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We are a family run recruitment business located in London, UK. We specialise in Hospitality

and proud to operate as accredited recruiters by the Institute of Hospitality.

Our passion and commitment to the sector defines us, whether it be fundraising for industry charities

- by bungee jumping, abseiling, running and campaigning - to organising staff reward days

such as the London Hospitality Festival and Footy Vibes.

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Established in 2000, we have grown our expertise and clients from senior management appointments primarily in London, to all skill levels throughout the UK and Europe.

As Hospitality recruiters, we are invested in the industry and care deeply about introducing new talent and retaining the workforce - therefore, with every successful candidate we place, we pay for their first year of membership to the Institute of Hospitality who provide essential support packages and benefits to help them

along their career path.

We have an extensive database and network of over 15,000 current Hospitality professionals. If you would

like our support in searching for superstar candidates, please feel free to contact us:

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In the same way you would book your staff Christmas party venue in the winter, the London Hospitality Festival is the go-to staff party venue of the summer. Every year, the biggest names in hospitality get together to share an unforgettable day with their colleagues, friends and family. 


This event provides a unique opportunity for the industry to reward and celebrate its staff, combining a music festival with team sports, charity fundraising and family entertainment - there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 


The 2023 event aims to bring 2000+ Hospitality workers together from 100+ establishments across London.


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Hold your staff party at the centre of the industry's summer festival. We have F&B packages that you can pre-order for your staff.

Enter a team into the industry's biggest tournament to become the champions. Join 1,200 players from 80 teams going head to head.

Enter a team into our fastest growing and most inclusive tournament. Join 300 players from 24 teams in this sociable and fun day out.

Enter a team into the National Waiters' Day race to become the fastest in the country. All proceeds raised will go to the Springboard Charity.

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In good company:

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Angels of the Nation appeal


During the height of Lockdown in 2020, business ceased to exist, instead we created an appeal asking the nation to join them in making and delivering angel statues to the families of NHS workers who have died during the pandemic. we hope this gift provides some comfort to these families and honour the memory of their loved ones as - Angels of the Nation.

The NHS has lost at least 181 courageous souls in their frontline efforts to overcome the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. No words can ever bring them back but as a country we can come together to formally honour and forever remember them as - Angels of the Nation.



Home: Directors


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Paul Gilley FIH

Managing Director

From the age of 15, Paul started working in the family hotel to hotels across the world including 5 red star establishments. Using this experience, Paul set up PJ Search in June 2000.

In the wake of the 2008 UK recession, Paul started a football tournament for the staff members of his favourite clients - growing considerably over 11 consecutive years into the

London Hospitality Festival.

Over many years, Paul has worked with charities across the sector including Springboard, Hospitality Action, House of St Barnabas, StreetSmart and the Janus Foundation. He is a board member for the Institute of Hospitality. 


James Gilley


At the age of 22, James co-founded The Running charity in reaction to the death of a close friend. Its aim is to help young men and women escape homelessness using the power of sport and fitness.

In 2013, James ran a campaign with friend Lucy Gaygusuz to urge London Marathon runners to hold their #HandsOverHearts as they crossed the finish line as a personal tribute to victims of the Boston marathon bombings - reaching millions on social media and TV.

In 2018, James joined the business taking the lead on the festival and charitable efforts. He sits on the fundraising committee of Springboard.

Contact us

Contact us

Paul Gilley

+44 (0) 781 808 3244

James Gilley

+44 (0) 781 808 3245

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