Top talent needs top recruitment specialists

Work with us to find your next big career move

Opportunities on and under the radar

We've had 25 years in the food and drink industry to build relationships that matter. That's why we're always one of the first to hear about new and upcoming opportunities in the sector.

When you work with Oval, we share those opportunities with you first hand.

Our niche knowledge finds your perfect role

Our business isn't just people. It's people specialising in food and drink. Our specific knowledge in the sector means we can match you with the right roles, at the right time.

Your recruitment partner every step of the way

When you work with us, it's not just a tick box exercise. We're here to make sure your talent is put in the perfect place by getting to know you and what you want from your next position.

And if there aren't any current opportunities that stand out to you, we'll follow up regularly with the latest vacancies, so that you can stay one step ahead of the game


See why people love working with Oval.

“We have been working with Nicola and the team at The Oval Partnership for the last few years. They take the time to get to know and understand your business, the ways of working and the dynamics of the people. No role is out of scope, always up for the challenge and Nicola will take the time to work with the recruiting manager to understand all aspects of the role and candidate requirements. I am always confident that when candidates are submitted to us to consider, they have been fully briefed on the role and company and the team at Oval maintain a good link between us and the candidate from start to end of the recruitment process. Without a doubt a professional and friendly service.”

“After recently working closely with Nicola Grainger it is my pleasure to recommend her as an exceptional recruiter. My dealings with her have been a pleasure each time we interacted. Nicola was always professional in her approach, extremely personable and made a challenging process straight forward and efficient. Nicola's personal approach and Indepth knowledge of the business and industry ensured I was armed with the information and techniques I needed tailored to the business I aspired to work for. I strongly believe all this put me in a great position both physically and mentally to secure a role in an exciting business for the future.  ”

“Clayton is as tenacious as he is personable, which is a formidable combination in the specialist area of Food and Drink Recruitment. During our time working together, we've benefited and enjoyed transparent communication with absolute discretion, in the process creating the best environment for success & positive results. I have no reservation is recommending Clayton (in fact, I did so only last week!) if you are searching for a thorough and conscientious partner who works tirelessly to truly understand the key requirements of both his clients and candidates, in terms of both experience and skill set, as well as personality & cultural fit.”

“I can thoroughly recommend Clayton & the rest of the team at Oval. From a candidate perspective the entire process was seamless, and it felt as though my best interests were at the heart of any recommendations.”

“Clayton has worked with our business on a number of roles providing a range of good calibre candidates, to meet the role requirements and role briefs given. The candidates and roles covered include a number of vertical markets including Marketing, Commercial and Planning. Clayton has also provided us with Market Intelligence and good Market Insights when requested”

“Had a great experience with Toby and The Oval Partnership in being placed in a new role. Kept me informed of timescales and offered advice and feedback at every stage of the recruitment process. Highly recommend.”

“The Oval were fantastic to work with, Toby reached out to me a few months after our initial conversation with a position at a fantastic business we had discussed previously, who had no opportunities at the time. Toby and Clayton were both fantastic throughout the process - I felt consistently well prepared for my interactions with the hiring business, and landed my dream role at the end of the process. I would highly recommend The Oval to anyone looking for a role within the Hospitality sector, whether that be a new career starting or a progression within the industry.”