About Me

Hello and welcome to my website!
I am an experienced consultant specialising in SuperYacht, Leisure, Hospitality and Sports related solutions - online and contingency based recruitment!  

  • Age: 58
  • Location: Antibes, France
  • Freelance Consultant: Available
  • Clients: Global
Fun Facts
love Reggae
Crossed Atlantic on 82ft Sailing Yacht
love to cook
50+ Countries Visited
My Services
Chef Recruitment for Superyachts
Delivering effective recruitment solutions to the superyacht industry since 2006!

MLC Compliant!

Recruitment for Villas and Private Estates, Restaurants & Hotels

Placement service for high end clientele

Sports Recruitment

Successfully delivered the world's first online rugby and football jobboards partnering the games' professional clubs and governing Bodies.

Marketing, Sales & Accounting

Effective in delivering new solutions from concept, creation & launch as well as SEO success! 

You can make a horse drink water but a pencil must be lead
Stan Laurel
Prior Clients

About me? Grew up in Fish Hoek in South Africa and moved to UK in 1978. Early career was in Accounting (BBC Tv) & Treasury FX & Interest Rate Dealing in City (Enterprise Oil plc and Courtaulds plc), then worked on luxury yachts (24ft-282ft sailing and motoryachts), in hospitality and travel & tourism. The last 21 years I have specialised in recruitment globally successfully launching a ski jobs site in 2000, football and rugby jobboards in 2005/6,  and more recently super yacht and HNWI recruitment consultancy and headhunting senior and executive roles in elite and professional sport worldwide!

In 2014 I started recruiting high end chefs for superyachts and then also providing villas, private estates and restaurants with key staff through a placement service.

2016 - Present
Sport Recruit Ltd

SportRecruit.com | Headhunter for Senior & Executive roles in Elite and Professional sport worldwide!

2006 - present
YachtChefs.com, YachtChefsMagazine.com, ShipsCookCertificate.com, YachtPursers.com, VillaJobs.com

Chef Recruitment for Superyachts: Delivering effective recruitment solutions to the GLOBAL superyacht industry since 2006! Recruitment for Villas and Private Estates, Restaurants & Hotels Placement service for high end clientele

2000 - 2014
Global Sports Jobs | Sports Recruitment | Sports Careers | Jobs in Sport

Left Thomson Ski & Lakes to launch the first CV database driven ski jobs website on the internet in March 2000. Ski jobs site was live 1 month later. Now FindASkiJob.com & Seasonal-Jobs.com

Spent 2004 in Recruitment in hospitality recruiting for fine dining restaurants and 5 star hotels roles from GM to Restaurant Manager but returned to running my own business in 2005.

In 2005/6 conceived and then launched the very first football jobs website on the internet and launched it officially in April 2005. Negotiated numerous Recruitment Partnerships with governing bodies in sport eg Recruitment Partner to The League Managers Association in England, The CBV in Holland and promoted jobs and careers in the sport globally.Then did the same and conceived and launched site for rugby union and rugby league jobs in 2006 which was Recruitment Partner to The IRB and worked with governing bodies, professional and amateur clubs and rugby related businesses to promote global opportunities in the game.

In 2012 launched a global sports jobs / sport recruitment jobs network powered by one central database. Developed it to over 100,000 Executive, middle management and junior level candidates and social media network covering all sports.

Recruitment Consultant
C & M Recruitment & West One Catering

Working as a Recruitment Consultant setting up a new Hospitality recruitment desk and developing new business with fine dining restaurants and 4 and 5 star hotels in London and across UK. eg Fifteen, Mintleaf, Mandarin Oriental, The Don, Firmdale, Savoy, Leander Club, Club Gascon, Mortons, The Wolseley, Groucho Club, Frontline Club, Greens, Ubon, Hanbury Manor....

1998 -2000
Chalet and Hotel Operations & Recruitment Manager
Thomson Ski & Lakes

This was a varied position involving a lot of travelling abroad all year round. Whilst with the company I designed and implemented a new recruitment policy, a new accounting system for recording our chalet, hotel and bar costs and installed new tills and financial reporting for 54 chalets, 4 hotels and 4 bars across 6 countries in Europe, the USA and Canada. I also designed and delivered training courses for managers and staff and recruited 120 staff for the winter and 20 staff for the summer seasons. I also improved the quality of the product they offered their guests by employing more qualified staff in our units and ensuring they were properly trained and supported during the season. My role also dealt with all logistics involved in setting up the chalets, hotels and bars, the setting and reporting of budgetary targets for all units and staff in the summer and winter programmes and liasing with local suppliers. I also managed all transport, uniform and stationery requirements.

1978 - 1983
Sir Frederic Osborn School
Welwyn Garden City, UK

A Levels: Business Studies, Accounts, Computing

O Levels: Accounts, German, Statistics, French, German, Eng Lit, Eng Lang, Economics

1976 - 1978
Carleton Jones high School
Carletonville, South Africa
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Superyachts
  • Hotels
  • Private Estates
  • Hotels
  • Placement Service
  • Customer Care
  • Professionalism
June 28, 2023 MLC Compliant

Registered on Registre national des services privés de recrutement et de placement des gens de mer (SPRPGM) Efrem Leigh Consulting…

October 8, 2021 Sports Interviews

From 2005 to 2014 I was involved in running a network of sports jobs websites.. I have great pride in…

October 8, 2021 Welcome to my website!

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  • Locations: Antibes, Fort Lauderdale, London
  • Email: efrem (at) efremleigh dot com
  • Phone: +33 6 65 99 11 14
  • Employment: Consultant

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