About Jo Holdsworth Recruitment

Mission Statement: Big enough to deliver small enough to care

Our journey to become one of the leading recruitment agencies in the North…

After building extensive experience working for both national and independent agencies, Jo Holdsworth established JHR in January 2005. Jo felt there was a gap in the market for a commercial recruitment agency to offer a more consultative approach, supporting clients and candidates by offering a tailored and personalised service.

From the outset, Jo was determined that JHR would offer a premium level of service, focusing on her proven areas of expertise, such as office recruitmentsalespropertylegal, Marketing and call centres.

Since 2005, JHR has evolved and grown significantly as an organisation, having employees with extensive expertise and innovative ways of working has allowed our organisation to further extend the services we now offer, supporting all commercial needs from Entry level – C-level Executives.

The key to our success

In order to stand out from other recruitment agencies, Jo has taken a committed approach to ensure that the JHR team is made up of talented, intelligent people who share the same long -term aspirations and passion for excellence as herself. Our combined recruitment experience in the commercial recruitment market is in excess of 80 years – ensuring that you get access to true recruitment experts.

In our 15 years of operation, we’ve retained and expanded our client base through industry recommendations, referrals and business development. By listening to, understanding and responding to each client’s needs, and providing exceptional standards of customer and candidate care, JHR has built a platform for success that brings tangible benefits for all.

A word from Jo…

“The dedication and commitment demonstrated by the JHR team makes me extremely proud. We have a talented, experienced team in place that’s passionate about finding the right role for the right person. We are driven to provide an unrivalled service to both clients and candidates, and ensure we offer full support and advice – and we promise to never over promise!

Our client and candidate base has gone from strength to strength since our journey began, and now ranges from some of Yorkshire’s largest employers in the Legal and Finance sector, to organisations opening new offices in the Leeds and wider area that are looking for a local recruitment specialist.”

Jo Holdsworth

Our Values

Successful Partnerships

The key goal of Jo Holdsworth Recruitment is the development of long term relationships. We consult with clients and candidates from start to finish ensuring that we build and develop strong successful partnerships.

Understanding & Trust

Clients and candidates can trust that we will listen to their needs, provide consultation and deliver on our promises.

Honesty, Integrity, Professionalism

We will always be honest, act with integrity and provide a thoroughly professional service to both our clients and candidates alike.

Customer Satisfaction

We will be proactive in asking for feedback and will strive to continuously improve the overall customer experience.

Continuous Improvement

We’re committed to continually improving our services. We believe that small, incremental developments within our business add up to major improvements over time leading to a better experience for our clients, candidates and employees.


We will work cohesively as a team to ensure that we always deliver a high level of service. We are passionate about what we do, always strive to be the best and share the same values and vision.