Your South West Executive Search Partner

Selecting High Performance Leaders For Forward-Thinking Businesses.

We place business leaders into leading businesses so that they can achieve a high-performance culture and superior results. Covering the whole South West region King Executive was found in January 2021 as the executive search and headhunting arm of King Recruit.

King Executive is already leading the way across the region and key to our success is our own bespoke 4-step leadership assessment programme, The King Executive Method.

We provide a premium level of service across the board, from mid to senior level professionals, working with Owner-Managed Businesses, through to Private Equity backed growth firms and large PLC’s. We build transparent partnerships and our overriding objective is to select leaders of the future to effect high performance and growth for your business.

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Your Future Leaders

Introducing the King Executive Method. Our bespoke 4-stage leadership assessment programme is designed to attract high-level specialists who are at the top of their field.

King Executive works with successful and high growth businesses of all sizes across the South West.

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Drive your career

Representing your candidacy effectively and confidentially.

We make 30% of our hires ‘happen’ via targeted and proactive introductions. Meaning, the role previously didn’t exist.

Whether your next strategic career move is now or in the future, we work in partnership with you.

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Executive Women

King Executive Women is our brand new female only community!

Championing change and helping to position the very best female leaders for success. Our pledge is to present an even ratio split of women to men on all of our shortlists – where humanly possible!

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Future Talent Today

Check out the rest of the King Recruit Group.

This is our specialised recruitment proposition.

We work across a broad range of commercial positions, whether it’s business development, technical & IT, business services, finance and digital.

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Knowledge and Insights

Enhance your knowledge

Is it time to replace yourself?

In the fourth of our mini-series on SME's, King Executive explores why it could be time to replace yourself. Are you at a point of wanting less involvement in the day to day running of your business? Do you want to free yourself up to focus on innovation and new ventures? Are you losing enthusiasm, having worked so hard for…

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How to break the geographical barrier when recruiting

In the third of our mini-series on SME's, King Executive explores our top advice for breaking the geographical challenges when recruiting. ______________________________________________ In the South West, we have seen many executives accepting positions in Bristol, London and further afield. Businesses know they can now reach candidates who were previously out of the running due to location, so they are expanding…

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Creating a winning EVP

In the second of our mini-series on SME's, King Executive explores six steps to success in creating a winning EVP. Creating a first class employee value proposition It is a candidates market, when it comes to recruitment and retention of talent, candidates have the upper hand. Those executives with experience, knowledge, valuable attributes and a self-motivated attitude are looking for…

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Building a resilient and effective management team

In the first of our mini-series on SME's, King Executive explores the six steps to success in building a resilient and effective management team. “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” - Henry Ford. When a business starts to take off, most founders understand they can do longer achieve everything on their own.…

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How to win your next Executive Career Move

How to stand out from the crowd and win your next Executive job opportunity in the South West - An alternative view. Following a recent survey by King Executive of over 100 executive professionals who have looked for a career move in the last 2 years in the South West; over 80% of our respondents felt that it was 'challenging' to…

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King Executive Community

Join our vibrant talent community of over 2000 members. Whether you are South West based or are part of the ‘very active’ relocation market, we’ll keep you updated with all the latest thinking, events, insights and news from around the region.

By supporting you as a leader, we aim to operate as your trusted search partner throughout the whole of your career and this positively influences the impact in the wider South West business community.

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