Established in 2009 with a growing client base of Regional & National businesses across the UK.
Who we are
Andy File Associates are a General Staffing Recruitment Agency with recruitment consultants recruiting in Industrial, Engineering & Technical, Exhibitions & Events, IT Sales & Support, Facilities Management, Legal, Accounts & Commercial and Sales & Marketing
With a combined 150 years in recruitment, we have the skills, resources and experience to source the best quality talent for the majority of businesses.
The flexibility of being an independent recruitment business allows us to work with a range of companies. Our expanding client list includes an extensive range of companies, from local start-ups to multinational organisations. Whether you are looking to recruitadditional staff for your business or you are looking for your next careeropportunity Andy File Associates offer a friendly, professional, ethical and confidential recruitment service.
Worked with Andy, who was extremely professional and friendly. Tirelessly aiming to get me back into work before Christmas. Can’t thanks Andy and his team for this and placed me exactly in employment I wanted to be. Excellent!!!
Rebecca from Andy File Associates Ltd was brilliant right from my initial application for the position that I was very interested in and was most suitable for me. Rebecca made a very prompt reply to me and was able to quickly secure arrangements for an interview, where she offered help and useful support for me to prepare beforehand. The interview went marvellously well and I was exceptionally lucky to be offered the position very shortly afterwards which I was very grateful and appreciative for. Rebecca did an excellent job from the start and I would thoroughly recommend Rebecca and give thanks for all her efforts, experience and expertise in her field. Thank you for a job well done, Rebecca.
At Premier Pitches we have worked with Andy File for our recruitment needs for over 10 years. We have built a great relationship with Debra and her understanding of our business and culture, has resulted in many great candidates coming forward and building a career at Premier Pitches. I can whole heartedly recommend them as a recruitment partner for your business.David Figgins-BarrettCommercial DirectorPremier Pitches Ltd
I have dealt with both Anne and Rebecca, and cannot praise their professionalism highly enough. Both proactively champion their candidates, and really seem to take pride in placing people in the right role.
Debra was really supportive and helpful with my new role. It was a really positive experience and I would highly recommend her to anyone. It was a really smooth and easy process with Debra and Andy File Associates.
I have worked with Andy File and his team for a number of years. They really take time to get to know your business and understand the culture making it much easier to identify candidates that will fit well within our team. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional and versatile recruiter.
I had a very positive experience with Andy File. It was my first job after leaving college and I found Andy very helpful, professional and reassuring throughout the whole recruitment process. Thank you for finding me a great job so quickly.
I am very happy with my interactions with Anne Braithwaite from Andy File Associates Ltd. Anne has been extremely supportive, professional and friendly throughout my application process. I would definitely recommend Anne. This is the reason why I am giving 5 stars for service.
Having been looking for a new role for a couple of months Debra of Andy File Associates was an absolute star to deal with.Discussing in great detail the role I had applied for and the history of the company and its reach she was able to reassure me of the prosperous future ahead of me should I take the role.Over the course of the days in the run up to the interview Debra kept me well informed and even sent a good luck message an hour before the interview.Truly an exceptional experience of someone who takes pride in their work.Kind Regards
For the recruitment of permanent, temporary or contract staff please contact us on 01709 717841.
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Our team of individual specialists all work closely with our clients to ensure we find candidates who match the culture and requirements of your company
Martin Gowland - Recruitment Manager
Martin has joined us from Capita where he worked for 16 years in various roles including managing a recruitment team. Martin has experience in all levels of recruitment....Read More
Andy File - Managing Director
26 years recruitment experience, over 13 years of which were with a National Agency. In May 2009 I started my own Recruitment Business.... Read More
Rebecca Thomas - Associate
Rebecca has a sales background with a breadth of experience in recruitment and insurance, she has worked alongside Andy before at the same national .... Read More
Anne Braithwaite - Business Manager
Anne has over 30 years’ recruitment experience in both private and public sectors, recruiting across the board for a wide range .... Read More
Debra Foster - Associate
Debra has worked across a number of sectors (Software, Design and Marketing Agency, Music and Media) always in Business Development/Sales & Marketing roles ..... Read More
Tim Garrod - Recruitment Partner
With over 20 years’ experience, Tim works in conjunction with Andy File Associates to share his wealth and knowledge, particularly recruitment within the technical and engineering .....Read More
Andrew Jenkins - Recruitment Associate
Andrew has worked in recruitment for over 20 years, he has worked for both independent owner managed business'and also for... Read More
Linda – Candidate, Chesterfield
I was introduced to Andy File Associates by a friend, she told me how the company and Debra was instrumental in helping her find a job.
