Jonathan has been the driving force in the business since its inception in 1978 and remains very actively engaged with the daily operations.
Following his GKN apprenticeship, his early manufacturing and commercial experience proved an ideal entry to the recruitment market. After some experience working for a Guildford-based recruitment consultancy, he decided to break out, establishing the Jonathan Lee Recruitment brand from a base in Stourbridge.
Jonathan has personally recruited in all functions covering most industries at all levels. He has steered the business for four decades, providing 'solutions through understanding', putting the highest levels of service to clients and candidates above the drive for profit.
Jonathan now provides the vision for the business, overseeing strategic growth and development. Advocacy for UK engineering and manufacturing, engagement with industry bodies and customer engagement and satisfaction are his primary focus along with encouraging the next generation of engineers into STEM education.
His highly respected position in the recruitment industry led to Jonathan being awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals for his significant contribution to the recruitment industry over the last 40 years.
Jonathan is a keen sportsman and life member of Stourbridge Rugby Club. He also enjoys playing cricket, golf, tennis and skiing, watching motorsport and travelling. He is a former Board Member of the SAE (UK) and The Stourbridge Educational Trust and a former member of the CBI West Midlands Council