Clients and candidates are of paramount importance; this is reflected in our attention to detail, integrity and discretion. We strive for flexibility and creativity, at all times focusing on each client's individual requirements and delivering effective, tailor-made solutions. We provide a committed and thorough service, take nothing for granted and be rigorous in our efforts to deliver the highest confidential quality service.

Here are some of our success stories


We have just successfully concluded a search to appoint an Operations Director for a long standing client of ours that is an established provider of outsourced services to the public and private sector. The Operations Director will be responsible for all operations and activities required to deliver, support and maintain a profitable and fully compliant service to the company’s central and local government customers including the bidding for existing or new contracts.


An experienced fee earning private client solicitor has just started employment with one of our many clients based in the North West. She will be a tremendous investment for the practice and will head up their experienced private client department.

  • sales director - capital quipment distributor, central midlands

We have just recently recruited an experienced Sales Director for one of our clients in the East to Central Midlands region. The business is a specialist engineered capital equipment supplier and part of a very German parent company.


We have successfully appointed a new Head of Trusts for a mid-tier accountancy firm in Central London. The new Head of Trusts will oversee a dedicated team of 5 trusts specialists and the lead the strategic expansion of the department in to new areas of law, including but not limited to probate.

  • Finance Director - UK PLC specialising in Building Products Manufacturing

Our client is a well established UK PLC specialising in building products manufacturing. The Finance Director will play a key part in the strategic and operational development of one of the Group’s fastest growing Divisions. The executive search was successfully concluded within 5 weeks.

  • Managing Director – Underwater Mapping                      

A new Managing Director has recently been successfully appointment through executive search for one of our International clients. Our client is an international Danish group with a diverse range of products and services. The new MD will be UK based and grow the business’ underwater mapping products. This was a strategic appointment recruited to rapidly grow the business through the launch of an exciting new range of technologically advanced products.

  • Corporate Finance – National Advisory Firm

We recently helped a national Advisory firm appoint a Corporate Finance partner to help build a CF offering for the South West region. The new Partner is a leading figure in the region having built a very strong reputation at one of the largest firms in the UK over the past 20 years. His appointment was a big statement to the market for our client, which is exactly what they wanted to achieve. 

  • National Operations Director - Manufacturing

To take them through a period of significant change, we have been able to ensure our client appointed a high quality National Operations Director. This individual will set and deliver the Operational strategy and success for the future.

  • Managing Director - International Manufacturer of Fabricated Products

Having completed an exhaustive search for specific skills our client, an international manufacturer of fabricated products, has successfully recruited a Managing Director to lead their next stage of growth and development.

  • General Manager - South East Building Contractor

We have recently successfully completed a critical recruitment project for a growing South East regional building contractor to appoint a General Manager.


We have recently completed a search for a Chief Executive Officer for a new client.  Our client is a well-established privately owned distribution company specialising in third party logistics. The Chief Executive Officer will play a key role in the ongoing growth and development of the business. The successful candidate was appointed within 10 weeks from the date of instruction.

  • Sales Manager - High Tech Earth Observation Business

We have recently completed a search for a Technical Pre-Sales Manager for a long-standing client.

Our client is a high-tech earth observation business specialising in large data analytics. The Technical Pre-Sales Manager will play an important role in the ongoing growth of the business. The successful candidate was appointed within 6 weeks from the date of instruction.

  • Company Secretary – Financial Sector

A Company Secretary has recently been appointed by one of key clients in the Financial Sector. They were looking for a fast and efficient service to appoint this key individual to join their Risk Team. Through a combination Executive Advertising and Database Search we were able to deliver them a shortlist in under two weeks.

  • Commercial Director - Successful Sports Governing Bodies

We have recently completed a search for a Commercial Director for one of the most successful sports governing bodies in the UK. This key role will be responsible for implementing the strategic growth strategy, marketing and communications, making a significant contribution to the overall performance of our client.

  • Head of Visitor Services – Water Utilities

We have just successfully assisted one of our key clients in appointing a Head of Visitor Services.  This client owns and operates a numberof recreational sites located around the UK. They were looking for someone to help develop and deliver the strategy to ensure the ongoing growth, success and sustainability of the sites.

  • CFO - UK Engineering Company

We have recently recruited a CFO for a large UK engineering company based in Oxfordshire. The assignment ran for 8 weeks and was successfully completed with the appointed on an experienced CFO from a FTSE 250 firm. The CFO will partner the CEO in running the business, growing work and strategically taking the company forwards to future success.

  • Planning Director - SME Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy

Our client is an SME multi- disciplinary consultancy in the UK. Through running a targeted headhunting search Novo have been successful in engaging with an appointing a Planning Director for the company in Edinburgh. The Director will be a vital part of the company’s future and will sit within the company’s senior management group.

  • Partner Insolvency - Private Legal Practice

Through running a highly confidential and targeted executive search of the insolvency legal market Novo have been successful in appointing a Partner Insolvency for this private legal practice in Hampshire. The Partner has arrived from a large Legal 100 firm and will become part of the senior partnership within this ever-growing southern region business.

  • Sales Director- Environmental Consultancy

Novo have appointed a Sales Director for an owner managed SME facilities services company in the West Midlands. Through running a combination of targeted headhunting and online executive advertising Novo interviewed 12 candidates and shortlisted 6 people. The client successfully appointed the Sales Director within 8 weeks from the commencement of the assignment.

  • Director Health & Safety - Environmental

An in-depth headhunting search of the Irish environmental consultancy marketplace was put in place that led to the appointment of a Director Health & Safety for this niche consultancy business, with a presence in the Dublin area. All candidates were interviewed within a timely and professional manner and the appointment was made in an efficient timeframe.

  • Civil Design Engineer - Housebuilder in the South East

This privately owned £220m revenue size housebuilder in the south east of the UK has invested in Novo’s retained headhunting search services many times over recent years for highly specific recruitment. This year we ran a rigorous search of the residential engineering design marketplace and have helped secure an experienced Civil Design Engineer for the client company in Surrey. The research was targeted, detailed and communicated to the client throughout. The research was run efficiently and effectively and Novo continue to develop a successful long term relationship with the company.   

  • Commercial Property solicitor - Legal

Our client is a highly regarded legal firm in Surrey. We successfully completed a targeted search for a Commercial Property solicitor who has now become a Partner & Head of Department.

  • Head of Commercial Property solicitor - Legal

A Head of Commercial Property solicitor has been appointed following a confidential comprehensive search of the East Midlands. The new Head of Department has already helped to significantly increase revenue within the Commercial Property team.

Clients and candidates are of paramount importance; this is reflected in our attention to detail, integrity and discretion. We strive for flexibility and creativity, at all times focusing on each client's individual requirements and delivering effective, tailor-made solutions. We provide a committed and thorough service, take nothing for granted and be rigorous in our efforts to deliver the highest confidential quality service.