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"Recruitment partnership with growth in mind"

Expertise

Executive recruitment services that deliver a 98% success rate.
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Partnership & Growth

We build strong partnerships – Your growth is our success.
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Thought-Leadership

Future trends, technology, flexible working…we drive your knowledge.
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We’re proactive

Last year 30% of our hires were from pro-active introductions.
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Relocation and Work – Life Balance

We attract executive relocators – and actively promote the benefits of living and working in the South West.
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Promoting Women in Leadership

New: King Executive Women.
Executive Women

We are a group of consultants, led by Helen Plumridge, who all have one core goal – to be the very best executive search partner in the South West.

With over 30 years of experience in the field, and a 98% fill rate, we excel in partnering the right people with the right businesses. King Executive are part of the King Recruit Group, who focus on aiding both business growth and career progression, through a search-led recruitment process.

For professionals, our executive interviewing process enables us to delve into your personality as well as your skills, building a strong relationship to support your career indefinitely. With women becoming more prominent within leadership roles, we’re particularly passionate about supporting female executive candidates navigate the specific challenges you can face in the workplace with our Executive Women Leaders community.

Our core values are to be transparent, build partnerships and trust with businesses and candidates alike, and drive the growth of businesses in the South West. King Executive are committed to providing a search led recruitment service that reflects the calibre of candidates you’re looking for and our innovative 4-step assessment method, ensures we submit only the most suitable people.

Our Managing Director

Helen Plumridge

Call: 07808 537696

I am immensely proud of what we have achieved at King Executive as part of the King Recruit Group. Since launching the business in 2015, we have placed 200 people with high growth businesses across the South West.

We’ve evolved with emerging trends in the market, and above all, our key aim is to serve the thriving business community, not only with strong results but with thought leadership, knowledge and connection.

Being a female business owner I love not only championing women in business but also connecting with peers across the South West. We’re a rare breed!

Outside of work, I’m always aiming for that Work – Life balance. If I’m not on a beach with my husband and kids, I’m training for marathons, learning to be a Yogi or devouring podcasts!

Contact me in confidence.

Visit our partner site www.kingrecruit.com

Our Resourcing Specialist

Paula Thompson

I have over 12 years recruitment experience working for mainly national Recruitment Agencies. My passion is permanent recruitment although I also have experience of temporary recruitment within commercial and industrial sectors. I am an experienced Resourcer using many different methods and platforms to source the best talent across the South West.

My ethos has always been about going the extra mile to help candidates with their search, spending the time to understand their values and help them to present themselves in the best way at interview.

To enhance my skills, in 2019 I enrolled with The Coaching Academy for the Level 5 Personnel Performance Coaching Diploma which is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I qualified in April 2021 and am also an accredited DISC Profiler.

In my spare time I am an Artist producing pet portraits and other artworks as well as dabbling with mosaics. I love to spend time gardening and walking in the Devon countryside with my Husband and Step Daughter.

Our Investors

James Caan CBE, Chairman of Recruitment Entrepreneur

Former Dragons’ Den star and serial entrepreneur, James Caan CBE has been in recruitment for over 30 years and invests in recruitment companies of all sizes across various geographies and sectors.

Alexander Mann, his first recruitment business, sold in 2013 for £260 million. His second recruitment venture, Humana International, grew to 140 offices across 30 countries. His third sale was a collection of six recruitment companies to Graphite Capital in 2014 for £100m.

Founding Recruitment Entrepreneur in 2013, he has invested in over 30 talented founders helping them to grow and scale their businesses. He proudly welcomed King Recruit to the portfolio in July 2021.

Our Investors

Abid Hamid, CEO of Recruitment Entrepreneur

Abid trained as a lawyer and worked in corporate banking before starting his first business, ARBP a niche training and consultancy business where he personally trained over 70,000 recruiters across 22 countries including some of our portfolio founders.

At Recruitment Entrepreneur Abid oversees all group activity at board level and works closely with the King Recruit team, assisting them in achieving their long-term growth plans.

Our Investors

Angus McDowell, CFO of Recruitment Entrepreneur

Angus, a qualified accountant joined Recruitment Entrepreneur as Investment Manager in 2017 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2019.

His team cover our whole finance operation, from credit control and payroll management to producing management accounts and tax planning across our portfolio of recruitment businesses.

Angus supports King Recruit with analysis and forecasting, sense checking everything to help our directors make more informed decisions and be better leaders.

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