Whether you’re a CEO looking for an exceptional Chief People Officer to drive your People agenda or a CPO wanting to build out your team, we can help you hire the best HR talent to succeed in your business.

Having worked across all sectors and all geographies, we know what “good looks like” and can swiftly work with you to build a brief, recommend a shortlist and hire the talent you need.

Our track record speaks for itself.

Since 2011, we’ve helped over 150 clients hire 400 Senior HR professionals:


Chief People Officer / Group HR Director / Director or Head of People / HR Business Partner / Organisational Development / Diversity and Inclusion / Talent Acquisition Learning and Development / Reward / Executive Compensation / Employee Relations  Internal Communications / Employee Engagement / HR Analytics  


We’re based in the North West however we’ve worked across the whole of the UK, managing assignments in the North East / London / South East / South West / Midlands / Scotland / Wales.

Internationally, we’ve covered roles in Eastern Europe / Western Europe / the US /Africa and the Middle East.


Transport / Logistics / Construction / Facilities / Manufacturing / Pharmaceutical / Education / Healthcare / Charity / Retail / Leisure / Technology / Telecoms / Engineering / Utilities / Energy and Chemical / Financial Services / Professional Services / Media & Publishing / Private Equity backed


Do you work on a retained or contingent basis?

Most permanent roles are well suited to a retained (committed) approach. Interim assignments tend to be contingent. This is something we can discuss when we've a better idea of what you're looking for.

Do you have a "sweet spot"?

Yes. With over 60 years’ HR recruitment experience between us, we are best known for recruiting CPO, HRD roles and roles on their teams. Base salaries tend to be between £80,000 and £250,000.

What levels do you operate at?

We tend to recruit candidates for roles paying salaries between £80,000 and £250,000.

Can you help me hire a slightly less senior candidate?

Yes. We have a trusted Associate, Bill Dudman, who has recruited candidates for many of our clients. Please contact us for more details.

What are your fees?

Our fees are fair and transparent and priced according to the work involved. Once we understand your needs, we can advise.

How do you resource an assignment?

We have a truly collaborative approach with one Director overseeing each assignment and then pulling on the knowledge and network of everyone in the team (many other recruiters work in silos). The Director who takes the brief delivers the full client and candidate experience. We don’t delegate the assignment to more junior colleagues.

Can you help me hire an HR interim?

Of course. If you need someone to "hit the ground running" while you're waiting to make a permanent appointment or you have a specific project that needs some focus, we can help.

Can you help me assess my internal talent alongside an external campaign?

Yes! We are used to engaging and assessing internal candidates. Please contact us for more details.

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