Who are we

Richard James was established by specialist recruiters Richard Walton and James Hunt in 2016 with just one single goal in mind: to build mutually beneficial, lasting relationships, and to provide the highest possible service to both clients and candidates.

We pride ourselves on our core values which promote honesty, trust, integrity, and straight forward advice with simple yet effective communication tailored to our clients’ specific needs. It is this ethos that has turned our dream into a successful reality. Richard James is underpinned with passion, tenacity and enthusiasm and this is applied to all our areas of specialism. We are willing and able to provide the highest levels of service which in turn delivers the right results on each and every campaign.

As well as being the foundations of our core values, here at Richard James we believe that equality and diversity are the source of innovation, competitive advantage and creativity. That’s why we’re committed to equal opportunities for everyone – regardless of race, gender, age, religion and identity.

We offer a bespoke service via our in-depth understanding of our clients’ business and recruitment preferences, enabling a wholly effective recruitment partnering experience. By being experts in in our field, we are able to secure the highest calibre talent for any team; we deliver on the promises we always set out to achieve.



My success can be attributed to my positive outlook, hard work and determination. Building relationships is at the core of everything I do – from building a future for my family, to experiencing different cultures and being at the forefront of the Energy and Commodity recruitment market.

Having qualified as an Electronic Engineer, I have had specific experience in the Energy & Commodities and Accounting & Finance markets since 2008 and became co-Founder of Richard James in 2016. My success in partnering with clients in the Oil, Gas & Power, LNG, Metals and Agricultural sectors; from smaller trading houses, mid-size Energy firms, Integrated Majors and newly formed businesses is testament to my drive and ambition.



My passion lies firmly in the Energy and Commodities recruitment sector. As a proud family man with a love of the outdoors and adventure, I bring my specialist skills and energy to Richard James with a combination of dedication, tenacity and a ‘never give up’ attitude.

I began my recruitment career in 2008 before co-Founding Richard James in 2016 – one of my proudest personal achievements as we built the business from scratch. My expert knowledge of the Commodities industry, coupled with a caring, honest and hands-on approach, enables me to build focused long lasting business relationships and deliver bespoke results to both clients and candidates within the Energy and Commodity space.