About Us

Langton Howarth is an independent Recruitment Consultancy

Langton Howarth are a privately owned specialist life science and scientific supplies recruitment company operating internationally. We have grown organically since our inception in 2006 and being an independent business means we have no corporate investors to answer to. We are therefore able to put our customers and candidates first at all times. We are passionate about delivering excellence in scientific recruitment and truly enabling careers in science. We are proud to partner and service with local independent SME’s all the way through to global multi-billion dollar businesses. We simply want to provide the best possible scientific recruitment service at all times and place real significance on loyalty and partnerships with candidates and clients alike. Being an independent gives us the flexibility to go above and beyond and commit true resource to even the most difficult to fill vacancies wherever they may be.


Social Responsibility is at the Heart of Langton Howarth

At Langton Howarth, we firmly believe that we have a social responsibility to give back to society and ensure people fulfill their true potential.

Langton Howarth has created opportunities internally for young people through Apprenticeship Schemes, some of which are still with us 5 years on and are proudly serving our customers today. Social mobility, cultural diversity, and equal opportunities are truly promoted at Langton Howarth.

Award winning Founder and Managing Director, Emma Howarth, gives her time freely to promote Women in Business and Careers in Science through giving talks at Universities, Secondary Schools, and Academies. Langton Howarth works with The Ahead Partnership, a social enterprise that connects business and communities to create social and economic change

Langton Howarth is proud to be ELRIG’s Exclusive Recruitment Partner, serving all of ELRIG’s members and vendor community assisting with talent acquisition and Scientific Recruitment to include Biotechnology Careers across Europe.

Further to our work with ELRIG, our Managing Director Emma was officially appointed to sit on the General Committee of ELRIG in 2016. ELRIG is a not-for-profit organisation based in the UK serving the European scientific community that Langton Howarth has actively supported for many years. Emma is delighted to give her time, entrepreneurial expertise and business acumen freely to ensure that ELRIG maintains its leading position in providing scientific meetings and conferences across Europe, truly bringing academic and biopharma industry experts and key opinion leaders to exchange ideas and scientific information. You will find Emma and the Langton Howarth Team present at all ELRIG meetings and the Langton Howarth Team will be delighted to provide you with first hand, personal advice at the ELRIG events on topics including CV writing, Recruitment advice for Hiring Managers and careers advice for Candidates be that graduate, post doc or experienced and time served Scientific and Commercial Candidates seeking their next career move. ELRIG events are open to the life science community on an open access basis so we hope to see you there!

Langton Howarth continues to support local charities. Please see our news stories on some of our charitable activities.

Our Recruitment Methodology

We are passionate about successful Scientific Recruitment and in providing a great service to our customers and candidates. This is why we have developed our own unique recruitment methodology that we can tailor to ensure we recruit right, first time, whatever the position or functional discipline; from laboratory jobs, science technician jobs through to Scientific Sales jobs, Warehousing, Logistics, Procurement, Finance, HR, IT, Marketing, Telebusiness, Customer Services, Field Service/Engineering. For this reason, we can make great hires happen time after time! From the laboratory bench to the boardroom we can truly become your one-stop scientific recruitment partner through using our unique recruitment methodology, industry expertise and 11 years of networking and successful trading. So if you are a hiring manager, HR partner or indeed the owner/MD looking to recruit whatever the scientific or functional discipline, from graduate science jobs to board level appointments, we are the perfect partner to recruit for you right now.


Our Geographical Reach

Understanding that the world has become a smaller place due to technology and social media, we are proud to be a Yorkshire based business that has served our global customer base for 11 years. We are perfectly positioned centrally in the UK and close to an international airport meaning that be it Scotland, Wales, Ireland, across Europe or North America, we are well positioned to maintain the personal approach we pride ourselves on and are always happy to meet with our Clients face to face to discuss your recruitment needs.

So far we have made great hires happen in North America, Germany, France, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland, Switzerland and throughout the UK, as well as in our home city of Leeds. Many of the hires we make are multi-lingual appointments and due to our unique recruitment methodology, we can recruit in any geographical location to a customer’s exact specification. Our process is exactly the same to reach the candidates you need wherever the requirement.