Contractor and Interim Recruitment Specialists

Supplying temporary resource across the UK, the Ashdown Group has an outstanding reputation within the specialist contract marketplace.

Whether you are looking for a specialist with experience in your industry or temporary cover to support an over stretched existing team, long term sickness, maternity or holiday cover, we will deliver exactly the person you are looking for quickly and within your budget.

Why choose an Ashdown contractor?

You will receive a choice of specialists matching your project requirements when working with us. With two decades of experience delivering exceptional talent into businesses across the UK, transforming projects and delivering change. Ashdown has an extensive network of loyal consultants, you can rely on us to support you through every stage of your project.

Rapid results

With a network of temporary resource stretching back 20 years, we have unrivalled access to some of the strongest talent in the UK. By marketing your role to our network, we expect to have suitable professional profiles for you to review within 24 hours.


Where required, we will provide research on the market rate expectations of the contract work force against your requirements, always working to your budget and guiding on likely level of expertise at each price point.

Industry Specialists

With a registered base of over one million professionals, it is our goal to provide you with an expert with experience of your industry and the skill set you require to support your time critical projects

Your Ashdown Team

Working closely with you throughout the process will be your dedicated team, whether it is requirements gathering, contractor onboarding, market rate guidance or help with our timesheet system, your specialist team will be there to support you every step of the way.

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"Extremely helpful and informative. They call when they say they will call and nothing seems to be too much trouble. I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone."

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Contract Charges

  • Margin Daily/Hourly


    A heavy investment has helped us build one of the UK's largest contractor databases of highly skilled people.

    With sensible margins, Ashdown pay our contractors as much as possible.

    For example, a £300 per day Systems Analyst on three month contract has a 15% margin.

  • Daily Rate


    We typically recruit middle and heavyweight contractors on a daily rate basis for project last between 1 and 24 months. They will have either a one week or one month notice.

  • Hourly Rate


    Temporary and junior contractors will usually operate on an hourly rate basis for projects. These contractors tend to have either a day or a weeks' notice.

  • Interim FTC


    Generally for 9 months to 24 months where a general skill set is required. Not as expensive as contract day-rate and charged in-line with the permanent fee structure fixed term contracts are a great solution to maternity or secondment cover, or long-term absences.

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