We’ve been recruiting for food industry clients since 2009, carving out a reputation for delivering insightful, attentive customer service. Rather than taking a ‘post and hope’ approach, we always do our homework. After all, it’s only by understanding your business, your brand and your brief that we can represent you properly and attract the kind of candidates you need.
One difference you will notice, is the depth of our expertise. We only recruit for the food industry and our consultants have a genuine passion for food and drink. They know their kefir from their kombucha; they can tell the difference between a Specifications Technologist and a Development Chef.
From our South London offices, we tackle assignments across the whole of the UK from small Highland distilleries to award-winning Cornish Pasty manufacturers.
We’ve worked on roles including product developers, QA experts, process technologists, plant managers, technical specialists, operations directors, development chefs, planners, supply chain managers, marketers and graduate positions. If you have a food-related role to fill (up to c. £70k), we’d love to work with you.
Our exclusive food industry focus means we have the depth of knowledge and the breadth of connections to pinpoint the specialist interim talent you need, fast. If you’re looking for an agency partner with agility and ability, talk to us today about your next vacancy.
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I’ve really enjoyed and been impressed with how Laura has delivered great candidates for us on a number of different assignments. She asks great questions to get under the skin of both the role requirements and what good looks like in terms of cultural fit which is hugely important to us. Laura is great throughout the process – from articulating and bringing to life the CV’s of the short listed candidates, efficiently helping schedule the interview process and then moving comfortably through the offer phase. Importantly the calibre of candidates has been excellent as has been the pace of delivery of each of the projects.
Laura is the most professional recruitment agent I had the pleasure of working with. From first contact Laura was both friendly and approachable and kept regular contact throughout the process, even outside of office hours which was a huge bonus. Laura is so much more than a standard recruitment agent, she really takes the time to get to know and understand you as an individual. Laura was very easy to build a good rapport with. I really felt like Laura invested all her time and effort into her work and even followed up after the job was secured and after I started.
We often hear that there are a lot of bad recruiters and just a few good ones, Laura is one of the very best! It was a real pleasure going through a successful recruitment process with great communication and support, I highly recommend Laura!
Laura was key in helping me obtain my current role, her drive, communication and relentlessness approach was awe inspiring and she really filled me with confidence during every stage of the interview process. Laura is a class apart from your average recruitment consultant, she takes the time to get to know you and her enthusiasm is second to none. Fantastic!
I was very lucky to be supported by Laura when looking for a new job as she was incredibly supportive and professional. Laura has also been fantastic at keeping in contact through the whole process and ensured that I was well informed throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend Laura to anyone looking for a new position as she is one of the best Recruitment Consultants I have had the pleasure to work with.
Laura is a great professional, extremely committed, knowledgeable and she was a pleasure to work with throughout the recruitment process. Laura went above and beyond provided an approachable but professional service. Highly recommended
In my process of job hunting, I was being contacted by many different recruiters and I could feel that many were not committed at all. This never happened with Laura, she is very professional and honest, knowing the best way of achieving the goals making happy everyone on the process and willing to go the extra mile. I would work with her again and again.
Finding a job when you are a graduate, can be a really difficult and confusing process. Sheperd was very supportive through my search, always trying to motivate me, giving good advice and always having the best attitude. Excellent following-up through the application process and even after starting the job, working always closely with my expectations and my doubts. Definitely, Harper Anderton, one of the best agencies I’ve found through my search, very helpful and supportive recruiters. They’ve really met my expectations!
I was approached for a great role that was perfect for me, from the start to end of the process working with Shepherd has been absolutely brilliant, he has great professionalism and made the whole process less daunting than it could have been as i was leaving a place of work after 12 years. He has a very friendly and happy approach, he was also very easy to communicate with. Overall i am very happy with the recruitment process that i have received and cannot recommend Shepard and Harper Anderton enough.