About HtE Recruitment

Welcome to HtE Recruitment

Welcome to HtE Recruitment, a National Recruitment agency based in Manchester. We started in 2007 as a North West Chef Recruitment Agency and over the past 16 years has grown into a multi sector Recruitment Agency, covering 3 divisions –  Logistics & Manufactoring /  IT, Tech & Digital, Hospitality & Catering. On this page you will find out about the journey of HtE Recruitment and about our DNA. You can find all the normal FAQ questions on our FAQ page

Our History

Established in 2007 in Sale, South Manchester, Our recruitment agency started as a chef agency in the Manchester, Cheshire & Lake District area. Over the years we have expanded our services to cover the whole of the North of England within the Hospitality & Catering Marketing, including expanding to the South of England and London.

During the Credit Crunch period in the UK, we swiftly switched 40% of our business focus to Dubai and partnered with a local Dubai agency. With our focus back on the UK market, we began plans to grow across the UK and started working with some of the UK’s top 5-star hotels, Rosette restaurants, and Michelin restaurants.

In 2015, we launched a Relief Chef division to supply Relief Chefs to our clients. However, due to client requests for permanent positions, we closed the Relief Chef division after 4 years. In 2017, we launched our in-house training program, “The Academy”, to develop a standard approach to the recruitment process we use.

Over the years, we have expanded our recruitment services beyond the Hospitality & Catering industry to sectors such as Sales Recruitment, FMCG, IT, Digital, and Logistics. Our Logistics division was particularly busy during the Covid-19 pandemic, leading us to split the Logistics into three separate sections, including Freight Forwarding & Customs, Warehouse & Distribution, and Transport & Planning.

As we move towards the end of May 2022, we are excited to announce that we are moving to our new office in Central Manchester after 11 years in a Regus building. We will be growing our team and onboarding two new starters. This year, we are also developing new tech & processes, including a new website, new phone systems, and a new training hub.


If you are interested in joining our team or partnering with our recruitment agency, reach out to Rick. We are committed to providing excellent recruitment services across different industries, and our focus on growth and innovation remains unwavering.


At the end of May 2022 we moved to Ducie House in Manchester. This office has bags of History in Manchester.

The building is a former petticoat factory, Ducie House was originally built in the early 1900’s during the Edwardian era. We really like this building as it retains lots of its original features including exposed red brick, cobbles in some of the outdoor space and solid cast iron supports.

In the 1990’s Ducie house for a period of time became a hub of the  creative and music scene with recording studies, Ducie House being a base to a range of iconic Manchester bands including Simply Red, 808 State.

The building is now a Office building with a range of companies in it, including HtE Recruitment on the 1st floor.  We like being here as its a great location and the building has so much history.


2022: At Christmas we decided to do a range of small events as a team, to build community. This included a games night in a local bar with play stations, Christmas Markets and eating in various places including Pie Minster. We decided that building community after 2 years of lockdowns was so important.

2023: Was the rebuilding of Hospitality, after the Covid period. This division is now back to pre Covid volumes. 

As we enter 2024, we are looking to grow and expand our second core division, the Logistics & Manufacturing division. We will be growing this area and recruiting team members to join. 

Some Stats from the past 15 years

30,000 on the Database and 3000 Linkedin.

3840 cups of tea & 720 cups of coffee drunk a year

Showcased at 6 trade shows

3 Employees done the NVQ level 3 in Recruitment

In our 4th office at the Regus building

6 complete site openings for our clients (full recruitment)


H – Honesty

Being honest with our Clients and Candidates has always been at the centre of everything we do. It is so important we feel to be Honest, the perfect job or person is never available to anyone, it is about getting a 90-95% match and then be honest if there are very small gaps in what a client or person is looking for

T – Trust

Building trust with our clients has been the backbone of everything we have done for 13 years. Many clients from 2007 are still using us today.
This has always been the centre of everything we have done, this is why T (trust) is right at the centre of our company name. You can not build a company without Trust.

E – Experience

The knowledge of the markets our teams recruit in is very important. If you want a agency you can trust, the indepth knowledge is very important as we partner with you to resource, fill and match on positions.
Some agencies get trainees to give advise to clients or candidates, we believe that our consultant team need strong knowledge of the market place they recruit within and they all have to complete the HtE Academy.

How we can support you


Our team can work on a wide range of roles including Exclusive roles, Open market roles (2-3 other agencies also working on the role), New site opening project (we have recruited 22 staff in 5 weeks for a new opening last year for example) or Confidential roles (about 1/4 of our roles are confidential positions). The Recruitment process our team uses includes a 22 point checklist and a six step approach to source talent.


We believe in a high level of communication with our candidates, which we ask to be a two way thing. The more you communicate with your Recruitment Partner, the more we can support you. It is easier to use a Recruitment Agency, who can be the middle person for you. 

Recruitment roles

Our Recruitment Consultants are called Recruitment Partners. We believe that we need to partner with clients to source candidates and not just be a suppliers. If you would like to work for a Agency that is strong on Digital Marketing, use a range of methods, allows the Recruitment Partners to input in the direction of the company every year and have regular themed days, please contact Rick.

Client Feedback


Operations Manager
“Ryan has placed a Business Development Manager for our Company & within 2 months she has already won some key new clients”


HR Manager
“I have used Rick at HtE Recruitment for over 10 years to source a wide range of candidates at the 3 companies i have worked at. Rick has always worked with speed and urgency to fill these roles.”


Talent Manager
“Thankyou Jordan for being really proactive to source me candidates, you really understand our Niche positions and kept me upto date with the process.”

    Manchester Head office address:
    Ducie House
    Ducie Street
    M1 2JW

    Call us:
    0161 300 7862 (Northern UK)*
    0203 542 6103 (Southern UK)*

    Email: [email protected]