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.

Great experience with this company. Emma was very helpful, professional, and friendly throughout the process. Helped me every step of the way to get the job I was after and I really cannot recommend them highly enough.


 “We're hoping to raise lots of money by consultants choosing to donate £10 for candidates they place in a new permanent job, plus also getting involved in extra fundraising days throughout the year.”

Jo Walker, Marketing Director

We’ve never been that impressed with recruitment agencies in the past, but with Kelly from Precision People we have found her to be invaluable when supplying us with skilled temporary engineering contractors, for projects at our workshop and also onsite customer contracts around the UK

Paul Wright, Director - Silo Services Ltd

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

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 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

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

Was contacted by Precision ref a job that suited my experience. Then was put in touch with the employer. From that point on the service first class. Always followed up on all aspects of the interviews and feedback very good service and I would highly recommend Precision People Recruitment Consultancy.

Christopher Pope

 “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

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


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.