Executive Search

The right appointment can transform your organisation

Successful executive searches rely on deploying the resources, skills, and experience needed to identify, attract and select talent which meets the criteria defined within the brief. But we always strive to go beyond that.

Our delivery teams bring an exceptional depth of knowledge across all major sectors and disciplines. Combining this expertise with our innovative and highly collaborative approach, gives us the insight needed to find you, not just the right people for your business, but people who will exceed your expectations. Our search processes are backed with rigorous project management which ensures that we deliver to defined timetables and outputs.

The Chief Executive recruitment process was smooth, very professionally managed and highly effective. We were pleased with the range of strong candidates presented, and this was reflected in our shortlist for interview. The interview process left us with at least two excellent candidates that we were delighted with – at the top end of our hopes and expectations in terms of both experience and capability. Nigel was a clear stand-out for us as you know. The icing on the cake has been being able to move so quickly…

Good Energy PLC

Good Energy case study


Good Energy is a London-based, AIM listed, £150m revenue business which is growing and diversifying.  The very successful founder of the business was leaving after 20 years and we were appointed following a competitive pitch process to recruit a successor.


To source a suitable successor to the founder who would bring the leadership and growth mindset that she had, as well as the requisite experience from a digitally enabled, regulated and consumer-focused industry.

Our Response

We carried out a UK Wide and targeted international search across key competitors and wider relevant industries including: Utilities and Energy Services, Financial Services and Consumer Platform/Online Retail. Diversity of thought and background were key considerations when delivering the shortlist.


Following the presentation of a gender diverse shortlist across a range of industries, there were deemed to be two excellent and appointable candidates. Nigel Pocklington of Money Supermarket Group plc was appointed as the unanimous standout to lead the digital transformation and next phase of the company’s growth journey.

Our global reach

FWB has recruited candidates in over 50 countries across the world, providing a truly global service. Some of our key placements are highlighted below.


Director of Operations


Given our comprehensive experience and track record within both the drinks and wider consumer good markets, Beam Suntory engaged FWB to identify a new Director of Operations to run its fully integrated distilling, bottling and distribution operation in Ireland. This newly created role was to assume responsibility for the development of all Irish whiskey production and the growth of the business unit for the Group. The search attracted a wide range of candidates in the UK, Irish and North American markets, with the successful candidate relocating to take up the post.

Head of India Operations


Having worked with Sky to recruit a number of key appointments throughout the UK within Customer, Sales, Digital and Operations, FWB were approached to carry out a global search for the appointment of the Head of Operations in India. The search included local, international relocation and remote based candidates with outsourced customer operations experience and a successful and diverse hire was made who has since been promoted into a new role within Sky.

Chief Scientific Officer


With a strong track record in both Life Sciences as well as the Not for Profit Sector FWB was appointed to conduct a global search across Galvmeds key locations in Kenya, India and Scotland to recruit their next Chief Scientific Officer. A truly international search, including many of the top life sciences and animal health and vaccinology organisations, resulted in a diverse shortlist of candidates from 7 different countries and a successful appointment in Kenya being made.


Texas, USA

Working closely with energy technology private equity firm, Energy Ventures, FWB were tasked with appointing a CEO to lead their portfolio company, Morphpackers, through a significant phase of growth and subsequent exit. Operating in a niche technical area, this search was a highly specialised, targeted process whereby the focus was on identifying and attracting a small pool of relevant candidates from the competitor landscape across the US. Our search resulted in a successful appointment being made in Houston, Texas.