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Recruitment and talent acquisition advisory services

A unique retained search and advisory service.

As part of our unique retained executive search proposal, we offer a complementary advisory service to help you create and develop a detailed role description and a compelling employer value proposition (EVP) to attract the top talent in the market.

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10 days advisory consulting high level brief to develop the internal people function by separating out the recruitment team and the talent acquisition team.

On site consulting with the senior stakeholders to develop an efficient and streamlined internal recruitment process. Opportunity identified to source Director of TA role brief created and search instructed.


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Our values underpin everything we do


Trust and confidence are imperative in not just what we do but how we do it.


Building long term relationships with our clients and candidates is at the heart of everything we do.


You only live once. All work and no play would make life very dull. Make the most of today and smile.

Recruitment Solutions


We have developed a unique go to market strategy that combines on-site advisory consulting to work with the main stakeholders to understand your recruitment & talent acquisition needs.


Structured methodology – developing your EVP, building a targeted long list, professionally shortlisting, offer and acceptance all within 6-8 weeks.


Associate and interim professional services to cover search, selection and contracts.

Benefits to you

Trusted Partner

With over 25 years market expertise in delivering complex global searches you can trust us to deliver every time.


We provide an on demand advisory service as part of our retained search methodology to assist you with all your recruitment needs.


We listen, hunt and deliver in rapid time.

What Our Customers Say

We can tell you about the amazing things we can do for your business, but we think our customers can tell you better. After all, what they think is what really matters.

Knows the industry inside out

Nik is one of the few guys in recruitment who did recommend anyone (& everyone) talk to. A genuine passion for getting the best outcome for you (not always what you thought you wanted) he knows the industry inside out & has a keen sense for where it’s going. Quickly becomes more than a recruiter & most consider him a friend. There’s recruiters then there’s Nik!

Naveen Kaushik - Director, Cyber Sales

Really understands the industry

When looking for a new role I work with a handful of expert consultants, Nick is one of them and a rare breed. He really understands the industry but more importantly takes the time to get to know the candidates and positions them at companies where they will thrive and be successful. He is personable yet professional and has helped me find great roles and companies to work for more than once. I have no hesitation in recommending Nick to hiring managers and candidates.

Nick Watkins - Executive Principal at NCC Group

First class recruiter

Nik is a first class recruiter who placed me in my current role. He offers good honest advice, makes time for his clients and is very well connected. It's hard to ask for more, and I am happy to recommend Nik.

Steve Magny - Director of Sales East Coast at Devo

Would definitely recommend

Nik was amazing during the recruiting process. Working with me to make sure that the role presented matched my career goals and objectives and was a strong culture fit as well. He is very dedicated and persistent in a way that garners attention and respect. And I appreciated his tenacity as the role was a great fit for me. I would definitely recommend Nik!!

Gerad Lopshire - Strategic Account Manager at NCC Group

Detailed, focused professional

In working with Nik I have found him to be a detailed, focused professional that has demonstrated candor and honesty throughout the recruiting process. He demonstrated that he was not only interested in filling the vacant position, but also in finding the right fit for the company and the candidate.

Ben Fountain - Managing Consultant

Focussed recruiter

Nik's a focussed recruiter who takes time to understand the goals of those he places. I valued the time he took and the support provided that resulted in me moving to a position I'm both enjoying and is far more suited to my career interests.

Carrie Gerrard - Strategic Account Development at Acutest

Stands out from the crowd

Nik assisted me with a search for a new role. He took time to understand my situation, listen to my requirements and find a great opportunity for me. Nik stands out from the crowd and I have no problem recommending him to both clients and candidates.

Mark Belgrove - Experienced CISO and Consultant

Unlike any other recruitment agent

Nik is unlike any other recruitment agent I have ever worked with from both sides of the fence. He headhunted me when a client was in need of my skills and was able to provide all of the appropriate information to make things move fast and efficiently. Having known Nik for a while now I know him to be a ruthless negotiator and honest person. I would not hesitate to recommend Nik to any organization needing staff at any level as well as anyone looking to improve their career.

Marcel Rizzolo - Head Of Operations at We Are Bloom

One of the best consultants

Nik hired me to work in his team as headhunt specialist for both internal and client driven campaigns. Nik is easily one of the best consultants I have worked with, he is competitive by nature and his competitive drive gets him his desired result 99% of the time. If ever I was dealing with a challenging situation in negotiation I would always refer to Nik to mentor and guide me over the line. It may sound cliche but Nik really loves what he does, and having experience in recruiting from both sides of the fence is what has made him a well rounded consultant. If I was a client running a search campaign or a candidate making moves I would want Nik on my side.

Kamil Erkadoo - Head Security Advisor at DBS - Home Office

Highly experienced

Nik is a highly experienced recruitment consultant with a very broad range of skills. He is highly motivated with a strong sense of duty and loyalty. He is a friendly, outgoing and personable individual who is also dicreet when dealing with clients and colleagues alike.

James Vale - Head of Payment Security Programmes, Products, and Data Breaches at Barclays Payments

Understands the needs of the candidate

Nik is one of a rare breed of recruiters who really understands the needs of the candidate and will take the time to make sure he presents you with the right opportunities. Throughout my work with Nik he has been a consummate professional and always put my needs ahead of chasing a quick placement fee. If you are looking for new challenges in the information security space you need to be speaking to him.

Damian M - Lead Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin

Fair, honest and helpful

I had the pleasure to have Nik as my agent for a large part of my ten year stint as a contractor. In that time, I have found Nik to be consistently fair, honest and helpful in all my dealings with him.
Although I was in the happy situation that my relationship with my customers did not need a great deal of maintenance, Nik would still take the time to regularly catch up to make sure that I was happy, even when that sometimes required phone calls outside of typical office hours, and would deal with administration such as contract extensions in an efficient and timely manner.
I found Nik to be a very friendly and genuine person, and would be happy to renew my relationship as one of his clients were I to return to contracting in the future.

James Pearce - Business Development Leader

Great market knowledge

If I find myself in a position to recruit or be looking for a new job then Nik is my #1 go to guy. Great market knowledge, excellent listener and provider of sage advice. He got me my first two jobs in cyber and enabled me to build a career. Plus he is a top guy and great company when having a beer.

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