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Novo is a leading executive search and selection company. We provide our clients with the most innovative executive search and selection methodologies, industry expertise and networking capabilities. Our services provide competitive advantage to clients through executive recruitment and high value human resource consultancy.

Novo is a privately-owned, high-level executive search firm.  We have built an outstanding track record in recruiting board and senior executives across a wide range of industry sectors. Our independence and flexibility enable us to source and headhunt candidates from the widest possible talent pool and our reach is truly global.

Clients retain our executive search and selection services when they are looking to achieve positive change, growth and competitive advantage. Clients range in scale from start-ups, to privately-held family firms and to the world's largest corporations.

Clients retaining our expert professional services include a full range of private sector, public sector and not for profit organisations.

Peter Tucker

Peter Tucker

Director and Founder

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Peter Tucker

Peter was part of the team that set up Novo in 2003 and has now been running research based assignments for over 20 years. This experience covers a wide range of sectors and companies but would class the following as particular specialities: sales and marketing, sport and manufacturing.

Peter’s clients are national and international businesses but he has a strong affinity with the south west in general and Bristol in particular.

George Woodward

George Woodward

Director

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George Woodward

George is a key part of Novo Executive Search’s leadership team and is instrumental in driving forwards and running the business as it continues to grow. As an experienced Director with over 15 years UK and global executive search experience George has an outstanding track record in recruiting exceptional talent for FTSE clients through to mid-size companies and owner managed SME’s.  George is hands on in running targeted executive search assignments and building long term relationships with clients. Throughout the years George has worked with a wide variety of Chief Executives, Managing Directors and HR Leaders on a significant number of successful retained search assignments and market intelligence projects. Core sector expertise George has developed includes projects within the following areas:

    • Legal – Private Practice & In-house

    • Engineering – Consultancy, Manufacturing & Maintenance

    • Property & Construction

    • Energy – Development, Operations & Consultancy

    • Environmental & Planning – Consultancy

The search assignments George tends to work on can be Chief Executives, Managing Directors, Non-Executives, Finance Directors, Sales & Marketing Directors and Company Secretaries.

For additional information about George please refer to: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gwoodward/?originalSubdomain=uk.

Dale Perrett

Dale Perrett

Director and Founder

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Dale Perrett

Dale is one of the Founding Directors of Novo Executive Search and Selection. He is part of the Novo leadership team that drives the business. He remains passionate about working with clients on a daily basis delivering executive search assignments.

Dale has a breadth of experience successfully working across many sectors. He has successfully delivered over 1,000 executive search assignments during his 26 year career in executive search.

"My role is to help ensure the strongest possible leadership for client organisations, transforming their executive teams. I place the most talented executives in roles where they can excel and reach their highest potential."

Clients work with Dale for his experience in executive recruitment services. This includes, tightly defined executive-level and departmental leadership assignments comprising C-level (CEOs, Executive Directors, CFOs, COOs) in the technology, engineering, manufacturing, energy, construction and services sectors.

Dale graduated with an economics degree from Cardiff University and trained in chartered accountancy. He then went on to spend several years with Glaxo Pharmaceuticals before entering the executive search sector. 

 

 

Jon Hollier

Jon Hollier

Director and Founder

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Jon Hollier

Jon is a Founding Director of Novo Executive Search & Selection. Beyond establishing and developing Novo, his extensive experience covers a wide range of disciplines across commercial and the third sectors. Jon has delivered a significant number of executive search assignments across the UK and internationally throughout his 20 year career. 

Jon is directly involved helping clients identify and attract senior leadership and key technical talent including General Management, Operations, Technical, Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing. He leads and runs all his assignments providing clear insight to the market: essential when a no-compromise approach is required.

In addition, Jon has overall responsibility for delivery of all Novo’s research activity, supported by an excellent team.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-hollier-4869997/

Jo Watkins

Jo Watkins

Director

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Jo is a Director at Novo, a top UK executive...
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Jo Watkins

Jo is a Director at Novo, a top UK executive search consultancy which assists clients when they are looking to appoint key individuals within their organisations.  Jo is experienced in targeted, executive search and has run a large number of assignments, working for clients on Board Director and senior management level positions – her experience covers a wide range of sectors and companies, including:

  • Construction/Built Environment Consultancy
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Manufacturing & industry
  • Medical devices, pharmaceuticals & life sciences  
  • FMCG
Ryan Mills

Ryan Mills

Director

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Ryan Mills

Ryan is a Director of Novo Executive Search and Selection, with extensive experience recruiting senior management and board level professionals across a multitude of sectors. His client base ranges from start-ups through to large corporates and PLC’s. Ryan provides executive search and business acquisition services to the built environment, manufacturing, leisure, charity, finance, legal, automotive, energy and specialist technology sectors.

