people who shape your future

Working With You

Whoever we are dealing with, be they clients or candidates, we treat everyone with warmth and respect. We challenge when necessary and offer counsel when appropriate.


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.

Irrespective of how or why, whether it is an individual or a group within a large organisation, we treat everyone in the same way. We listen well, we challenge appropriately, we conduct ourselves with probity and always in a professional manner. Ultimately though, our clients prefer to work with us because we deliver.


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.

We do this in a supportive and constructive way (we're told we are the “warmest” Search firm). We keep you informed throughout an assignment and we get back to you with a decision or with feedback as soon as we receive it. Believe it or not, we are told this differentiates us from our competitors!!


Client Testimonials

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

    Iain Macpherson, MD, Fiddes Payne

  • "We were delighted to have a shortlist of three excellent candidates all of who could have done the job. We would have no hesitation in recommending Hoggett Bowers to others."

    Edwin Booth, Chair, Symingtons Fine Foods

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Hoggett Bowers gave me my first break into Interim as an HR Change Director, 10 years ago. They have a niche and match their clients with great effect."

    Angela Paradise, HRD

  • "Rupert gave me my first break into Interim Management over 10 years ago. The most successful assignments I have completed have been through Hoggett Bowers."

    HR Director and Business Transformation Interim Manager

  • "Hoggett Bowers's selection process was very focused, the consultant worked to understand our requirements at a detailed level and the Hoggett Bowers interim manager has delivered to brief."

    CFO, Telecoms

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "..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,

  • "Hoggett Bowers have a niche in the senior Interim arena and consistently match their candidates and clients with great effect."

    HR Director

  • "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

  • "Very pleased. Fiona and her" team are incredibly efficient. I raise my invoice on a Saturday and get paid following Friday - refreshingly simple, incredibly professional. I hope to work with HB again."

    Gary Wells, MD

  • "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

  • "...we are delighted with Fiona's response. Our Hoggett Bowers Interim Sales Director continues to bring significant value to the business."

    HR Director, Utility

  • " Jon continues to do a great job for us. He understands our business. Nothing is too much trouble. "

    HR Director, AB Agri

  • "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

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

    MD, Online Travel

  • "Due to Rupert's outstanding support; enabled us to meet key requirements. Critically, they understood our business, challenges and culture."

    CEO, EMEA, Telstra Telco

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

    Debbie Robinson, MD, Spar (UK)

  • "A good short list, from which we selected an excellent Non Executive Director. This was achieved despite the challenges faced by development companies at the moment."

    Joy Baggaley, Deputy CEO, The Riverside Group

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

    Group HR Director

  • "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

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

    Ian Goodfellow, MD, Shanks UK

  • "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

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

    Malcolm Allan, Director of Personnel, McBride Plc

  • "..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

  • "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

  • "We required an (Interim) expert on the ground, at very short notice , to deal with an issue that arose in Italy. Fiona's response time was excellent without compromising quality."

    HR Director

  • "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

  • "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

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

    John McConnell, HR Director, Aesica Pharmaceuticals

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

    Adrian Thorneycroft

  • " 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

  • "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

  • "Rupert's outstanding support enabled us to meet key requirements. He understood our challenges and culture; sourcing very high calibre Interim candidates."

    MD, Telstra

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Without Hoggett Bowers, I wouldn’t have a Chief Executive."

    Jules Preston, Chair, Tyne & Wear Mental Health Trust

Candidate Testimonials

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

    Grateful for the feedback, Consumer

  • "I appreciated very much to be re-contacted many months after my first meetings with Hoggett Bowers in London for a job opportunity matching my competencies and experience. Interactions with everyone were very pleasant and professional."

    Very pleasant and professional, Industry

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Overall I found the process to be one of the most professional of any recruitment company I have talked with or been in contact with from an employee & employer prospective"

    One of the most professional, Consumer

  • "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

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

    Good interview technique

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

    Best process so far

  • "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

Client Practices

To meet our Clients' needs most accurately, our consultants work in practices defined by industries and functions, many of whom have had prior executive-level experience. Team work is critical to our way of working so often a sector expert will be accompanied by a colleague, often a functional specialist, to offer the greatest combination most appropriate for the client's requirements.

Submit a CV

We never underestimate the power of the network. Please submit your CV so we know who you are and what you have done. We will treat your CV with respect. We will only use it for our internal knowledge bank and will not share it externally unless you are part of an assignment (Interim or Permanent) and we agree with you beforehand.

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