We are Orchard

For 29 years we’ve been working with exceptional candidates and outstanding companies. Our ambition is simple: to recommend people that we’d employ ourselves to organisations we’d recommend our close friends or family to.

Graham Martin and Karen Leggett have worked together for 21 years and together have placed over 4000 people in permanent work and tens of thousands in temporary work. Additionally we have gone out of our way to recruit exceptional recruiters and researchers to work with us at our offices in the heart of Enfield Town

We only have a limited number of hours each day so we choose very carefully which candidates to represent and which clients to work with. Fussy? Very…
We cover the following disciplines in North & Greater London, Herts & Essex although we do have clients as far afield as Dorset and Edinburgh!

Graham Martin - Managing Director, covering accounting, finance, IT and management

Karen Leggett – Director, covering clerical and customer service in Watford, Herts & surrounding areas

Kelly Finley - Legal Recruiter, covering solicitors, legal secretaries, paralegals and receptionists.

Karla Cretten – In house Resourcer, resourcing exceptional candidates for specific job roles

Caroline Freeman - Recruiter and HR consultant, covering Watford

Our clients hire 1 in every 3 candidates we submit to them.

Similarly, we know that clients don’t want to waste their or the candidates’ time. We’d rather send one or two exceptional people for interview than ‘padding’ out the numbers with average candidates.

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Let’s put a face to the name

Graham Martin
Founder and Managing Director

29 years at the front line of recruitment Placed over 1750 people in permanent work Personal billings in excess of £3.5m Specialities are finance and accounts, sales, management, Director level appointments. Mainly retained search Also speaks in schools under ‘The Recruitment Guy’ and provides private coaching for job seekers, email Check out ‘The Recruitment Guy’ You Tube channel with over 1.8 million viewers and 120 videos about all things related to hiring strategies and advice for employers and job search strategies, CV advice and interview tips for job hunters. Graham has also written a practical guide to recruiting for employers ‘How To Recruit (and Retain) The Right Staff’ available on Amazon

Karen Leggett

19 years with Orchard Successfully developed Orchard’s presence in Hertfordshire Placed over 750 people in permanent work Placed hundreds of temporaries in thousands of assignments Specialities include office support and ‘one of’ searches, recently a butcher & a baker (we are still looking for a candlestick maker!)

Hayley Rule

Over ten years of recruitment experience in boutique and high street agencies. I enjoy building up relationships with people and have found this has made me successful. First worked for orchard in 2004 for a few years, and I am now back!

Caroline Freeman
Recruiter and HR Consultant

Caroline specialises in Change Management and HR Recruitment, although has recruited in a variety of roles from board level to administration. Building long lasting relationships and solutions, understanding your business needs and culture fit is paramount to providing the right candidate for the right role.

Karla Cretten
Resourcer/Office Manager

I have been at Orchard since March 2016. Initially, I’m the girl who sources the great candidates for jobs, but I am also head of Marketing and enjoy implementing the campaigns we run at Orchard.

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Orchard Recruitment
30 London Road,
Midx, EN2 6DT
Tel 020 8366 9014

Company reg number: 3684718

About Us

Starting back in 1988 we’ve been based in Enfield Town for over 29 years. Recruiting for many different types of organisations including start-ups, established manufacturers and distributors, service businesses, sole traders, charities, large PLCs and FTSE listed companies

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