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Stanley Royce Jones are a Founder led executive search firm delivering a highly personalised service to a select number of clients, who we are proud to represent. Our niche fits between volume-based recruitment agencies and C-suite focussed global search firms. 90% of our searches are between the £80k to £200k salary range, where a proactive and comprehensive search process adds significant value. We specialise in partnering with entrepreneurial organisations with an annual turnover of up to c£500 million, who are going through periods of growth or transformation.

Our Focus

  • Culture

    We firmly believe that understanding cultural fit is crucial to any successful search. We immerse ourselves in our client’s unique culture to ensure that the successful candidate adds long-term value and develops their career.

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  • Accountability

    It’s our name above the door, so Heather, Will and Dewi are responsible for delivering every element of the end-to-end search process.

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  • Enduring Partnerships

    We focus on building long term relationships, with many of our candidates becoming clients. Examples of our partnerships can be viewed here

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Our Partners

What our clients say

Stanley Royce Jones were professional and personable throughout the entire process. They had a real depth of knowledge and understanding about the recruiting company, role and culture, and a genuine and personal approach to supporting me as a candidate. They were only too pleased to help, and were visibly committed to ensuring a company and candidate were both right for each other. Their experience and passion for what they do made them an absolute pleasure to work with. Sincerely - thank you for all your support throughout the process, and I hope I have the opportunity to work with you on finding the right candidate for a role in the future.

European Marketing Director

Busy Bees

I have experienced the process of being both a candidate and customer.  I was able to reflect on my own journey as a candidate.  The rigor, the care and the support through tense negotiations and moving time-scales was excellent, so when I had my own senior hire to find, I had no hesitancy in calling Dewi and Will to support my search. They took the time to listen to my needs, play back my brief and fine tune the narrative.  They were able to offer market insight, regular updates and ultimately presented me with 5 candidates who were all equally capable of fulfilling the role.  A great team;  personable, fun and real, but ultimately they deliver.

UK Managing Director


Will is a talented Executive Search professional. An excellent facilitator between clients and always communicates timely and with consideration. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone
undertaking a search for new talent.

Chief Operating Officer

The Gym Group

Will is a true professional. Always courteous, communicates clearly, never misses a follow up and it has been a pleasure working with him. I would not hesitate to recommend Will to anyone looking to
complete a search.

Chief Executive Officer


I have worked with Dewi and the Stanley Royce Jones team and can't recommend them enough. Dewi is an extremely empathetic recruiter and doesn't just go through the motions during the recruitment process. They took the time to ensure they understood our organisation and our new roles, which led to some fantastic candidates who weren’t just a skills/CV match but also ensured
there was a cultural and personality fit.


In Kind Direct

Dewi and Will are unique in what they do by making a real effort not just to understand your skills and experience but to go further and understand you as a person which allows the key consideration of cultural fit in any appointment. Dewi is a fantastic communicator, always honest and consistent with contact before, during and especially long after the appointment process. I respect Dewi’s broader industry knowledge and touch base with him regularly about topics relating to hospitality, sport and visitor attractions. No doubt I would not be enjoying my position at Longleat as much as I am if it were not for Dewi and the team at Stanley Royce Jones.

Commercial Director


The sign of a great search professional is when the candidate feels valued as much as the client. The personal follow up, updates and encouragement provided by Dewi Jones during my appointment
was second to none.

Operations Director

Krispy Kreme UK & Ireland

I have worked with Dewi for well over 10 years, both as a candidate and for advising and conducting searches. Dewi's expertise to conduct or advise on searches is without doubt one of the very best in the industry. His depth of knowledge and understanding of the market added to his ability to really seek to understand your requirements and the organisational culture, will without question give you comfort that you are speaking to the very best candidates for the role you require.

Chief Operating Officer

Angling Direct

Thank you, Great Job !!!

Chief Executive Officer

Krispy Kreme UK

Will runs his own executive search firm with two other partners and they specialise in fantastic service through really understanding both their candidates and clients in detail. He appointed me into Hotel Chocolat and I found the process efficient, open, honest and a great experience so would highly recommend him and Stanley Royce Jones.

Trading Director

Hotel Chocolat

From the outset of our spoken and written correspondence, I have been impressed with the honesty and professionalism Will displayed throughout my recruitment process to secure my Head of department role. I felt that Will has been fully supportive and gone above and beyond to work on my behalf and represent me well and fairly. Will was personable, built rapport and trust and listened keenly to understand my requirements from my next role meaning it is a perfect fit. At each stage of the process, Will made regular contact, provided constructive feedback as well as ongoing aftercare once I was placed to ensure all was going well, I was settling, happy and expectations were being met. The exceptional experience I have had makes it easy to highly recommend Will and the services of Stanley Royce Jones.

Head of Sustainability & Community Relations

London City Airport

Dewi was tasked with helping us recruit an ‘industry heavyweight’ managing director, to help us take our PE backed business to the next stage of growth. From the outset, he took the time to understand where the business was, where it wanted to go, and what type of candidate we needed; this gave me comfort knowing that he had a real depth of knowledge and understanding to find us
the right candidate rather than just any candidate. His professionalism, work ethic and the speed at which he worked impressed myself, the board and my investors- not only through the daily call updates he was required to attend but his weekly written progress reports too. In following the brief, Dewi put forward several outstanding candidates for the role and followed up with comprehensive feedback notes and calls at each step of the process. I would certainly recommend using Dewi and his team for all of our recruitment needs in the future.

