Track Record

We’ve recruited some of the brightest minds for public and private sector organisations with demanding change agendas. Click on our clients’ logos below to hear what they say about us.

City Football Group

What I value in The Three Partnership is their strong North West network. Being based in the North West, no-one knows the senior HR market better than they do which means they are quicker to market and achieve better results than anyone else in their space.  This was evidenced when they recruited my successor for me when I moved to City Football Group. From initial briefing to offering the successful candidate, the whole retained process took only 8 weeks.

They challenge their clients, and in a good way. They understand that fit and style is key and don’t always go for the easy option of recruiting from within a sector; after all HR is the ultimate transferable function and something I value when hiring great talent,  otherwise I’d have never made this move to City myself!

Carolyn Macnab, Group HR Director, City Football Group


Three Partnership’s strength as a search partner is the combination of a tailored, high touch approach coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the UK market and established relationships with HR professionals. In my experience, Three Partnership’s Linda Pogson has a high commitment to getting it right, calibrating the best candidate profile for our business and moving at speed to land the right talent for us.

Melissa Hungerford, VP Global Talent Management and Inclusio

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Three Partnership recently worked with me on the appointment of a senior HR and Transformation Director role, a critical role given the changes taking place at Alder Hey over the next few years.

Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, Louise Shepherd, Chief Executive


The Three Partnership were fantastic in recruiting our UK Group HR Director. They listened to what we were looking for, challenged the role and the type of candidate we thought we wanted and really partnered with us throughout the process.

They brought high performing candidates through the selection process and we could have hired several at the final stage. The wrap around support they provided to us and to the candidates was really valuable.

The process was smooth, professional and refreshingly personal to our needs and our business.

Donald Fowler, Chief Executive Officer, Premex


The Three Partnership were attentive and proactive , Kate and the team delivered an excellent range of candidates, and understood how important cultural fit was for me, my leadership team and the overall business.

They managed a well-structured and slick process given my desire for pace.

I’d have no hesitation in recommending them for handling similar searches, I was impressed.

Steve Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, Principality

Affinity Water

Sarah worked with us in the second half of 2016 to secure our new people director. In short three partnership did a superb job for us, they got our needs, our culture and identified a strong pool of candidates very quickly. They were easy to work with, plenty of humour but very professional and focused. Their specialism really shines through, and they are honest about what can and cannot be achieved. A pleasure to work with.

Simon Cocks, CEO, Affinity Water


I’ve worked with The Three Partnership over the last couple of years, but over the last six months or so they’ve supported us with a number of HR appointments, both on a contract basis and with permanent hires.

They have really taken the time to understand what I’m looking for in a candidate far beyond the job requirements and listen to my feedback to ensure that I get the candidates who are the right fit for the business and the role.

Not only have I ended up with some very high calibre people for my roles, but their approach has really reduced the amount of time I’ve had to spend on hiring. Their relationships and knowledge of the North West market in particular is incredibly valuable. I would strongly recommend working with The 3 Partnership for both interim and perm HR appointments.

Angie Wiseman, People Director, Talk Talk


Boohoo selected The Three Partnership to help us hire our new Group HR Director as we liked their approach which was tailored to what we needed from a search process; honesty, pace, tenacity and a focus on the end result (they never give up!).  We like working with entrepreneurial businesses who really know their market and we’re delighted with the end result

Neil Catto, Chief Financial Officer