About Cranleigh

About Cranleigh

We’re an independent, family-run business offering bespoke recruitment services for science, sustainability and engineering sectors across the UK. We base our success upon specialist industry knowledge and a dedication to find the right people for the role.

Tried and tested

Since 2001, we’ve been carefully building relationships – from small start-ups to world-class leaders. And in the process, we’ve established a reputation as one of the hardest working companies in our industry. It’s our discipline and commitment that gives us the edge over our competitors with several multinationals and SME businesses employing us as sole suppliers.

Pushing the boundaries

We pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise. Through continuing research, we’re always looking to go that one step further for our clients. We share your passion for science and engineering. Because if you’re looking to break new ground, then so should we.

Beyond the expected

We’ll go that extra mile for you. Whether it’s offering candidates one-to-ones on improving a CV, or scouting new job opportunities. We like to visit our clients prior to search commencing to give us a firm understanding of the exact needs and expectations. And that goes for all levels, whether it’s a junior lab technician or a retained search to find the next CEO.



We recruit in the following sectors:

The scientific market

  • Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare & clinical research
  • Polymers & materials
  • Food & beverage
  • Chemical & agrochemical
  • Cosmetics toiletries & household goods
  • Environmental


The sustainability market

  • Renewables (wind, solar & marine)
  • Low carbon
  • Climate change
  • Energy management
  • Environmental & sustainability
  • Bio-energy
  • Waste management


The engineering market

  • Mechanical
  • Design
  • Continuous improvement
  • Process
  • Chemical
  • Material

75% of our business is through repeat custom
Firstly, many thanks for the pen gift which arrived yesterday, it was a nice gesture so cheers. Secondly the team here have been great and the induction so far is going well, which is making the transition into the company very enjoyable. The company and role is very exciting and challenging so I'm very pleased the role came up when it did!