We have recruited management and executive staff for celebrity/high net worth islands/estates. boutique resorts/island resorts and other niche properties around the globe
YOUR DEDICATED TEAM OF SERVICE PROFESSIONALS
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Expedition Leader & Purveyor of Exceptionally Satisfying Recruitment Experiences
Mandy is the driving force behind Crawford & Carruthers Specialised Hospitality Appointments.
A dedicated and astute leader with a very professional approach, this hard-working entrepreneur has been at the forefront of the company since its inception.
She travels to remote locations with her husband Charles and their three daughters; Emelia, Gabriella & Mikayla.
Should you be in need of sound recruitment advice or excellent staff, be sure to get hold of her and set her off on her next adventure, on your behalf!
You could also send her a message in the event that your spirit does not wish to venture beyond your comfort zone.
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Senior Expedition Cartographer and Provider of Gastronomic & Other Hedonistic Delights
With over three decades of experience in the industry, a passion for all things hospitality and a lifelong fascination for the exploration journeys of yesteryear,
Charles has been instrumental in the creation and development of the Crawford & Carruthers brand. He is a teller of stories, a raconteur and the eternal explorer!
Together with his wife Mandy and their three bundles of joy, they are on a lifelong journey of adventure.
Connect with Charles should you be inclined towards a good Scottish whisky and tales of Africa.
Currently setting up a skills based eco-intentional community on an idyllic island in Panama.
Avid Lepidopterist & Explorer of Safari Lodges and Private Reserves
Positive, motivated, innovative and a focused individual who goes the extra mile for her candidates and the employers she represent.
Stefanie connects with her candidates in a comfortable, inviting style.
You can be sure to put the best "foot" forward when Stefanie manages your profile for you.
Given half a chance, this fellow adventurer will slip away to some reserve somewhere armed with her butterfly net and her extensive reference material!
She also just happens to have a keen eye for keeping the Crawford & Carruthers operations intact.
PURVEYOR OF ISLAND
Explorer of Archipelagos & other Fine Waterfront Properties
Efficient, thorough and to the point; Ewelina will find the perfect Island or Resort for you to join as their General Manager.
With her attention focussed on the candidate experience, she is effortlessly able to provide your Private or Commercial Island & Resort with the perfect fit.
In the event that you do try to contact her, and you're informed that she's unavailable, chances are she's on some exotic island somewhere, placing another perfectly suited senior manager in another perfectly suited vacancy.
Keep trying - you'll get hold of her!
CLIENT LIASON & PURVEYOR OF TRAVEL PUBLICITY PERSONNEL
Known Associate of Bacchus and Other Rabble Rousers
A sophisticated traveller and experienced in handling tough situations. Her niches are sales & marketing and implementing procedures and processes.
She has a keen interest in Human Resources and thus with these skills, contributing to the success in client relationships and delivering perfect candidates to our clients.
You will find Kim on one of the Cape Town beaches when she is not on expedition for Crawford & Carruthers. No geographical society meeting is quite the same without a great bottle of wine and some excellent travel stories.
Be sure to connect with Kim if you feel like enjoying an outstanding Châteauneuf-du-Pape!
PURVEYOR OF SAFARI LODGE WAZEE
Innkeeper & Capable Operator of All-terrain Adventure Automobiles
A Safari Lodge Operator and Recruiter of General Managers & Lodge Managers for high-end, low-volume properties in Africa.
Lynsey understands the aspects and fundamentals required when seeking suitable candidates for our loyal and elite clients.
Capable of manoeuvring through remote and uncharted terrains in search of elusive Safari Expertise.
When not at work attending to her discerning clients' lodge management requirements, Lynsey and her husband Alan are keep busy with a lodge of their own!
She also happens to be a very capable off-road driver who delights in 4x4 adventures. She often recalls the good old days when she used to trundle across the Serengeti searching for game in her trusty, old, Model T Ford
PURVEYOR OF MANAGEMENT COUPLES & GASTRONOMY SPECIALISTS
Scottish Sword Dancer & Official Big Cat Tamer
Adele believes that everyone is unique and she loves spending time with people who motivate each other and build each other up.
