• people who shape your future

  • people who shape your future

  • people who shape your future

  • people who shape your future

Our Team

We recruit directly from the industry sectors we serve, so our numbers include former chief executives and functional heads who have shared our clients' experiences and pressures first hand.

  • Candidate Testimonial

    "Andrew Dawson, supported by his PA, was very professional. In my recent experience of the recruitment industry that is of itself quite unusual."

    Consultant - Very professional

  • Candidate Testimonial

    "I really liked the very regular feedback and way I was kept fully up to date throughout the process. I also felt that Simon was really on my side. Although it was a very long process – it was very well managed."

    Good process with a good result, Industry

  • Client Testimonial

    "Extremely impressed with the quality of Jon's shortlist, The reports were truly informative and a good representation of each candidate. "

    HR Director, AB Mauri

  • Client Testimonial

    I have worked with Elissa Wilding, now at Hoggett Bowers for many years and she has never failed to get 'our man/woman'.

    Philippa Brown, Omnicom Media Group, Philippa Brown, CEO, Omnicom Media Group, Technology, Media & Communications

  • Client Testimonial

    "Tim is one of the best I have met. He wants the correct solution for the company not just his commission target. I trust him on a personal level and you don't say that about many people in business life."

  • Client Testimonial

    "Hoggett Bowers: Rupert, supplies absolutely top level people. Definitely upper level Programme Directors. They have always delivered for me."

    Adrian Thorneycroft

  • Client Testimonial

    "Hoggett Bowers are by far the most efficient consultancy I have come across, following up with appropriate documentation. "

    Group HR Director

  • Client Testimonial

    "Hoggett Bowers quickly absorbed the brief, challenged some of our assumptions and…we were delighted with their performance."

    Iain Macpherson, MD, Fiddes Payne

  • Client Testimonial

    "Hoggett Bowers matched a demanding client's requirements with my own varied background. I recommend Rupert highly and look forward to working with him again."

    Simon Leadbetter, MD

  • Client Testimonial

    "I had a very strong shortlist, better than other organisations across NHS London."

    Fiona Wise, Chief Executive, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Client Testimonial

    " Recruitment consultants are notorious for their short term tenure. Rupert has a long, consistent and successful track record of operating in the interim market which enables him to deliver to client requirements in a way which is hard to match. "

    HR Director, Private Equity backed

  • Client Testimonial

    "We are most grateful to you for your flexible approach and all your patience! How fantastic to be spoilt for choice and to be in a position to want to offer to every one of our shortlisted candidates!"

    Sally Greenwood, Debenhams

  • Client Testimonial

    "Hoggett Bowers are more than recruitment consultants - I view them as a real business partner."

    John McConnell, HR Director, Aesica Pharmaceuticals

  • Client Testimonial

    "Fiona appointed an Interim who could hit the ground running and make a valuable contribution. A real success for us and for the candidate."

    Director, Finance & Control, RWE npower

  • Client Testimonial

    "Hoggett Bowers are our ‘go-to’ search firm and they haven’t let us down. Professional, discreet, well connected but above all real people able to add real value to our hiring process."

    Keith Luxon, Group HRD, Veolia Water UK

  • Client Testimonial

    "A level of trust has developed between us. Jon challenges our thinking and genuinely adds value to the Executive Search process. Some of our great people are here as a result of Jon's work. "

    Bryan Griffiths, CEO, European Independent Purchasing Company

  • Client Testimonial

    "(Tim) has excellent knowledge and expertise of his sector."

  • Client Testimonial

    "We needed resource urgently in Italy – an experienced turnaround person. Within 72 hours, Fiona had found someone who has subsequently started and made a huge difference. "

    Group HR Director, FTSE 100

  • Candidate Testimonial

    "Good interview technique, coaching and regular feedback. Much appreciated."

    Good interview technique

  • Client Testimonial

    "The service from Hoggett Bowers was excellent, sourcing very good candidates, providing very helpful shortlist reports and getting good candidates to interview from which we were able to make an excellent appointment."

    Pam Court, Chief Executive, NHS South West Essex

  • Client Testimonial

    "I chose to work with Hoggett Bowers because of their understanding of the market. The company was up for a difficult challenge and stuck with the task to deliver the results."

    Chris, Tesco

  • Client Testimonial

    "We are very happy with the Director level interims appointed by Rupert in 2011. They are delivering as intended. Rest assured your name is high on our list of people to call in 2012."

    Group CFO, FTSE 250

  • Client Testimonial

    "Elissa is a smart, passionate professional who cares for, understands and helps her clients and contacts. "

  • Client Testimonial

    "Hoggett Bowers have recently handled a high profile appointment to support our leadership team in Spar UK. "

    Debbie Robinson, MD, Spar (UK)

  • Client Testimonial

    "I was unsure whether an Interim Project Manager would be a good idea, but Hoggett Bowers consultant's reading of our situation and sourcing of the perfect interim won us £100 milion of business. "

    MD, BIS O'Hare

  • Candidate Testimonial

    "Tim Janman was the consultant - he provided an excellent brief, kept me informed at each stage of the process and was very supportive."

