0333 577 2110

About Us

Helping you develop and grow

Recruiters, Trainers, Directors

With over a decade of experience in the recruitment and training industry,
delivering for brands that are as smart, as they are effctive.

Howard Forster - Sales Director and Founder

A hands-on recruiter with more than 20 years recruitment experience.

Howard has been responsible for delivering recruitment campaigns for clients in a variety of industry sectors including; Contact Center, Commercial, Accountancy, Driving, Industrial, Automotive and many others.

When Howard isn't busy organising recruitment campaigns, he can be found on the golf course, feel free to challenge him he loves a game.

Call Howard on 0161 641 2550

Howard Forster
Sarah Howen

Sarah Howen - Recruitment Account Director

A dedicated recruiter with more than 15 years recruitment experience.

Sarah manages clients campaigns to ensure they are delivered on time every time. She specifically loves high volume recruitment.

Her work has help Howard James continue to grow as a business

Sarah is horse mad, so when not in the office, you will find her riding Leo,  KWPN registered horse around Marbury and competing at Dressage (stressage as she calls it).

Call Sarah on 01606 339779

Jonathan Barclay - Training Account Director

With vast experience in training there isn't much John doesn't know about training your team.

John manages the training team whilst still delivering courses to clients across the UK. He specifically loves teaching the IOSH courses where his attention to detail has helped build ongoing relationships with many clients.

Jonathan is another keen golfer and as he likes telling us back in the day he played off a low handicap, so challenge him he would be up for a game.

Call John on 01392 401 807


About Howard James Recruitment & Training

Howard James Recruitment & Training deliver Recruitment Solutions and Training Services to all types of businesses in the UK and across the globe. Creating bespoke packages that empower our customers to grow and develop. Clients across the globe trust Howard James Recruitment & Training to deliver within client specified timescales.

The company started in 2000 as a side project, today Howard James Recruitment & Training is still founder owned, profitable and headquartered in the Cheshire Countryside, with a network of offices across the UK Including Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

Our headquarters are in the historic town of Knutsford, right in the heart of Cheshire in the United Kingdom. Our workspace is designed for collaboration, featuring a mix of open office areas and quiet spaces, which help our team members grow in their current roles and dream about what’s next.

Offices are located across the UK from Edinburgh to Exeter and Bristol coupled with satelite offices in Dubai and Singapore.

Recruitment Services

Howard James Recruitment Division offers a wide range of bespoke services to clients in the UK and offshore in locations like Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.

Typical services include: Temporary Recruitment, Permanent Recruitment, Contract Recruitment and Search & Selection work.
Howard James work across a number of sectors with consultants specialising in Commercial Recruitment, Sales and Marketing Recruitment, Construction Recruitment, Finance Recruitment, Warehousing Recruitment, Logistics Recruitment and Executive Search.


Training Services

Howard James Training Division provides Training to clients large and small within the UK.

Training can be onsite or offsite to suit the clients business needs and falls into the following categories: First Aid, Health & Safety, Fire Safety, Retail & Hospitaility, Security & Stewarding

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Howard James Recruitment helped me source a number of candidates to meet a sudden increase in workload. The level of service received was exceptional they listened, were responsive and found people within the timescales required. Some have even been retained permanently.

After sitting down with Howard James Training it was clear that the team listened to our needs and understoof the training requirements of the business, not only now but for the future also. They put into place an action plan to ensuring all critical training was delivered within timescales.

Recruitment Manager, Knutsford
Training Client, Exeter

National Recruitment and Training Helpline: 0333 577 2110

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