Directory was envisioned in 2003 as a luxury recruitment agency. It has since evolved into a leading talent resourcing partner in the service industry with offices in London and the Midlands.
From exciting new startups to international organisations, Directory works across sectors in retail, fashion, beauty, hospitality and wellness to create professional matches. With a keenly honed expertise in distilling the DNA of business needs and a passion for discovering fresh talent, the team at Directory take a highly personal approach to tailoring its services to suit each client.
Our ethos is a simple three-pronged approach of Search, Selection, Success. Directory provides a holistic, vertically integrated process for your recruitment and career needs. By combining insider networks, out-of-the-box methods and market know-how along with our extensive talent base, we select highly qualified candidates, to match the best people with the right opportunity for optimal success.
We love a challenge. Directory is both professionally and culturally connected, using highly effective methods to find the best fit. Whether you’re a client or a candidate, impossible isn’t in our playbook.
The Directory team guides both clients and candidates to ensure the best selection. As an end-to-end partner, we are committed to each individual by listening to your business needs, qualifying your career goals and directing your selection journey.
Your success defines ours. We believe that a friendly and receptive nature, integrity and a focus on measurable results are behind every long standing professional bond. Sustaining the trust we’ve built over the years with our clients and candidates, we propel you to reach success on your own terms.
Javid began his career in luxury fashion at Harvey Nichols after studying at the London College o...
Younus brings over 20 years of expertise in luxury fashion and customer service-focused retail sa...
Permanent Division Luxury Recruiter Linda has over a decade’s worth of experience working in the ...
Rajni is the Operations Manager at Directory with a cross-functional education spanning HR, Busin...
Junior Marketing Manager
Temporary Division Manager
Tim Jackson is a London based academic, writer, speaker and consultant specialising in luxury and...
A rich fashion and marketing background distinguishes Sima as a contributor. Early in her career,...
Ranjit Thind is a senior leader with over 15 years’ progressive global planning, product merchand...
At Directory, we are always looking for driven and focussed individuals looking to grow their career and take ownership of their role, to join us in our boutique recruitment agency.
Whereas some recruitment experience is preferred, we are open to the right person with great people skills and a network they can leverage to grow a business into a thriving success.
If you’re someone who gets excited about mapping out career opportunities in the fashion, retail, beauty, health & wellness & hospitality sectors and have the ability to influence both client and candidate side to build long-term relationships in an ever-changing landscape of resourcing, we want to hear from you!
"I have worked with Younus and Javid for a number of years. They never fail to deliver and always follow up to ensure their services are complete. They work with great professionalism and I highly recommend them".
"Coming from a design degree I was keen to learn about the business behind fashion by being amidst it and learn about the clients & their relationship with luxury fashion. Younus & Javid helped me with just that. They really took into consideration what direction I wanted to take with my career, what specifically interested me & more importantly what I wanted to learn. They set me up with a company that shared my ethos & values and where I could gain a wide understanding of not only the products but the business as well".
"Not acting as the classic recruitment agencies, Directory Group is also very much oriented into discovering talents and career opportunities that could fit into the job vacancies they see as the best fit. A one-of-kind agency serious and professional where each candidate feels very much valued, supported and informed at all times. As a candidate, I had a great experience working with Younus Desai from Directory Group and would definitely use again their services in the future."
"Working with Directory Group and the whole team was the best experience I had with a recruitment agency during my 3 years of living in London. Thanks to them I went through brands such as Christian Dior, Marni, Stella McCartney and got experience as a mystery shopper. That all gave me confidence, experience and a positive way of life which got me the job I have now."
"My personal experience working with Directory Group Ltd has been the most pleasant. Directory, as an agency, understood the necessary effort and skills it requires for one to be a representative of both the agency and the brand. With thorough guidance from Younus and his team, I was able to jump-start my career at Valentino Bicester Village with ease, where I worked alongside a wonderful boutique team."
"As a Retail Manager, in the luxury field for the past 15 years, I have been collaborating with Directory and using their services regularly. Working very closely with Younus Desai, Directory has exceeded the way in which recruiters assist Luxury Brands in terms of detecting new talents, both permanent and temporary. Directory has excelled at anticipating business needs in general and delivering luxury standards in particular. Directory has demonstrated great flexibility when facing a challenge, as well as invaluable business understanding by consistently integrating the Luxury House values of professionalism and exceptional service into their own practices. Directory have my full confidence and I will be delighted to continue engaging with their team".