WHAT IS Headhunting?

Headhunting is a form of recruitment which enables companies to identify, proactively target and appoint high calibre individuals for senior leadership roles. Roles which are essential for driving strategic direction, inspiring, engaging and developing talent, all pivotal to accelerating the performance of an organisation.

Here at Collingwood, we’ve been refining our headhunting process every year since our inception in 2005. Continually looking for ways to provide an exemplary level of service to clients. We invest a significant amount of time and commitment from the outset, listening to clients so we can fully comprehend their objectives, address any challenges they’ve experienced and understand the culture of the organisation. Our focus is quality over quantity, freeing up client’s time and resources, to deliver results that exceed expectations.


Experience has shown us that a successful executive search process isn’t simply about matching a job description. Instead, it presents an opportunity to look across industries, job functions and geographical boundaries to identify the best individual for the role. Our experience encompasses:

Functions: CEO | Managing Director | Business Development | Sales | Finance | Marketing | Operations | Supply Chain | Engineering | Manufacturing | Human Resources | Procurement | Health & Safety

Take a look at our case studies.

Industry experience: Aerospace | Automotive | Built Environment | Chemical | Construction | Building Products | Consumer Products | Financial Services | Healthcare | Industrial Automation | Legal Services | Not for profit / Charity | Medical Devices | Packaging | Pharmaceutical | Rail | Retail | Social Housing | Telecommunications

Here are some examples of our work case studies.

International capabilities: UK | Spain | France | Netherlands |Belgium | Poland | Ireland | Italy | Germany | Russia | Switzerland |Turkey | China | Denmark | Czech Republic | Japan | USA | Sweden | UAE | Saudi Arabia | Oman | Qatar | Kuwait | Morocco | Singapore | Australia |

Take a look at some of our international work here.


Throughout, consultants will utilise their research activity, not just to identify and engage with candidates, but to gain rich marketplace data including compensation levels and employer brand insights, particularly if these are factors affecting the client’s ability to appoint the right candidate.

Collingwood’s professional team of consultants act with gravitas, marrying diplomacy, sensitivity, tenacity, negotiation and the objective judgment you’d expect working at this level. Consultants meet with every candidate they present for the appointment, taking the time to understand their motivations, aspirations and abilities.

Unlike most search firms, Collingwood also offers leadership transition services which go beyond candidate placement. Our consultancy services are aimed at accelerating the performance of your new employee, to ensure a smooth career transition and reduce business disruption through change.

For an initial discussion about your role speak to one of our executive search team, they will be happy to share their insights and expertise 00 44 (0)1829 732374.