Acorn's specialist Executive Search Division provides a search and selection service to find and place the most sought-after professionals for your senior management and board level roles.


Executive Search
What makes us different?

We have a number of Executive Search teams based around the UK, which are made up of highly-regarded and credible Directors and Senior Consultants.

Our people, and our services are different – most of our Executive Search Team have previously owned their own recruitment business and they therefore bring their experience of being a Managing Director or CEO, combined with their expertise in recruitment to the benefit of our clients.


We have the experience, knowledge and contacts you’re looking for in a retained recruitment partner.


Quality Service

Our approach to search and selection is sophisticated and robust. We provide a comprehensive service that will be bespoke to your organisation’s particular needs and ambitions.

Confidential Research Analysis

For a complete and thorough understanding of your company, and to ensure you are the employer of choice to attract the best people in the business, we provide a full recruitment planning diagnosis by gauging your company culture and employer brand message.

Precision Search

Once the package and timescales have been agreed, and we have a thorough understanding of the skills, experience and personal specification required, a candidate briefing document is created and submitted to you for sign-off. We then create a long-list of target organisations within which potential candidates could currently be working. This list is agreed by you and provides a base-line for process and audit control.


We understand that as the precision search activity is designed to maximise the market opportunity, the recruitment process must be designed to minimise risk.

Upon delivery of the interview shortlist, you will be presented with detailed information on each candidate and also a report that shows all candidates that were identified during the process and what their responses were to the
approach. During the interviews, we can be as involved in the process as required and can facilitate off-site interviews if required for sensitive / confidential positions.


Once you have decided on the successful candidate, we will manage negotiations and notice period agreements,  and as soon as the job offer has been accepted, we will put the candidate in touch with you directly so your professional relationship can begin immediately.



We all know how hard it can be to get the ‘right’ person to fit – this is where Acorn’s Executive Search service had a vital role to play.

Executive Search
Our relationships are built on confidence and trust.

Client discussions are treated in complete confidence, at all times. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with the opportunity to hire the best possible professionals for your organisation and for it to be the catalyst that encourages a long-lasting and successful ongoing business partnership between us. On all accepted assignments, we offer a shortlist guarantee and an after-placement warranty of up to 12 months depending on seniority of the role placed.


Contact our specialist Executive Search Division.
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