Giving talented individuals the chance to develop a career in the Technology & Engineering sector


We believe the UK continues to be one of the leading countries within Engineering & Technology in the world.

It’s crucial that these companies, innovators and entrepreneurs along with the Engineers of today and tomorrow, are given the support to ensure the UK remains at the forefront of Engineer & Technology Design.

Whether you are a small business trying to get an idea off the ground, a growing business being recognised for your achievements or an Engineer looking to progress your career you are equally as important to Hernshead.

For us it is about companies & people that want to develop, grow and contribute to the industry. If you tick all three of those boxes, then we want to help you.

We also do this to give talented individuals the chance to develop a career (through recruitment) and experience the growing Technology & Engineering sector. We can then provide them with the opportunity to educate themselves further, contribute to the industry, give back to charity and help them achieve their personal goals.

How we do this

It’s crucial to ours and your success that we are working with you rather than for you.

For clients we like to become an extension of your business. We make it our goal to understand your business; by that we mean your goals, people, challenges and what makes you tick.

For candidates it’s not just about the career or education you have had so far, but your career aspirations and your experience outside of work.

The world didn’t need another generic recruitment agency promising the world and delivering the same service. We have access to the same tools (such as Job Boards & LinkedIn) that everyone else does. What sets us apart is the understanding of your business, job & industry and our honesty to you (even if sometimes we have to tell you things you might not like to hear).

Along with that we recognise the part we have to play in ensuring the next generation of Engineers join the industry. Our consultants regularly volunteer for a number of STEM organisations and we’ve partnered with the EDT and donate a % of our turnover to help them carry out their fantastic charity work.

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What we do

Recruit for some of the fastest growing and most exciting Technology & Engineering companies within the UK, delivering projects around the world.

From Automated Machinery saving lives to companies with bespoke patented technology helping to create the food we eat daily, every client like us has their technological speciality and by understanding their business we not only recruit great permanent and contract resource for them but we advise on new office locations, advise on their business strategy and help their business development.

Tom is a very friendly and professional recruiter. He goes above and beyond to help you prepare and feel ready for all stages of the application providing you with great confidence going into interview.

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Meet the team

All our consultants specialise within their own technical niche. View a member of the team to learn more about their specialism and how they’ve helped clients and candidates during their time at Hernshead.

Tom Johnson


Tom graduated in 2012 from the University of Southampton, with a Degree in Psychology with a focus on Economic Behaviour. Following this he joined one of the UK’s most successful recruitment agencies focusing on the Controls & Automation sector. Within 5 years he progressed from a trainee consultant to Team Manager of one of the companies most successful teams. Following this Tom created an Application for the Contract recruitment market before joining a Times Top 100 recruitment business to lead a new division for them. Following 2 years with the business, Tom joined forces with Lord Sugar to launch Hernshead. Tom is passionate about the Engineering & Technology sectors within the UK and encouraging the Engineers of the future into the industry. Alongside the day to day operations of the business Tom works closely with charity partners and educational bodies to promote and support future Engineers.

Lord Sugar


Having left school in Hackney aged 16, Alan Sugar started selling car aerials and electric goods out of a van he bought for £50. In 1968, he founded Amstrad and now, nearly 45 years later, he has an estimated worth of £1.21 billion and was ranked 123rd in the 2019 Sunday Times Rich List. A former Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur FC, he sold his Amstrad empire to Sky in July 2007. His other companies include Amscreen, the UK’s largest digital media owner, property investment firm Amsprop and Viglen, a manufacturer specialising in computers, networks and solutions. In 2000, he was knighted for his services to business and he holds two honorary Doctorates of Science degrees, awarded by City University and Brunel University respectively. Having previously sat on the Business Council for Britain and fronted a campaign promoting the benefits of apprenticeships, he was named as the government’s Enterprise Champion in 2009 and appointed to the House of Lords as Baron Sugar of Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney. Lord Sugar has also appeared in all series of BBC’s The Apprentice, where aspiring young businessmen and women compete for the chance to work with him. Lord Sugar is a philanthropist for a number of charities including Great Ormond Street Hospital and Jewish Care.

Lindae Fyffe

Controls & Automation

Lindae Fyffe joined Hernshead to work within our Controls & Automation sector in November 2019 after completed a Media Production Degree. Lindae works across the UK helping Companies Hire and Retain the best Controls & Automation talent. This includes Control Systems Engineers, Electrical Design Engineers, Project Mangers and Service Engineers. Lindae can regularly be found at client sites helping them to understand the technical skills they need in new hires and the best way to attract that talent. He still retains a passion for Media Production and can be found creating content for himself and clients on LinkedIn.

Dan Wilson

Automotive & Space

Dan joined Hernshead in October 2020. He brings with him 6 years of recruitment experience within Automotive; Motorsport & Space having worked with some of the biggest names within the industry.

Joe Thatcher

Manufacturing, Logistics & Fulfilment

Joe joined Hernshead in July 2020 and works within our Manufacturing, Logistics & Fulfilment team. Prior to joining Hernshead Joe began his career in recruitment with a local business covering a number of roles within the Engineering sector. Joe supports business with a production focus helping them recruit skillsets such as Maintenance Engineers, Production Engineers, Quality Engineers and Management Personnel. He also assists clients with software and analysis staff as their business become more digital.