Executive Search

When seeking a professional and effective Executive Search firm we believe a partnership approach is essential for success.

Our approach will ensure you have a robust process in place to seek out and engage with senior and board level talent who can demonstrate experience and competence to do the role you need filling, and who also fit with your organisational values and culture.

The Executive Search process we have developed will ensure you have utmost confidence that a shortlist will be delivered that meets your requirements in a realistic time frame.

Every candidate we introduce to you comes through a thorough selection process and is assured with our 12 month rebate / replacement guarantee.

Our clients have rarely used the guarantee however it gives them hiring confidence knowing the steps we have taken to understand the people we engage with, and security knowing that if a mistake is made their investment is secure.


At any one time we have found that of senior management and board level talent:

are ACTIVE and looking for their next move
are PASSIVE and open to hearing about suitable career opportunities
are HAPPY in the role and unlikely to listen to opportunities

Our head-hunting and search approach means that you will gain greater access to the market beyond just ACTIVE candidates. The Superstars and A-Players that you want for your business are typically found within the PASSIVE and HAPPY categories that we will target on your behalf.

The process suited for your own particular vacancy will always be bespoke but will adhere to some core principles that 10 years as a practicing Executive Search firm has taught us deliver the best and most consistent results. This will include:

Our Process


Before starting we find out more about you and your business, where you are now, where you want to be and how you have arrived at the decision to hire. Following this, we will make a proposal on the best process to follow to achieve the shared objective within an agreed timetable.  


Working closely together, ideally at your offices, we will help you build, or create from scratch, a person and job specification, along with gathering market information for a viable and rewarding remuneration strategy.


The correct candidate/talent attraction strategy may include Head Hunt/Database/Advertising and Selection. Candidate identification could be a combination of these options.


Candidate screening - working as your partner we will make initial contact in a discreet manner and, at the appropriate time, we will represent your organisation and your unique brand, culture and opportunity.


Competency/behavioural questioning as standard, with options for additional testing/profiling as per our proposal and bespoke solution.


Candidate presentation - presenting you with a shortlist of credible candidates, along with our interview notes and any additional information on the individuals screened. Ideally, we present face to face with you.

Client Interviews

We are available to help with building your process and can, if required, facilitate and design an assessment centre at your offices or a place of your preference.


Offer and contract negotiation - working closely to close the vacancy with a successful offer and acceptance.

Reference Checking

Gathering suitable recent/historic evidence from previous employers, peers or industry experts. 

Candidate Starts

Your chosen candidate commences formal engagement with your business.

On Board Support

As required, to ensure a smooth start. Passing information for induction. Assist with preparation for start. Appoint Executive Coach if required, with option to join one of our "peer boards".

You will be supported throughout your entire experience by one of our senior Executive Search consultants and have access to our dedicated online portal where you can find all your candidate details wherever you are.

To find out more about the exact process we would recommend for your own vacancy please contact us.




"The team at Adam Butler Consultancy designed a bespoke solution for our recent recruitment needs. They found out all about our culture and values when they visited our offices, and incorporated that into the attraction and screening process. The candidates they have found us have clicked immediately with our team, and we are delighted with the service received, especially as it has saved us thousands of pounds compared to the traditional agency route we had chosen previously."

Mark Rose, Managing Director, Boosh365 Telecom



"Adam and his team conducted an initial consultancy session on the existing recruitment processes in our business. Since that initial meeting they have helped us streamline our processes, and also assisted with the recruitment of 38 staff in the last 12 months. I have to tell you that some of the people we have been introduced to are real game changers for my business! Genuine stars. We have saved well over £60,000 in recruitment fees, but just as importantly it’s saved us hundreds of hours of time."

Nigel Botterill, CEO, thebestof.co.uk & The Entrepreneurs Circle



"We were looking for an administration assistant for our office and having tried various other methods (without success), I contacted Adam to see if he could help. What an excellent decision that was! Right from the word go; the customer service was second to none – they wrote a cracking job advert for us (they had clearly done their research on our company) and throughout the process, all staff were friendly, helpful and efficient; I was kept informed every step of the way. The ATS they use is very intuitive and enabled us to see all the applications in one place.The flagging system to filter through the applications is excellent – we had over 100 applicants, but the platform’s ease of use saved us a vast amount of time with the selection process."

