathan Lee’s account management team has gone to considerable efforts to understand our business and the way it operates, using this knowledge to project an informed and comprehensive picture of TMETC when acting on our behalf. The efficacy of the MV model in highlighting opportunities for improvement in our own operating processes, particularly with regards to finance and purchasing, has also exceeded my expectations.

      James Billingham

      TATA Motors European Technical Centre plc
    • Even though Jonathan Lee were relatively small at the time, we chose them because they were very professional, committed, technical capable and knew about the automotive industry and manufacturing in general. And it turned out to be a very fruitful selection because they recruited 178 of the first people to join the company, basically ALL the engineers and first level of management and it enabled a very capable engineering base to be established from the start so a significant thing. What Jonathan Lee provided to us was technical knowledge, cultural and personality fit and working with Toyota is not always easy. They were a significant part of the successful start of production and ramp up for Toyota Manufacturing UK, and I’m very grateful!

      Tony Walker

      Toyota Manufacturing UK Ltd
    • Once again, I just wanted to say thank you for all your support so far with our Head of Credit Risk role. As an agency recruiter for many years my expectations are naturally very high and you always deliver good candidates with an exceptional CV layout which stops me from having to ask multiple questions about salary, skills or location. I value your professional and warm nature in comparison to the aggressive and obtuse way other recruiters speak to me. It goes a long way and is appreciated.

      Claire Jose

      Recruitment Business Partner