Lesley Smith

Lesley is our Associate Consultant for executive recruitment and has over thirty years’ experience sourcing senior level candidates for companies’ boards and management teams across the country.


Lesley began her career in the financial recruitment field within a £multi-million group and as well as remaining a key player in financial recruitment has since gone on to operate in the HR and hospitality sectors.


Lesley recognizes that many hospitality businesses in the UK and overseas face unprecedented pressures, as customers’ expectations for a fantastic experience increases and economic change creates business turbulence. Hotels, restaurants and associated businesses must be on top of their game. And that, she says, means recruiting and retaining the very best people:


“The candidate pool in hospitality is currently shrinking, which means that great directors, managers and other senior staff are becoming hard to find. The knock-on effect is an upward salary trajectory, so we work tirelessly to attract people to suit the businesses’ budget, and make sure they stay.


"We don’t use old “tricks of the trade” to make placements, it is all about being open, honest and proactive. For clients, I learn about each business and run recruitment campaigns which represent their requirements, culture, ethos and values. For candidates, it is all about giving great people a genuinely exciting window of opportunity and a new environment where they can thrive”.


Lesley’s passion and knowledge has helped a huge amount of companies and individuals alike to achieve their goals. Summing up the way she works, Lesley reminds us of the service she gives via Xenowledge: 'Professional, Individual, Negotiable and Transparent'.


Or, as she puts it and refering to a very British tradition, “a full pint!”

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Xenowledge Ltd provides consultancy services and software for hospitality and software businesses.

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