Warrington, UK

Warrington, UK

Antal International Warrington opened its doors on the 6th August 2007 headed by Managing Director Lee Narraway. Lee had a career within the Engineering discipline in the manufacturing sector, and is a Chartered Engineer, so this proved to be the obvious choice with regard to the focus that the business would take at the start and it has remained the core of the business ever since.

The business quickly managed to bring on some well known multinationals such as Shell, Kimberley Clark, Smurfit Kappa to name but a few and built its reputation on filling the hard to fill niche engineering roles that most general agencies struggle with. Our clients feedback showed that the reason for our success in this field was down to the background of Lee and the team having a much higher understanding of Engineering, and the application of engineering in the manufacturing environment.

Having traded through a double dip recession in one of the hardest hit areas of the country the company has demonstrated its staying power and has retained clients over many years which is testimony to the business as usually in recruitment long term relationships are a thing of rarity.

The office can boast a number of large projects over the years, the office was the main provider into a Spanish multinational packaging and paper company new build of a £300 million paper machine, placing around 80% of the in the North West, we also built full engineering teams for the maintenance provider to that particular project too and are now master vender at a number of large Petrochemical and manufacturing facilities across a number of sectors including automotive, food and chemicals.

The services we offer include:

  • Headhunting: We have in-house researchers and consultants with extensive industry contacts. Over 70% of our placements come from candidates NOT active on job boards or replying to job adverts.
  • Contingent: If the position required doesn’t require a full scale headhunt we provide a contingent (success fee only) service, still utilising our full unique four-way methodology. This still means we access in inactive market as well as more traditional candidate sources.
  • Master Vendor: Due to the nature of our relationships some of our clients ask us to handle all of their recruitment needs, from junior to CEO level, leaving us to engage 3rd party recruitment companies, if required, to save them the time, hassle and pain of dealing with many agencies.
  • Projects: We can help recruit full teams, from finance and operations, to sales and engineering. For companies opening UK facilities, or expanding operations significantly.


Our specialisations include:




This includes Automotive, Aerospace, Marine, Food & Beverage, Paper & Packaging, Industrial Automation, Engineering in any manufacturing environment.




This includes Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Process Engineering, Scientific equipment & consumables, Laboratory Products, Medical Devices, R&D




This includes Building Products, Renewables & Microgeneration, Contractors, M&E consultants, Architects, Property Management and HVAC



Energy / Utilities:

This includes Energy conservation & efficiency products & Services, Oil & Gas, Utility scale solar & Wind, Water treatment, Metering & Monitoring.


Within these markets we recruit across the following disciplines:

  • Director and Senior Management
  • Site/Plant Manager
  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Health & Safety
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain/logistics
  • QS, Architects
  • M&E Consultants

Lee Narraway MD

Lee Started his professional career in 1987 as an apprentice mechanical engineer working in a paper mill in Cheshire, following his apprenticeship, Lee started to work around the mill in all aspects of the production and maintenance environments and after becoming a chartered Engineer he moved into the production teams in a technical role. Some great results moved Lee’s career quickly and he soon found himself managing the production department and becoming the youngest paper mill manager in the while organisation.

Lee also lead continuous improvement teams in the UK and participated in the change management team in other mills within the company based in North America and this provided the opportunity for Lee to move overseas to manage one of the sites owned by the company, at the same time Lee was headhunted to manage a mine in the UK and to also be the chief Engineer for the company a move which proved too tempting and Lee took the move to Salt Union in 2005.

Lee gained the record production whilst at the paper mill and he als improved productivity by 40% in the salt mine.

Lee is in quite a unique position due to his experience as he has worked in many of the roles that the office recruits for so they have a strong insight in to what works well and what it takes to get great results.

Lee is married to Kathryn and has 3 children, two girls and a boy.

Lee Narraway
+44 (0)1925 747 712
Office Address
The White House, Greenalls Avenue, Cheshire. WA4 6HL
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