• Home
  • Executive Search

Executive Search

Helping you recruit any level of leadership talent

We can help you identify, engage and appoint the very best leaders for your business.

Every search is a bespoke project, we take the time to understand each leadership position, your requirements, values, objectives and business strategy to build a compelling candidate brief that promotes your employer brand.

This insight empowers our research team to embed diversity and depth to the search process, giving you access to the widest possible talent pool and identifying the very best prospects in the market.


  • icon
    98% Success Rate

    Over the last five years, we have had a 98% success rate in securing and retaining the right leaders for our clients.

  • icon
    52% Diverse Appointments

    We know how essential diversity is for an organisation, particularly at leadership level. 52% of recent leadership appointments have been from a diverse background.

  • icon
    98% Repeat Business

    98% of our Executive Search clients return to us to find their next Leadership appointment.

"Our client's needs are unique, so we listen and then carefully tailor our approach to guarantee engagement with the best possible leadership talent. We work inclusively with our customers in genuine partnership, providing a platform for them to play an active role, create confidence and consistently exceed expectations."
John Rainsbury, Head of Executive Search

Our Approach

Our approach is transparent, fully auditable and ensures we deliver a choice of the very best candidates, irrespective of whether they are actively looking for a role or not.

This unique whole of market search methodology can be successfully applied to any executive or leadership discipline in any industry sector.

  • Array

    01. Consultation

    We work closely with you to understand your requirements throughout the entire process. We collaborate in a test and learn approach, involving you each step of the way. This consultative approach allows us to adapt to your needs, ultimately securing a better result together.

  • Array

    02. Research & Identify

    We comprehensively map the market using primary research to identify all relevant candidates. Care is taken to explore parallel industries and potential capability rather than purely track record to broaden talent diversity.

  • Array

    03. Engagement

    We proactively approach prospects with a compelling and personalised proposition of the opportunity to maximise interest. This is particularly important for individuals who are not actively looking.

  • Array

    04. Assessment

    Every prospect, including any internal candidates, is assessed against the requirements through a thorough capability analysis, using a combination of in-person interviews, technology led profiling and cognitive assessment.

  • Array

    05. Delivery

    We provide you with a shortlist of the very best candidates the market has to offer, ensuring that you have a genuine choice from a diverse pool of options.

We’ll go the extra mile to help you secure your best leaders through: 

Get in touch to discuss your talent challenges

Meet our Executive Team

John Rainsbury

John Rainsbury

Head of Executive Search

With 20 years’ experience in Leadership recruitment, John has built a tailored and credible research strategy and methodology, helping hundreds of clients overcome their leadership recruitment challenges. With vast and varied industry knowledge, he works in partnership with clients to understand their business complexities to deliver the best and diverse leadership candidates for our clients.


Are you looking for talent solutions in the UK Government & Defence sector?

Our specialist Government & Defence team provide talent solutions to the UK Government sector and their critical supply chains.

Our expertise lies in sourcing hard to find, hard to reach talent for a wide range of public sector opportunities.

With 20 years experience, we understand the protocols, frameworks and policies that surround delivering resource solutions into this sector.