Originally playing in the same football team, Greg Holden and Leigh Jones became friends. An opportunity arose for them to work together in recruitment and soon they realised that they shared a common belief that

“candidates today become your clients of the future and likewise clients become your candidates.”

This simple philosophy was the foundation upon which Holden Jones was formed at our Windsor office in 1995. Situated in Park Street, overlooking Windsor Castle proved to be an ideal setting to benefit from the expanding technology and dot com businesses in the UKs Silicon Valley. In 2000 we opened our Basingstoke location expanding our reach along the M4 and Hampshire. We withstood the downturn of 2002, by opening our third office in London, SW19 to also cover the Surrey area.

Our clientele by now included a number of household organisations and Holden Jones entered a new phase of larger recruitment campaigns, managing several in house assignments including Shared Service Centre set–ups and entire department relocations.

Having managed the London office since its inception, Richard Perrott moved to heading up the already established Public Practice Specialist division in 2009, with representation across each office.

The London office then migrated from its Wimbledon base into Waterloo for increased accessibility and focus on the Central London market.

Why HJ?

Are we different?

We think we are…

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.

We offer:


  • 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 assignmentsflexifee
  • Background Checks – to ensure the integrity of successfully placed candidates


Also, why not ask about our innovative SME Flexifee – for a fee structure designed by you.

The HJ Team

Greg Holden

Co-Founder and Company Director

"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."

Tel. 01628 244440

Leigh Jones

Co-Founder and Company Director

"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."

Tel. 01256 359000

Paul Bosier

Manager, Thames Valley Office

"The key to our success is gaining a complete understanding of both our candidates' and clients' key drivers and requirements. Our rigorous interview process and thorough industry knowledge ensure these elements are matched at all times to achieve these common aims"

Tel. 01628 244440

Richard Perrott

Manager, Public Practice Division

"What keeps me in recruitment is adding speed, expertise and value to the recruitment process, with over eleven years "hands on" recruitment experience, both new and old clients tend to trust my judgement."

Tel. 0203 195 7000

Working for HJ

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.

Our current vacancies are:

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