Winhurst Recruitment
0115 972 6513
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How we work with clients to find the right candidates.

Jo is a pleasure to work with, a talented professional with keen integrity, she is an out and out people person, who clearly relishes the challenge of finding the perfect fit for both client and candidates alike
Having worked within the food industry herself, Jo has excellent knowledge of the skills and experience required for specific roles.
Jo doesn’t work by ‘box ticking’ or ‘going through the motions’ she always takes the time and trouble to understand a business culture and team dynamics in order to match not only the cv but personality and ambition of the individual to the role.
When it comes to communication, Jo hits the spot – no unnecessary calls or speculative emails, she scrutinises cv’s ensuring only those she really feels match the role and requirements are sent through.
Jo coaches and supports candidates through the selection process and always keeps both parties informed and updated throughout
I would highly recommend Jo Richardson at Winhurst Recruitment having worked with her over the last 4 years and successfully recruiting several new members into the NPD team here.
— Sue, client

it's all about expertise, integrity & people

I LOVE the food industry. Having worked in the industry for 10 years (more if you include three summers working in a pea factory whilst at university!), and I love finding the right people for your organisation. Recruiting for your team as well as your business is critical so here's what you need to know.

What roles do I recruit?

The types of roles I recruit are permanent, contract and interim candidates in the following disciplines, and salaries ranging from £35,000 – £100,000+.

  • Procurement & Supply Chain

  • Operations & Engineering

  • NPD & Process

  • Technical & Quality

  • Executive Search

  • Interim / Contract

How do I recruit?

  • A bespoke recruitment process that is relevant to the role as well as your business.

  • For every CV that is submitted, you will know everything there is to know about the candidate. Their career history, their motivation, what type of person they are and why they are a fit for the role.

  • You will only receive CV’s that are relevant for the role you are recruiting. If I have doubts over a candidate, I quite simply won’t represent them.

  • Complete honesty & transparency in the process.

  • First hand experience in food & drink manufacturing. So when you talk about challenges that your business experiences, the chances are, I’ve experienced them too.

are you a non Food & Drink business?

Please don't be put off if you are a business whose only connection to food & drink is what's in the canteen at lunchtime! I also recruit within Pharmaceutical, Retail, Cosmetics & Toiletries and Consumer Durables', and I even have a couple of clients that fall out of FMCG, including Aerospace! Once you know how a business operates and understand the culture fully, the recruitment process is exactly the same. I'm also part of the UK's largest network of independent recruiters so I have the connections at my finger tips.

If you want to know more about how I can help recruit for your business, give me a call on 0115 972 6513 or drop me an email,

I have worked with Jo on several recruits now and each time she interprets the requirements for the role fully, but also takes a broader approach to ensure that any submitted candidates are a suitable fit with existing teams and hence supporting the recruitment process.  Jo’s approach and knowledge is one that I find incredibly refreshing and invaluable in a busy recruiting environment.
— Andrew, FMCG Professional and recruiting Head of Department