We support the growth of companies that are making a positive contribution to the world of food, drink & nutrition.

We’ve worked with global ingredient suppliers that have raised the bar when it comes to sustainability and renewable energy. We’ve worked with high growth supplement companies that are changing the face of what the wellbeing category looks like. And we’ve worked with f&b challenger brands, some of which are shaking up traditional categories with plant-based products, or reducing the sugar content in indulgent treats.
Those are just a handful of examples of the positive contributions our clients make to the world – what’s yours?

What We Do

We work with a wide cross-section of companies in 3 distinct areas:

Food Ingredients

Food & Beverage Brands

Nutritional Brands, VMS & Nutraceuticals


Careers Enhanced

We’re a global small business. What does that mean? We’re international, but we’re small enough to have a really personal touch and we’re proud of that. Some of our clients are known across the world, but others are start-ups with a whole load of ambition. Some are in the UK, some are in mainland Europe and others are in North America. All have a unique story to tell and attract very different types of people. And all value their recruitment process and how they’re being represented to prospective employees. Ultimately, our clients are companies that don’t just want a job filling – they expect their recruitment partner to deliver a lot more value than that.

We recruit middle management to director level positions. Roles where you need the very best possible person because they’ll make a big difference to your profitability.

About Us

Weird Name, Right?

We often get asked about why we’re called 1485. Well, we didn’t want to be another cliché recruitment company trying to sound important, we wanted a name that actually meant something. As 1485 was founded by a Yorkshireman and a Lancastrian, we thought back to our history lessons and, with the War of the Roses ending between the houses of York and Lancaster in 1485, we felt that was something that would always be unique to us. One of the founders has left now, but shhh! We grew to really like the name, so it’s stayed.

Meet the team

Food ingredients recruitment specialist

Food Ingredients, VMS & Nutra

Paul Genders


Recruits in: UK, Europe & USA

Food & Beverage

Andrew Baker

Head of Brands

Recruits in: UK, Europe & USA

Fancy joining us? Jump to our Careers at 1485 page