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Recruitment doesn't have to be stressful & we'll tell you why.

Lightning was founded to genuinely help the industry.

In September 2019, after working on and managing the hosted buyers programme at This is Beyond, Chris King founded Lightning. The premise then was simple - provide a personalised service to owner run travel agencies looking to grow their small teams and maintain contact with job seekers even when they're not looking for a new role.

Well, after successful launching, post Covid Chris decided to expand our brand's focus to the wider luxury travel and lifestyle industry officially, but the company has maintained the same ethos that we think separates us from the rest....we give a sh*t.

We will help rival companies out by suggesting candidates even if we don't get a fee, because we want them to get a job. We refuse to cold call for new business and never send marketing emails because we value your time. We take the time to get to know people and value the power of personal relationships. 

Honestly, recruitment is not hard, it's the time and the unpredictability of humans that's the hard part. Let us take the stress out of the equation for you and know that you'll get transparency and hard work from us from start to finish.


What about our values? 

Honesty, Integrity, Compassion and Equality are the core on which we operate.


Honesty & Integrity  We are 100% up front with both clients and candidates from the get go. If we aren't the right recruiter for you? We'll tell you. If you aren't quite the right fit for a role as a candidate? We won't put you forward for it.

Compassion  We really get to know our clients and candidates and will form a personal bond with you , really taking the time to understand your needs. Even if we can't help you personally, we'll try to put you in touch with someone who can.

Equality & Giving Back  We believe all candidates should be treated equally so we offer clients to have CVs initially sent without a name or any gender pronouns on to ensure there is no unconscious bias present. We also donate a % of each placement fee to charity.