• crown
    Howdens Joinery
    access self storage
    silent night
  • senator group
    omega plc
    city plumbing
  • Sainsbury's & Argos
    Collinson Group
    the range

Meet the Director

Gareth Thomas

Your Journey. Your Future. Our Passion. Said differently what’s important to you.

Established in 2013, we are experts in recruitment solutions to the KBB/Retail/Builders Merchant Sectors. World class recruitment services is what we do. Every single one of clients may be in the same sector, but they are all very different. Just like the candidates they require. The one thing they all have in common. We only introduce candidates at the top of their game. Your business excels. So will we. We are proud many of our clients and candidates’ have become business friends over the years and we’ve enjoyed watching their careers, businesses and lives flourish.

Our coverage is UK wide and provides full 360 turnkey recruitment from showroom and branch operations to key head office functions. Every situation is different. The systems and processes to discover the right talent for your business remain the same.


  • I have been working in partnership with Venture since 2012. In this time we have built a great working relationship through his consistent delivery and passion for our brand. The experience within recruitment, understanding of the marketplace and their network of industry contacts make them stand out. Elliot and his team have supported our business with various recruitment initiatives successfully filling multiple vacancies across the UK in both store management and head office functions. The team at Venture are results driven, reliable and act just as if they work for my business. I would recommend Venture to any internal recruitment team as a trusted business partner and recruitment professionals that will consistently deliver great results.
    Head of Recruitment – Leading DIY Retailer

  • Venture have been a huge help with my recruitment needs. The team scoped out all the specific role requirements with me, identified a number of very suitable candidates and ultimately helped place several people on my team. Great communication and very approachable, I highly recommend working with Venture and will be staying in touch with them!
    HR Director – Leading Supermarket Retailer

  • Venture have a rich history of delivering 1st class results. The support, guidance and coaching is second to none. Their tenacity and passion means they work with great collaboration and liaises between candidate and employer to achieve the best result for all parties. Thanks for all your hard work Venture!
    Operations Director, Leading Health Retailer

  • The team at Venture have been extremely helpful and proactive when supporting me with my recruitment. They are competent and highly skilled in recruiting and I would definitely recommend.
    Recruitment Manager – Leading Storage Business

  • A real pleasure to deal with Venture Recruitment, from the first phone call all the way to the offer process they showed they have a real talent for the recruitment game. Consummate professionals with a refreshing and credible approach has literally overshadowed the 4-6 recruiters I was dealing with who were either too busy to call back or even give feedback. I am super happy to recommend them, Thanks for everything.
    Recruitment Manager – Leading Kitchen Showroom Retailer

  • I’ve worked with Venture for the last two years, not only have they done a fantastic job, it’s also been great fun! John has delivered time and time again. His communication has been professional, I always also feel he really cares. We have now filled multiple, key roles that have enabled our business to really move forward. I’ve really valued John’s support and I would have no hesitation recommending John to anyone looking for someone willing to go the extra mile.
    Head of Showrooms – Kitchen Design Business

  • Gareth and the team at Venture are a real pleasure to work with. Very funny and down to earth, and by far one of the best Rec Cons I have partnered within the Retail Sector. You can depend on Gareth to deliver incredible people and results, he is also always easily accessible.
    Sales Director – Blue Chip FMCG

  • I first worked with Gareth during a time of rapid expansion for our organisation and can confidently say that Gareth's skill and professionalism contributed to our success no end. Gareth quickly identifies client requirements and pulls out of the stops to exceed them. Even in high-pressure situations Gareth displays a calm, dedicated and motivating persona and the effect this has on those he works with is profound. I hope to work with Gareth once again in the future and cannot recommend him highly enough.
    HR Director – Leading DIY / Trade Business

  • It’s refreshing to work with a business that clearly care as well as listen. I am confident that if I lay out some time to meet with Venture’s candidates, I will meet potential managers that are well prepared and thoroughly briefed on the role. Gareth have proved himself on several occasions and working with him is a pleasure. He keeps in constant contact without giving me the hard sell and always keeps me updated. I would happily recommend Gareth to other potential clients.
    Operations Manager – Leading Electrical Retailer

  • Having worked with Gareth and his team for a number of years, I have to say that he's possible one of the best recruiters in the market for genuine results and brand representation. Gareth has a style that allows people to connect with him on a personal level, which helps him to gain authentic details from both the Employer and potential Employee. The reason that I recommend Gareth and Venture is due to high huge amount of personal integrity, something which seems to be sadly lacking in the Recruitment Industry. If something is not going to well Gareth will manage both the candidate and the employer to pull the process back on track with an amazing amount of honesty. If you are looking for results then this is your man…
    HR Director – Global Logistics Business

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Get in Touch

  • Berkshire Office:
  • Clyde House
  • Reform Road
  • Maidenhead
  • Berkshire
  • SL6 8BY
  • 07884 435008