What People Say about Red Star...

Contact Red Star Associates

Telephone: 01993 773305

44 Market Square, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6AL

Email: info@redstarassociates.co.uk

What People Say about Red Star...

'I have had the great pleasure of dealing with Gary Peck both in recruiting staff for me and using him to find a position for myself. His knowledge of the industry and who’s who is phenomenal.
I have found him to be very professional and extremely astute in matching the right candidate for the right position. I cannot recommend him highly enough.'

Tom Lewis, Operations Director Wildsmith Hotels - and previously GM of Gilpin Lodge, Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, Studley Priory

'We have used Red Star Associates for the last 5 years and they constantly deliver enthusiastic and motivated members of staff, and understand our needs as an employer and the levels we require.'

Tom Kerridge, The Hand & Flowers, Marlow

‘Gary and the team at Red Star have remained our preferred agency for the last 10 years.  The first call we make is always to Red Star. I trust their judgement on who they feel is the right fit and have never been disappointed by any of the candidates put forward.  Pricing has been competitive and service strong.  They seem to have got me out of a few potential scrapes!  Well done to Red Star and I’m very happy to recommend’. 

James Hiley-Jones, Area General Manager, Careys Manor and Senspa, and The Montagu Arms

'I have used RSA over the last five years for the whole cross section of Supervisory to Senior Management Positions, and I have to say that for my type of Business they come up with compatible candidates each and every time.  This bespoke CV selection then leads to attentive and informed advise from the RSA team, which ultimately leads to more of my recruitment being done through them.  One of the most refreshing things about RSA is the "after sales service".  On occasions when things have not gone to plan, the back up is there to ensure things are rectified as soon as possible, with very much a 'no quibble' policy.  I would have no hesitation in recommending RSA to both Clients and Candidates who aspire to work in the quality end of the Hotel market.' 

Mathew Griffin, Chief Operating Officer, Assured Hotels

“Red Star Recruitment put together The Curlew kitchen team quickly, transparently and effciently. They clearly understood the brief, The Curlew’s personality and our offering. The Chefs they supplied for interview were perfectly suited, they didn’t waste time simply sending bodies to justify fees or tick boxes, they really thought about what would fit at The Curlew and provided us with candidates that were all suitable. It’s clear that Red Star are specialists and have a deep understanding of the restaurant industry and particular sector in which The Curlew operates. If I am ever in need of recruitment in the future, my first and only call will be to Red Star recruitment."

Mark Colley - Owner, The Curlew Restaurant

I have worked with Red Star Associates since 2003 and in that time I have always received a professional and comprehensive service. Their ability to match the right candidate with the right property is, in my opinion rarely matched throughout the recruitment industry.

Simon Kelly, Head Chef, The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, Helmsley

'I have over the years had many dealings with Gary Peck and the team at Red Star. His is the first number I look for when I have a recruitment opportunity. Gary and his team are honest, trustworthy and reliable. If they say they will do something they do. In modern day recruitment that alone is a rarity. Gary takes an active interest in your business and is very ethical in his dealings. He can be relied upon to be discreet and his knowledge of the market is invaluable when dispensing advice. His client base is enviable, his contacts extensive. I wholeheartedly recommend him and his team.'

Jeremy Rata, Managing Director, Bovey Castle

 'After 7 years working at 2 Michelin star level my search for a new position began with being sent for interview after interview for the wrong job.  Refreshingly, RSA listened to my requirements, offered some sensible advise about the job market at the time and I am now loving my new position as Head Chef of a 2 rosette property - working towards a 3rd rosette and hopefully one day my own Michelin Star!'

Simon King, Head Chef, Wales

“We have worked with Gary and the team at Red Star for many years and have always found them to be efficient, cost effective with the right type of candidates.  They have a strong knowledge and understanding of our specific sector which is one of the reasons why when needing to use an agency we pick up the phone to them.”

Iain Shelton, Managing Director, Premier Cru Hotels & Inns

What our Clients say...

Why choose us?

The majority of our work is done with repeat Clients – testimony in itself. 

We go that extra mile in identifying the needs of our new Clients - hopefully making you one of our future repeat Clients!


Having been the market leader for some time, we have got to know our Clients well, which inevitably helps us to source the most suitable candidates for each Client.


Our Clients tell us time and again that we excel in delivering the right person for the right job.


We get to know our Candidates well and listen to their requirements, this ensures we only offer opportunities which properly match what they’ve asked us for (unless something really unusual comes up – and then we sometimes throw this into the mix – just in case!!).