Executive Search

Executive Search


Looking to hire senior candidates for your business? Our executive search team is a dynamic talent management and executive search consultancy, that provides an integral link between the directors of growing businesses and high-achieving candidates.

We'll identify the right manufacturing executive talent for your senior positions within manufacturing. 

Precision's experienced senior consultants consist of accomplished executive headhunters who look to bring top talent to your organisation. Especially true in the manufacturing market, the people you hire will ultimately define your financial success. Our team's network of unmatched candidates ensures our ability to find the best professional and cultural fit for your organisation. Substantial experience in both interim and permanent placements. 

At Precision People we deliver what we call a high-quality ‘mid-level’ retained search offering, with a comprehensive visible process that is proven to achieve a shortlist much faster than the more well-established ‘our network’ type approaches.

Our particular focus is understanding and assessing how a new hire meets the objectives of a business, to enable clients to identify and attract, sought after, high potential talent.

Recruiters remain a key source for executive talent, but they can only do so much if you don’t expose them to the inner culture and workings of your business. Think of recruiters much the way you think of a doctor or financial advisor. The more you keep them in the dark about who you are, what’s wrong, and what you really need, the less effective they will be.



  • Promise of service

    To ensure quality of service over and above the performance metrics.

  • Performance-based hiring

    We don’t do wishlists; we only do success-based criteria. This results in a talent scorecard – a blueprint for the nuts and bolts of the job to ensure the person will be successful in the role.

  • We pitch the job back to you

    After our job take-on process for new clients, we need to align ourselves with how you want us to talk about your company and the opportunity the role brings to candidates.

  • Voice of the customer

    Your opinion on service to ensure quality of service over and above the performance metrics.

  • 3 dimensional CV

    With full references and consultants, we have a rounded assessment using our talent scorecard process.


While we have a thorough and tested methodology to our searches, we appreciate that every assignment needs to be tailored to our clients’ needs. There are a range of services we can support with to ensure your search hits the mark.

Progress Reports

In-person or video CVs

Profile summaries

Timed project plans

Employee references

Employee engagement

Employer branding / EVP

Talent mapping

Salary benchmarking


With almost two decades under our belts, we're extremely proud of the level of service we bring to every search.

Emma has worked tirelessly finding brilliant candidates time after time. We're on 8 employed already and I can't thank her enough for her efforts. Superb communication and excellent assessment of the company's needs as well as the candidates she places for an interview too.

Jon Hall, Managing Director - Roche NDT services

Jon and the team at Precision really go the extra mile. Communication is first class and Jon is easy and uncomplicated to work with. Straight and gets on with the job at hand.

Martin Clocherty, Sapcote Engineering Ltd

“I worked with Matt when ramping up Docue’s UK operations. He successfully sourced two excellent in-house lawyers for our unique SaaS business. Our in-house lawyers contribute to the content of our product-offering and so the search we asked Matt to carry out for us was very bespoke and not the norm.

Matt worked hard and fast to enable us to fill these pivotal roles with top-quality legal talent very quickly. Matt ensured he deeply understood the ins and outs of our business and the requirements of these roles, and I believe this was crucial to the successful outcome which he produced for us.

Some creative-thinking was definitely required from Matt along the way to achieve our objective of hiring a fantastic UK legal team at speed within such a competitive market. He found a way through and we were certainly impressed with his skills and commitment. Matt possesses the commercial and entrepreneurial drive to get the job done. Straight-talking, to-the-point, and always calm and professional. We certainly wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again in the future, he’s a truly valuable resource for any tech business.”

CEO Douce Technologies

Since joining Precision in August 2021 with absolutely no recruitment experience, I have been supported through every step and hurdle in my training. I have achieved a number of promotions since joining the company which has reflected in my progress - my confidence has grown massively. I feel grateful that Precision always encourages me to reach my next goal.

Emma Gilmore, Delivery Team

Precision Legal provided a tailored, accurate & professional Talent-Agent Service to help me secure my current role as Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at IQVIA. Combining a  demanding job with looking for a new role is a difficult balancing act but working with Precision Legal allowed me to thoroughly research & search the job market and pin-point appealing opportunities in a way that used my time as efficiently & effectively as possible.

