Jamie Riding

CORE Profile

My Middle Eastern recruitment journey began a little over 5 years ago, when I decided to take a risk and step away from the world of hospitality altogether and embark on something new – so this definitely feels like a full circle moment, where I can now combine my hospitality background with my wealth of knowledge regarding Middle Eastern recruitment! 


My remit covers the Middle East as a whole, and I specialise in recruiting Mid-Senior all the way through to C-Suite & Non-Exec hires across Hospitality, F&B, Event/Entertainment, FMCG, & Facilities Management verticals – where CORE can provide technical, operational, and corporate service solutions.  


If you’re in the region already and seeking your next assignment, or looking to make the move to sunnier climates – feel free to drop me a message and we can get the ball rolling from there. 


What do you enjoy the most?

As cliché as it sounds, no day in recruitment is ever the same and that rings even truer in the Middle East. You’re always kept on your toes, and each day brings different surprises!

What did you want to be when you were younger?

My dream was definitely to become a footballer, however, the closest I ever came to gracing Old Trafford was having my old apartment in Salford look onto the Sir Alex Ferguson stand!

What do you do when you’re not at work?

You’ll often find me overindulging in Dubai’s amazing F&B scene, whether that be brunches, restaurants, or beach clubs – but now that the summer months are kicking in I’ll be appreciating indoor air conditioning and shopping malls a whole lot more!