Jake – Candidate – Sheffield
Andy was incredibly helpful. He listened to my wishes for the type of role I was looking for. He then came back Read More
Emma – Client – Wakefield
Can't say enough fantastic things about the team at Andy Files. Two years ago they recruited me for Read More
Andy – Candidate – Forge Worker
A big thanks to Dan at Andy files associates for all the help he’s provided for me in securing a permanent full time employment position. Dan had kept me Read More
Chris – Candidate – Head of Finance
Big thanks to Rebecca for her help in securing my new role. She’s been great to work with from start to finish. I’m hoping this is my last role to take Read More
Adam – Candidate – Customer Service Advisor
I have recently been recruited to a company by Andy file associates. The recruitment agent Mark Pelster has been fantastic. Read More
David – Client – Owner
Big thanks to you and Tim for introducing me to Adam he is a top lad really looking forward to working with him. Tim has been an absolute Read More
Ryan – Candidate – Warehouse Operative
“Rebecca was my agent whilst finding employment through Andy File Associates, I found her helpful, friendly and easy to talk to. She would always keep me updated and put my mind at ease if I had any doubts. “Read More
Kimberley – Candidate – HR Assistant
“I highly recommend Andy File Associates! I was in contact with Dan and thanks to him, I secured a great position which will advance my development and career in any perspective possible." Read More
James – Candidate – Sales Executive
“Dan worked with me to find a new role as a Business Development Manager at a software company. The role and company were extremely well matched with a great cultural fit.” Read More
Tom – Candidate – Sales and Rental Administrator
Andy File Associates properly looked after me and helped me find a brilliant new role. I can’t thank Dan and the team enough Read More
Gosia – Candidate – Support Desk
I would like to say a big thank you for all your support throughout the recruitment process.
Thank you for all your efforts in helping me to be successful. Read More
John – Sole Proprietor – Crapper & Haigh
I have used Debra Foster of Andy File Associates on 3 occasions in the last 18 months and have been very impressed and totally satisfied with the service I have received. I found her to be very professional, supportive, an excellent communicator an Read More
Daniel – Candidate – Driver
Andy File and his team have been a life saver, the assignments he's sent me on have been interesting whilst at the same at an above average pay scale (for the type of work) Read More
Errol – Candidate – General Operative
My experience was of an exemplary service of a sustained and dedicated nature, delivered by Rebecca at Andy File Associates and made my experience a rewarding and satisfying one over my 6 months tenure working through them. Read More
Matt – Candidate – Product Design Engineer
I would thoroughly recommend Andy File associate's if you’re looking for a new role. In particular working with Dan, Read More
Daniel – Candidate – Implementation Analyst
Thank you Anne very much and I'm very pleased with the service you have provided to me. Well informed Read More
Paul – Candidate – Project Manager
I recently became successful obtaining a new role I’ve always dreamed of doing, it became possible through great support Read More
Gideon – Candidate – Employment Paralegal
"Anne assisted me and was very determined in obtaining an interview for me. The interview was successful and I was appointed Read More
Steve – Candidate – Stock Controller
"I was approached by Daniel at Andy File Associates regarding a vacancy at a Vehicle Conversion company. Having spoken with Daniel"Read More
Steve – Engineering Director – TBG Solutions
“Dan and the team consistently find great candidates while always being willing to help and offer advice. Great job guys, hope to work Read More
Dyce Energy – Client
“We highly recommend Andy File Associates Ltd for recruitment needs. We recently worked closely with Daniel Owen and successfully recruited 2 new team members. The service Dan provided was very professional Read More
Matt – Candidate – Business Development Manager
“I believe that people buy into a person before any kind of product or service is put to them.
