About Thatcher Associates

  • A specialist recruitment consultancy who have been operating for nearly 20 years, Thatcher Associates has worked hard to develop strong, long lasting relationships.  
  • Focused on providing talent acquisition solutions, we're involved with hiring for a variety of exciting projects, usually with a professional, technical, managerial, or leadership theme. 
  • Building relationships based on trust and knowledge, our expert recruitment consultants are well placed to deliver solutions appropriate to the requirements of our clients. 

Leadership Team

John Thatcher
John Thatcher
Managing Director

I originally formed Thatcher Associates out of a desire to run my own business and because I disliked the KPI driven culture in the mainstream recruitment market; for me, success is about delivering the right outcomes for our clients and candidates, professionalism, maintaining relationships, and sustainability.

Over the years as a director / shareholder I have undertaken many roles within the company, often at the same time: primarily as a recruiter of senior candidates, but also team leader, manager, trainer, business developer and account manager, plus I have oversight of P&L and finance function.

Moving forwards, Thatcher Associates will continue to work with a range of organisations in the UK and the Caribbean where we can add value, develop and maintain relationships, and have a sustainable business. We are not interested in arrangements with RPO companies, or working assignments which are listed with multiple recruiters.

If you’d like to talk about your staffing challenges, or your next career move, then please do make contact. Equally, if you're a recruiter who's considering your career options please get in touch.

Paul Chaffe
Paul Chaffe
Operations Director

I teamed up with John back in 2001 as a shareholding director and have been a key figure in the company's journey over the last 18 years, having had an active involvement with the strategic management and leadership of the business, with a primary focus on our construction and property brand.  

A main focus for me is ensuring that,  as a business, we deliver a service which sets us apart from our competitors; whether this is down to our understanding of the construction and property industry, the thoroughness of a search, or that we are applying attention to detail that you'll rarely find elsewhere.

With an early career working for a Plc contractor, I'm well grounded in the construction industry.  In more recent years, I've specialised in managing senior appointments in the South West of England, placing numerous operational, commercial, and technical leaders with contractors, developers, and consultants in the region.  I've seen first hand how the industry has changed over the years and I'm often called upon to provide advice to hiring organisations as they undergo planned change. 

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  • AntiguaF&B DirectorAntigua, Antigua and Barbuda
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  • Vice President - Major BusinessSaint Lucia
  • Business Analytics ManagerJamaica
  • Lift EngineerAnguilla
  • Saint KittsFinishing Manager - ResidentialSaint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • NevisGeneral Superintendent - ResortsNevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Site Engineer - ResidentialDominica
  • MEP Manager - ResortsBritish Virgin Islands
  • General SuperintendentUnited States Virgin Islands
  • Commercial ManagerGrenada
  • Construction Project ManagerGrenada
  • General Manager (Resorts)Bahamas
  • CFOBahamas
  • Assistant Financial ControllerGrenada
  • South WestCustomer Care ManagerSouth West, UK
  • South WestSenior Site ManagerSouth West, UK
  • Superintendent - Restaurant Fit OutBarbados
  • AbacoConstruction Manager - Hurricane restorationAbaco, Bahamas
  • DevonSite ManagerDevon, UK
  • BristolSenior Cost ManagerBristol, UK
  • BristolLand ManagerBristol, UK
  • BristolLand DirectorBristol, UK
  • BristolQuantity SurveyorBristol, UK
  • BristolSite ManagerBristol, UK
  • BristolQuantity SurveyorBristol, UK
  • South WestSenior Project ManagerSouth West, UK
  • South WestCommercial DirectorSouth West, UK
  • South WestRegional DirectorSouth West, UK
  • DevonQA/QC ManagerDevon, UK
  • SomersetSite EngineerSomerset, UK
  • ExeterProject ManagerExeter, UK
  • South WestProject ManagerSouth West, UK
  • Maintenance ManagerTurks and Caicos Islands
  • Chief Financial OfficerJamaica
  • Operations ManagerJamaica
  • MEP ManagerTrinidad and Tobago
  • Construction ManagerTrinidad and Tobago
  • Assistant EngineerBarbados
  • Restaurant ManagerBarbados
  • Executive ChefBarbados
  • Resort ManagerCayman Islands
  • Financial ControllerSt Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Workshop ManagerSt Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Plant ManagerSt Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Desalination ManagerSt Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Chief EngineerBahamas
  • Human Resources ManagerJamaica
  • BristolCDM ManagerBristol, UK
  • Senior AccountantJamaica
  • BristolTechnical ManagerBristol, UK
  • BristolHealth and Safety ManagerBristol, UK
  • BristolTechnical DirectorBristol, UK
  • BristolConstruction ManagerBristol, UK
  • DirectorJamaica
  • AntiguaSite ManagerAntigua, Antigua and Barbuda