About us

I can think of very few advisory businesses founded during the period of my long career that can match the level of continuous excellence of FWB and who are still going strong today. A truly outstanding company.

Bob Brannan

Chairman of Walkers Shortbread & Plural Private Equity NXD

30 years has seen you rise from an ambitious young start up to the leading Search and Selection consultancy in the country. It’s been a pleasure to work with you as client and candidate many times over those 30 years.

Stuart Paterson

FWB provides executive search, assessment, leadership development programmes and manages professional networks.

Our aim is to significantly enhance the management teams of our clients and to provide excellent career opportunities for those who engage with us.

The origins of the company go back to the early 1990s when it was founded by Judy Wagner, Willie Finlayson and Scott Black. They went onto establish one of the most recognisable and respected executive search businesses in the UK.

Beyond its proven ability to support its clients with access to outstanding talent, a strength of the business was in the relationships and networks that it established. These remain at the core of the company’s offering today, delivering outstanding results and valuing relationships.

Today, the company is owned by 8 of its Directors. Individually and collectively they are ambitious to continue to build on the heritage of the business, embracing new technologies, techniques and markets and of course maintaining and building relationships.