We are Nick Gerrell & Joel Hard

...and we are the founders of Gerrell & Hard.

Having each spent all of our working lives in Automotive and Engineering recruitment, we decided that we wanted to set up our own recruitment consultancy business and put our names to a brand, continuing to refine and strengthen the levels of service we have built up in our portfolio to date.

We met and then worked closely together for many years at a major international recruitment consultancy, gaining a superb grounding in high-quality full lifecycle recruitment. Our professional and personal development there included industry award-winning training and experience of a culture in which professionalism was a fundamental basis for conducting business.

"There will always be a market for prestige delivery-based consultancy in the UK." - Nick Gerrell

We both flourished in this environment and developed a great passion for how recruitment should be practised. We are proud of where we have come from and we enjoy an excellent relationship with our former employers: indeed, we think that the firm foundations we are seeking to build upon will allow us to provide service that could be without peer in the industry.

That is the driving idealogy behind Gerrell & Hard. It is how we like to do business, and it is our ambition to be justifiably perceived as such within the industry.

We will continue to provide an accurate and agile service to our clients, candidates and selected recruitment partners.


Our mission statement

Our mission is to become a leading recruitment brand recognised for employee values by excelling in qualities surveyed in the ‘Times Top 100’ awards.

Why? We want Gerrell & Hard to be a great company to work for, because if our people love their job as we do, they will deliver the kind of service that Gerrell & Hard stands for. Being experts in what motivates people to work, we understand that when work’s a pleasure, life's a joy.



I had the opportunity to meet Paul in February / March of 2012. He has supported me in finding new job opportunities. Thanks to his professional and personal skills, he was able - in a short time - to offer me many and exciting proposals. Moreover, Paul provided me with a great amount of collateral information about my relocation to give me the chance of making a decision and radical change in my life. In few words, Paul is one of the most capable recruiters I have ever met.


Gerrell & Hard - Our Story


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