Jonathan Lee's Executive Search Returns Home to Shropshire

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce member, Jonathan Lee Recruitment has hired executive search specialist James Coggins, bringing him back to his roots in Shropshire to support the expansion of their executive recruitment service (Jonathan Lee Search & Selection) in the heart of the county.

From its existing base within the Agri EPI Centre in Edgmond, adjacent to the Harper Adams University campus, this appointment represents both a significant homecoming for James and a noteworthy development for Shropshire's professional landscape. Jonathan Lee Search & Selection (JLSS) is renowned for its track record in senior management and executive recruitment within the engineering, manufacturing and technology industries. With a rich history of connecting top-tier talent with leading organisations, the brand is synonymous with excellence, integrity, and a deep understanding of the intricacies of senior-level appointments.

James Coggins is poised to lead the team in supporting executive recruitment for clients in Shropshire, West Midlands and Mid Wales regions. He brings over seven years’ search and selection experience as a trusted advisor to leading firms in the city, James has garnered a reputation for his keen insight, strategic acumen, and commitment to client success.

With a focus on director-level and senior appointments, James's leadership will serve as a catalyst for growth of innovative and bespoke recruitment solutions for employers in the region.  James's passion is palpable as he explains, “Joining the team at JLSS is a great move for me.  Both our values and our methodologies align closely.  We believe that each client has unique needs and therefore deserves a recruitment partner who can tailor their solutions to fit; where each engagement is driven by a deep understanding of the client's specific culture, values, and strategic objectives.”

As part of the growth of its services, JLSS will be curating and hosting a series of leadership networking events, designed around the needs of the local leadership community and aspiring business leaders.  Director, Jon Blaze says, “These gatherings will serve as platforms for knowledge exchange, networking, and professional development, further cementing our commitment to fostering a culture of growth and innovation within the region. We are excited to have secured James to lead this.  I’m sure he will prove a great asset to both our brand and to employers in the region.”

James stands ready to offer valuable insights into various facets of leadership development. From board preparation to executive readiness for inward investment, he brings a unique perspective and a depth of understanding that will undoubtedly benefit businesses seeking to cultivate robust leadership teams and compelling employer value propositions.

In July this year, JLSS will be hosting an event in collaboration with BGF, the UK's foremost provider of growth equity to SMEs. This event promises to be an enriching opportunity for businesses to engage with industry leaders, exchange ideas, and explore potential partnerships.

James's return to the county signifies a vibrant new chapter for him and an exciting opportunity for local businesses to benefit from James’ unique approach to executive recruitment in Shropshire and beyond. Should you wish to book a meeting with James to discuss your business’s needs, you can contact Jonathan Lee Search and Selection on 01952 987034 or to find out more about how JLSS works with clients,  visit