Twentysix Recruitment is an independent Catering and Hospitality specialist recruitment agency. With a wealth of experience and industry knowledge in this ever-changing dynamic sector, we approach our clients and candidates needs on an individual basis to find the perfect fit.
Twentysix believes’ that recruitment need not be a numbers game.
Catering recruitment is at the heart of our business, sourcing roles for non-cooking senior appointments, Chefs of all grades, back of house kitchen staff and all front of house operations, across all sectors of the industry.
Twentysix Recruitment began its life in 2013 providing Chefs and Kitchen Assistants to the Kent area, progressing to the wider South Eastern region, expanding its portfolio of workers and clients, finally, to the present day where Twentysix Recruitment is proud to represent clients and candidates across the whole of the UK, in a multitude of Sectors.
Competitive, professional and experts within the industry, whether you choose Twentysix to help support your business or give the necessary exposure to that perfect job, you’re in safe hands.
I’m Mark and the Director and Owner of Twentysix Recruitment. My experience and background come predominantly from the Leisure and Recruitment Industry spanning 24 years in total, having worked overseas for Thomas Cook for 10 years and a further 8 years with a large high street recruiter, before finally starting Twentysix Recruitment in 2013.
I’m driven in my work life by service and reputation, and I take my responsibilities in Twentysix seriously. I am a father of twins and a husband to wife and business partner Leanne. I truly believe that my family is the foundation that everything else is built upon.
I have written a short bio on the team below. I could have banged on about them endlessly but thought I’d spare you! The team is forever growing so new members will appear as time progresses. Needless to say that I’m incredibly proud of the team and the work they do.
Leanne is the second Director and Owner of Twentysix Recruitment. We worked very closely to set the business up and decide upon what we wanted to achieve and how we wanted to stand apart from the big high-street recruiters in the industry, and that was to provide individualised service for our workers and clients alike and always to come from a standpoint of integrity and provide excellent service.
Leanne’s background saw 10 years in the Leisure industry, spending summer’s working overseas and winter’s travelling the UK recruiting staff for one of the largest and now sadly obsolete Tour Operators, Thomas Cook.
Leanne’s career then led to a further 10 years in Secondary and Higher Education, with all roles having ‘people’ at the heart of them and a focus on helping others to reach their potential.
Leanne is responsible for Twentysix’s Marketing and continues to work on shaping the future direction for Twentysix and the ongoing review of how we can continue to improve and provide the best service we can out there in our industry.
As well as all that, Leanne is also Mummy to our twins and a slightly hairier third child – Max the dog!
All this and she still manages to get to Zumba class!
Alan joined the team at Twentysix in 2014 and brought with him a wealth of experience in both Recruitment and Catering.
Alan is a Chef by trade, spending around eighteen years in total within the industry, holding positions up to Head Chef across a variety of sectors, including Contract Catering, Events, Stadia and Education. Alan spent a further four years working for a large high street recruiter within their Catering division before joining Twentysix.
Alan’s experience plays a large part in the service supplied to both the clients and candidates and has resulted in both growth and success. Alan plays an important part in the decision-making process within the business and will continue to be key to the companies success.
A keen runner, Alan is always looking to beat his PB over a 5k distance and has committed to running his first half marathon!
Megan started with Twentysix in 2016 and was completely new to all things administration and recruitment. During her time with us, Megan has become a vital part of the business and is critical to daily operation.
The Business Administrators role underpins the whole office, from something simple as ordering stationery to more complex tasks such as the weekly payroll, reconciliation of financial reports, and generally keeping us compliant within the industry!
Megan’s Interests include skiing, netball and keeping fit at the gym along with a newly found love for travelling. Megan has aspirations to one day join the Police force, That and marry Harry Styles!
Tom joined the Twentysix team in November 2021, bringing a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry. Starting his career in the pub trade, then finding his calling in the golf industry, working in multiple golf clubs across the South of the UK for over ten years.
Tom is a qualified Chef and has held other positions such as Wedding and Events Manager and, more recently, Hospitality Manager within the Leisure Industry. Tom brings an In-depth and diverse perspective on the Hospitality Industry, which is crucial to the role here at Twentysix.
Tom’s interests include golf, running and cooking. As expected, Tom has spent a large part of his career dabbling in golf, and he’s also run multiple half marathons. Time to dust off those trainers again!
Director of Belly-Rubs
This is Max, he is our crazy 18-month-old Sprocker and the Director of Belly-Rubs here at Twentysix Recruitment and he takes his role very seriously! Although Max is new to the team, his contribution cannot be overlooked, always providing over-excitement, protective barks and leg-snuggles whether you want it or not!
He demands high levels of attention and expects belly-rubs in any given situation.
While not a full-time member of the office, being such a handsome chap, he can often be found wandering the building, flirting with other female members who also work here at the Cashiers Office. His fluffy ears and wagging tail are irresistible to all those who encounter him.
Other interests include sleeping, using his nose to sniff out all sorts of wild and interesting things (especially food), walks and cuddles on the sofa in the evening.
What a loveable waste of time! 😊
We are proud to be a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the professional body of the recruitment industry, giving you peace of mind of our exacting standards to ensure we meet the strict codes of conduct and operating policies within the industry.
It’s the little touches and making people feel valued that helps a successful boutique hotel or a Michelin star restaurant to stand out from the crowd and it’s these qualities that TwentySix aims to bring to our work regardless of role, location or market we are catering for – we will ensure you receive that individual service.
We feel the key to any successful placement or assignment starts with the traditional values of Customer Service, professionalism, expertise and a dedicated, personalised focus – all qualities that drive the work here at TwentySix. We are able to respond effectively to provide quality results, matching the right person with the right position.