Andy is an organised and dedicated business owner who has demonstrated his broad experience and knowledge when I most needed it Read More
Chris – Candidate – Warehouse Operative
“I was first contacted by Dan at Andy File Associates after being made redundant and posting my CV online since then nothing has been too much trouble. Read More
Nick – Candidate – Furnace Operative
I have recently found employment through Andy File Associates and their service has been second to none. I liaised with one of their agents called Rebecca "Read More
Chris – Candidate – General Operative
Whilst working for Andy File Associates, my point of contact, Rebecca Thomas has been very efficient and quick to answer any queries I’ve had "Read More
Andy – Candidate – Key Account Manager
I recently dealt with Debra in relation to a new opportunity I have just accepted. What was refreshing was dealing with a recruiter that always contacted me "Read More
James – Global Sales & Marketing Director – Preformed Windings
"I dealt with Debra hiring a key sales role in our business. The experience was very positive and Debra was very helpful and responsive throughout, I would recommend Andy File Associates, thanks team"Read More
Richard – Candidate – Mechanical Design Engineer
I have been really pleased with my experience with Andy File Associates, in particular working with Dan and sorting out my new job. Dan was very friendly and also very professional.Read More
Carl – Candidate – Warehouse Operative
This an incredible local job agency. Andy and his team really understand the local job market I looking to change career and Andy gave fantastic support and advice.Read More
Andrea – Candidate – Telesales Executive
Good Afternoon Andy and Daniel,
Now things have settled down I would like to take the time to thank you both for the amazing job you did for me.
Tony – Candidate – Buyer
Hi Andy – thought I’d send this to you personally – didn’t want to make our Rebecca blush!!!
D Rodgers – Candidate – Sales Executive
I just had to send this email to say how impressed I am with one of your staff, Debra Foster.
Debra, to me, has been fantastic. Attentive, thorough, thoughtful and professional. Read More
Brooke – Candidate – Sales Executive
"I just want to say how wonderful Debra has been throughout the process of finding me a job. She really has been amazing and I would like to get her a gift as she went above and beyond for me." Read More
Paul – Candidate – Buyer
I'd just like to take this opportunity in thanking Anne at Andy File Associates for your utmost professionalism, communication and the personal factor in securing me employment at the first hurdle. Read More
Beckie – Candidate – Accounts Assistant
Would really recommend Andy File if your looking for work. Dealt with Kelly and Andy and their help was much appreciated. Looking for work during the pandemic has been so tough, Read More
Director/Owner – Burley Group Financial Services
Andy and his team has provided several members of staff over the last few years. They always goes the extra mile to help both us and the candidates. They certainly 'break the mold' for recruitment consultants. Highly recommended,Read More
Emma – Candidate – Customer Service Advisor
“I would like to thank Anne so much, I just want to say that I have dealt with recruitment agents before Read More
Candidate – Liam Parker – Estimator
It was a pleasure to deal with Daniel Owen, very professional, always had time to talk Read More
Candidate – Thomas Parr – AVK
" Absolutely brilliant Andy File helped me back into work and now I have been offered a permanent contract. Read More
Candidate – Luke Edwards – Mechanical Design Engineer
Cannot recommend them enough, especially Daniel Owen who was very helpful and professional throughout the process. Read More
Candidate – Richard Say – Investment Advisor
I have recently had the pleasure of working with Andy File Associates and their fantastic associate Debra Foster, and would like to provide a letter of recommendation.
Debra was the consummate professional from the word go. She handled both the requests of her client and the needs of me as the candidate with great care, constantly maintaining contact with both parties and keeping us well informed. Read More
Sarah Grice – Finance & HR Manager – Centurion Europe Ltd
‘I have worked with Kelly Blunt at Andy File Assoc. this year on various vacancies and she has been great in respect of communication, understanding our requirements as a business and providing suitable candidates for interview. Read More
Candidate – Jessica Brailsford – Receptionist
“I have recently completed a short assignment for Andy File Associates at a company based in Chesterfield and it was a wonderful first experience of working for this agency. Read More
Sinead O’Neill – Magtec – Head of Culture and People
I have been working with Rebecca Thomas at Andy File for a couple of years and I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Rebecca and her associates. Rebecca is a valuable extended member of the Magtec team and I could not do my job without the confidence knowing Read More
Charlie Griffiths – AAG – Head of Engineering
Our company “AAG IT” uses Andy File Associates exclusively for all our recruitment needs. When we require additional staff, we contact Andy and Dan, who will personally visit our office. They will sit with the teams, listen and make notes,
Candidate – Sally – Auditor PI
Anne is genuinely the most personable and efficient recruiter I've dealt with. She is very approachable and was extremely effective in helping me secure a fantastic new role. Read More
Claire Charlton – HR Manager – ITM Power
After working with Anne and the team at Andy File Associates over the last 3 – 4 years, I can safely say that the team at AFA are highly capable at sourcing the correct candidates for us. Read More
Candidate – Russ – Hard Facing Welder
