About aj.

About AJ


August 2020

Contract extension with Riverside to deliver a host of new services to include; BAME Recruitment Strategy, Future pipelining project, Talent Acquisition implementation

July 2020

AJ wins new strategic partnership with Urban Splash to deliver recruitment and consultancy services until December 2021

April 2020

New contract win with Riverside to deliver a talent acquisition strategy and toolkit for managers and also a strategy for recruiting more BAME colleagues at Senior Level

January - March 2020

Steph Sloane promoted to Head of Delivery, AJ appoint new Non Exec Director to the main board and hire a new Operations Director, Richard Ollerton

December 2019

The team spends 4 days in Dublin to celebrate another record year

June 2019

AJ moves to new HQ – Oxford Place

March 2019

Andersen James signs new agreement to sponsor AFC Didsbury for a further 3 years

December 2018

AJ finish year 25% up on previous years turnover

July 2018

AJ team all complete tough mudder

June 2018

Andy Merrills promoted to Managing Consultant

May 2018

Following our first piece of work in the United States (New York City), with a leading Global Cost Consultancy, and as part of our continued support for Manchester Mind, the team and other selected partners begin their virtual 3,340 mile bike ride from Manchester to New York.

March 2018

A team of 10, all specialising in a focused discipline.

January 2018

AJ announce their chosen charity for the year - Manchester Mind.

December 2017

After a record year the team are rewarded with a fun-filled weekend in Edinburgh.

October 2017

Andersen James Executive lead on the recruitment of a CEO for £150m contractor and subsequent business transformation through new leadership team.

June 2017

Andersen James Consultancy assist a privately owned £300m turnover contractor with reward and pay survey and subsequently engaged to support on the redrafting and redesigning of role profiles, structures and interview process and techniques.

March 2017

Andersen James Group awarded their first Master Vendor Solution - providing an end to end service for a Private Equity backed construction and services company through a sustained period of growth.

January 2017

4 separate divisions established - Housing, Construction, Executive and Consultancy.

December 2016

£6,000 raised for AJ's charity of the year (The Booth Centre) through events such as Manchester Sleepout and volunteering with a range of activities such as interview support, career guidance and CV writing workshops.

November 2016

Finalists in 2 specialist recruiter award categories.

October 2016

6 new hires to the Group by Q3 of the year.

September 2016

Inaugural Andersen James Charity Golf Day held at the world-renowned Brabazon course at the Belfry. Leading figures from the industry compete to raise valuable funds for leading charities.

June 2016

AJ host the first of many themed events at the CIH conference in Manchester, held at the award-winning Gotham Hotel.

January 2016

New offices opened in Manchester and Nottingham.

October 2015

Andersen James Group formed.

AJ secure their first piece of consultancy work, a high intensity six-month campaign to provide a leading private equity backed (national UK) construction company with the design and implementation of a market leading programme to attract the best talent and retain and re-energise their existing team after significant brand overhaul and restructure.

AJ engaged by the owners of a regional construction and services provider to deliver a transformation piece around their talent and people strategy.

Pre 2015

Founder of AJ, James Leighton, progresses his career at international plc companies, building his network and reputation for growing teams and sourcing high quality talent within the Housing, Construction, FM, Property and Energy sectors.

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0161 5116 470

Tower 12,
18-22 Bridge Street,
Manchester M3 3BZ


020 3854 7446

International House,
6 South Molton St,
London, W1K 5QF

New York

+1 (212) 372-7593

5th Avenue, Suite 704, New York, NY, US


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