About aj.


Pre 2015

Founders of AJ, James and Andrew progress their careers within their respective employers, both international plc companies, building their network and reputation for growing teams and sourcing high quality talent within the Housing, Construction, FM, Property and Energy sectors.

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.


January 2016

New offices opened in Manchester and Nottingham.

June 2016

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

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.

October 2016

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

November 2016

Finalists in 2 specialist recruiter award categories.

Sleepout Manchester

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.

January 2017

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

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.

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.

October 2017

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

December 2017

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

Manchester Mind

January 2018

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

March 2018

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

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.

Get in touch

Tel: 0161 537 3223


Suite 4F01, Oxford Place
61 Oxford Street
Manchester, M1 6EQ


The Quadrant, Nuart Road
Beeston, Notts


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Get in touch


TEL: 0161 638 0967


Suite 4F01, Oxford Place
61 Oxford Street
Manchester, M1 6EQ


The Quadrant, Nuart Road
Beeston, Notts


Upload CV