The service was friendly, candidate-centred & responsive. It helped me define my next career move and longer-term planning. Working with a talent management agency run by in-house lawyers from the Tech sector really helped - their genuine & authentic industry experience translated into a compelling, effective & powerful way to support my job search.  

I would highly recommend their Talent Agent Service to any in-house Legal leaders in the Tech world who are on the look-out for a new role.

Simon White, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel IQVIA

I have worked with Phil Walker and Precision for over 5 years, both as a candidate for a Managing Directors position, and as a recruitment agency supplying suitable candidates for senior positions. Phil operates an extremely professional and competent recruitment company, who have always supplied extremely good candidates for all the positions that we have had available in our organisation. Phil himself has a great deal of Engineering knowledge, which is unique in the recruitment arena, as a result he can quickly identify if the person would be suitable for the role.

Duncan Morris, Operations Director - Aerospace Components

“Having not previously worked in recruitment, Precision Academy has been seamlessly paving the way for me to transition into a full 360 recruitment role through a well-thought-out, step-by-step approach. In addition to receiving one-to-one training support on a daily basis through on-the-job learning, we also have assigned days that we spend studying industry best practices with a recruitment specialist in an interactive, classroom-style, learning approach. Having been in training for just over 2 months, I have already made a number of successful candidate placements, have a growing client base of my own, and am now being supported by management in carving out my niche area of recruitment expertise. Overall, I really admire Precision's values and how we are encouraged to never compromise on integrity or quality in business.”

Vanessa - Trainee Recruitment Consultant

 “We’re delighted that Precision Recruitment has chosen to support Rainbows and we are looking forward to working with the wider team. With receive limited funding each year so we rely heavily on supporters like Precision, who help make sure that Rainbows can continue to be here providing vital support for life-limited babies, children, young people and their families across the East Midlands.”

Fiona Carlisle, Corporate Partnership Fundraiser

Excellent from start to finish. The consultant was experienced and had clearly read my CV thoroughly before approaching me with the vacancy. The role was relevant to my experience and ultimately this led to an interview with their client. After placing my CV back online I have been approached by quite a number of agencies who either fail to follow through after initial contact or simply offer substandard service. I felt these guys actually applied some thought to the process and offered a higher level of service.

Sean Oshea

Precision has worked very hard with Finch Consultancy to understand our uncompromising focus on our principles of intellectual rigour, added client vlaue and client delivery. Our business model is actually quite simple but our services are sophisticated, and many times complex, so as to be able to help solve our client's real engineering health and safety risk problems. Simply, great people are the core of what we do. Our business is trust - we trust Precision.

Dom Barraclough, Managing Director, Finch Consulting


If you're looking for support with a senior hire, or strategic people planning then we can help. We have a range of bespoke solutions that can help with sourcing director and c-suite hires as well as preparing your business to welcome and retain the right talent. Take a look below to see how we could help you grow your organisation.

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Executive search is a specialised service that recruits highly qualified candidates at senior levels. Additionally, our executive search service at Precision encompasses filling highly skilled and specialist roles across a range of sectors.

As an executive search consultancy firm, we begin by working with our clients to develop the ideal candidate profile and role description. With a specialist focus on assessing how potential candidates will meet the objectives of your business, we will then identify the top executive talent available, whilst consulting with your organisation throughout. Speak to our executive search team to get started.

Our specialist knowledge and experience mean we can help with recruiting senior talent for a wide range of industries, including Technical, Aerospace, Machinery Manufacturing, Chemical Engineering, Automotive Manufacturing, and Engineering Risk and Health and Safety.

The buoyant jobs market means that there is a talent drought – particularly when it comes to filling senior roles and positions. Our specialist hiring team within executive search has the experience and knowledge of recruiting executives across a range of industries, with our time-efficient and cost- effective approach.

Yes – our executive search team not only recruits for our selection of clients across the UK, but will also recruit on a Europe-wide and worldwide basis.