Ryan graduated with a degree in International Business from Campbell University in North Carolina. Ryan enjoyed successful careers in entertainment management and professional sports before entering the executive search sector.

Susannah Mallaghan

Susannah Mallaghan

Division Manager novoElan

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Susannah Mallaghan

Susannah leads the novoelan division. She has worked with Novo for 10 years. Prior to Novo, Susannah enjoyed a sussessful career with the Royal Mail, MM teleperformance and RAC.

The novoelan division works to fulfil your recruitment needs for vacancies which do not warrant the use of retained search. Working on a success only basis it offers an effective, rapid solution, usually providing relevant candidates within 48 hours of receiving a vacancy.

The service compliments the retained search service of Novo, offering a value added method by using the experience of its team and company database of millions of active, job seeking candidates.

To set novoelan apart from other agencies, this service adopts Novo’s successful, executive search processes to proactively seek and source available candidates that are only relevant to each client’s individual vacancy. It does not rely on previously registered candidates that might appear to have the right credentials. During each individual assignment; clients will have exclusivity of the relevant candidates until the recruitment process is complete.

We believe in working closely with our clients, taking extra care in fully understanding their business and people, being cost effective and sourcing high quality candidates that meet client specifications.

This service has a proven record of success in helping clients fill positions covering a broad spectrum including Administration, HR, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Sales, Technical and IT across all industry sectors.

 

Matthew Searle

Matthew Searle

Director

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Matthew Searle

Matthew’s early career began with 10 years experience working in niche financial markets, specialising in insurance-backed securities; holding consultancy, wealth management and fund management positions. He worked with some of the largest banks, investment funds and insurance companies in London and New York, successfully completing trades worth over $2bn.

Matthew is a Director at Novo Executive Search specialising in helping clients identify and attract the best possible senior management and executive appointments. His experience is vast across numerous sectors but he has a particular interest in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Consumer Goods/FMCG
  • Legal
  • Technology
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Construction/Property
  • Technology

 

Recent successful appointments include the CEO of an energy supplier, partners at leading accountancy firms, MD of an own label coffee producer and multiple placements at one of the world’s most prestigious shotgun manufacturers.

 “I am passionate about bringing the best companies and people together, to help them achieve their goals and dreams.”

Having graduated from the University of Exeter, Matthew lived in Exeter for 10 years. He then relocated to South Wales to be nearer his wife’s family. When not meeting clients and candidates across the country, Matthew is based in Novo’s Bristol office.

Ben Gulland

Ben Gulland

Senior Consultant

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Ben Gulland

Ben is a highly experienced Consultant having successfully filled a significant number of Senior level appointments throughout his career. His sector experience is broad and varied, most notable providing a specialist retained service to Top 100 UK law firms alongside leading regional practices.

“My role regularly includes building and strengthening teams or bringing diversity to a board, I love creating unique solutions with our clients.”

Ben also has notable experience and interest in working within the following sectors:

  • Environmental Consultancies
  • Planning, Architecture & Engineering
  • Accountancy
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Not for Profit 

Ben graduated with a degree in Business Management & Marketing from the University of the West of England before entering the executive search sector.

Please feel free to contact Ben on 07432 557 611 or refer to LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bengulland/ for more information

Jonathan Shepherd

Jonathan Shepherd

Research Director

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Jonathan Shepherd

Jonathan is Research Director for Novo Executive Search and Selection. Overseeing all retained Executive Search assignments, Jonathan ensures that each assignment is effectively managed and delivered to client timescales. He makes sure that we produce the highest quality of work, identifying and attracting the very best candidates.

Our Research Department delivers for our clients by by understanding their needs, mapping the market, identifying and approaching individuals and assessing their interest and suitability for both our client and the opportunity. Utilising the most effective research techniques we tailor our approach to suit each client’s requirements. Jonathan continues to develop the team’s techniques and processes to ensure that we stay ahead of the curve in what is a highly competitive industry.

Having graduated with a marketing management degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, Jonathan joined Novo in 2013. Over the past 6 years, he has built up a substantial knowledgebase across a broad range of industry sectors.

Yvonne Tucker

Yvonne Tucker

Head of Finance

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Yvonne Tucker

Yvonne has been the Finance Manager for Novo since it began in 2003.

She works closely with the leadership team to ensure robust financial opererations and performance.

Lisa Blakemore

Lisa Blakemore

Marketing Manager

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Lisa is the head of Marketing and has worked...
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Lisa Blakemore

Lisa is the head of Marketing and has worked in recruitment for over 20 years, with experience across different industries. 

A creative Marketing Manager with a sound track record in building successful, data-driven multi-channel marketing and communications.

A track record of compelling strategies, creative ideas, innovative digital marketing capabilities, customer insight capabilities, effective marketing campaigns to drive customer interest.

She has worked with Novo on executive recruitment project delivery coordination since Novo began in 2003.