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Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

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We work with clients across Europe and North Africa to hire and develop exceptional people of the highest calibre, for leadership roles which may have local, regional, national or even global impact.

Outstanding executive leadership remains the cornerstone of sustained business success.

While globalisation, demographic and technological change, increased competition and the emergence of knowledge-based work forces are all changing the context of executive leadership, the fundamental tenet remains unchanged: boards must find and develop exceptional leaders, if they are to deliver sustained success in the long term.

We focus entirely on our clients’ unique needs and the delivery of tailored service excellence. With an international network of some of the most experienced partners in executive search and leadership development, we work confidently and successfully for an impressive range of clients on local, regional and global projects.

We operate from hubs across Europe, in teams of Managing Partners, Partners, Consultants and Researchers, allocated to each search because of their specific expertise and knowledge, not their location. We use consultants and researchers who are based in the target countries and speak the local languages but we evaluate candidates according to international standards.

We conduct a rigorous analysis of a client’s specific requirements and circumstances, spending significant time in meticulous briefing with key stakeholders and then customising each search in order to facilitate an imaginative and effective solution. A Senior Partner leads each search and does so with full accountability for the entire success of the engagement.

We work at pace and with tenacity on every engagement, bringing to each client a high level of knowledge, energy, insight, skill and perception. The style is pragmatic, perceptive and rigorous, with high ethical standards and a tenacious but creative approach to client service and delivery.

Our structure facilitates flexibility and quality of client service. Our principle is that for each engagement, we assign the optimal team to deliver the work, because of their specific knowledge and expertise, not their location.

Our clients frequently comment on the merit and value of our work, our diligence and resourcefulness, expressing their delight at the result achieved. We make these comments available to potential new clients in the form of testimonials. 

As ambassadors for our clients, we recognise a special responsibility of confidentiality in delivering executive search engagements. Similarly, as advisers and information providers to our candidates, we observe the ethical obligation to guide them in their best interests, both professional and personal. 

We are a partnership of people from many differing cultures, ethnic groups, languages and beliefs, wholly committed to the value of diversity, both within our firm and on behalf of our clients.

We embrace principles of openness, inclusiveness, trust, respect and equality, in all we do within our firm. In exactly the same way, our approach to executive search and talent development engagements on behalf of our clients, is completely meritocratic, using search and assessment processes which are fair and transparent.

We are members of the professional association AESC which is the Global Association for Retained Executive Search and Leadership Consulting Firms. All our work conforms strictly to AESC Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines.

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