About Gerrell & Hard

Founded in 2011, Gerrell & Hard is a recruitment and workforce expansion business that has become a scaleup partner to startups, market disruptors, innovators and established brands in the Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing space. 

We are respected across Europe and beyond for outstanding leadership, expertise and results in a constantly-changing world.

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Our History

Our founders Nick Gerrell and Joel Hard met and worked closely together for several years at a major international recruitment firm, where they received award-winning training and a solid grounding in full lifecycle recruitment.

After gaining many years of experience of Automotive and Engineering recruitment, they decided to set up their own recruitment consultancy – one reflecting their values whilst allowing them to refine the levels of service they had learned.

Today, our portfolio includes technical, engineering and manufacturing skillsets and others so new that we are helping our clients to write job specifications that are among the first of their kind. 

Through a roster of defined services and with an agility required by fast-moving markets, we support our clients as they seek the transferrable skills and technical proficiencies needed for a demanding new world. 

In this world, new technologies are emerging that have multi-sector applications, disruptors are creating technologies that attempt to solve the world’s big problems, and established manufacturers are transforming at a pace once unthinkable.

Mission statement

Our mission is to remain a brand synonymous with outstanding service, partnership, empathy and expertise. Our goal is quality of service before anything else, and we will never forego the opportunity for sustained relationships in place of short-term wins.

We agree with author/speaker Simon Sinek, who said that:

Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.

All of this begins with our culture, perhaps best demonstrated by our employee retention figures, which are very likely unparalleled in our industry. Gerrell & Hard is an exceptionally supportive and positive work environment where we avoid unhelpful performance targets that distract our consultants from what’s really important. Our team delivers the service we expect of ourselves because we do our best to ensure that everyone here loves their job.

Our culture is informed by the qualities surveyed in the “Times Top 100 Companies to work for” awards, and our own staff rank the business against this.

“When work’s a pleasure, life’s a joy.”

Our social and environmental impact

We’re aware that what we do has implications for a range of stakeholders and, as responsible members of a wider community.

Meet our team

Meet and connect with the people who make Gerrell & Hard the business it is, and learn more about their specialist areas.

David WattsGemma FeistJoanne BrownJoel HardJonathan WebbNick GerrellNick GreenParis Williams