About Us

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Our Story

As friends, Greg Holden and Leigh Jones shared a common belief that you treat people the way you would like to be treated yourself. It is a painfully simple concept that has become the cornerstone of the service levels that you can expect from Holden Jones.

We opened our doors in 1995 and benefitted from the expanding technology and dot com business that were expanding in the UK’s Silicon Valley. We originally traded as a permanent only recruiter and gradually moved into the Temporary and Interim market. We opened new offices in London, Hampshire and formed a successful Public Practice Division catering for local accountancy firms as well as the majority of the Top 20 UK firms. In recent years we also established an Executive Search Division for higher level roles which require a retained search approach.

Over the years we have become a trusted partner to many businesses in all industry sectors and as a result have worked on small and larger recruitment campaigns. Whilst appealing to the SME market due to our more personable and advisory approach, we have also been able to manage substantially larger projects including Shared Service Centre (SSC) set-ups and department relocations.

"We provide a service based on trust and impartiality."
Greg Holden

"Candidates today, become your clients of the future and likewise, clients become your candidates."
Leigh Jones


We could tell you about how we interview every candidates thoroughly to represent them accurately; or how we consistently strive towards lasting client partnerships that enable us to become your ambassadors in the recruitment marketplace; or that we advise clients and candidates with absolute honesty and impartiality; or that we feel that candidates become clients and vice versa, so the customer service to both needs to be first class. Instead, we can provide cast iron, tangible assurances of our determination to ‘share the risk’ of recruitment with you and ensure we are on the same team.


  • Permanent Recruitment
  • Temporary Recruitment
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee
  • 2 day Risk Free ‘working interview’
  • Half Fee Replacements in months 4-6
  • Refill Reductions on incomplete assignments
  • Background Checks – to ensure the integrity of successfully placed candidates

The Holden Jones Founding Directors

Greg Holden

"The greatest challenge and reward in recruitment is breaking down the sales barrier with clients: to work with companies. Only then can we really add value as true consultants."

Leigh Jones

"We launched Holden Jones in a bid to set new standards in the recruitment industry. I think we have achieved that by working to a strict ethical code of which impartiality and integrity are our guiding principles - resulting in loyal and trusting partnerships."

Working for Holden Jones

Holden Jones welcomes individuals to apply for a flourishing career within recruitment. You should possess competitive determination, intelligence, high EQ and resilience all combined with confident communication.

We employ Resourcers, Trainee Consultants, Temporary Recruitment Consultants, Permanent Recruitment Consultants and Branch Managers.

In return for your talent, we offer a lucrative uncapped commission structure, annual bonus awards, pension and healthcare with up to 25 days holidays, rising with service.

Submit an application