Prue Deane, Director, Accountancy Learning Ltd



"I was recently recruiting for a Director of Operations to lead day to day and performance management in my legal practice. A trusted advisor recommended I speak to Adam and he quickly understood the brief and presented a bespoke solution for my requirements. We received superb customer service throughout the campaign with regular updates and a quality shortlist of candidates that progressed to an offer on time and in budget. My Director of Operations has settled in well and is making a real difference in the business and I would have no hesitation in recommending Adam and his team to anyone looking to make a key appointment in their own organisation."

Daireann Gibson, Managing Partner, Gibson and Associates Solicitors

Paul Field


"Adam and his team delivered some fantastic new team members for me. The service lived up to his promise and delivered results quickly and efficiently. I would be very happy to recommend you to any business in the UK looking for recruitment support."

Paul Field, Owner, WFP Fire & Security

hazel edwards


"Adam and the team at Adam Butler Consultancy made finding our Sales Superstar so easy. We used their Fully Managed Service which meant they spent time understanding exactly what we were looking for. We didn’t end up sifting through piles of CVs trying to find the hidden gem, they interviewed the candidates and provided us with a short list and arranged all the interviews for us with some excellent candidates. The successful candidate is making a big difference to our sales which means we’ll soon be looking for more team members to cope with all the work and I know exactly where I will go to find them."

Hazel Edwards, Owner, Container Team

Stuart Applewhite


"I've used Adam many times for my recruitment needs and always found him and his team to be professional and in touch with our business needs. I would not hesitate in recommending him to other businesses."

Stuart Applewhite, Head of HR & Training, LDF Group



"Adam and his team have always provided a great recruitment service; I have used them on a number of occasions in the past and will undoubtedly use them again in the future."

Wendy Choyce, Director of HR, PeoplePoint HR

Natalie Lewis


"Adam has provided a first class service every time we've used him for recruitment. He and his team are fantastic!"

Natalie Lewis, Director, Dynamic HR Services

Martin Barwise


"Adam did an exceptional job on our recent recruitment needs. His conception, and understanding of requirements made the project very easy. I would highly recommend him to anyone anywhere in the country as he also knows how to work from a distance. It was a high quality service at great value."

Martin Barwise, Managing Director, Gadgets UK Internet Ltd

Darren daws


"The team at Adam Butler worked incredibly hard in finding us these individuals. I am very happy with the outcome as we have taken on 4 very enthusiastic and talented individuals who will help tremendously in pushing this company forward. Their service, in addition to being excellent, also represented good value for money as they offered a much better solution than the standard % of the candidates first years’ salary. Good job Adam and I hope your company continues to prosper!"

Darren Daws, Managing Director, Textlocal.com

Richard tavernor


"Adam and his team have successfully placed numerous candidates with us over the past 4 years and due to his effort and enthusiasm he gained solos status with our business. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Adam as a recruiter and sales specialist."

Richard Tavernor, Chief Operating Officer, iVendi

ABC Sucheet Amin


"I used Adam for his particular set of skills organising Assessment Centres. While these are often seen as being only relevant to low-level roles, Adam has used them with great success for executive roles in my business and candidates have been equally surprised how rewarding the experience was for them personally. From my previous experiences, Adam takes great care to ensure that he and his team understand my requirements, the details of the role and type of person I’m looking for. With that knowledge he recruits a group of people to attend an Assessment where the day is also planned around the person I’m looking for. Each time they are tailored to my requirements and on top of that, he helps deliver and facilitate them."

Sucheet Amin, Managing Director, LavaTech (inCase Mobile Application)



"I couldn't have found the perfect role without Adam's help and support. He is so well respected in the field. Very highly recommended."

Vikki Cunliffe, Project Management/Operations Professional

Initial Conversation

We take the time to really get to know what it’s like to work in your company. That information gathering starts by finding out about your company’s vision and values.

We’ll conduct a recruitment audit of what’s working well and what’s not. Ask you questions about which processes and steps frustrate you. We’ll look at whether you need to consider new technology, additional suppliers or extra training and development. It’s the bigger picture stuff that we’re interested in, so that you can look at the right people and right talent for your business and align them with your internal culture.

Get In Touch

If you would like to book a consultation, get further information or ask us about our services, please contact us:

Unit 14G Old Marsh Farm Barns, Welsh Road, SealandCH5 2LY

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