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

How to transition to MD or CEO level

Aspiring to become a Managing Director (MD) or Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is a significant career goal for many professionals. These top leadership roles come with increased responsibilities, decision-making authority, and strategic oversight. Transitioning to an MD or CEO position though requires careful planning, preparation, and consideration of various routes to ascend to these coveted positions. In this article, King…

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10 killer questions to ask the employer

It's a 2-way street - 10 killer questions to ask at senior level interview Welcome to King Executive's content series. Headed up by our Executive team: Helen Plumridge and Paula Thompson. We explore the challenges faced by Business Leaders and Executive Job Hunters. As a senior-level executive, interviewing for a top leadership position is a significant step in your career advancement.…

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Maximising motivation and creating success

King Executive Founder and CEO Helen Plumridge shared her expertise on maximising motivation and creating success, with Recruitment Entrepreneur's Marketing Director Tom Burkinshaw. In Episode 4 of the Podcast released by Recruitment Entrepreneur, you can hear Helen discuss her interesting journey into the world of recruitment. She talks about her background in the management and executive market, her experience of…

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Thought-provoking interview questions

Welcome to King Executive's content series. Headed up by our Executive team: Helen Plumridge and Paula Thompson.We explore the challenges faced by Business Leaders and Executive Job Hunters. Better Questions to ask when conducting senior and executive interviews. Interviewing potential leaders and directors for your business rigorously is a critical process. Getting it wrong can lead to costly mistakes, and…

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When are you at the prime of your career?

When are you at the prime of your career? It’s a question that professionals across all industries have pondered throughout the years, and it’s a difficult one to answer. After all, it depends on a variety of factors, including your experience, passions, and goals. Some people believe that the prime of your career is when you’re in your late twenties…

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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.

Join the community here and enjoy peer group news, events, insights and advice.

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