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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.


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.



Of our assignments are with existing clients.


Of our client projects incorporate international executive search.


Of our executive search assignments reach offer stage within 6 weeks. 95% are successfully completed.

15+ years

Novo consultants have on average over 15 years executive search experience.


We have worked with over 8,000 CEO’s and MD’s.

4 weeks

Is the average time for our assignments to reach client interview.


  • “This is the fifth senior manager recruitment undertaken by Novo on behalf of EPRL in a relatively short space of time as we expand our management capabilities. Each time the process has been smooth and in each case the eventual successful candidate has hit the ground running and made a positive impact on the business. The European Project Manager role was a difficult one to fulfil but again Novo’s skill and process have helped to find the right candidate.”

  • “During the first half of 2021 Novo worked with the Central Bedfordshire Council on 3 retained search assignments; the recruitment of a Non-Executive Chair to oversee the Board of a start-up housing development company, and a start up care homes and services business, as well as suitably experienced Executive Directors for both of these new organisations. All 3 roles were filled.’

  • Bray & Bray is a highly successful multi service law firm based in Leicestershire with a growing and developing Dispute Resolution Department. Novo’s Legal Division were retained to recruit a Partner in Dispute Litigation for the company during early 2020. Through a targeted and comprehensive East Midlands headhunting assignment process Novo were successful in appointing a Partner for the practice.”

  • “Working with Framptons, the Somerset based niche food &r drink services company to recruit an experienced Operations Director and Head of Commercial for the site in Shepton Mallet. Novo’s experienced Food and Drink search practice did a wonderful research, advertising and networking job on these assignments, both roles were filled, and we look forward to helping Framptons with further projects in the future.”

  • “Novo were recently retained to recruit an HR Director for Jaywing and was successful in appointing an experienced individual into the post who comes with a diverse mix of fast paced retail sector expertise. The targeted search & section assignment engaged with a very strong shortlist of candidates based in the North and East Midlands resulting in the successful appointment.”

  • “I received an excellent service from Novo, from my initial meeting with the consultant to the final negotiations around the job offer the service was faultless. I felt I was well matched to the role and I was kept well informed during the entire recruitment process and any queries I had were answered very promptly. I would highly recommend Novo”

  • “Novo were a real pleasure to deal with and impressed me with there professional, friendly manner and made my recruitment process smooth and problem free.”

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