About Us

Howard James Recruitment

Recruiters, Trainers, Managers

With decades of experience in the recruitment and training industry,

delivering for brands that are as smart, as they are effctive.

Howard Forster

Howard Forster

Sales Director & Founder

A hands-on recruiter with more than 20 years recruitment experience.

Howard has been responsible for delivering recruitment campaigns for clients in a variety of industry sectors including; Contact Center, Commercial, Accountancy, Driving, Industrial, Automotive and many others.

When Howard isn't busy organising recruitment campaigns, he can be found on the golf course, feel free to challenge him he loves a game.

Call Howard on 0161 641 2550

Sarah Howen

Recruitment Account Director

A dedicated recruiter with more than 15 years recruitment experience delivering volume campaigns.

Sarah manages clients campaigns to ensure they are delivered on time every time. She specifically loves high volume recruitment.

Her work has help Howard James continue to grow as a business

Sarah is horse mad, so when not in the office, you will find her riding Leo,  KWPN registered horse around Marbury and competing at Dressage (stressage as she calls it).

Call Sarah on 01606 339779

Sarah Howen
jonathan Barclay

Jonathan Barclay

With vast experience in training there isn't much John doesn't know about training your team.

John manages the training team whilst still delivering courses to clients across the UK. He specifically loves teaching the IOSH courses where his attention to detail has helped build ongoing relationships with many clients.

Jonathan is another keen golfer and as he likes telling us back in the day he played off a low handicap, so challenge him he would be up for a game.

Call John on 01392 401 807

About Howard James Recruitment & Training

Howard James Recruitment & Training deliver Recruitment Solutions and Training Services to all types of businesses in the UK and across the globe. Creating bespoke packages that empower our customers to grow and develop. Clients across the globe trust Howard James Recruitment & Training to deliver within client specified timescales.

The company started in 2000 as a side project, today Howard James Recruitment & Training is still founder owned, profitable and headquartered in the Cheshire Countryside, with a network of offices across the UK Including Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

Our headquarters are in the historic town of Knutsford, right in the heart of Cheshire in the United Kingdom. Our workspace is designed for collaboration, featuring a mix of open office areas and quiet spaces, which help our team members grow in their current roles and dream about what’s next.

Offices are located across the UK from Edinburgh to Exeter and Bristol coupled with satelite offices in Dubai and Singapore.

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Howard James Recruitment & Training

Recruitment Services

Howard James Recruitment supply a range of Temporary, Permanent and Contract recruitment solutions coupled with Executive Search & Selection to clients locally, nationally and internationally.

Over time our existing clients have come to see us as a partnership in which we both invest, with Howard James Recruitment delivers results that make a positive impact on any business.


"Howard James helped me source a number of candidates that I was struggling to find, they listened to what I needed, were responsive and found people within the timescale required."

Helen, Recruitment Manager, Knutsford

"After sitting down with Howard James it was clear the team listened to our training needs, understood the ongoing requirement and put an action plan into placce to deliver."

Ian, Training Manager, Northwich