We specialise in seven sectors and pride ourselves on our knowledge and insights into each. But we don’t build walls between them. Some of our best hires have been across industries, specialisms and continents. If you’re not sure where to start, we might be able to suggest something that gets you thinking in a new way.
There’s a lot of talent out there, but finding the exact fit can be complex. Our innovative, tailored approach is designed to expedite the right person to your organization in terms of skill, ambition, motivation, and values.
“Agri is the oldest sector of them all, but it never stops evolving. The ‘circular-economy model’ is at the heart of change right now, and we are sourcing increasing numbers of sustainability-related roles. Digital Farming is another area that is changing the traditional industry dynamic.
We pride ourselves on our deep knowledge and technical understanding that stretches from commodity fertilizers and bio-stimulants to biotechnology and organic waste.
Our fertilizer network is second to none. We have the strongest relationships with experts throughout the market who help us freshen-up our technical insights. They also ensure we are perfectly placed to suggest the right candidates for the right roles.
Ultimately, this is Agri’s Age of Sustainability, and we’re delighted to be part of it!”
“This is a fascinating sector where data, analytics, research and journalism collide. I pride myself on knowing the market inside out. In fact, we have reached the stage where many clients don’t simply ask us to source the best candidates, but also to provide insights into the entire hiring process.
We help businesses in Europe, Asia and the Americas balance their cultural nuances and strategic aims (including greater diversity) with the short-term tactical need to recruit a well-qualified person quickly.”
“We are fortunate to have developed long-standing relationships with clients and candidates across the specialty, commodity and industrial chemicals sector. That has meant understanding the full chemical lifecycle from raw materials to finished products used in a variety of applications.
We have placed senior people across continents in scientific, engineering, technical and commercial disciplines. Covid-related pressures on the global supply chain have created a growing requirement for senior people in procurement.
We pride ourselves on sourcing selective numbers of high quality candidates who tick every box, from their technical knowledge, cultural fit and their suitability for posts that are often based in relatively quiet out of town sites rather than city hubs. That's possible because we push ourselves to understand everything about a company and its culture, so much so that we begin to feel like an 'in-house' team!”
“The growth of technology means Data Centres are growing fast, but it’s still a small world! It’s easy to find the best candidates, the trick is securing them. We get the internals of a data centre. We understand the skill sets required, from the technical complexities through to construction understanding and leadership ability.
Clients choose us because they trust us to sell their businesses better than they can. They also see that we can approach things in a creative way. We recently sourced a perfect candidate for a data centre from commercial construction because he had brilliant, transferable leadership skills and we felt he could quickly pick-up the technical side. Clients value our insights; candidates our honesty. We aren’t afraid to ask difficult questions or to give a candid opinion where we feel it will make a positive difference.”
Jennifer Castle and Matthew Western
Food & Nutrition
“Barely a month goes by without a significant innovation in the Food and Nutrition industry. Whether it’s pro-biotics, pre-biotics or functional ingredients, it’s impossible to place the right candidates without understanding the technical nuances and where they may lead.
So we don’t just research the people applying for roles in food and nutrition. We speak to experts, read research and debate the impact of new ideas on consumer demand.
Food and nutrition are two industries that have become interchangeable which also creates opportunities to recruit across them. It’s also important to understand that scientists tend not to proactively seek a move, so there is often a sales job to be done too!”
“The demand for the best lawyers often outweighs supply. It’s a strictly hierarchical profession in which people often only move in one direction, which makes this an unusually candidate-driven sector. It’s often a challenge just to get the candidate talking, not least because they will often be perfectly placed to take-on any number of roles, leaving firms on the constant lookout for a unicorn.
After twelve years working with lawyers, I have an intimate knowledge of the tough questions that need to be asked and the reality of certain salary expectations. Recruiting a lawyer is rarely easy, but we have developed a great track record of knowing when the culture and potential of the firm and lawyer will make it work.”
Mining, Metals & Minerals
“It is one thing to have an insight into the mining of clay, dolomite and lime. It’s quite another to understand the industries they serve, from flue gas to cement and water treatment to steel and agri.
We hire specialists at both ends of this spectrum, from ops, sales and niche R&D up to board level.
Our 360 degree perspective allows us to recruit across the supply and demand sides. For example, the calcium in limestone is used in a whole range of industries. So we have moved animal nutrition engineers into limestone, and others from limestone into steel.
We love the industry and the possibilities it presents globally. It’s relatively straightforward to place someone into a like-for-like role in a different business, but finding unconventional candidates to succeed in new areas is where we are able to add ever greater value.”
We are your Business Partner.
Our aim is for you to think of us as a partner. We’ll ask difficult questions, think outside the box and share innovative ideas. We want you to recruit smarter, utilising our experience, thinking and data. Our aim isn’t just to hire someone, but to demonstrate the value in working together in partnership going forward.
‘Dedicated professionals who have high ethical standards’
‘Rebecca and her team are dedicated professionals who have high ethical standards and provide outstanding candidates. Rebecca works with a strong sense of urgency, and she is very responsive. She understands our organization's culture, which enables her to provide candidates with the skills required and share our core values’.
‘Similar to having your own in-house recruitment team’
‘I’ve worked with Klara for over five years over which time she has been an exceptional partner to us and the experience she delivers is similar to having your own in-house recruitment team. She takes the time to understand your business and culture and uses this knowledge to find the right candidates to place with us. I would always recommend Klara given the excellent service she provides’.
‘Adept at aligning candidates with employers’
I've had the pleasure of working with Megan and Walker Lovell. Megan is adept at aligning candidates with employers, ensuring a long term, successful placement. She also takes the anxiety out of the process by giving timely updates and explaining in detail where each party is at in the process. I highly recommend Megan and Walker Lovell from both the employer and the candidate perspective!
‘The best recruiter in the fertilizer industry’
I've been working with WL on a major recruitment and organizational development program, and for me, they just demonstrated being the best recruiter in the fertilizer industry. Their database and research of candidates is 1st class, but they also score very high on the professional follow up and support provided. Best in class!
‘Diligent in pursuing the right candidate’
"Gemma Whiteside is a pleasure to work with. Very diligent in pursuing the right candidate according to our specifications. Her approach resulted in an excellent candidate being hired into the team at the right price point. I would highly recommend Gemma."
‘Best interests of client and candidate’
Katie genuinely strives to keep the best interests of her client and potential candidates in mind when placing people into roles. She takes the time to understand your current situation and puts her talent and energy into finding something that fits your job search. She listens to your needs, what you are looking for and makes sure that it is in line with what is best for both her client and the candidate.