The London search firm for high-calibre Executive Assistants

Founded in 2014, with many years’ experience in the world of highly demanding executives, our search firm specialises in finding the highest-calibre EA and PA candidates (both temporary and permanent) for our valued clients.

It’s that simple.

Setting us apart from other recruiters in the field, our founder and CEO, 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 over a thousand Executive Assistants, 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 clients the option of using their unique in-house process. This service condenses the interview and feedback process into a shorter time-period, often just one or two days. Entirely facilitated by the Chester&Aldgate team, it is designed to streamline the placement process for both client and candidate.

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 and support every candidate through the entire process, helping to ensure each placement is a success.