1st Executive is the leading specialist Executive Search consultancy across our specialist sectors, and it is at the core our recruitment methodology.

We have an unsurpassed track record of retained search across a breadth of industries including Financial Services, FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Construction, Public Sector, FM, Oil and Gas, Energy and Utilities, Retail, Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology. 

Clients typically retain us for a formal Executive Search when looking for either a specific, hard to fill role or for Executive level appointments, as well as when building a team from scratch or up-skilling an existing team and looking for the absolute top talent in the market. 

Our network of sector specific Executives across Procurement and Supply Chain, is one of the most extensive in the UK & Europe. However more importantly than just numbers, these are pre-screened individuals whom we consider to be in the absolute top tier of their peer group.  Our wider network is even more far reaching with almost unlimited access to databases Globally and UK, running into the millions.

Unlike a traditional, generic Executive Search consultancy, our deep sector expertise and pre-screened database means that we are able to deliver fast response times in short listing for our clients, meaning that a detailed executive search and detailed selection process is completed in weeks rather than months.
Being part of 1st Executive’s executive network gives you access to  assignments to some of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations; many of these assignments are on an excusive basis, are not advertised.  By meeting our experienced sector specific Consultants, we build long term relatonships resulting in mutual recommendation and referrals.