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James & Cranwell are luxury hospitality headhunters. Leveraging a background of over 20 years of award winning hospitality experience and with it industry leading contacts, allowing us to provide our clients just 3 - 5 expert candidates per position. 

Having such an enviable network separates us from every other recruiter. This means we don’t place ads on jobs boards. Your candidates come solely from our network. 

 

We work with leading 5* hotels, super-chic restaurant groups, and exclusive members' clubs. Most importantly we know the difference between the 3. Our values are paramount, we won't put forward candidates we don't think are absolutely suitable.

We are word of mouth, network strong, relationship focused, and knowledgeable hospitality professionals, looking to provide immense value for our clients and candidates, and change the face of recruitment in our industry. 

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“James & Cranwell provide us with an exceptional service and diverse talent. I am very impressed by the speed in which they are able to procure such high level candidates for our roles. They are a delight to work with." 
Thomas Kochs | Managing Director | Corinthia Hotel London

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“James and Cranwell managed to find MeatUp a head chef when many other agencies couldn’t.  Their professionalism and attitude was amongst the best I’ve experienced and I would not hesitate to use them again.” Sachin Khanna - Owner, MeatUp 
"James & Cranwell are the most efficient, well connected, driven, and effective hospitality recruitment firm I have worked with. I am extremely impressed by their detailed focus and care on getting hospitality clients the incredible staff which perfectly fit their needs. With their huge black book of contacts and growing list of high-end restaurants and hotels, James & Cranwell are the best in the business." Jessica Patterson, CEO, JPR Media Group
“The guys helped me with a move from Restaurant Manager at Chiltern Firehouse to General Manager of a brand new luxury restaurant opening in Knightsbridge." Alexis Bourrat
“James & Cranwell are a pleasure to deal with from the initial fact finding stages through to matching our needs with the quality talent sourced. Offering a personal and refined approach in their communication, they truly reflect our brand and ensure the candidate's experience is equally personal."
- Tristan Knight, Regional Director of HR Development, Rosewood Hotel London.
"I'm very grateful to Matthew and Warren for placing me in my current position. They have a great personal touch to the work they do, maintaining great relationships and they always did their best to ensure I was happy. I would certainly recommend them for making quality introductions."  - Cleverson Corderio
"James & Cranwell are incredibly efficient and assisted with finding me a fantastic opportunity as Senior Sous Chef at the stunning Rosewood Hotel. I find their approach very refreshing."  - Tim Wanless
“James & Cranwell recently provided us with an exceptional specialist chef. I was very impressed by the speed in which they were able to procure such high level candidates for our roles. They are a delight to work with." - Thomas Kochs, Managing Director, Corinthia Hotel London
"Warren did an extremely wonderful job of landing me a Deputy Manager role for a prestigious venue in Kensington. He was very attentive to my best interests and kept me in the loop throughout the process. I highly recommend James & Cranwell" - Sebastian Banovic
“James & Cranwell understand our brand perfectly. They deliver world class candidates to choose from for each senior position with an extremely genuine and personable approach.” Michael Bonsor - Managing Director, Rosewood Hotel London
"James & Cranwell work to an incredibly high-standard, having recently provided me with my new Corporate Executive Chef in Paris who came from an outstanding 3 Michelin-star background and a world-class Head Pastry Chef for my restaurant at The Connaught, who was headhunted from a 2 Michelin-star restaurant in Switzerland. I now use James & Cranwell exclusively for all of my senior roles and they are an absolute pleasure to work with." - Hélène Darroze, World Renowned 2 Michelin-Star Chef
“James & Cranwell provide us with an exceptional service and diverse talent. I am very impressed by the speed in which the are able to procure such high level candidates for our roles. They are a delight to work with." - Thomas Kochs - Managing Director, Corinthia Hotel London

"I took James & Cranwell on recommendation having used 3 other agencies, to find our Executive Head Chef for the opening of Bistrot Bagatelle. James & Cranwell quickly delivered 4 interesting candidates that met our complex needs, and we went on to hire our favourite. I'm pleased to now use James & Cranwell for all our headhunting requirements and would recommend them as professional and reliable recruitment partners."

- Sharif Ansar - General Manager, Bistrot Bagatelle London

“The team at James & Cranwell are true professionals, who have delivered only the best 5* service to us at Sandy Lane ever since our partnership began. They have an amazing network of talent & we look forward to working with them for many years to come.” - James Matthew - Hotel Manager, Sandy Lane Barbados
“James & Cranwell were recommended to me as the company to use for delivering world class candidates in a short space of time. We have very specific requirements at LDV Hospitality and J&C delivered a tremendous General Manager and Maitre D' for the opening of our Sette restaurant and Nolita Social bar and lounge. I am delighted to be working with them across our venues in London and New York and would highly recommend.” -  John Meadow, President, LDV Hospitality           
"James & Cranwell found me an amazing position as Executive Chef for the much anticipated Bagatelle opening in Mayfair. They managed the process perfectly from start to finish. They have a very personal approach and I would thoroughly recommend them." Dale Osborne, Executive Chef, Bistrot Bagatelle London

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"I was headhunted to become General Manager for the new high-profile restaurant and bar within the stunning Bulgari hotel.  James & Cranwell contacted me with this amazing opportunity and it seemed the perfect fit for myself and the venue. I highly recommend J&C for adding true value to your career and for also having such a friendly and personable approach " - Federico Bonetti,  General Manager, Sette & Nolita Social at Bulgari Hotel London

"It is rare to find a recruiter who gets you and your needs from the get-go. The Beaumont and Corbin & King really do have very specific needs when it comes to recruitment and I am glad to have found the services of James & Cranwell. They tailor their service to our needs and we have been extremely happy with the quality of service and the calibre of candidates who we have found through them." - Ninoska Leppard - Director of Personnel & Development - The Beaumont, Corbin & King

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“James & Cranwell are a pleasure to deal with from the initial fact finding stages through to matching our needs with the quality talent sourced. Offering a personal and refined approach in their communication, they truly reflect our brand and ensure the candidate's experience is equally personal."
- Tristan Knight - Regional Director of HR Development, Rosewood Hotel London.

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James & Cranwell have been a great help with finding the right people for our team and I’d like to extend our thanks again for the efforts, I look forward to continuing our fruitful professional relationship. Tomas Kubart, Restaurant Director - Tom Kerridge

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"James & Cranwell helped facilitate my move back from Fregate Island to the Rosewood London. From the initial introduction and fact finding over the phone, to setting up the final interviews and contract stages, James & Cranwell were easy to deal with." - Andrew Smith, Executive Sous Chef

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An Industry leader and recognised name in the luxury hospitality scene. Warren is one of the most engaged and networked headhunters on LinkedIn internationally and has close relationships worldwide with an array of impressive candidates and clients. 

Warren has a reputation as a 'fixer' and 5 years prior to James & Cranwell started a successful concierge and corporate events company, looking after the most demanding of requests for global companies and their CEO's. This skill set is transferable to James & Cranwell, meaning Warren is relentless and passionate about delivering the very best for clients. 

 

 

 

Multiple award-winning London hospitality pioneer, Matthew leverages his enviable black book to connect the most influential and network strong service professionals with the biggest names in hospitality. Executive search specialist, with a focus on longterm relationship building and consummate delivery across all aspects of the business. Matthew is a recognised figure in the hospitality industry with over 15 years experience to his name.

 
 

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