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Businesses like yours use our services again and again. They tell us they love our people-driven, solution-focused and positive-minded approach to their project – and we’re pretty sure you’ll feel the same. 
Working with us is simple; we are passionate about the Industrial Recruitment market.

For many years our clients have relied on us to make things happen - and we've built up the know-how and expertise necessary to do just that - again, and again, and again. Contact the team today to discuss how we can support your projects.



So, how can your local Thorn Baker Industrial recruitment team help you? 

For 30 years, we’ve been finding candidates for clients in contract packing, print and packaging, office support, waste and recycling, manufacturing, and warehouse and logistics. By working hard to expand our expertise for both private and public sector clients, we've built a reputation to be proud of; Thorn Baker Industrial recruitment puts you first to ensure your experience with us is smooth and stress-free.

Compromise-free Recruitment

Recruitment should come without compromise, shouldn’t it? It’s why our team's recruit candidates for a host of roles across the country. We don’t want to say no to you when you need people; and thanks to our positive and passionate approach to your business, you can be sure we’ll meet your requirements. Connecting companies to the right candidates, our database is bursting with qualified people just waiting for their next job prospect.

Where We Operate

So, just how do we make your life easier? We operate throughout the East Midlands, into South Yorkshire and Cheltenham and Gloucester – to ensure you can find the right candidates in your area.

Don’t have the time to visit us? No problem – we’ll come to you. Our experienced Industrial recruitment consultants spend a lot of time on-site, helping to streamline the process of linking you with the right talent. It’s our mission to solve challenges, not make them – and our aim is to deliver reliable candidates to you, who make a positive impact on productivity and performance. 

Adding value to our partnership with you, our solution-focused service ensures you can leave the hard work to us. Why not talk to us today about how we can help take a load off your mind when it comes to recruitment? 

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Our Services

If you are looking for a reliable, proactive, dynamic Industrial recruiter, you’ve come to the right place – at Thorn Baker Industrial Recruitment we have the know-how you need.

We’ve spent the best part of the last 30 years developing our expertise and services, and in the process built a reputation to be proud of, and one that our customers have come to rely on.

We have a passion for Industrial recruitment and have dedicated teams recruiting the best candidates for the Contract Packing, Warehouse and Logistics, Manufacturing, Waste and Recycling, Print and Packaging and Office Support sectors.

What can you expect from your local Thorn Baker Industrial Recruitment team;

Industry Expertise – We have a long and established track record of successfully delivering client-specific recruitment solutions. We reliably meet client demands and deadlines, delivering our service at pace but without any compromise in quality or compliance.

Connecting you to people, skills and talent – Our extensive database provides a selection of qualified, tested and multi-skilled candidates who are ready to support your business. We always have a selection of people to call, ensuring that we can fulfil your requirements quickly, with the right person.

Industry leading technology – From video Inductions to the latest facial recognition time and attendance system, from client specific practical test and assessments to online Psychometric  behavioural assessments, we’ve got something that will add value to your business – whether it aids the recruitment and selection process, or helps measure and monitor the quality of service, we are continuously looking to improve our working practices to improve our client offering.

Local area knowledge – We have provided local recruitment support in the Midlands and South Yorkshire for over 30 years, supplying people to some of the largest local employers. With our extensive knowledge and know-how of the local labour market, you can trust us to find the best people to fulfil your positions.

If you have an Industrial recruitment requirement call us today to have a confidential discussion about how we can help you.

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  • I have used Thorn Baker for well over a decade, I know the Chesterfield office well and the service is as strong and consistent now as it ever was. It outshines the competition on every aspect of labour supply. I trust my contact and if a problem does come up it is dealt with immediately.

    XPO Logistics, Chesterfield

  • Having the right labour provider is critical to the ongoing success of our business. The right staff at the right time with the right skills, is why we have decided to work in partnership with Thorn Baker, the team delivers these sets of standards consistently. We have daily contact both on-site and phone. Issues challenges or concerns are resolved with minimal intervention from my team one phone call to Thorn Baker and a staff member will be on site. Daily, weekly and monthly meeting keeps us aligned with our goals and values.

    Lighthouse Display, Nottingham

  • The team are always honest with me when it comes to staffing, very reactive to any requirements I may have and have been able to help me fill 12-hour night shifts for Friday nights at late notice on a Friday afternoon. Since Thorn Baker have been onsite at Plastique temporary staff morale has improved which I put down to Thorn Baker treating their staff as people instead of numbers. I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Thorn Baker as a supplier of staff to anyone looking for a new agency or as an employer to anyone looking for work.

    Plastique, Nottingham

  • I would have no hesitation in recommending Thorn Baker to anyone who asks, your personal attention to detail and follow up work has been exemplary. The most important things as far as I’m concerned is finding the right candidate as quickly as possible and also having a point of contact, who is willing and able to give a prompt answer to any queries I may have. To be able to pick up the phone and have an answer within seconds has been a major plus point as far as I’m concerned. I look forward to continuing working together.

    Baltex, Nottingham

  • Within the refuse sector staff requirements can be unpredictable and often at short notice when we desperately need relief manpower the team at Thorn Baker have always been able to supply. This includes LGV drivers which I would imagine can be difficult to just pull out of the hat at the last minute. The staff are reliable and make up a third of our refuse section. I would highly recommend the team at Thorn Baker to any other local authority as I know they would be impressed as we are with the service they receive.

    Broxtowe Borough Council, Nottingham

  • Thorn Baker as an agency has always been someone that we can rely on from week to week to ensure that we get the agency we need which helps Loscoe Chilled Foods as a company perform to our best.

    Loscoe Chilled Foods, Nottingham

  • I have been using Thorn Baker since I have been employed at Eco Filters (17 years) and I am sure the length of time says something about your company that we are happy to do business with you we do use other companies on the rare occasion but I always employee more staff from Thorn Baker. The team are very polite, helpful and will listen to the type of person I am asking for, for the job I need fulfilling, keeping me informed about absence from our ongoing staff even at weekends so I am forewarned ready for the Monday start.

    Eco Filters Ltd, Nottingham

  • I would like to say how happy I am with Thorn Baker, when I call it normally means I need people ASAP and Thorn Baker have never let me down whether it's been on nights or days. I would recommend Thorn Baker to everybody as the service I have received is 100% so thank you for a great service.

    Premier Clear Services, Nottingham