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Meet Our Hospitality Recruitment Expert, James


At 6’7″, he’s pretty hard to miss. With nearly 10 years of experience working alongside Rory at Bee, he’s a true expert and a fountain of knowledge in the hospitality and people sector.

James Watson ‘s recruitment style is a perfect reflection of his personality. He’s loyal, honest, and deeply passionate, always taking responsibility and genuinely caring about the people and businesses he works with.

He doesn’t rely on a database to match great talent with new opportunities—he remembers everything! His superpower would definitely be making inspiring introductions that would normally send most people into a panic.

We asked James for his favourite places in London or Kent. Here are his top tips:

🍴 Favourite Restaurant?
Fallow, without a doubt. The service, food, and ambiance are always impeccable. As a meat lover, their short ribs are just mouth-watering.

🍺 Favourite Pub?
Pigs Head in Clapham – this place is on another level. I’ve known the owners for years, and their attention to detail, commitment to sustainability, and overall approach are fantastic. The food is simple yet brilliant, and there’s no better spot for a Sunday Roast!

🔥 Place You’re Desperate to Try?
Roe – the buzz around this place is incredible. If they can replicate the success of Fallow, it’s sure to become another favourite.

✅ Somewhere Everyone Should Visit When They’re Next In Kent?
There are so many amazing places popping up, and having lived in Kent for over 25 years, it’s wonderful to see the area thriving. I love Pomus in Margate and The Counter in Tunbridge Wells – these spots champion local suppliers, which is fantastic because the UK has so much to offer. My family and I always try to shop and support local as much as possible.