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    Executive Search

    Developing leadership teams for ambitious businesses

    We build market-leading, cross-functional leadership teams for disruptive scale-ups, innovative SMEs and established multi-national brands. Our success comes from blending the most effective components of traditional search with market intelligence and an unrivalled network of finance, transformation and change, and technology professionals. To demonstrate our commitment, we offer our partners an optional 6 – 12 month guarantee, giving our clients up to 12 months security on introductions. We identify and embed high-potential, experienced executive individuals to build world-class boards and leadership teams. With an extensive network of C-suite professionals and exceptional reach across our industries, our clients benefit from exclusive access to senior talent.

    Why Absolute?

    Brief Building

    We work tirelessly to understand every detail before undertaking a search project. Our discovery phase provides a framework for our clients to assess their business needs and hiring strategy. We have in-depth commercial and strategic conversations, reviewing your organisational structure and culture against other sector and market influences, ensuring we fully understand your needs before approaching the market. We believe in evoking healthy discussion and will provide honest feedback and market insights to ensure we have the tools to build an effective executive search campaign. 

    Consulting

    Our executive search projects are underpinned by market and people intelligence. Even the most experienced leaders benefit from industry and human insight. As an established partner across our markets, we’re afforded a holistic view of the industries we work across in both mature and emerging markets. We can provide our partners with real-time data and analysis across targeted business units, geographies, and market trends, enabling our clients to make better-informed decisions within their organisations.This stage allows us to define a clear candidate offering and delivery map to execute.

    The Search

    With this information and an understanding of your brand and requirements, we market the role. Using a combination of techniques and our extensive technology stack, we leverage both active and passive networks to build your shortlist and identify key individuals with the skill sets and softer career motivators that best suit your business. 

    Our Process

    Working alongside our partners to define and sometimes challenge the hiring need, scope of the search and responsibilities of the role. 

    Our consultants will begin gathering data and insight to inform the search, including competitor structures and remuneration packages, M&A activity, brand recognition feedback, and talent benchmarking. This ensures we build the right pool, to which we will actively promote your role(s).

    Identifying and referencing key individuals by sector/geography/function. 

    Engaging the market to evaluate suitability, including competency, cultural and commercial skill and understanding professional and personal drivers.

    Absolute Trust

    Absolute Service

    Candidate

    “Ashley’s personal approach allowed for the recruitment process to be a lot less stressful for me.”

    Group Head of Finance
    Unicorn Fintech

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    Client

    “I would highly recommend getting in contact with Paul.”

    Founder & CEO
    Accountancy Firm

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    Client

    “It’s a pleasure to deal with the Absolute team, who have adapted to the changing needs of our business.”

    Group Chief Financial Officer
    Office Space & Property Development

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    Client

    “Absolute were very responsive and caring with a deep insight into what makes a successful placement.”

    Head of Human Resource
    Professional Consultancy

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    Client

    “I would gladly recommend Absolute to anyone looking for a professional and dedicated recruitment service.”

    HR Manager
    Charity

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    Candidate

    “Ashley is personable, knowledgeable and professional.”

    Finance Manager
    Property Development

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    Candidate

    “Abdul had been professional throughout my job search. Thank you for the job well done!”

    Qualified Financial Accountant
    Beverage Wholesale

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    Client

    “Having recruited from Paul I can safely say he has an eye for talent and the key skills of a top recruiter.”

    Finance Director
    Listed Food Manufacturing

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    Client

    “Abdul provides a high level of service both during and after the process is complete.”

    Finance Director
    Logistics & Distribution

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    Client

    If I am ever in the position as a prospective candidate or client, I will be contacting Bobby immediately.

    Finance Director
    Infrastructure

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    Client

    “I can always trust that Bobby will find a great pool of candidates for any role and is a delight to work with!”

    Financial Controller
    UK Fitness & Health Company

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    Client

    “Samantha impressed me with how committed and dedicated she is to both her clients and candidates.”

    UK Financial Controller
    Fintech Start-Up

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    Client

    “Samantha has an amazing personality, very professional and very efficient.”

    Financial Controller
    FinTech Start-Up

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    Client

    “Samantha is a great communicator and I could not recommend highly enough.”

    Head of Finance
    FMCG

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    Client

    “I would highly recommend using Simon for your recruitment needs.”

    Regional Finance Director
    FTSE 100 Listed Construction firm

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    Client

    “Simon has worked with us whenever we’ve recruited into the finance team. He’s professional in his approach and has placed four successful candidates into our team”

    Financial Controller
    FTSE 250 Financial Services Firm

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    Client

    “We have worked with Reece on a number of vacancies within our technology team and he has successfully helped us to grow our technology team on multiple occasions”

    Co-Founder/COO
    Healthcare Software Provider

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    Client

    “Reece took the time to know our team culture and we trust his judgement.”

    People & Culture Manager
    Marketing & Design Agency

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    Candidate

    “Michael is my go-to person for a new role!”

    Senior IT Engineer

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    Candidate

    “Reece showed and continues to show professionalism and care for the people he places.”

    Web Developer

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    Candidate

    “Reece is the top person to go to for jobs relating to IT.”

    Umbraco Developer

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    Candidate

    “Reece has that “personal touch” with the whole process. If you’re looking for a new role in IT, drop Reece a message.”

    Software Engineer

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    Candidate

    “Thanks, Ashley for very useful advice and guidance you provided throughout the process!”

    SAAS Start-up

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    Client

    “Having worked with Abdul for the past four years I can’t recommend him enough.”

    EMEA Financial Controller
    Avaition

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    Client

    “Bobby is without doubt one of the best recruiters I’ve worked with.”

    Financial Controller
    Retail & Wholesale

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    Candidate

    “Ashley helped me to find a job I love! He is knowledgeable and I would highly recommend him to anyone.”

    Finance Manager

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