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Executive Search

Finding the leaders who will transform your business

A great culture starts at the top, so a key ingredient of high-performing, successful cultures is the right leader in the right role.

Permanent and Interim Executive Search in safety-critical industries is at the heart of what we do, but with our signature emphasis on organisational wellbeing and creating psychologically safe environments. When it comes to finding high-performing leaders who will thrive in a “best fit” role and culture, we’re relentless in our pursuit of the perfect match.

We’ve honed our search and selection techniques to reduce risk and optimise return on investment by predicting the performance of the professionals we hire and helping our candidates bring the best version of themselves to their new role.

For candidate assessment we use structured interviews, psychometric, aptitude and ability tests to enable us – and you – to make the smart hiring decisions.

We believe three key components drive superior performance, and we measure them all when recruiting leaders for our clients:

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Personal Characteristics

The motivation level and attitude of the individual and how this manifests in their role.

Technical Knowledge

The knowledge, skills and experience of the individual and how they apply it to their role.

Behavioural Competencies

The behaviours they typically use when fulfilling their role and their skill in deploying behaviours.

No selection system is perfect, but research shows that structured assessment tools – such as competency-based interviewing, psychometric testing and assessment centres – are strong indicators of how well an individual will perform in a new role.

Our sectors:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Defence
  • Marine
  • Nuclear

Roles we fill:

  • Managing Director
  • Engineering Director
  • Technical Director
  • Manufacturing Director
  • Programme/Project Director
  • Procurement Director
  • Commercial Director
  • Sales Director
  • HR Director
  • Finance Director

We also fill Heads of/Senior Managers in these disciplines or functions.

Executive Search

Our executive search service

Our service comes with a singular level of personal support and dedication, where we’re with candidates and clients all the way, taking your success and your experience personally.

We use a tried-and-tested ten-step process for all our executive searches.

Help me make my next senior hire

Whether you’re a client or candidate, when we work with you we’re totally committed, all in, with you all the way.