We take you further

Executive Search, Globally

For over 50 years, Hoggett Bowers has been synonymous with excellence in leadership and senior executive recruitment. Why? Because we listen harder and search smarter.

Because we believe that every client and candidate really matters. Because we see ourselves as true partners in your future. Because we know that we can only succeed when you succeed. And because our experience and specialist knowledge means we navigate the market better than anyone else. We take you further.

We make the difference

Hoggett Bowers was founded to be the best executive search firm. We work with businesses and organisations of all sizes, across a broad range of sectors, to recruit the people they need to help shape their future. And we work with candidates at every executive level to find the right opportunities for successful, fulfilling careers. Our reputation for world-class service has been hard-earned – and it’s built on rigour, integrity, and bravery. It’s a combination that makes the difference.

Expert Services

We provide a range of expert services to help our clients select and source key executives:

Specialist Practices

Our specialist consultants focus on executive search across a range of business sectors and practices:

Celebrating 50 years

In July 1971, Hoggett Bowers was established as the first UK owned Search firm – and in July 2021 we were proud to have celebrated our 50th anniversary. The world, and with it the Search industry, has changed many times over the last 50 years.  Some changes have been predictable and some not.

One thing which has remained constant has been the support, insight and advice which Hoggett Bowers has provided to clients and candidates as they have responded to the opportunities and challenges each change has brought. We felt the best way to sum up the past 50 years, as well as who we are, how we operate and what we deliver, was to ask those who have worked with us. Click here for more.

I was recruited to my role in Highways England by David Brown and I was very impressed by the professionalism of both David and the Hoggett Bowers team. The quality of service was excellent and very smooth. It has also been good to remain in contact with David over the last two years since I joined Highways England.

Malcolm Dare, Executive Director, Commercial & Procurement, Highways England

I have known and worked with Simon for around six years. He has carried out a number of key searches for our organisation including a country manager and project manager roles. I have always appreciated his well informed and realistic approach – he understands the industry and the market well and is happy to share and discuss varying topics. I enjoy our conversations and sharing insights about the world of work and life in general.

Kate Lyne, EVP Group Human Resources, Subsea 7

Congratulations on your 50th Anniversary. Over the years I’ve worked with Hoggett Bowers, and Karen in particular, on a number of assignments both as a client and as a candidate. They have always demonstrated that they know their space and clients well, and you can always count on a full, frank and fair appraisal, and to “tell it like it is” which I’ve always appreciated.

Ian Bull, NED, St Modwen

What I have appreciated with Hoggett Bowers is their ability to listen and capture the clients problem and needs, and then to come back with innovative people solutions well suited to these needs.

Jean-Michel Aubertin, Industrial Operating Advisor, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

I have been associated with Hoggett Bowers for nearly 20 years and for me they are the global standout Executive Search firm – No 1. Primarily, Hoggett Bowers have supported me as a client in the sourcing of interim and full-time executive roles. Not only do they consistently source outstanding talents at pace, they also remain in touch throughout the process and afterwards with both the candidate and client to ensure all is working properly. Their listening skills are exceptional and as a firm they are highly cognisant of the soft skills and competencies needed to fit within cultural transformations. I have operated in several mission critical transformation environments, and they have never failed me. Turning to a most prized element of Hoggett Bowers DNA they maintain and invest in client relationships year in and year out and it has fostered unequivocal trust and a deep-rooted partnership mindset. Rupert Dobson walks on water for me. Happy 50th birthday – you have been a key part of my corporate and personal success.

David Etherington, NED, Embark Group, former COO, Zurich Life

I have been working with Hoggett Bowers both as candidate and client for over 20 years. As a candidate, I have always found a focused and professional interface, and some very exciting career opportunities in the form of quality and exciting clients. As a client I experience a deep partnership, a real understanding of our business and culture leading to successful appointments every time. Bravo and congratulations on your 50th Anniversary.

Mel Zuydam, Group CFO, NDA

It is great to work with individuals who really care and invest their time in getting to know our business and as a result develop a great match for our recruitment needs. Great people, delivered in a great way which underlines the approach taken by Hoggett Bowers.

Roger Hunt, Chief of Business Services, AGS Airports Ltd

Professional approach throughout the full virtual hiring process. Clear communication and friendly tone.

Denelise L’Ecluse, MD Europe, BSI Standards

It has been my absolute pleasure to work with Hoggett Bowers for over a decade. We first met, rather appropriately, at the launch of my personal journey to create disability confidence in recruitment. The first ever RIDI 100 recruiter, Karen and the team have taken every opportunity to increase their own knowledge and confidence as an inclusive employer but equally, and very generously enabled us to collectively share that knowledge across so many sectors and positively influence an inclusive candidate experience for all. Congratulations Hoggett Bowers let us continue in partnership to change the world, just a little bit, every day.

Kate Headley, Director, The Clear Company

Congratulations to Hoggett Bowers on their 50th anniversary and best wishes for the next 50! I’ve had lots of interaction with them for over 10 years now and have always found dealing with them a positive and enjoyable experience. The genuine personal connection they make with individuals, whether as a candidate or client, is what sets them apart from so many others. It’s a quality they bring at every stage of an assignment and I have appreciated it hugely.

Tom Smith, Advisor, EDF Energy