    Supportive Consultant, Industry

  • Client Testimonial

    "Hoggett Bowers have a 100% success rate (with us) in providing the right person in the right place at the right time. This has been achieved due to their willingness to act as a partner not a supplier."

    CEO, FTSE 250

  • Candidate Testimonial

    "I was grateful for the feedback received. The more direct the feedback the better to ensure improvement."

    Grateful for the feedback, Consumer

  • Client Testimonial

    "..your brand understanding was very strong, and it was exceptionally clear that you knew your market and had a strong track record."

    Head of Resourcing, Whitbread Plc

  • Client Testimonial

    Elissa is one of the most connected head-hunters in the media industry as far as I am aware. She has some great perspectives on the TMT space and I encourage you to connect.

    Nancy Cruikshank, Nancy Cruikshank, CEO, Weve, Technology, Media & Communications

  • Client Testimonial

    I really enjoyed working with Tim on the assignment. The insight he gave me prior to the interviews was exceptional and like I have never experienced before in a recruitment process.

    Simon Galkoff, Procurement Director, Tragus, Simon Galkoff, Procurement Director, Tragus

  • Candidate Testimonial

    "Both Simon and his PA were very proactive in communicating with me, keeping me briefed and updated at all times, as well as providing valuable input, constructive and objective feedback on myself and the clients expectations."

    Consultant communication

  • Client Testimonial

    "Hoggett Bowers completed a challenging assignment for a Commercial Director in a difficult sector."

    Malcolm Allan, Director of Personnel, McBride Plc

  • Client Testimonial

    "Finding someone to help us tool up for a 20 fold growth target was a real ask, but Hoggett Bowers delivered us a superb resource at lightening speed."

    First Utility

  • Client Testimonial

    "The Hoggett Bowers interim Sales&Marketing Director has proved to be of real benefit. The support from Fiona has been fantastic and the use of an interim has proven successful."

    Warren Irving, St Andrew's Healthcare

  • Client Testimonial

    "Elissa is a dedicated and very talented professional who uses enormous energy and creative flair to deliver brilliant results. "

  • Client Testimonial

    "The brief to find a new Chief Executive of this Trust was somewhat challenging given its history."

    John Jesky, Chair, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Client Testimonial

    "Shanks UK have used Hoggett Bowers to successfully recruit two Board positions."

    Ian Goodfellow, MD, Shanks UK

  • Client Testimonial

    "I have been delighted with the quality of input from Tim. His translation of our brief produced an excellent candidate shortlist. The process was managed efficiently and support at all key stages was accommodating and helpful. "

  • Client Testimonial

    "Felt very happy with the knowledge and understanding brought, so conversations were very comfortable and felt that we would get a good match getting a first class appointment against competition."

    Rachel Tyndall, Chief Executive, NHS Islington

  • Client Testimonial

    "Building an effective network of c level relationships takes time and effort; Hoggett Bowers has one of the best networks and are a pleasure to do business with."

    Michael McCulloch, Change Director

  • Client Testimonial

    "I have worked with Karen and her team in PE backed businesses across a range of sectors for over twelve years. I know she will challenge our assumptions and add to the creative mix."

    John Smith, HRD, Greene King

  • Client Testimonial

    "The shortlist reports demonstrated good insights into each of the candidates that were confirmed at the interviews."

    Roger Quince, Chair, West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Candidate Testimonial

    "Information, documentation, process, prep, interviews and follow up were better than what I have so far experienced in my career."

    Best process so far

  • Client Testimonial

    Tim looked after me very well indeed and was diligent in both ensuring that I was satisfied with every stage of the process and communication. Clearly your Consultants are encouraged to treat Candidates and Employers as Customers and as such the 'service' was exemplary - long may that continue.

    MD, ebookers, Managing Director, ebookers

  • Candidate Testimonial

    "I found Peter to be very knowledgeable about the client company. Throughout I felt he wanted the right outcome for both the client and myself. Whilst I appreciate that I was one of a number of candidates, it didn't feel that way in the manner with which he handled our conversations."

    The consultant offered good counsel

  • Client Testimonial

    "I've worked with numerous well known Search firms, but this was the best headhunt assignment I've ever been involved with. "

    UK HR Director, The Construction Sector

  • Client Testimonial

    "Hoggett Bowers Executive Interim has consistently sourced a series of outstanding individuals to work in UK Life's Transformation Programmes over many years."

    COO, UK Life Insurance

  • Client Testimonial

    "..very impressed by Hoggett Bowers at all stages of the recruitment process, from initial meeting through to offer stage...creative.....quick and results focused. "

    John Bevan, MD UK, Lastminute.com

  • Client Testimonial

    "I was really impressed and pleased by the quality of shortlist and your advice throughout the process… I will be more than happy to refer you to any of the other areas in the group."

    Head of Resourcing, ebookers

Working With You

We have a rich mix of clients who have worked with us over a long time reflecting the speed with which we learn about their businesses and earn their trust as a long term recruitment partner. Sometimes clients have been former candidates or they have been introduced to us by their colleagues or other clients; we move with our clients as they move between organisations.

We receive great feedback from our candidates. We do what we say we are going to do. What does this mean? We reply to all your communication in a timely way and we give you honest feedback after meetings.