Recruiting and developing high performing talent for consumer products businesses

You are running a fast-paced business, so discovering and developing the right people to achieve the results you desire is imperative to be one step ahead in the market.

Why should you struggle to identify and entice talent that will help you deliver your vision and strategy?

Recruitment is a significant investment and work relentlessly to ensure our clients attract talent that allows them to outperform their competitors.


We get angry when we hear about companies being let down by other recruitment consultancies. It can feel so frustrating when you invest in a recruitment partnership to execute your people strategy, and it doesn’t consistently deliver.

Success comes from a robust but simplified process and our method is proven


We listen and understand your situation, needs and vision


We will invest time to listen and really understand your strategy, business and vacancy


We will work relentlessly to find your sought right talent

Why 99% of our clients return

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97% of our assignments
Were successfully filled last year by building collaborative partnerships
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Your online assignment portal
You will have total transparency of your assignment at all times
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Always acting in your best interests
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Right first time
Our proven and robust process ensures success

What we have done in consumer products

Our clients operate across both food and non-food. Here are some of the areas that we have recruited for them in;

  • packaging
  • stationery
  • horticulture
  • confectionery
  • cheese
  • diy (bathrooms & living rooms)
  • clothing
  • party products



Last summer, our UK Country Manager submitted his resignation, after 16 years of employment, and a vacancy arose. After an internal meeting on how we would start the search for a new Country Manager we concluded to explore the internet for recruitment agencies. This research yielded several options, including Collingwo…

HR Director,
Global Packaging Innovator

We are very happy with our new MD for the UK. Mark monitored the process towards us as well as towards the candidates very carefully and made adjustments where necessary. We have never seen a process running so smoothly. As a group, we operate in various European countries, as well as the USA, Canada and South Africa. …

HR Director, International Packaging Company,

Doug Mackay, Managing Director

Doug has been in Executive Search since 1998, and set up Collingwood in 2005 aside from running the business he specialises in recruiting within the consumer products industry.

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Are are some case studies outlining how we have achieved success with our consumer products clients

Site General Manager - FMCG Manufacturer

Not only did they have the right skills sets to succeed, they had the drive, energy and determination to succeed in our client's fast-paced culture

Sales Director - High End Furniture

Using behavioural profiling tools we went about putting together a benchmark for the type of person we felt would succeed in the business