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A fresh approach to recruitment

With a focus on Food | Drinks | and FMCG, our company's success has been built on the understanding that every business and candidate is unique; partnering with our clients, we focus on the culture fit, which is as important as matching a candidate's skills.


Working with SME and Blue-chip businesses, from factory start-ups to replacing critical positions, our tailor-made services offer a bespoke recruitment solution for Full-Time, Interim and Fixed Term Contracts, from mid-level to board-level recruitment across all recruiting disciplines. 

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Our Services

Our Services


Permanent and Contract Recruitment

This is a popular and cost-effective option for you, our clients: With an extensive database of candidates across the UK and Internationally and the latest search and interviews Technology, we can offer you a service that provides you with the best chance of finding the talent you are looking for. We do prefer to work exclusively at this, meaning, there is no confusion on candidate ownership, etc.


When you need a quick fix or the best in the market, an interim is sometimes the best way to go. With a quick turnaround within hours of receiving your request, we can have your needs covered almost instantly. 

Head Hunting | Retained

This involves a much deeper search process involving identifying target businesses and candidates. As an intermediary, we can make contact with any candidates on your behalf thus removing any involvement from your business With Head Hunting; we offer a more in-depth interview process that is much more detailed, and you can be sure of finding a top-quality candidate using this method. For our headhunting service, we work on a retained module which we would be happy to discuss on an individual basis.

Senior and Executive Recruitment

Are you looking to recruit Board level, Director, or Senior management?  

When you register a Senior Vacancy with Protea, you will be assigned an experienced Account Manager specialising in Executive search in this niche sector. When working on a retained basis, your Account Manager will be exclusively dedicated to your project until its completion, keeping you informed and involved throughout the process.

Sectors we recruit in

Food, Drinks & FMCG 

Full Time | Interim | Temp to Perm | FTC

  • Technical | Specifications

  • Quality

  • Health & Safety

  • Hygiene

  • Development | Chef | NPD

  • Operations | Production

  • Packing

  • Engineering

  • Project Management

  • Packaging

  • Supply Chain | Logistics

  • Design Engineers (Consumer Goods)

  • Human Resources | IT | Finance

  • Senior | Directors | Non-Exec

Locations we recruit in

  • Scotland

  • NW England

  • NE England

  • Yorkshire & Humber

  • E Midlands

  • W Midlands

  • E England

  • SE England

  • London & Home Counties

  • SW Englands

  • Wales

  • N Ireland

  • Highlands & Islands | Remote

  • MNEA

  • Far East

  • Europe

  • Further Afield | Other

  • Eastern Africa

  • Southern Africa

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