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We are a specialist hospitality recruitment consultancy

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Described by our clients as having exceptional knowledge of our sector

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Industry specialists who bring a collective 30 years’ recruitment experience to the market

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Operating within the hospitality, leisure and travel sectors

What we do

HBD Partners focus on helping Hospitality, Leisure and Travel businesses with their recruitment in the UK and internationally.

Our team are industry specialists with over 30 years’ experience in recruitment. Most of whom come from the hospitality sector, so we can honestly say that this is our passion. Our authentic, collaborative, and professional approach extends to permanent and contract roles across a wide range of disciplines, including (but not limited to!) Sales, Marketing, PR, Operations, HR, Culinary and Finance.
How we work

Integrity and authenticity are at the core of how we work at HBD. We partner with you in a consultative way to ensure the best possible outcome for everyone.

Every search is targeted and relevant, drawing on our extensive networks in the Hospitality, Leisure and Travel sectors.

Exceptional knowledge of our sector

Described by our clients and candidates as having exceptional knowledge of our sectors, we are passionate about the industry and make it our business to stay informed about the latest developments. This is why clients and candidates continue to recommend HBD Partners to their colleagues and contacts.
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“I had the pleasure to work with Mark Hulton at HBD Partners in the past year while looking for a specific Sales profile. I was extremely impressed with the bespoke service offered; Mark took the time to understand our needs and expectations through detailed conversation. I have found that the HBD team is professional, courteous, personable, and knowledgeable, which enables them to place the right talent that fits within our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending HBD Partners.”

Liliana Gutierrez
ex-Human Resources Director | The Westbury Mayfair a Luxury Collection Hotel

“I have worked with Mark and HBD over the past 2 years with my various clients, one of these a hotel opening. When recruiting it is really key for me that I have a contact who communicates regularly, understands the job requirements, the culture of the company and knows the team involved plus knowing me and if this candidate will be the "correct fit" . Mark understands all of the above and will find a candidate which meets the above criteria. In addition to the above Mark is easily contactable at all times, very approachable, responsive and makes you laugh when you need it! It makes working with HBD and Mark a pleasure.”

Fiona Morgan
Founder | FM&Co - Hotel Sales & Marketing Consulting

“Mark, I just wanted to thank you for your help with my recent job application. Although I wasn’t successful, I had a great experience dealing with you and hopefully our paths will cross again. You and Will have both been outstanding in dealing with me and stand head and shoulders above other recruiters.”

Ashley Cole
ex-General Manager | Lincoln Plaza Hotel

“I have had the pleasure of working with Will for many years. He has consistently delivered great candidates for the roles being searched for and is meticulous in understanding the needs of the client. His professionalism and business morality can never be questioned and his positive attitude always makes it a pleasure to connect. I would have no hesitation to recommend Will and HBD Partners to any client and candidate alike.”

Edward Pinchard
Chief Commercial Officer | Generator & Freehand Hotels

“As soon as I reached out to Will at HBD Partners, I knew I was in very safe hands. Will in incredibly pro-active and supportive, and would go out of his way to help you in any way he can. Highly personable, he would always be happy and available to dedicate his time should I have any questions, queries or concerns, which instantly put myself at ease. I honestly would not be in the position I am today were it not for the support that Will and HBD Partners provided me, and I feel very grateful and humble for all of their efforts.”

Anthony Kefer
Group Sales Manager | The Standard, London

“From the moment I first met Mark I knew he would support me through the recruitment process when applying for my current role; although the process took a good three months, the communication, guidance and support was excellent throughout. Thanks to HBD I’m now thoroughly enjoying this new challenge.”

David Scott
Chief Executive Officer | The Hotel Folk

“Building the best team is imperative to the success of any Sales & Marketing team and HBD have always understood the importance of matching high performing candidates to the roles that I have needed to recruit. Always professional, efficient and fair, I find them a pleasure to do business with and greatly value the work they do behind the scenes to make life easier for me building my team.”

Charlotte Weatherall
Director of Sales & Marketing | The Langham, London

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