Group Managing Director

Langan’s, KX, KXU & Chucs Restaurants

I have worked closely with Dewi Jones on a number of key leadership roles. He is a true search professional, understands the consumer market in great detail and provides an excellent personalised
approach. I would highly recommend Dewi to anyone looking to make senior hires.


Azzurri Group

I have worked with the team at Stanley Royce Jones in several previous roles at Hotel Chocolat and loveholidays where they made some really notable hires that have helped both businesses to grow at pace. What is really appealing is their extensive network, coupled with the agility and personal touch that only comes from being a small boutique firm. Stanley Royce Jones really care about people and invest in their client and candidate relationships equally, which is apparent from the feedback garnered at every stage of our partnership together. It's always a pleasure working with such a dedicated search firm and I know I can always trust them to deliver on their promises.

Group Head of Talent


I wanted to thank you Heather for giving me the opportunity to interview for the Longleat Marketing Director role, and for being such a supportive and professional team. I have dealt with quite a few different executive search companies over the years, and can honestly say that Stanley Royce Jones stands head and shoulders above them all. I really appreciated your genuine desire to find a good match for both sides, and the superb communication throughout the process. First class professionalism, and good old-fashioned courtesy made the experience truly pleasant. Thank you!

Head of Sales & Marketing

Hedsor House

Will was professional and discreet from the moment he first engaged with me regarding the potential opportunity to work with Hotel Chocolat, through to my departure at my former employer. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the business he was representing and the role itself, he regularly kept in touch to ensure I felt up to speed with the process and forearmed with all necessary details as I progressed through the recruitment process. I would recommend both Will and Stanley Royce Jones to any company or candidate looking for a new role with confidence.

Director of Fulfilment

Hotel Chocolat

From the first point of contact with Will & Dewi, my experience has been excellent. The process to work through whether this opportunity was the right one for me was very efficient with real quality of communication and clarity on the role and what was involved. My interview with them was very professionally conducted and I enjoyed the opportunity to find out more about the role whilst they explored my career and experience. The way they represented Parkdean Resorts was very positive and the entire process was managed incredibly well. Communication throughout has been excellent and post appointment they have maintained contact and have a genuine interest in how I am settling into the organisation. They are always available, pro-active, warm and friendly.

Regional Director Scotland

Parkdean Resorts

I’ve worked with Dewi and the team at Stanley Royce Jones on a number of senior assignments over the past few years. They’ve done a great job at really getting to the heart of what was required, challenged the thinking, sourced great candidates and helped land the right people for these important roles. Awesome communication and professionalism that has represented us well in the marketplace.

Managing Director

Three59 Ltd

I have known Dewi for more years than I care to remember, and believe he stands out for a number of reasons, but mainly the personal interest and great care he takes with his assignments. He is extremely diligent and professional but most of all, he is just a pleasure to deal with.

Managing Director

Alliance Leisure

I have worked with Will and Stanley Royce Jones for the last five years and have been impressed by the time they have taken to understand the culture of London City Airport and meet the key stakeholders. They have completed three senior searches for us across a broad range of disciplines including a Director of Customer Operations and a Head of Sustainability. They kept me informed of the progress throughout the search, judged the cultural fit of the organisation well and produced a diverse shortlist on each occasion. We would be pleased to partner with them in the future

Chief HR Officer

London City Airport

We instructed Stanley Royce Jones on a senior appointment of pivotal importance to The Gym Group.  They clearly understood our brief quickly, gave us weekly updates on the search and provided us with an excellent and balanced shortlist of candidates.  All candidates had the capability needed to do the job and we were pleased to make an appointment within the timescales initially agreed. I highly recommend them and would have no reservation in working with them on senior roles in the future.


The Gym Group

Its been an absolute pleasure working with Heather, Will & Dewi, communications have been direct, clear and friendly, the recruitment process has been professional, detailed and precise… a benchmark standard for other search firms to aspire to.

Group Operations Director

Ambassador Theatre Group

Stanley Royce Jones are true search professionals from initial conversation and through the entire search process. I found they genuinely wanted to understand the requirements of our business. They communicate extremely well and are real experts in the consumer sectors. I would have no hesitation in recommending them and working together again for senior hires.

Managing Director

Zizzi Restaurants

Thank you Will, we enjoyed the experience. We ended up with a strong short list and two final candidates who could both have done the job.

CEO & Co-Founder

Big Yellow

The experience of working with Dewi for the Commercial Director role at In Kind Direct was everything right about how the process should function. Information was received on time, calls and feedback loops happened when they should, conversations were transparent and open, and I felt at all times like a valuable and important part of the process. Dewi went above and beyond to add real value into the process too, asking great questions and helping me feel as prepared as possible for every stage. At what could have been a really stressful and challenging time, Dewi took the time to listen and empathise, which made a huge difference for me personally through my experience. I would without question work with Dewi again and hugely value his specialised, experienced and attentive approach.

Commercial Director

In Kind Direct

I wanted to get in touch to thank you all for your support throughout the process with Hotel Chocolat. While I was unsuccessful, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and have been thoroughly impressed with the role you played throughout the process, in particular Will.

From my initial introductory call with Heather and the video call with Will & Dewi, right through to the 3-stage interview with HC and your timely feedback and advice, the entire process has been one of my best experiences with recruitment companies. I shall not hesitate to recommend your services to other colleagues of mine and hope we could work together in the future.

Chief Commercial Officer

Unbound Group Plc

It has been a pleasure working with Dewi and the team, as both a candidate and then as a hiring manager.  His communication is excellent, he's easy to work with, and the candidate summaries he produces are spot on.  I'd highly recommend.

VP Commercial