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The key to unlocking potential. We are Handley James.

Honest, energising, down to earth and credible describe Handley James perfectly. With over 30 years’ shared experience in recruitment we are well placed to manage your recruitment requirements.


Handley James apply Search techniques to all of our recruitment assignments. Irrespective of the level of role we provide the same level of service to clients and candidates alike.


Handley James hold “quality” as synonymous with their ethical and moral standard as a recruitment partner.

How can we help?

Permanent Recruitment Services. Providing professional or expert services.

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Contract Recruitment Services. Skills and services for as long as you need.

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Stuart and the team are amazing recruiters
Since partnering with Handley James they have gone above and beyond to ensure we get the best candidates available. Not only do they have a robust process and innovative way of delivering our shortlist, but on the trickier roles they take the time to evidence the talent pool, provide insight and make consultative suggestions to make sure the position is filled. They have helped us meet a number of priority requirements on key hires. We have been kept well informed and up to date at each stage of the process and their commitment has been brilliant! Stuart and the team are amazing recruiters and I would not hesitate to recommend them to other businesses, we will continue to work closely with them. Jamie Thompson-Hoadley Tensar
Natalie successfully completed an assignment at senior level for us.
The experience was first class from start to end. When you come across other good recruiters in the North West you may well find they were mentored by Natalie at some point. Not only did we highly rate the experience but so did all the candidates that I interviewed on the short list.   Colin Arlott Gericke Ltd
Peter helped and supported me through my role change from the start.
His communication and support meant that it was a smooth and positive experience. I am more than happy with how we worked together and I give Peter and Handley James my full recommendation.   Kath Thompson Candidate
Natalie’s approach to recruitment comes with a wealth of experience in manufacturing.
I would recommend her to any manufacturing leaders that need someone that can help them recruit people that fit. Not just the skills fit. People that fit with your culture and the way you do things.   Gary Sheader The Manufacturers Alliance
Peter really goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable when moving to a new role.
After 12 years in the same company for me it was never going to be easy to leave but Peter made my decision easier by being up front and honest about my new role, the challenges and opportunities it would present. Thanks Peter for making this process as smooth and worry free as it can be.   Ashleigh Browne Candidate
I cannot recommend Natalie highly enough.
She has a unique approach to recruitment that has professionalism, honesty, integrity and a genuine passion running throughout. She is open and honest at all times, and is exceptional at understanding people.   Gavin Astley Saica Flex
Natalie was a joy to work with.
We had a senior position to fill in the business and Natalie facilitated the process from start to appointment, with a high level of professionalism. Support was provided with the identification of the relevant job role and description, selection and interviews and following up with the final negotiation to ensure all parties had an firm understanding and platform to move forward from. I will be using her services on key appointments moving forward and recommend her to anyone who needs the support through, what could be a difficult process if you try and do it yourself. Martin Meir Owner Kamm Projects

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