Jonathan Lee


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.


Happy Christmas from Jonathan Lee
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

​In many ways 2021 has been a remarkable year.In the UK we have managed to rekindle our economy and get most of our businesses operating efficiently and profitably once again. Despite chronic suppl...

New Board Appointments at Jonathan Lee

​After more than 4 decades in business, I have been extremely proud of our team and particularly the managers who have contributed so much to our continued success and growth over that period.It th...

Blog Stand Out
Stand Out from the Crowd - 5 Top Tips for CV Writing

​I hear all the time from candidates that the most frustrating aspects of looking for a new role are the lack of detailed responses to their applications and the sheer number of applications they h...

Celebrating our Manufacturing Heroes

​It’s no understatement to say that the last couple of months have presented some of the most difficult challenges for UK manufacturing since I started Jonathan Lee Recruitment back in 1978. The Co...

Message From Our Chairman  Jonathan Lee
Supporting you through these unprecedented times

​Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, the uncertainty and anxiety for all of us is high. For those seeking work and for the companies that desperately need to hire good people in...

Charity Partner For 2020 Emily Jordan Foundation
2020 charity partner: The Emily Jordan Foundation

​I am delighted to announce that our charity partner for 2020 is The Emily Jordan Foundation.Every year we take the opportunity to select a charity to receive money raised from our weekly dress-dow...

97 Percent Would Recommend Us
97% would recommend us

​It’s not something we would normally shout about, but here it is:97% of our clients recommend usWe received some wonderful feedback from a recent client survey, and it is very clear that all the c...

Jonathan Lee Recruitment Signs The Armed Forces Covenant   Jonlee
Jonathan Lee Recruitment signs the Armed Forces Covenant

​Jonathan Lee Recruitment has affirmed its commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community by signing the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant.This written and publicised voluntary pledg...

Celebrating Sucess At Ae Aerospace
Celebrating Success at AE Aerospace

​Last week I had the pleasure of attending the official opening of AE Aerospace’s new 16,500 sq ft factory at Network Park, Birmingham. It is a success story that Peter Bruch, Managing Director and...