COVID-19: During this period of uncertainty Twentysix Recruitment is fully operational. We are observing social distancing and no face to face interviews or site visits will take place until the government advise it ok to do so.

All consultants and internal staff working remotely, with full access to all telephony and computer systems. We are not anticipating disruption to our service but should you experience any issues; please contact us on 01634 791990

Catering & Hospitality Recruitment

Cutting through the competition..

About TwentySix

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 is 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.

Mark Lowrie


Mark Lowrie

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 recuiter, 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.

Alan Rose

Senior Consultant

Alan Rose

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 Maclugash

Business Administrator

Megan Maclugash

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 the 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!

Keli Bourner

Finance & Business Support

Keli Bourner


Keli Is a qualified bookkeeper with experience spanning many years within the finance and accountancy sector with pedigrees in both Practice and Industry.

Keli works for Twentysix as a freelance Bookkeeper and Financial Controller and has been integral to the back-office operation, streamlining the sales and purchase ledger, improving credit control and accuracy of processing. Keli typically works three days per week, in which time she generates about a weeks worth of work!

Aside from her work ethic and high standards, Keli brings a great sense of humour to the team and is often found laughing, joking and singing away to her favourite radio station! We are lucky to have her in the team (Apart from the singing)

William Pearce

Resourcing Consultant

William Pearce

Hailing from Stamford, Peterborough, Will joined the team at Twentysix in September 2019 as a Resourcing Consultant whilst currently studying Business & Management at the University of Kent.

Will directly supports the Senior Consultant team with sourcing and shortlisting candidates for our national client portfolio. Will is the first contact for screening candidates, ensuring only those with the relevant skills and experience are considered.

Will's organisation, professionalism and communicative approach are just what's needed when dealing with a high number of applications each week!

A keen Arsenal supporter (shame), with a passion for travel, cars and anything to do with tech. When Will is not in Medway studying and working for Twentysix, he supports the business virtually from his family home in Stamford.

Ben Campbell-Smith

Recruitment Consultant

Ben Campbell-Smith

Ben joined Twentysix In February 2020, coming from a Human Resource background Ben has a deep understanding of the challenges that businesses face in both recruiting and retaining key talent.

Having worked in HR for many years & a proven track record in specialist recruitment, Ben knows the challenges that internal stakeholders face daily and will be able to use that experience to provide a fantastic 360-degree service to both clients & candidates alike.

In his free time, he is an avid music lover, gig & festival attender as well as having a passion for supporting smaller more local music projects.

REC Members.

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.