Her passion for health and in particular for food preparation enables her to evaluate her candidates well ensuring a very successful submissions record in her field of specialisation.
She has a fascination for movement (fitness) and how to use it along with food to improve well being.
Her other passion is her pets; a Golden Retriever and a Persian Cat, and she enjoys spending time outdoors, walking and hiking with her dog.
This bonnie lass will be moving to the Scottish Highlands shortly, to join her husband who is already waiting for her in Inverness ...
PURVEYOR OF CULINARY ARTISTS FOR HIGH-END, LOW-VOLUME, PROPERTIES
Seasoned Harley-Davidson Operator & Occasional Ventriloquist
As a devotee of the exceptional gastronomic experiences to be had in an excellent wine, a fine coffee or an outstanding meal, it follows that Karen should specialise in chefs for the small and intimate properties.
By simply chatting and observing people's behaviour, this intuitive and determined straight-shooter is able to quickly assess the feelings, needs and desires, of those she deals with.
She is passionate about her loved ones, living a meaningful, fulfilling life and helping others less fortunate than herself and she thrives on placing the right chef in the right establishment.
When not working or travelling, she'll either be at the beach or at the fireside, probably discussing bikes and tats with the fellows!
SPECIALITY CHEF SPECIALIST
Mountain Tavern & Gastronomy Specialist, Avid Nemophile and DDG Jovial Explorer
A drop-dead gorgeous entrepreneur with an honours degree in Human Resources who just happens to have more than an interest in the art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food.
The best part of her day, is sitting around the dining room table with her family at night, after a good day at work, enjoying a home-cooked meal, some fine (or not so fine) wine and sharing their stories, laughs and dreams. Her family is, without doubt, her foundation, her motivation and her inspiration.
Surrounded by nature is where she feels most at peace and she enjoys spending the weekends with the rest of the family, hiking, kayaking and wake surfing.
Debbie is also the quintessential 'Happy Wanderer' who thrives on exploring new places but, as she hastens to add, not hotel style but local style - from pub crawls by donkey in Lesotho, to scuba diving in the Maldives, sailing in the Mediterranean or taking in the history and grandeur of Washington DC!
SEASONED SAFARI LODGE & CAMP SPECIALIST
Namibian Explorer, Dedicated Ornithologist & Epicurean of African Wild-Fruit Liqueurs
A chocoholic, bush girl and a seasoned hospitality professional who hails from Namibia and who is currently residing in Hong Kong.
Having worked in the hospitality industry for several years, Wiebke knows and understands
the operations and logistics that are essential in the successful running of an establishment, as well as the specific skill set required for each individual team member.
Wiebke is passionate about nature and enjoys spending time exploring fauna and flora.
She is a keen birder and amateur photographer, and is always researching new and interesting destinations and adventures to discover.
This perfectionist's dream is to build and run a small, off-grid eco-lodge in the pristine wilderness with her own veggie garden, and to offer an intimate five star experience.
PURVEYOR OF SPA PROFESSIONALS & HOSPITALITY PERSONNEL
Ardent Marine Enthusiast, Cetacean Associate & Seeker of Sumptuousness
A natural born recruiter with a deep love of people and their stories.
Nicole grew up on three continents, from the jungles of Borneo to the white sandy beaches of Mauritius, but her true home has always been the sea. She has always been drawn to
anything with a sail and ten years ago, when she started her career in high-end luxury spas on cruise ships, she realised that the industry combined all her favourite things: a deep love of the ocean, a natural affinity for people and a thorough understanding that true luxury lies in the details.
Today she relishes her role as general overseer of all things beauty and relaxation related (including the administrative genius that makes luxurious holidays happen).
For Nicole every placement is a unique moment in time and a chance to make a true impact. When she is not placing interesting people in interesting positions, Nicole and her two mermaid daughters swim with wild dolphins every chance they get