After more than 45 years in business, Jonathan Lee Recruitment are experts at finding you the people you need for your business.

And on those occasions when you’ve been searching for months, have perhaps tried several recruitment agencies and are at your wits end, you’ll be more than happy you came to them.

Especially in industries that are growing or developing and where skills are in short supply – such as agritech or renewable energy - a specialist recruitment agent can be worth its weight in gold.

You can read here about how Jonathan Lee Recruitment solved one agritech start-up’s recruitment woes as an example.

But as important as recruitment is, they offer so much more than that. They are more like a strategic business partner.

During their four and a half decades, they've worked with businesses of all shapes and sizes, across a huge variety of industries and at all stages of their growth journeys, which has given them lots of valuable insight and experience.

They bring this to every client to help make sure your business is on the right path and following a workable timeline of growth that factors in recruitment exactly when it is needed.

The best part is, they're focused on understanding your business and building relationships, so much of their advice and guidance is given out as part of the service, before any charges are applied.

In fact, in most cases, you’ll only pay upon the successful placement of a candidate.

Start-up advice

Areas of innovation such as agritech and renewable energy often naturally have a concentration of start-up businesses as new ideas are conceived and progressed. They understand the unique challenges that start-up ventures face, particularly where recruitment is concerned. As a new enterprise, it can be harder to not only find people with the specialist skills you need to design a product or process, but also to convince them to work for a start-up. They will help you identify the USPs of your business that will set it apart from your competitors and promote them to the people with the skills you need to turn your dreams into reality.

You can read more about this in their article on building a winning team for agritech start-ups.

Support with funding

They have also worked with a lot of start-ups that are reliant on grant funding, which typically brings its own set of unique challenges. Particularly from a recruitment point of view, attracting talent can be more difficult when funding is only guaranteed for a certain period and the future is uncertain. They'll help you explore a variety of recruitment solutions and strategies which will help you attract and retain the people you need to drive your enterprise forward.

Read more about when contract might be the answer here.

Business strategy advice

Mapping out your recruitment plans in line with your business plans will ensure you have the right people in place at the time you need them, to facilitate the stages of growth. It will enable you to budget for staffing and prepare your recruitment campaigns in advance so you’re not left with short recruitment windows or limited options on candidates. Especially in a candidates’ market, preparing for recruitment in advance can give you a head start on lining up potential recruits.

For more on this, read their article on how they unlock your talent pool.

Growing your business

By working with them as your strategic business partner, they can help you get the people in place for every stage of your business journey. It might start with a specialist design engineer to you get your idea off the ground, but you’ll soon find you need an administrative assistant, a finance executive, a marketing executive, or warehouse operatives, for example.

If you’re a larger enterprise, you might suddenly have need for several new members of staff at once. Because they are a sizeable agency with experience across a variety of sectors, they can help with all your recruitment needs, whether it’s a specialist role, or a supportive role. They will be able to anticipate and plan for these needs in advance, giving you one less thing to think about.

Working with Jonathan Lee

For more information about working with Jonathan Lee Recruitment as your specialist recruitment partner, contact Jonathan Lee Director, Grant Nisbet, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling 01384 397555.

If you’d like more information about their full suite of recruitment services, please visit their Employers Hub.