Executive search

  1. Our expertise
  2. Recruitment
  3. Executive search

We work with a broad range of businesses to source, attract and hire senior executives and candidates with rare and in-demand skills.

Our approach

We have an extensive network of highly skilled professionals, built over almost 50 years of successfully operating as a management consultancy. This provides a unique insight to our clients.  We are experts in finding top talent, and  we also understand the wider impact of good and bad hires.  Recognised for our powerful research capabilities, we provide our clients with highly qualified candidates who also match business culture, ethos and vision.

Tailored solutions: no two search assignments are the same, each requirement and business is different. Our solutions and approach are tailored to ensure the optimum results for our clients within their budget and timescales.

Dedicated service: with over 35 years’ recruitment experience in our team you can be assured that you will be partnering with experts.  Our team will guide you through the end-to-end process, impart knowledge and add value whilst advising on industry and recruitment trends to support your wider talent agenda.

Global reach: we have a long history of international work, and significant expertise in Europe.  We use our global network to maximise talent pipelining and support clients who already have established global offices and those looking to expand internationally. By working with our HR and Employment Law practice Watershed we can offer advice on the complexities of international employment law and we have the experience needed to mobilise new hires quickly and efficiently.

Candidate attraction:  we work closely with our clients to devise the most appropriate and effective way to reach potential candidates.  Our expert recruitment team works in a variety of ways, dependent upon your requirements, with your employer brand at the heart of what we do.

Time and process:  our priority throughout any executive search campaign is adding value to our clients.  We invest our time and expertise so you are able to get on with your most important job: running your business.  We collaborate with our clients to ensure a timely and efficient process, giving regular updates and working to specified timescales.

How we work

The engagement: when taking an assignment brief we are thorough and precise; we explore the core competencies and personality profile of your ideal candidate as well as the short, medium and long term goals for the role and the business.  We also gain an in-depth understanding of your culture and ethos, discussing the nuances of your organisation’s structure and ways of working to ensure we have a strong basis for the search.

The search: securing the right people for any senior role is a complex and challenging process. We ensure you receive regular updates throughout, and we will champion your business to all candidates, boosting your employer profile too.  We will also be honest about any challenges we face, providing flexible solutions and offering invaluable feedback every step of the way.  Our focus is on achieving results whilst ensuring a streamlined search from shortlist through to start date.

The follow up:  as a business we are the definition of consultative.  We value our relationships and work hard to be a partner of choice for both candidates and clients.  As part of our ongoing commitment to be a true partner for our clients, we ensure that we keep in touch with both the client and the new executive beyond the start date.  We aim to ensure that both parties are happy, and we are on hand to provide any additional advice or support they might need.


Our success is measured by yours

We look beyond the data. Beyond your culture. Every recommendation is based on a holistic view of your business. And we’ll help you implement the changes you need to grow.
Telephone: +44 161 703 5600

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