About us


Straight Bat Recruitment Ltd recruits for Technical, Accountancy & Finance and Executive positions across a broad range of industries, mainly within the private sector. Based in Gloucester, and with 10 years experience in recruitment, our aim is to consistently deliver an honest, transparent and supportive service to both clients and candidates alike.

We ultimately strive to develop long term relationships with clients and endeavour to work in partnership with businesses and organisations across Gloucestershire, the Midlands and South West of England to deliver a service that compliments you by saving you time and helping you to work more productively with a strong and effective workforce behind you.

A few kind words from our clients

What I like about working with Lucy is that she offers a consultative service and has given us some really useful advice on how to handle recruitment campaigns, especially in areas where we have struggled to find the right people. Lucy has employed her experience and knowledge of the market to offer effective solutions that have saved us a lot more time and money than the solutions that her competitors have proposed. Her thorough and efficient approach has helped us to get the job done quickly without compromising the quality of service provided.

Engineering Company, Stroud



Lucy is honest, transparent and helpful and works quickly to get the job done when we need her to. Her rates are also very fair and reasonable, so we always get a completely value for money service, which is why I will always come back to Lucy when we are recruiting new people into the business.

Financial Services Company, Gloucester



Straight Bat is an appropriately named recruitment company! Unlike some agencies that we've used in the past, Lucy has always told us the truth about the candidates we discuss. If they have certain skills sets and tick all of the boxes, she will tell us. However, if they don't have all of the skills that we've asked for in our initial brief, she will also tell us. This means that we are aware of a candidate that may be suitable for a vacancy, but who doesn't tick every single box on our wish list... She doesn't try to over sell and fit a square peg into a round hole, but having taken the time to understand our business and knowing what type of individual fits in well, Lucy will make us aware of candidates that she thinks we should know about to give us an informed choice as to whether we'd like to see them for interview or not. In our line of work, certain technical skill sets can be hard to come by and that kind of service is really valuable... It's essentially a really valuable filtering process for us that saves us an awful lot of time and makes us aware of the best candidates on the market at any one time, with the key ingredient being honesty.

Engineering Company, Cheltenham