Read About How We Can Help Solve Your Recruitment Needs




Working with us is simple; we are passionate about Industrial Recruitment.

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 Industrial Recruitment

Recruitment should come without compromise, shouldn’t it? It’s why our team's recruit candidates for a host of jobs across the country. With 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

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. 

Our Services

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

  • Industry Expertise: A long and established track record of reliably meet client demands and deadlines, delivering our service at pace but without compromising 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 - quickly.
  • 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.
  • Local area knowledge: We've supported our clients across the Midlands and South Yorkshire for over 30 years. Our extensive knowledge of the local labour market ensures you can trust us to find the best people for your jobs.

Ready to talk to us about how we can help take a load off your mind when it comes to recruitment?

​ Contact your Industrial Recruitment team today


SINCE 1988




what our clients say

  • 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

  • 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

  • The staff supplied by Thorn Baker have been of a very good standard. They have been willing and able to complete all of the tasks allotted to them, punctual and worked hard. We are very impressed with the prompt and professional service provided by Simon and Ewelina and would thoroughly recommend them as a very reliable and proficient recruitment supplier

    Mettler Toledo UK , Leicester

  • I have always found Katie to be very professional and quick to react to my needs by providing not just a pair of hands but people that are actually suitable for the role in question. The service I have received so far has been excellent which helps me keep my staff turnover down.

    Manufacturing Client,

  • We would highly recommend Thorn Baker. Having worked with them now for 18 months, the service is exceptional. Ewelina and Simon provide fantastic communication regardless of the time of the day and we have no issues sourcing hard working staff even at last minute. Temporary staff have mentioned that holiday’s and wages are actioned promptly and accurately. A big thank you from us all at Keenpac for your continued support.

    Keenpac, Leicester

  • ‘The level of staff was met and the quality was good. We had minimal issues with timekeeping and attendance. Indeed any attendance was reported via emails or calls, we so knew of unplanned absence as soon as Thorn Baker did. We are very thankful for the team’s level of professionalism. All communications are on time and precise. It certainly helps with how busy we have been. We are planning for future recruitment now and we will certainly be using Thorn Baker in any agency requirements we need. ‘

    Paul Smith,

  • ‘Dedicated and organised are the best ways to describe the staff at Thorn Baker on a daily basis. I have been lucky enough to progress my way through the company and now deal with them regularly for our recruiting needs. They are a recognized brand for a reason. We have received nothing but the highest level of service and we are looking forward to working with them for many years to come.’

    Biffa Waste Services ,

  • ‘The team at Thorn Baker has proven themselves to be competent and professional recruiters. It is refreshing that my account manager only ever sends me relevant candidates that match my guidelines, meaning I don’t waste time viewing irrelevant CV’s. Using Thorn Baker adds value to my recruitment process and the staff they have placed with us have gone on to have successful careers within our business.’

    Harvest Healthcare ,

  • ‘My Account Manager at Thorn Baker was fantastic to work with. As a recruiter, she maintained a highly professional demeanour and was always very friendly, found us a great candidate and now employee. The staff at Thorn Baker are quick to understand the kind of person we are looking for, recognising the candidates' strengths and putting her forward for the right job. Thorn Baker are always there to help throughout the process, I could not recommend them more highly. Thank you!’

    Wilcom Europe Ltd,

  • ‘Within the refuse section staff requirement can be unpredictable and often at short notice. When we desperately need relief manpower requirements, the team at Thorn Baker has always been able to supply. The people supplied are reliable and make up a third of our refuse selection. I would highly recommend the team at Thorn Baker to any other local authority as I know they will be impressed as we are with the service they receive’

    Broxtowe Borough Council,

  • ‘We go back to Thorn Baker time and time again, simply because the staff they provide are reliable. Our service team provides great communication and always keeps us informed of any issues. They are a pleasure to work with!’

    Bladen Box ,

  • ‘Having used thorn baker for over 5 years I have found them to be the go-to company for good quality staff, whether day or night, nothing is too much trouble when in need’

    The Sherwood Press ,

  • ‘The team at Thorn Baker have proven to be reliable and quick to respond to any situation, providing able staff at short notice. The service team at Thorn Baker understand our business and always recommend the right solution for our demands. I would 100% recommend Thorn Baker to similar businesses, they are a massive help in us achieving our goals’

    Global Brands Limited ,

  • ‘We are very happy using Thorn Baker for all our temporary worker needs and over the years many have become full-time employees. The service they provide means we are able to get our urgent orders delivered on time and their staff always arrive on time, they are well prepared and well presented. The team at Thorn Baker always keep in regular contact with us to make sure everything is going well. I have no worries when booking temporary staff from Thorn Baker.’

    Stonehouse Tablet Manufacturing Company ,

  • ‘We have worked with Thorn Baker for many years to fulfil our recruitment needs. Its specialist industrial division is able to provide consistently high quality and reliable members of staff to help us build our team all year round, plus expand our workforce during peak times’

    Lemonpath Ltd,