Executive Search

Executive search is a “no compromise approach” and is about gaining access to, and timely placement of, the highest calibre people. 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 and appoint exceptional talent 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.

Our executive search process will give you access to the broadest possible pool of candidates with the relevant skills. We target relevant companies and ascertain organisational structures, proactively identifying the most appropriately skilled individuals. We then approach and assess them directly, using competency-based interviewing models. Our consultants are passionate about ensuring that hired candidates make a positive impact that exceeds our clients’ expectations.

Our dedicated research team will handle the initial identification of potential candidates and make contact to discuss the opportunity in depth. Our researchers and consultants pinpoint high quality candidates and generate exceptional shortlists to meet our client’s specifications.

Our data management software system, “Libero”, was created to allow us to access our firm’s knowledge and expertise for the benefit of clients. We fully use and apply these tools in every assignment to assure quality and comprehensiveness. This adaptable project management capability ensures we can track the progress of all assignments from inception through to completion.

To have a confidential discussion about our services please contact Dale Perrett Director dale.perrett@novoexec.com 0844 241 2064


Novo is a well established, leading executive search firm and a leader in many of our markets internationally

As a leading executive search firm we have real depth of expertise in core sectors and functions 

We operate with a team-based culture and a Client Partnership approach to delivering searches.  We only undertake projects in which we believe we can excel  

We have a proven track record of working with a diverse portfolio of client businesses from blue chip multinationals to smaller, sometimes owner-managed businesses. Every client is equally important to us 

We have the ability to access the very best candidates in the market, partly by virtue of our determination but also as a consequence of our size.  We have fewer off-limits constraints which gives us better access to the total pool of talent

We take time to understand what sorts of people are successful in each of our clients. We define a competency framework for each project, which underpins our entire process from role description, interview and referencing

Transparency of process and communication with clients is paramount. We interact frequently with clients, reporting regularly on progress and continually encouraging feedback

We understand that in acting for our clients, we are their ambassadors and our actions and rigour of process are critical in this regard.  

We understand that treating candidates professionally throughout the process is critical 

90% of our executive search assignments reach offer stage within 6 weeks and 95% are successfully completed 

Over 70% of our executive appointments are promoted in their first year 

Over two thirds of our assignments are ongoing partnership work with existing clients