• We find you leaders that help you transform
    • We’re Specialists in multiple sectors & industries
    • We eliminate time & energy in costly processes
Executive specialists in:
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    Executive Leadership Positions
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    Accountancy & Finance
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    Human Resources
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    IT & Technology
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    Marketing, Digital & Analytics
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    Procurement, Supply Chain & Operations


Leaders are recruited for a variety of reasons. Adding value, devising & executing strategy, influencing the business. Understanding motivations throughout the transitional period is key.

Through our partnership with The Hanover Centre, a consulting partnership created to provide expert & qualified coaching support and advice to individuals, teams, and organisations, we provide access to a team of Executive Coaches.

Included within our fee structure, our bespoke 6-month plan is designed to support both client and candidate in achieving the best possible impact in their first 100 days.

Our industry knowledge has been proven over the last 15 years, enabling us to map the market to provide you with detailed analysis of your competitors for Talent. 

Due to our years of experience and large network of passive candidates we can present you with the highest calibre of senior candidates in the market, not just on the market. You will also have access to Digital Marketing promotional campaigns as well as National & International Head-hunting research.

As part of our Executive service, we employ all suitable digital search techniques, alongside our in-house research & head-hunting capabilities.

We can also apply psychometric profiling to help facilitate your short process.

We’re large enough to understand and handle the requirements of key executive appointments for some the largest brands on the planet, whilst agile enough to adapt our approach to suit your specific requirements and tailor accordingly to your individual needs.

We would highly recommend the team at Distinct. They listened to our requirements and facilitated a recruitment process for a senior member of staff with the minimum of effort on our part.  All our interactions with Distinct have always been very professional and we will not hesitate to use them for our future requirements. We consider them to be a strategic partner.
Irene DoveyHead of Corporate Services at Nexor Ltd.
I recently engaged Alex Alcock at Distinct to support with the recruitment of a CFO. Alex was recommended to me via a mutual connection based on his reputation and I wasn’t left disappointed. Alex quickly grasped exactly what we were looking for in a suitable candidate and quickly presented us with a select group of suitable candidates from his network. In less than 2 weeks Alex had introduced us to an outstanding candidate who we were delighted to offer our position. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend working with Alex if you’re looking to recruit an FD/CFO.
Mark SmithsonManaging Director at Marks Electrical.
Distinct Recruitment recently helped us with a difficult and vital search for a Head of People on our Executive Team. They did an outstanding job in challenging circumstances and we’ve never looked back since. I would not hesitate to work with them again.
Phil HullahChief Executive Officer at Riviera Travel.
Alex has been a stand-out recruitment director for me, on both sides of the recruitment conversation. Alex is relatively unique in that he puts genuine thought into linking candidates up with companies who are compatible – in regard to both skills and values, and that means there is no time wasted from the candidates that are introduced. He has integrity and is very personable, and is always available for a conversation to kick ideas around. As a result, Alex ends up top of my call list whenever I have a recruitment need.
Colin AndertonChief Financial Officer at Keys Group.
We selected Distinct to support us with a senior Finance hire due to the quality of their candidate network and the experience of their senior team, many of whom have worked together over an extended period. They managed a complex stakeholder mix and a pivot on role scope mid-process extremely effectively. Happy to recommend.
Steven MulhollandHead Of Human Resources at ONYX InSight .
I have recently engaged James at Distinct to support us with the recruitment of an ecommerce director. He took his time to understand our business and the skillset we were looking for. James managed the process very professionally and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to recruit a senior digital or marketing leader. 
Mark SmithsonManaging Director at Marks Electrical.
We engaged Becky at Distinct to assist us in our recent search for a new Head of People & OD. Due to us wanting to exercise an anonymous recruitment process to support our D&I aim, it was imperative that we partnered with the right agency. From the briefing through to the management of the process with complete discretion, Becky and the Distinct team were excellent. A true professional service with an exceptional understanding of the HR market. I can’t recommend Becky enough and will be using her for our next executive HR appointment. 
Sarah ShardlowRecruitment Advisor at The Coal Authority.
Distinct were asked to source an experienced Human Resource Director for a new business formed from the merger of Lomond Capital and Linley & Simpson. Distinct invested time in understanding both the business and the role and as a result the short listed candidates were not just good quality but an excellent fit with the role and the business.  We are absolutely delighted with our new appointment and would have no hesitation in recommending Distinct to other businesses considering appointing them for a similar role.
Stuart PenderGroup Chief Executive at Lomond Group.
I was really pleased with standard of candidates and thought you did an excellent job. A good process from my side. Very smooth. It's been a pleasure.
Josh WessonDirector at Geary’s Bakeries.


Our Executive Recruitment Consultants commit to you from the start, understanding your objectives, how your business works, grasp the embedded culture & core values, and hear any challenges you have faced thus far in finding the appropriate candidate.

We act as your recruitment concierge, giving a much more personalised experience with an always on approach.

Our Traditional recruitment talks to the many aspects of your work force. With our executive offering, we take a more defined match-making approach. This requires a level of premium quality that the candidates are used to.

So, we eliminate the need to screen as we do that for you. Eradicating the traditional time commitment needed by you internally.

We understand that this normally means you’d pick more than one recruitment agency, thinking you’d find more candidates.

In executive recruitment however, a much more personalised experience is required for both employer and candidate.

We pride ourselves on building these relationships from both sides, by being a trustworthy and reliable partner with a wealth of experience.