I was contacted by Dan from Andy File Associates as he found my CV online and he was recruiting for a role that he felt that I was suitable for. After meeting Dan he explained the role and company Read More
Matthew Mason – MD – The Burley Group
We have used Andy File Associates on 3 separate occasions across the group and on all 3 occasions they have found us the right candidate for the role. They took the time to come down to our offices and visit the team who they were recruiting for to understand exactly Read More
Andy Powell – Production Manager – AVK
Having used Andy File Associates in my previous companies within a Production and Manufacturing environment, I felt with the support they had given me in the past I could rely on the team to support my urgent requirements for temporary labour in my current role at AVK Bryan Donkin Valves, due to an upsurge in business requirements. Read More
Jon Blewitt – Financial Controller – Kingspan
I have been thoroughly impressed with you and your staff. You have provided very good candidates for the roles we have had and in a timely, detailed and professional manner. Read More
Candidate – Corey – 2nd Line Engineer
Applied for a position though Andy File with the help of Dan, everything was easy and straight forward. Dan found me the perfect role, kept me up to date at all times. Highly recommend Read More
Candidate – Ruth – Commissioning Administrator
I recently came to Andy File Associates on the recommendation of a friend who had used their services to secure a new role. Read More
Candidate – Craig – Quality Inspector
I have worked with Andy File Associates on a couple of occasions in the last 8 years. The leading consultant was Dan Owen who sourced my details on one of the job boards and placed me in Read More
We have used Andy File Associates for our recruitment purposes for numerous years. The caliber of candidates is excellent and they always ensure they meet our recruitment needs and demands. I would highly recommend any company to use Andy File Associates if they want a friendly and professional service. Read More
Sarah Mitchell – Human Resources Manager – Stauff
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Andy and his team for their assistance with our recruitment over the past 4 years. During this time Stauff has gone through a period of growth from 90 - 140 staff and Andy and the team have been a pleasure to work with, finding the right candidates with the correct skills, ability and personality to fit."
Simon Procter – MD – Procter and Co, Chartered Accountants
“This is the first time for a number of years that I have used a recruitment agency and immediately contacted Andy File Associates. I knew Andy socially and professionally so I asked if he could help find the right person for an accounts assistant for my small accountancy practice. Andy introduced me to Debra, one of his associates, Read More
Natalie Abel – Apprenticeship Recruitment Supervisor – Sheffield College
My experience with Andy File Associates began when I started looking for a new role within apprenticeships when I had been made redundant from my previous role. Rebecca Thomas contacted me about a temp to perm role as an Apprenticeship Recruitment Consultant at The Sheffield College which suited me down to the ground. Read More
Candidate – Faye – Customer Care Agent
I uploaded my CV onto the internet when I was looking for work, I was fortunate enough to be contacted by Daniel at Andy File Associates, Daniel had found a job matching my previous experience and arranged an interview straight away, he kept in constant contact and informed me throughout the whole process. Read More
Katy Edmonds – HR Manager – Independent Forgings and Alloys
I have worked with a number of agencies in my career in HR but none have them have been able to develop the working relationship that I have with Andy File and Dan Owen. They have spent significant time understanding our business and both guys are really excellent at sourcing candidates that are suitable for our vacancies. Dan is extremely helpful and is keen to meet and screen the candidates before our initial meeting Read More
Tara Gough – Sales Manager @ Premier Storage and Office Solutions
I have had the pleasure of dealing with Andy File Associates for many years now. We first met when I was myself looking for a new role. Dan had more than enough time to spend with me which was brilliant considering this day and age every recruiter is interviewing over Skype and email. Dan found me the perfect role and he will continue to be my first point of contact if I ever need recruiting again! Read More
Tom Thurlow – Company Director at Ninehundred Communications Group Ltd
"Ninehundred Communications have worked in partnership with Andy File Associates Limited in relation to our recruitment requirements for the past 6 years and have previously worked with Andy for many years before that. Andy and his team have successfully placed a wide array of staff to include a Business Development Manager, CCTV and Security Installation Engineers, Accounts, HR Manager, Field Sales and Telesales. The main reason that we have continued to use Andy File Associates Ltd exclusively is the quality of the candidates, the speed they turn things around and Read More
Mark Jackman – Director at MKM Building Supplies
“MKM Building Supplies was recommended to contact Andy File Associates when we needed a new member of staff to work here in branch. Andy came and met with me and the team to get the feel of the working environment. They created a accurate job specification for we were looking for. They advertised the role and shortlisted to 3 suitable candidates for us to interview. The successful candidate was offered and is working out fantastically. Since then we have used Andy File Associates again for a temporary assignment got the same great level of service. We would highly recommend Andy File Associates.”
