Stuart Hills

CORE Profile

I started as a rookie in recruitment many years ago (the exact figure will remain a secret) but over the years I have help build a fantastic company, that really does focus on two CORE elements, this being client care and building relationships. “Honesty Transparency and Integrity have been the key focus to help grow the business over the years. Is recruitment fun and easy? No, but can you make it fun and exciting? Yes! Have faith in the time this takes and enjoy the process.


As Managing Director, I manage the operations within the UK office and work closely with the founder in the day-to-day running of our business. Since I have been with Core the company has grown from 10 to 48 consultants plus, in the team across the world, with more countries on the horizon. 


I oversee and recruit for roles from mid-level management to senior/executive levels:


  • CEOs & COO’s
  • Managing Directors
  • People Directors / Head of Human Resources
  • Director of Marketing
  • Regional Managers, Operations and Area Managers 
  • Sales Directors 
  • General Managers
  • Bar Managers 
  • In-house Recruitment Managers

My top tips:  ‘Client is king/queen’. It sounds old school and it is. Andlearn to be an extension of the company you are recruiting for.


What do you enjoy most?

Several things! I have a fantastic team that challenges me daily (in a good way!) and I have built up some amazing relationships with some great clients/friends. On top of this, I get the chance to help people change their jobs and give career advice! A very rewarding albeit, challenging, role.

What did you want to be when you were younger?

To be honest, when I was younger I wanted to be a Chef! So I wasn’t too far away from my dream (as a child)

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

I mean, you can always catch me at a new restaurant opening in London, I love to check out all the new trends in London that are up and coming and when I’m not eating or working, I’m in the gym, burning off those calories.