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East Side, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AX

Rory Laffan

Managing Director

Driven by a love for the industry and desire to improve service from within the recruitment sector, Rory formed Bee Recruitment in 2003. Motivated by people and talent, he loves keeping up with all the latest trends and exciting new openings. Alongside running the business, Rory still recruits for a number of key clients, focusing on the senior sector.

0208 166 1564  |  07979 658 347  |

Graham Townley

Managing Partner

Graham has a wealth of hospitality knowledge, having managed high profile restaurants, boutique hotels, premium cocktail bars, quality gastro pubs and late night venues. Graham has a keen eye for spotting real talent, understands company culture and prides himself on placing exceptional candidates with industry leading clients. Highly competitive and driven, he loves winning!

07932 742 266  |


James Watson

Senior Consultant

James has worked in hospitality for the past 15 years, running pubs and restaurants, and his last role was opening and managing a Jamie’s Italian site. James has previous experience working in recruitment so understands the market. James revels in a challenge and once he sets his mind to something he doesn’t stop until he reaches his goal – this makes him a driven operator with a wealth of knowledge.

07823 775 456   |

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Jemma James

Senior Consultant

Jemma’s restaurant management career started working with Gaucho over 12 years ago, she then moved on to work with The Ivy (Caprice Holdings) and most recently Burger and Lobster.

Jemma also has 2 years of recruitment experience and enjoys bringing the two
industries together to do a role she loves. Her main driving force is helping to build relationships where her clients and candidates can thrive!

07977 462420 |


Abi Dunn

Regional Director

After 10 fun-packed years in bar operations, Abi moved into the People Development department with Inventive Leisure, heading up their internal and external recruitment function. She later went on to become head of Training and Development but has since returned to her greatest love – recruitment.

07712 104 016  |


Katy Dovey

Regional Director

The lady-in-the-know in the South West region, Katy studied hospitality management and previously worked in the US and London before moving back to her country roots in Bristol. She has a strong background in restaurant management and sales development and has worked in recruitment for seven years, joining Bee in 2010. Katy is slightly crazy (in the best possible way) and loves all the people she deals with.

07787 122 312  |

Adam Probets

Chef Director

Having spent 15 years working as a chef in various high end operations. Adam then moved into chef recruitment working for some of the country’s main hospitality recruiters before joining Bee as head of chef recruitment 5 years ago.  Adam’s background as a chef and in chef recruitment has given him excellent knowledge and contacts in the industry. Based in Bristol Adam and his team have nationwide coverage.

07769 660 064  | 01173 048 221  |


Nola Ferguson

Senior Chef Recruiter

Nola has always worked within the hospitality sector mainly in branded restaurant operations. She has 12 years management experience, 8 of which she spent as a General Manager in high volume high street Brands. Nola’s strength in building great teams led to a move into internal recruitment 3 years ago and Nola has now joined Adam at Bee to help grow the chef’s team. Nola brings with her a wealth of knowledge in Branded operations and is perfectly placed to help candidates find the right role within the right Brand.

07717 838 018  |


Edward Olszak

Regional Director

Ted joined Bee Recruitment in 2011 and has formed strong relationships with his clients and candidates. Ted has worked with well-known industry leaders, as an Operations Manager & Director, managing Hotels and food led Destination Inns. Ted’s strengths lie in building strong lasting relationships with his clients, understanding their needs and supporting them in finding the best candidates for the required vacancies. Ted works and lives in the East Anglia area where he is based.

07899 033 396  |