About Us

bpesearch was founded on the principle that executive search should be done differently.

We believe that the days of inflexible fee structures and hidden costs are over, poor service is inexcusable and that the individuals who pitch for you brief should be the actual people that work on it. Subject matter experts who live and breathe your market.

We care about the people we work with and the partnerships we build are founded on trust and mutual success. We have a strong track record of delivering search mandates at Board and Functional Leadership level across the UK and Western Europe and clients range from owner-managed, VC or PE backed businesses to major plc multinationals. We’re comfortable replacing like-for-like talent, but we’re at our best supporting change or transformation agendas where new thinking and diverse talent is part of the brief and company vision.

 

Recent mandates include:

  • Regional MD Nordics
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Senior GM DACH
  • General Manager, UK&I
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Global Innovation Director
  • Sales Director, UK&I
  • Marketing Director
  • Group HR Director
  • Operations & Supply Chain Director
  • Global Digital & Loyalty Director
  • E-Commerce Director
  • Global Head of Regulatory Affairs
  • Commercial Director
  • Regional Marketing Director, Iberia
  • Global Insight & Research Director
  • Global Marketing Centre of Excellence Director
  • International Sales Director
  • Head of Operations

What do our clients say?

Partnering with bpesearch is always a hugely positive experience from start to end. We involved their consultants in the early scoping phase of projects and we have found that the market insight and consultative approach they bring gives us a competitive advantage in the building of profiles and teams. There is no doubt that this has paid dividends in the recruitment process.

Sage, HRD

bpesearch delivered an impressive shortlist and we’ve hired an outstanding individual from a process that was thorough, professional and joined up with the key stake holders in our business.  Andy provided valuable counsel, guidance and expertise at each step of the way by listening to our needs and challenging where appropriate. He clearly demonstrated the value in our choosing a search partner that brings insight, knowledge and understanding of the market place in which he operates.  We’re thrilled with the appointment we’ve made and more so having been able to secure an individual that helps to further provide gender balance to our senior leadership team

Britvic, Chief Marketing Officer

Appointing a new Marketing Director was a crucial building block in completing our Senior Leadership Team.  This meant being absolutely clear on the brief and in selecting the right search partner. bpesearch spent the time in scrutinizing as well as challenging the brief to ensure there was clear alignment on not only the skills and experience required, but the mind-set and attitude of someone who would have the ability to help take us and our marketing forward in a significant way.  The process was excellent and robust, but equally flexible and adapted to our needs. Most importantly, they invested time to learn who we are and what makes us different, and then brought this to life in an authentic manner enabling candidates to see the beating heart of our business.  We were highly impressed with the calibre of the shortlist and are thrilled with the quality of the appointment. We are very happy to have partnered with bpesearch and we would most certainly recommend them as an Executive Search partner.

The Collective, GM UK & Europe

bpesearch have been a valued partner for Experian for several years. We’ve shared some good successes in attracting talent into our business, and the bpesearch team have always been engaged, responsive and professional in working with us. Their knowledge of local talent markets, coupled with strong personal networks, has been of great value.

Experian, Chief Human Resources Officer

bpesearch have supported a number of key strategic appointments to help us improve the capability of our leadership team.  They took time to really understand our business, culture & needs and constantly offered good counsel and guidance during the process. Every candidate they have recommended has been extremely well briefed and well prepared for interviews and the team have kept in touch throughout notice and onboarding periods.

Evergreen, Managing Director UK & Ireland

I have been working with bpesearch on various senior assignments over the last 5 years. They’ve become a trusted partner who offer great market insight and their candidate management is exceptional. They are absolute experts in their field, challenge my thinking and deliver great results.

co-op, Executive Resourcing Partner

Mike worked in partnership with us to really understand what we were looking for and ensure he targeted candidates that could make a real step change in the role and grow in the future. Mike presented a thorough shortlist and ensured all the candidates were supported through the process. We now have the right person in the role and the feedback from the line manager and candidate is extremely positive regarding Mike and bpesearch.

Ibstock, HR Business Lead

I was pleased to have worked with bpesearch on a very senior appointment within my executive committee.  They were hugely collaborative, communicative and very able to match my requirements to their network in order to deliver a really compelling shortlist within the agreed tight time schedule and ultimately a great recruitment result for us.

Suntory, COO UK

We had not worked with bpesearch before but were impressed with the approach to the task and the clarity of process that they brought. The project was executed swiftly and with just the right amount of attention and contact from our side. They delivered an excellent shortlist of candidates with a very interesting range of backgrounds and attributes. Ultimately we ended up with a great final choice whom we anticipate will make a step difference to our business.”

Marshalls, HR Director

Working with the team at bpesearch was an excellent experience. They take an extremely hands on approach to placing candidates – in my case they not only found me a great role and prepared me thoroughly throughout the selection procedure, but gave me real honesty and clarity around every aspect of the job and team I would be joining. bpesearch is now the first call I make when I want to find a new challenge – and also when I need to strengthen my own senior leadership team.

XLN, Group CEO

I have used  bpesearch  to recruit a large number of senior individuals within the UK and right across Europe. It’s a great partnership as they really understand the company (and do a great job of selling it) and the culture to the extent they feel like an extension of our team. Every candidate they put in front of us is on brief and of high calibre. I would highly recommend them

CooperVision, SVP Europe

bpesearch are tenacious in achieving the right outcome and deliver to a very high quality standard. They are great to work with and they have their finger on the pulse when it comes to understanding client needs and finding the right for person from a candidate perspective – they know the market incredibly well. I would highly recommend bpesearch and would be delighted to work with them again.

Costa Coffee, Global Digital Director

Meet the team

  • Paul Bendelow

    Partner

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  • Rob Hill

    Partner

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  • Andy Young

    Partner

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  • Céline Siragna

    Research Lead

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  • Selena Charles

    Director of Finance & Business Operations

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  • Michael Thomas

    Director

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  • Alison Livesey

    Director

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  • Yvonne Okyere-Whalley

    Research Associate

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  • Rachel O’Sullivan

    Director

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Work for us

We are very interested in hearing from like-minded executive search professionals with complementary expertise looking for a move away from the traditional, large scale recruitment organisations. Our business is best suited to self-motivated individuals with a strong team ethic, a passion for delivering high-quality resourcing solutions, creating new client relationships and nurturing existing ones. We support diversity of thought, culture and ways of working and welcome ideas and approaches that will improve our brand, service and people.

We strive to be faithful to our four values and expect new colleagues to align to them:

We’re genuine

Relationships matter to us. Long-term relationships are the foundation of our business. We care about the people we work with and the partnerships we build.

We’re experts

Our knowledge and network add value to every conversation. Our in-depth industry and market knowledge helps our clients shape the future of their business and our candidates reach their potential.

We’re collaborative

As a true partner, we understand the need for flexibility. Every client or candidate is unique. Our way of working enables us to provide a bespoke approach and our natural curiosity means we’ll always seek out the most creative solutions.

We’re tenacious

We are committed to completing our assignment, no matter how challenging. We have high standards and a determination to go above and beyond, always aiming to deliver on the toughest of briefs. We like to challenge and are happy to be challenged ourselves.

If you would like to find out more, simply contact one of the team or complete the form below.

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