Why Choose Us?
GRG Executive Search is the executive recruitment division of Gleeson Recruitment Group – a privately owned, independent company driven by long-lasting professional relationships, not by short-term fees.
We are relentless in our pursuit of client success and are responsive to timelines. We hold ourselves accountable for providing an exceptional service the first time, every time. Our highly experienced consultants provide a range of search, selection and talent solutions for organisations seeking functional heads or board level executives, on a permanent or interim basis.
Never compromising on quality or on our founding values, we have continued to expand our team and reach. We are proud to have developed a substantial and dynamic client base, covering a number of functions, sectors and geographies both locally, and internationally.
We are a senior team that provides a tailor-made approach for each client and campaign using our extensive experience, insight and research. We are committed to an ongoing process of development, enabling us to continuously evolve and refine our process. We uphold a flexible outlook based on our clients’ individual needs and apply custom-built methods to yield the best results.
We specialise in senior level appointments and our Consultants are tremendously knowledgeable within their chosen disciplines. We only enter into assignments where we have relevant expertise and a previous track record of successful execution, whilst always ensuring there is zero conflict of interest. Our functional practices recruit across all sectors, working with a variety of organisations from start-ups to multinational corporations.
We have an established network of highly accomplished recruiters who prioritise building lasting professional relationships with the most talented executives in their sectors. Our focus has always been on cultivating valuable relationships with market talent, understanding not just their skills, but their motivations too. We have a unique network of senior talent who trust in us and support us to continuously expand through referrals.
Powerful Sourcing Capability
We guarantee to undertake a comprehensive approach to identify, assess and validate the best possible talent, uncovering both expected and unexpected candidates. Using our database and vast network of senior executives, we deliver a shortlist that is appropriately experienced, diverse and qualified for the role. Our rigorous sourcing process draws on a variety of methods, including robust advertising and industry-leading candidate screening technology. Meticulous research is at the core of what we do; we have invested in a dedicated and highly experienced research department that provides differentiated solutions to help our clients build exceptional leadership teams.
We secure the right leaders for your business in a timely manner, whilst never compromising our level of service. We each work on a limited number of assignments to ensure we give your campaign the attention it needs. Thanks to our responsive approach and internal research team, we are able to complete Executive campaigns within an average of 8 weeks, although often ahead of this.
Our ethos is built on trust with our people at the foundation of this. We thrive on long-term relationships, many of which span decades, and enjoy cultivating partnerships with our clients to recruit talented senior executives. We are proud of being the facilitator that combines standout talent with ambitious companies. Success is not just the placement – it’s the long-term partnership.
What Our Clients Say
Emma definitely isn’t your typical recruiter and you instantaneously know this when she doesn’t get the first CV to you in an hour. Her search and selection will be thorough and she will stick with the parameters you’ve laid out, however, she is never shy at showing you the wild card candidate you never knew you wanted. She remains my absolute preferred supplier when hiring any HR professionals and, I have, and always will strongly recommend her to many other businesses now and in the future.
Laura Latham, Group HR Director at Inspired Thinking Group (ITG)
Emma was supportive throughout the recruitment process for my new role. We had regular check ins and Emma was always available for catch ups. Not only was her support great during my interview stage but also at offer acceptance stage also. I would not hesitate to work with Emma again.
Ross Murray, Head of Referrals Business Development at Linnaeus
I have known and worked with the GRG Executive Search team for almost ten years and without exception they are the ﬁrst people I pick up the phone to when I have a recruitment need. The focus they place on relationships and understanding your business goes well beyond the normal ‘get your assignment, ﬁll it, move on’ mentality that so many other ﬁrms operate. Their ethos is about the long term, building conﬁdence and trust and delivering the goods time and time again so that you don’t need to use anyone else. I value that approach – I only ever need to make one call and I can be sure that things are being taken care of. They are an excellent team, always on hand and always willing to provide support and advice even when there is no beneﬁt to them, that’s what I respect and that’s why I enjoy working with them. I would not hesitate for one moment in recommending them, they genuinely are ‘best in class’.
Oliver Templar-Coates, UK CFO
Like many I have worked with Recruitment Agencies for a number of years, both as a candidate and an employer. It’s fair to say that this isn’t the easiest or most enjoyable of experiences at times and it’s with this in mind that I do not hesitate to recommend Dan Hughes and the IT Team at Gleeson Recruitment. Dan and I met when I applied for a role that Gleeson had been commissioned to place and through my experience I can say that the team expertly strike the balance between acting in the best interest of their client but also seeking out, building a relationship with, and maintaining the interest of candidates.
Ben Dale, CTO, PeoplePlus UK
Dealing with GRG has been an easy process from the outset due to their relaxed and professional manner. By taking the time to learn about our business, our company's culture and our future ambitions, they provided us with an impressive short list of candidates very well matched to the role. The successful candidate was not someone actively looking but they matched our requirements to someone they thought would be a good ﬁt.
Howard Marsh, UK Managing Director