Discover top-tier Executive Assistants with our renowned search firm

Founded in 2014

Primarily a referrals based business, we pride ourselves in engaging with only the very best Executive Assistants, Office Managers, Team Assistants, Chief of Staff, Receptionists and other operational talent, within London and beyond.

Our global reach ensures exceptional matches; we provide unique and exciting opportunities for our candidates with our longstanding client base, and offer a tailored individualised process to suit your needs.

Setting us apart from other recruiters in the field, our Founder, Janette Chester, has long-standing, first-hand experience of the Executive Assistant world.

Having begun her own career as an EA within global firms in South Africa and London, Janette went on to lead the EA support for a multibillion-dollar global management consultancy, with a focus on establishing the right fit between EA and executive.

Over the course of her career, Janette has recruited, developed and led thousands of Executive Assistants, and other support professionals, including overseeing business operations, transformations and shared service models, working with leaders across every sector. 


“Chester & Aldgate are very good at focusing on fit and chemistry” 

Today, Janette and her team utilise this valuable insight and experience to headhunt top-rate talent that perfectly matches the requirements of senior professionals from a variety of sectors, but with one thing in common – exceptionally high standards.

Chester&Aldgate also offer the option of end-to-end bespoke support, from role creation to onboarding to in-role mentoring, as well as a unique streamlined interview process. Entirely facilitated by the Chester&Aldgate team, the process can be fully tailored to meet the client’s individual needs. 

Our Clients

We pride ourselves in providing a bespoke and personal service to all our clients, ranging from brand new start-ups right through to the top publicly listed firms in the UK, many of whom rely on our discretion throughout the search and selection process.

Our Candidates

We proactively search for the right person to match each client’s specific requirements, often tapping into our extensive network. and support every candidate through the entire process, helping to ensure each placement is a success.