About Us

Providing Talent. Upholding Integrity.

Hamilton Woods has a very simple goal. Find the very best people to represent and do it the right way.

In a world driven by making money we believe that upholding integrity is more important now than ever before. Recruitment is a human process reliant on high level communication; honesty is paramount even when it is not enjoyable. To make sure we are offering an integral service we began by looking within, creating a ‘people first’ environment, where our employees are supported to their individual needs. 

We practice ‘supported flexibility’, offering that work life balance that breeds success, allowing our people to achieve the most in both their personal and professional endeavours. Our recruitment consultants are focussed on their specific sectors and geographical regions, and with the average length of service at 8 years they’re equipped with the market intelligence to help you grow your career.

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Our Story


With a recruitment career spanning over 2 decades and a passion for sports, Vijay Patel, Managing Director, decided to combine both.
Taking his 2 favourite sporting icons, F1 Lewis Hamilton, and Golf legend Tiger Woods, he launched Hamilton Woods Associates.


HWA began to grow with the launch of its 2nd Division before the Covid Lockdown strikes! HWA reacts quickly, reducing its operations to a full remote model. Out of Lockdown, we launched HWA East Midlands and move to our new head office in Castle Donington and the launch of 2 further Divisions.


A year of change and stability, a great half year performance which allowed further expansions and growth with 2 further Divisions, Housing & Property Services & Sales Support/Operations.


A steady year focusing on the scaling of Housing & Property services, Qualified and Executive Search. This year is a challenge as we look to stabilise our investment within a growth driven business, looking at our Marketing, Branding and Social Media presence to continue our growth plans into 2023.


A huge growth year, 2023 saw the start of new leadership in James Wood as Managing Director. The business saw a 67% increase in new clients onboarded as the market accepts Hamilton Woods as consistent competitor in the recruitment space. It also saw the beginning of our 3rd specialist division, Engineering.

Our Approach

Are you finding it difficult to identify and retain first class talent in today’s challenging market?

Hamilton Woods Associates with its established Divisions, is a full service, boutique head hunter and financial recruitment consultancy, passionate about securing the best candidates for our clients and the best opportunities for all our qualified candidates.  

Our unique and exclusive approach to your recruitment needs is engaging and consultative, priding ourselves on our ability to listen to your requirements before we advise you on the best course of action.  Through collaboration with you we’ll recommend the most sensible means to identify your candidate including:

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Market Driven Experience

Our consultants have developed years of dedicated market expertise, we utilise it to consult you on your career.

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Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment

We invest in the best AI the recruitment world has to offer, meaning we are matching candidates to jobs whilst we sleep.

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Personalised Service

We invest in the best AI the recruitment world has to offer, meaning we are matching candidates to jobs whilst we sleep.

Having developed and invested heavily in the best technology and people, to search for track and engage with candidates, Hamilton Woods continually reviews the changing landscape of talent attraction and retention to lead from the front.

Our success in the market is the result of long term relationships which have evolved for over a decade. Proud of the fact that the majority of the work undertaken is repeat business, both our clients and candidates benefit from this deeper level of understanding about their backgrounds and businesses.

Our Divisions

Hamilton Woods operates as a collective of boutique specialist recruiters, differentiating us from our competition, we stick to our vertical markets to be able provide in depth market knowledge, advice and guidance in the recruitment process. Becoming experts in our retrospective fields means we only provide the best most relevant candidates and the best job opportunities on the market. It also means we can provide an integrity first approach to everyone that we support. 

Finance &

A specialist division delivering Qualified and Sub Board level mandates within Commerce & Industry, underpinned by our market expertise within Accountancy and Finance and utilised by our clients who are looking to appoint a qualified accounting professional.

Housing &
Property Services

A multi-faceted specialist division, providing solutions surrounding Housing Management, Supported Housing, Housing Options and Property Services across the not-for-profit and private sector.


Our specialist division provides expert recruitment solutions across all the Manufacturing and Engineering sectors. This includes any Technical roles from your Shop Floor, White Collar Teams of Boardroom.

Our Values

“Providing Talent. Upholding Integrity.”

Our values shape the culture, they reflect what is important to us and makes us work hard to ensure the highest standards are part of the:

Hamilton Woods Associates (HWA) DNA.

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Ensuring both the clients and candidates know what to expect at all times through clear communication to all concerned.

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Well Networked

We are experts within our specialist market, with the right relationships, we bridge and develop those key partnerships to address the need when sourcing for quality professionals.

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Providing both clients and candidates an advisory service, and recommendations based on being experts in our specialist markets.

Why Hamilton Woods

All HWA consultants understand the importance of their obligation to ensure that the candidates and clients we work with feel that they are treated with respect and integrity.

Our consultants will provide:

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Commercial Perspective

Take a long term commercial perspective, seeing the benefits of doing the best for clients and candidates even at the expense of short term gain.

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Direct Approach

Are up front, honest and direct. If we don’t feel we can help for any reason, we’ll say so and point you in a different direction.

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Will work to the highest standards of professionalism when representing both individuals and businesses.

Meet the Team

James Wood

Managing Director

Bethan Hall

associate director

Rob Weatherhead

Associate Director

Lucie Houston

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Beth Cartwright

Payroll & Compliance

Mitch Baker

Recruitment Consultant

Arnie Overlingas

Recruitment Consultant

Connor Lamb

Candidate Consultant

Join Our Team!

We are always looking for experienced and passionate members to join the team