Distinct Executive is an executive search firm that specialises in CEO recruitment, retained executive search, and executive headhunting. Our specialist teams help to fill board-level appointments, MD positions, and more across a wide range of sectors. We work closely with organisations across the spectrum, from FTSE 500 companies to SMEs and non-profits to find the candidates that will match the ambition and skillset required.

We are proud of our level of service with practices and exercises that far exceed regular executive search firms, our specialist teams work with businesses on a 1-2-1 basis to map your needs and goals to refine our search and find a leader who will take your company to new heights.

Our process employs a combination of networking, research, and assessment to ensure your new business leader is confident in their new position. Whether a first-time exec hire or a veteran in the industry, we carry out an array of studies including interviews, psychometric assessments, and talent competitor analysis to back up our recommendations and give both clients and candidates confidence in their respective roles.

We also understand that time is of the essence and endeavor to find talented candidates as quickly as possible. To accomplish this; we cast the net wider with recruitment tools like Odro and Linkedln Recruiter to maximise our reach and find a wide selection of candidates. With this information, we get to work fulfilling executive recruitment in London, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, and the rest of the country.

At Distinct Executive, we also consider intangible qualities like ethos and motivations. Identity is important to organisations and candidates as it allows everyone to start on the right foot with shared expectations in mind. These processes are not common in executive search recruitment and set us apart as one of the UK's best executive search firms.


Our specialist executive recruitment agency works across the country with offices in Nottingham and Milton Keynes serving as hubs for candidates and clients. From these locations: we work nimbly and discreetly to find and fill the latest CEO recruitment opportunities in London, Managing director roles in the Midlands, and more. We offer our services on a retainer as well as a one-off basis. This gives businesses, of varying sizes, access to our leading recruitment service.

Once we've found your suitable candidate, we go to great lengths to assist the bedding-in process and even offer a dedicated 6-month coaching plan to assist the first 100 days of their tenure. This programme, provided in partnership with The Hanover Centre, supports accelerated learning with expert coaching on a personal and organisational level to help both you and your new hire achieve the best results.

This dedication to our clients ensures we help place candidates in key logistics and supply chain positions to keep your operation running smoothly.

Contact us now and we'll get your executive recruitment right the first time. As a specialist executive search firm, we understand the requirements of key appointments like managing directors, chief executives, and board members and provide agile solutions to your executive hires.