About Us

About Us

Formed in 1999 and independently owned by its co-founder, Mark Knapper, Astralis is a niche player in the HR recruitment marketplace and, particularly more recently, in the extended specialism of recruiting professionals into the recruitment consultancy sector.

We work closely with a relatively small client base, allowing consultants to intimately understand our clients’ business, develop close working relationships and provide the high levels of service that are necessary in today’s highly competitive market.

The focus is on recruiting both HR and recruitment consultancy professionals who can enable competitive advantage by providing significant expertise to their organisations. Whilst a number of clients are global in their reach and commercial presence, there is also a strong cultural awareness amongst the consultants which allows a significant understanding of SMEs and the differing issues faced by such organisations.

With this in mind, Astralis consultants work with clients both on a retained and contingency basis and, geographically, recruitment services are provided throughout the UK with the further ability to work on a global scale due to experience in and extensive contacts throughout EMEA, Asia Pacific and the US.

There is a significant long-term and in-depth knowledge of what is happening in the world of human resources and also in the recruitment consultancy market where that combination of client service, revenue generating ability, candidate care and constant innovation is critical to allow companies to remain ahead of the competition.

Equally, within human resources, we focus on proactive service provision to internal client groups, realising that both generalists and specialists also need heightened relationship management skills and the ability to tailor their technical knowledge to a consultancy style of delivery.

With this existing track record, the highly experienced specialists responsible for all resourcing by Astralis have successfully recruited the following individuals:


  • Group Human Resources Director
  • Head of Policy Development
  • EMEA Head of Resourcing
  • Global Training & Development Director
  • European Compensation Manager
  • Director of Organisation & Management Development
  • Head of Industrial Relations
  • Internal Communications Manager
  • Global HR Business Partner
  • Interim HR Change Consultant
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HR Analyst


  • Managing Director
  • Operations Director
  • Account Director – Professional Services (RPO)
  • Head of Interim Recruitment
  • Regional Manager
  • Senior Consultant – Human Resources
  • Head of Business Development
  • Sector Leader – Finance
  • Occupational Psychologist
  • Service Delivery Manager
  • Branch Manager
  • Associate / Recruitment Consultant