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“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader,
success is all about growing others”
Jack Welch

Your Next Leadership Opportunity

Welcome to King Executive and your robust 4-stage leadership assessment programme. It’s designed to define your requirements, create a tailored executive search, and complete a full executive assessment and profile.

Every professional deserves the advice of a trusted partner throughout their career. At King Executive, we provide a premium level of service across the board, from mid to senior level professionals.

We take the time to get to know you and discover your strengths.

This allows us to find the right opportunity, for you.

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The King Executive Method

Defining your requirements

Working in partnership – Building a relationship of trust and defining your career goals and aspirations

Active or Passive – Whether your career move is now or in the future, we listen

Advice – Acting as your sounding board, expanding your network and offering advice

Behavioural interview

Behavioural assessment – Latest tools and personality testing to ensure we find the right opportunity for you

Business culture fit – Understanding insights and synergy to certain business cultures and senior management teams

Coaching & Feedback – Offering you the opportunity for 360 degree evaluation

Executive assessment

Profiling – Compiling an accurate profiling brief that showcases your key attributes and mindset

Expertise – Full analysis of your background, experience and achievements

Skills – Assessing your unique strengths, weaknesses and how you can add value

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Tailored search

Your candidacy – Representing you effectively and confidentially

Clients – With an extensive South West client base, we make relevant introductions to companies that will take your career to the next level

Proactive – Last year, 30% of our hires were from proactive introductions

Why choose the South West?

We work with professionals in the Southwest and the active relocation market.

  • Thriving business community with Director and C-Suite salaries rising competitively every year
  • It’s a dynamic landscape, from ambitious startups to SME’s through to PE & VC backed businesses and PLC’s
  • Work-Life Balance is high on the agenda. With lower house prices, less commuting, great schools and wide open spaces – it’s a well sought after region
  • 50% of professionals we place every year are from the relocation market
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King Executive Women

King Executive Women is a brand new women-only group, focusing on talented women in the workplace and encouraging businesses to understand that women are born leaders. Our approach is to champion change and to help position the very best women in high level roles.

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Knowledge and Insights

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Hiring for Growth: In conversation with James Caan

Following on from our first video in the series, in conversation with James Caan, this week’s video shows Helen and James discussing hiring for growth, specifically for SMEs. https://youtu.be/5RttXwOacX0 In 2017, serial entrepreneur James Caan CBE was named as LinkedIn’s second most influential voice. Helen took the opportunity to draw on his wisdom and asked James what his biggest piece…

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In conversation with James Caan CBE – the new partnership

______________________________________________ Earlier this year we were thrilled to go into partnership with James Caan CBE’s award-winning investment firm Recruitment Entrepreneur, one of the most successful private equity investors in start-up to scale-up recruitment businesses. King Recruit works with high-growth SME businesses in the South West helping them to build teams and drive success, so the partnership was an ideal opportunity.…

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King Recruit partner with James Caan CBE

PRESS RELEASE Recruitment Entrepreneur and James Caan CBE invest in Exeter-based high growth SME recruitment specialists, King Recruit. James Caan CBE’s award-winning investment firm Recruitment Entrepreneur is pleased to announce the partnership of its newest joint venture, King Recruit. Based in Exeter, King Recruit work with high-growth SME businesses in the South West helping them to build teams and drive…

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7 Top Reasons To Use Retained Search

7 Top Reasons To Use Retained Search In a disrupted world of business with ever-increasing layers of complexity and rapid change, a well-executed executive-level appointment can mean the difference between success or failure. Prior to the pandemic, your business may have kept this vital search in-house, leveraged its own network, or hired a contingency recruiter. However, the process perhaps wasn't…

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How to manage removing a board member

When to remove a board member and how to manage it Boards can be complex, challenging and even disjointed if there is conflict. Sometimes you simply have to remove a board member. There can be a range of scenarios where a board member or members no longer feel like a cohesive part of the board. For all the good intentions…

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