JBAndrews was founded by Joshua Bowerman and Ben Liggins in 2018 and is a market leader in providing global recruitment solutions to the international Logistics & Supply Chain, Diagnostics and Industrial Sectors. Operating across six continents they have developed an unparalleled understanding of each market that they work within.
The company was founded in the city of Leeds in the United Kingdom. Both Ben and Joshua moved to the North of England after managing teams in a top Executive Search firm in London. The two set up their first office in the heart of Leeds City Centre and have combined their local knowledge and global expertise in recruitment to start their own global search and selection consultancy.
The name of the business comes from Joshua and Ben’s first name initials and ‘Andrew’ is the name of both their fathers, which perfectly demonstrates their family values, in which they apply to everything they do.
Both Ben and Joshua fell into recruitment after graduating in 2013 and 2014 in different majors. They personally have close to 2 decades of experience working in their specified recruitment sectors, placing highly skilled candidates in permanent, contract and interim roles across the company’s specific industries.
Over 15 years’ executive leadership experience
One half of the company start-up duo is Joshua. Educated at Queen Mary, University of London, Joshua read Law and graduated with a 2:1. Upon graduation he began working within a large Executive Search firm with offices based in both Leeds and London. Following over 3 incredibly successful years and becoming an integral part of the management team in London, Joshua returned to Leeds at the end of 2017 in order to start JBAndrews. Today, Joshua is globally responsible for: commercial training & development; recruitment across Leeds and Dubai and profitability & strategic growth for the entire business. Personally, Joshua specialises in executive search within the technical side of diagnostics.
Originally from Rutland, Ben studied at Lancaster University, graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Business Studies, after achieving the International Baccalaureate Diploma at Oakham School. Ben is the other half of the senior leadership team, specialising in Executive Search in the Logistics & Supply Chain sector. After successfully leading teams in Leeds and managing a branch in London for over 4.5 years covering various market verticals, Ben was given the opportunity to co-lead JBAndrews from its Head Office in Leeds. Today, Ben is globally responsible for: operational training & development; recruitment across Leeds and Dubai and profitability & strategic growth for the entire business.
In the early days JBAndrews focused solely on Logistics & Supply Chain and Diagnostics, with just 3 employees making up their team. Fast-forward to now, and Josh and Ben have created a business they are very proud of, serving multiple industries. Today, JBAndrews employs over 25 consultants across 2 continents and remains an innovative, and results-driven business that prides itself on delivering a one-to-one service with accurate market insight and proven business acumen. Our highly tailored approach to executive search places lasting client relationships before short-terms goals, as we pride ourselves on building purposeful partnerships, by putting people first. We also understand the need to consider each and every position as unique – wherever in the world it may be.
By harnessing this approach we are able to excel in making c-level placements across the globe whilst simultaneously providing regionally based solutions in both senior business development and senior technical/operational roles.
Combining these attributes has placed us at the forefront of our respective industries and positioned us to continue increasing the scope of our customer solutions and services. 2021 saw the development of JBAndrews into a truly international executive search firm with the opening of our office in Dubai. This step is just the beginning of the global growth of JBA – we have our eyes set on London, the US and Australia in the not-too-distant future!
Building partnerships and putting people first is what we do