Our Approach

The executive search industry has a reputation for inflexible pricing, a lack of proactivity and poor customer service. bpesearch was founded on the principle that clients and candidates alike deserve better.

Our approach is built on 4 pillars …

Flexibility

Your challenge is unique to you, so we think you deserve a bespoke approach, and complete transparency in developing a fee structure, time frame and process that suits you.

Immersion

We don’t just go to market when we have a brief. We are immersed in the market on a daily basis, building relationships with the brightest and the best so that the right talent has the greatest chance of meeting your opportunity.

Divergence

Different perspectives lead to a better solution. Sometimes briefs need to be challenged. We explore and expand the search criteria to identify the most diverse shortlist . With expert partners to support us, diversity sits at the heart of our search process. We pride ourselves on offering alternative solutions and we use our extensive networks to look beyond ‘the usual talent pool’,

Service

We are passionate about what we do, with a determination to go above and beyond to deliver on the toughest of briefs. We consider ourselves part of your team and take pride in being ambassadors for your brand. As part of our commitment to delivering both quality and value, we include a comprehensive On-Boarding programme with an Executive Coach.

Diversity, inclusion & representation

We are continually evaluating our own performance and acknowledge we still have some way to go in terms of the diversity of our own team.  Externally, we’re making real progress in supporting our clients to build more diverse leadership teams by identifying and attracting more candidates from under-represented groups.

We’re proud to report that WOMEN have secured 50% of all assignments we have led since the beginning of 2018. Over the same period, the proportion of successful candidates from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds has increased from 3% to 7%.

 

 

What do our clients say?

The quality of the candidates and shortlist presented speaks volumes for the way that BPE Search worked on our behalf. We had an unenviable task selecting from an incredibly strong talented group. It therefore goes without saying that we are thrilled with our new appointment. Our thanks go to Andy and the team. We would highly recommend BPE Search and would be delighted to work with them again.

Cawston Press, Managing Director

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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