Our Vision

Our vision is simple – to make it enjoyable to recruit the right people.

We understand that recruitment isn’t just a tick box exercise and finding the right candidates can be a long and stressful process; but not when you work with Talent Hive. For us, personality, working style and ambition are all important factors that go above and beyond a candidate’s CV. Only by integrating these characteristics into our recruitment process can we correctly judge which applicants fit your business the best.

Many of our clients see us as their long-term recruitment partner. By getting to know their business and the sort of people they like to employ, we are able to hand-pick potential employees based on experience and personality attributes.

Because each Talent Hive consultant has worked within the hospitality and catering sectors, in restaurants, pubs, hotels and more, we have the inside knowledge required to make informed decisions when it comes to your recruitment.

We apply this vision to every job we advertise, whether you’re a long-term client or a first-timer; so why not call us to discuss your vacancy?

Successful placements

We completed introductions to 72% of vacancies registered with us in the past 12 months

The Talent Hive Team

William Gennard



Head honcho and acting enthusiast, Will established Talent Hive at the beginning of 2014 to deliver simple and efficient recruitment services for an industry he knows and loves.

With a decade of cheffing under his belt, Will now applies his working knowledge of world-class kitchens, and the wider hospitality and catering sectors, to match candidates to vacancies throughout the UK.

You can connect with Will here

Adrian Pate



Failing in his attempts to become the next Ryan Giggs, Adrian wisely chose to apply his 15 years hospitality experience to making Premier League-standard recruitment matches instead.

Having climbed the ladder from flipping burgers at McDonalds to operations manager at Q Hotels Group, Adrian has vast inside knowledge of a number of key sectors. Combine that with his passion for exceptional customer service and you can be sure of a first-class recruitment experience.

You can connect with Adrian here

Tom Billingham



Like many, horse racing and boxing fan Tom’s first taste of the hospitality sector was as a part-time bar tender. His experience also spans four-star banqueting and luxury hotels, as well as being part of the ’Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders Diploma’.

Now, Tom applies this knowledge to hand-selecting candidates for a variety of roles, from sous chef or pastry chef to conference and events manager, financial controller and beyond.

You can connect with Tom here

Paige Jarratt



Paige happily put her childhood dreams of becoming a mechanic to one side when she realised she had a natural flare for the hospitality industry.

Speeding up the career ladder from receptionist to Sales Office Manager, she forged lasting relationships along the way, eventually steering her career towards hospitality recruitment.

With a real passion for sales, Paige now shares her varied experience with clients and candidates to offer five-star recruitment support.

You can connect with Paige here

Katie Pell



Katie is now expected to bring a touch of class to the Birmingham Office after developing her hospitality career in the world of luxury resorts including The Belfry and Celtic Manor.

Her early years as an Events Manager with Marriott led her to an excursion overseas to the dizzying heights of Mallorca as a rep for Thomas Cook. Rumours of 18-30s debauchery are soon put to bed with statements such as ‘we were all young once’.

Katie now uses her knowledge and experience of Sales & Business Development in a more controlled environment, recruiting senior roles for our hotel and resort clients.

You can connect with Katie here

Dan Shaw



Originally from the foothills of the Lake District where he started his career at the tender age of 16 serving WKD and Bacardi Breezers to punters, Dan has gradually moved south until he reached the Midlands where he stubbornly insists on retaining his Northern accent.

Dan’s passions in life include avoiding watching Liverpool play (superstition) and promising himself he’ll buy himself another motorbike soon, despite what his mum tells him.

As Office Manager, Dan will be responsible for the day-to-day running of our offices.

You can connect with Dan here




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What we’ve achieved in the last 12 months

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