Gail Morris – Senior Manager, Conveyancing Services at Countrywide
“Andy File Associates are the perfect business partner for our recruitment needs. Anne Braithwaite has established a wonderful relationship with me, in the 12 months that we have been specifically working together. Anne is very unique with her approach to ensuring we receive exactly the right candidates. Saving us valuable time by speaking directly with candidates, Read More
Lawrence Della Valle – Director New Business, Professional Services at Countrywide
“Being able to attract good talent to your business is key. Yet talent without the right cultural fit can cause you just as many problems. So finding the right recruiting partner is vitally important to your business. A good recruiter is like having your own scout. I don’t mean campfires and canvas tents but the professional sporting type of scout.
These are the men and women who spend long Read More
"Anne you were very supportive and persuasive in getting me to look at a role I wouldn't normally have done. You took the time to get to know me and to understand me as an Individual that I felt able to make the move.
Keep up the good work !"
Damien Gaunt – Managing Director, Waste Recycling and Destruction Limited
"Great service, quick and easy access to the right talent at competitive rates - I will use Anne and Andy at Andy File Associates again for any future work requirements and would strongly recommend to others"
Candidate – Natalie Moore – Procurement Administrator
"Andy File Associates were recommended to me by a friend who had utilised their services before. I was unfortunate to be made redundant unexpectedly and was worried about the prospect of becoming unemployed. They arranged a meeting with me and by the end of the same week they had found me a Temporary Position with an immediate start date .....Read More
Candidate – Ian Lovelock – Sales Manager
After deciding recently to change my career I uploaded my CV to a recruitment website and was contacted by Anne Braithwaite at Andy File Associates with a potential role that Anne had selected me for. The initial contact was very professional with enough information about the company for me to decide if I was interested which enabled me to make a decision. ....Read More
Pauline – Practice Manager at Grainger Appleyard Solicitors
‘We have worked with Anne for the past few years for all our recruitment needs. She is always attentive to the job in hand and communication is excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Anne to any of my contacts should the opportunity arise.
Candidate – Alfred – Quantity Surveyor
"I have been with Andy File Associates for seven months and I am pleased with their services.
From my experience, I can firmly say they are a top notch recruitment team who value their candidate clients. I have been fortunate enough to have Anne Braithwaite as my direct point of contact. With her excellent communication skills and timely response to all queries, I have always been provided with the necessary information I have required. I am very pleased with their services and words can only say so much. So, for anyone seeking a new job opportunity, I would say Anne at Andy File Associates is the way to go."
Sarah Beck – Business Manager at Allurban
Having known Andy from working for him in Recruitment I had no hesitation in giving him a call when I needed someone within my team. Andy found me a good selection of candidates saving me valuable time and resources. I have no hesitation in recommending Andy File Associates Ltd and hope to use their services again in the near future as the business continues to grow.
Tom Yates – Active Moulds
My experience of working with Andy file associates has been pleasurable if I am honest the response I get from your staff is nothing other than brilliant they are all efficient at what they do. I would recommend Andy File Associates to any one and will always aim to Andy File Associates for my staff requirements in the future.
Kate Levick – Business Centre Manager at Aizlewood’s Mill
At Aizlewood’s Mill we have excellent staff retention so don’t often hire additional staff. However when we needed a handy person we turned to Andy whose a tenant within the Mill. The process was quick, easy and a good price; with the only problem being selecting from the decent pool of candidates put in front of us. With Andy’s help we made the right selection!
Marketing Manager – SIG plc
Having used many recruitment agencies in the past, we were very impressed with the speed candidates were identified and the quality of the candidates put forward with Andy File Associates having already done a detailed filter so saving us time, so much so we have recruited one new member of staff already and are looking at another opportunity as we speak! Speedy service and great for finding the right ‘fit’ for our team!
Paul Collings – Managing Director – Timberplay
"I have used Andy for our recruitment needs over many years and have always been impressed with his service. He has a knack for understanding our requirements and provides a small number of good quality suitable candidates, thereby streamlining the recruitment process. We have no reservation in recommending him to other potential clients."