We recruit senior jobs in Hospitality and Leisure and provide a range of additional services that help companies attract, retain and develop industry leading talent.
We recruit c-suite appointments in hospitality & leisure, and provide a range of additional services that help companies attract, retain and develop industry-leading talent. As developed countries deepen their transition to service-based economies, there are huge opportunities for growth in businesses that indulge consumers’ desire for leisure activities. With our deep knowledge of the sector and unparalleled executive search capabilities, agp is trusted to support a recruitment strategy that will help businesses unlock this growth.
How can agp help you find candidates for a hospitality & leisure industry position?
This is a sector that’s constantly changing, whether it’s driven by consumer demand, innovation or external factors. It’s back to business as usual now, following the upheaval and financial hardship caused by the pandemic. However, leaders in hospitality & leisure can never afford to get complacent.
New business models, challenger brands and even government regulation can all throw up surprises to deal with. Digitisation and the rush to net zero are just two of the latest trends hospitality & leisure companies have to consider. And whether you’re in the restaurant, hotel or sports business, you’ll always be at the mercy of fickle consumer demand.
So leaders in this sector need a deep understanding of consumer trends, the business world and more. They must be able to adapt and flex with industry changes, making agility a key characteristic in any hospitality executive search. Other vital traits include sound financial skills, the ability to identify opportunities and an understanding of how to inspire others.
We’ll help you find candidates who fit this profile, but also give you the specific skills your role requires. To gain a real understanding of what the role means in the context of your business and its wider goals, we’ll discuss the position in detail. Of course, compatibility with your company culture will be another important consideration when we look at candidates. We’ll only recommend people for your role who we know could excel in it – and help your organisation grow.
What type of hospitality & leisure positions do agp recruit for?
Our hospitality leisure recruitment services can extend to any leadership position you’re looking to fill. We know what it takes for executives to succeed in this demanding sector and have helped companies find the right person for roles such as:
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Financial Officer
- Property Director
- Chief Marketing Officer
- Director of Restaurants
- HR Director
In the past, our executive search services have been used by clients in niches like F&B, accommodation and recreation – to name but a few. But no matter what niche you operate in, we’ll work tirelessly to find you the right person for the job. By tapping into our extensive network and industry knowledge, we’ll identify candidates with the combination of skills, expertise and character you need.
Our hospitality & leisure executive search consultants
Throughout our years of executive search, hospitality & leisure is a sector that we’ve come to specialise in. If you’re in the industry and need an effective leader, our search consultants have the experience and know-how to find just the right one.
Tony founded agp in 2003, with the vision of securing the most valuable asset for his clients: exceptional board and director-level candidates across multiple industry sectors. Tony is proud to have one of the most coveted networks of senior executives across the UK and Europe, spanning hospitality & leisure, travel, fashion, luxury brands, supply chain, eCommerce and multi-channel.
Tony is also a Master Executive Coach, a graduate of the prestigious Henley Business School and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In addition, Tony has been recognised by Influence Digest as one of the top 20 executive coaches in London.
Sharon has been a director at agp since 2003, following a highly successful managerial career in banking and finance. She has helped agp to become one of the best providers of retail recruitment services and executive coaching.
Sharon has over 18 years of experience working with C-suite executives and now specialises in coaching and developing leadership skills for agp’s client base. She’s an expert in identifying strengths to build client’s resourcefulness and positive beliefs about themselves. Like Tony, Sharon is a graduate of Henley Business School and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
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Our clients trust us to find the right person at the first time of asking
I have known Tony for some time both as a client and candidate and he never fails to impress. He quickly and efficiently understands the brief and then delivers strong candidates who have the necessary skills and expertise.
Tony invests time in both his clients and his candidates even when there is nothing specific to discuss. This is what makes him a great search specialist: he is approachable, engaging, warm and incredibly well-networked.
Past experience has always given me the perception that dealing with a head-hunter can be a long and time consuming business. However, with agp this certainly was not the case. From the initial discussion through to the final interview it was quick, efficient and enjoyable.
Tony is honest, open and easy to talk to. He gives you straightforward feedback at every step and a great deal of support during the whole process. It’s more like dealing with someone you have known for a long time, rather than a business transaction.
I also found that if Tony promised to call you or send something to you he did and it happened on time. You were never left hanging around, uncertain of what should happen next. He delivered everything as promised and in a most professional but friendly manner.
The final thing that surprised me was that Tony does keep in touch. He doesn’t just leave you to get on with it, he’s more like a trusted colleague than a recruitment consultant
Following a change in career direction, I was fortunate enough to work with Tony in some 1:1 coaching sessions. Tony’s style of coaching is excellent – he builds rapport easily and asks probing, perceptive questions that enabled me to clarify my thought processes.
His challenging but empathetic style really delivered for me. He encouraged me to self-reflect and recognise my underlying concerns. Once I had this clarity, he really helped me to identify and evaluate potential options and alternatives.
I came away from our coaching sessions with real insight into my concerns and a clear action plan to make the positive changes I needed.