Our core business is partnering with clients to identify and appoint the best corporate affairs and communications professionals for their teams.
That we work on a retained and exclusive basis is a measure of the trust our clients place in our expertise and ability to deliver.
As a low-volume, high-quality business, we work on just a handful of roles at any given time, allowing us to make every client a priority.
The breadth of our network among corporate affairs and communications professionals is unrivalled, as is the quality of our relationships. We take the time to build detailed portraits of our candidates over the course of years and even decades.
We don’t just match skills and experiences to job descriptions. We account for the intangible qualities – someone's character, style and motivations – to match people to organisations.
It is this nuanced, long-term approach that sets us apart from other firms, and it’s no coincidence that the vast majority of our business comes from recommendations and referrals.
We always strive to be as flexible as possible to clients' individual needs and requirements.
Each search is unique and the duration will vary according to factors like geography, sector and discipline. However, every search we conduct follows the same tried-and-tested five-phase process.
This is the learning phase. We get to know your organisation, your culture, your objectives – and use this knowledge to help craft a job description that attracts the right candidates.
Having been briefed on the role, we begin exploring the market: mining our extensive database, conducting fresh research and sourcing our network.
Longlist & Screening
Once you have signed off on a longlist of potential candidates, we start our outreach and provide weekly updates to keep you abreast of our progress. Further research is conducted as required.
Shortlist & Interviews
Following intensive screening of the candidate pool, we provide reports on 4-6 outstanding candidates who meet your criteria and arrange interviews for you with these individuals.
Offer & Placement
Once a preferred candidate is identified, we are on-hand all the way through to placement: taking references, assisting in drawing up an offer, mediating salary negotiations and ensuring a smooth on-boarding process.