About Novo

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.

Our strengths

Our executive recruitment and executive search consultants operate with the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and ethics. We strive to always exceed our clients’ expectations by adding real value to their business. Our ambition for our clients’ success means we are always proactive and creative in identifying new services and markets.

We invest heavily in training and development ensuring that all of our executive recruitment consultants apply the most reliable and effective tools and techniques for solving clients’ challenges in a consistent manner. We work closely with our clients and have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our executive recruitment skills are second to none.

Executive search is a “no compromise approach” and is about gaining access to, and timely placement of, key individuals. It is without question the methodology of choice for the identification and recruitment of high calibre professionals with specific skills.

The ability to make insightful decisions about people is the most enduring source of competitive advantage.  Executive search concentrates on helping clients achieve this advantage through the identification, assessment and recruitment of the most talented business leaders.

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 Performance Figures
  • 90% of our executive search assignments reach offer stage within 7 weeks
  • over 70% of our executive appointments are promoted in their first year
  • over two thirds of our assignments are with existing clients
  • we have worked globally for clients, 55% of our work incorporates international executive search
  • the average time for our assignments to reach client interview stage is 4 weeks
  • we have successfully completed over 6500 Cheif Executive search assignments
  • our consultants have on average 15 years experience

Our Directors

Peter Tucker

Peter Tucker

Director and Founder

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.

George Woodward

George Woodward

Director

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.

Dale Perrett

Dale Perrett

Director and Founder

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.

Jon Hollier

Jon Hollier

Director and Founder

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.

Jo Watkins

Jo Watkins

Director

Now a Director at Novo, Jo has spent 10 very successful years with the business. Jo has extensive experience recruiting senior management and board-level professionals across a range of industry sectors.

Ryan Mills

Ryan Mills

Director

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.

Matthew Searle

Matthew Searle

Director

Matthew is a Director at Novo Executive Search specialising in helping clients identify and attract the best possible senior management and executive appointments. 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.

Jonathan Shepherd

Jonathan Shepherd

Research Director

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.

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