Strong Relationships Built on Trust and Specialist Knowledge


We know how difficult it can be to find the right people and how time-consuming the recruitment process can be. It is our mission to make our client's experience of this process as easy as possible, delivering the best-suited professionals to them.

We believe that relationships initiate and build from meeting in person. This will enable us to understand exactly what it is you are looking for, what type of organisation you are and what personalities will thrive in such an environment.

You will be dealing with market leading recruitment consultants with world class specialist sector knowledge and a wealth of recruitment experience built over considerable time in the industry. 

We will establish the way in which you want to work, whether that is going to be via search or contingency methods, which will result in you receiving a shortlist of suitable candidates to select from. We will consult how to best deliver your needs in the marketplace.

You can expect that candidates on that shortlist will be well known to us and not simply just a CV, references taken and met (whenever possible), so that you can be sure that we have provided you with the best candidates on the market for your vacancy.

During the process you can also expect progress reports that will detail to you exactly what we have done for you in the search for the perfect candidate and if there are any issues, what they are.

Naturally, we also handle all the logistics such as arranging interviews, candidate feedback and the handling of offers.

We have a wealth of experience dealing with all sorts of clients, from small recently formed charitable enterprises to the biggest investment banks and everything in between. You can, therefore, be sure that we know how to find the best candidates in your space.

We break our teams down to focus on specific industry sectors, which gives us unparalleled access to the best candidates that will be of most of interest to you. Some of the sectors we focus on include:

  • Retail, Hospitality, Travel, Online Commerce
  • Construction, Logistics, Engineering, Facilities
  • Banking, both Retail & Investment
  • Professional Services including Legal, Insurance, Accountancy etc
  • FMCG & Pharmaceuticals including Life Sciences and Clinical Research

We can provide traditional contingency recruitment (contract & permanent) as well as executive retained search.

Our delivery capability in all areas is greatly enhanced by the unmatched access to passive and hidden candidates that we derive through our industry specialisation and through our facilitation of The Business Transformation Network (The BTN).

The BTN has become a cornerstone of our search practice. It enables us to outcompete in terms of speed, accuracy, cost and delivery against our competitors.

The search practice is led by James Ballard, founding partner and chair of The BTN.  Underneath are specialist consultants who are aligned by industry and sector.

Lastly, we hope you take the time to read our Environment & Values pages, as we feel this is very important to everybody involved in the process. At the conclusion of the recruitment process, you will receive a short survey where you will be able to help us decide which charitable projects to donate to this year and we do value your input on this matter.

Here's a small selection of recent clients:

Lloyds ebay barclays coral qbe bp adidas

"I've been delighted to partner with Annapurna during an extensive recruitment campaign. I have been impressed with their ability to identify the candidate profile for our roles and the effort made to ensure that the candidates put forward matched our brief. Their support has been efficient, courteous and professional and has ensured that we have filled posts with a minimum of delay."

Head of Learning & Development - HOUSING 21

"I engaged with Charlie to help with the recruitment of some key positions within the HR Team. Charlie placed the two most senior roles that we were recruiting for and also filled roles at a more junior level with some excellent candidates.

Charlie's work ethic and principles are everything that I would expect in working with a recruiter, and also he was able to understand the culture, person and skills that we were looking for. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to work with any business."

Recruitment Manager - LLOYDS

"Charlie is a superb recruitment director. His particular strengths, in my opinion, are a deep understanding of his candidates and their motivations [highlighted by a 100% offer acceptance rate for 2 successive years], coupled with a clear ability to know what my business really needed in a candidate. He is a trusted recruitment partner - but more than that, I listen to his counsel as it is always honest and accurate. I wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend him."

Global Head of Resourcing - BG

"Jack has been brilliant to deal with - he's always in contact in relation to any roles he's working for me, always keeps me updated and in the loop, and he provides great quality candidates without me having to do any chasing!"

Client Services Manager - ELEMENSE

"I have known Jack only for a few months but very quickly formed my opinion of him - he is talented, honest and passionate, with high level of integrity, extremely professional recruiter… He listens carefully and makes good judgement every time. I am very happy now to work with Jack as his client, because I am confident he will be professional in the same way as when I was a candidate.

I can only highly recommend (and already have done so to many HR professionals) Jack as one of the best recruiters I came across, and confident he will deliver first class service every time!"


"Jack Taylor was pivotal in providing immediate HR cover for our organisation at a time of significant internal change. The remit was clear and the requirement was essentially for someone who could hit the ground running. The candidate provided was exceptional and had a good cultural fit also and was also enthused by the experience of working with Annapurna.

Jack’s innate understanding of his clients requirements nurtures a fruitful business relationship and a high success rate in placing candidates. For HR recruitment, Jack is the first point of contact for me."

HR Business Partner - BHP BILLITON

"Catherine is a first-rate search consultant who I have worked with for several years both as an employer and as a candidate. Her expertise in recruiting high quality HR professionals is evident to anyone who works with her. She is highly effective in conveying her client's culture and the challenges of the role and she acted as a great mentor and coach to me through my recent application.

She has an extremely professional aproach combined with a warm manner and I would highly recommend her to both employers and candidates."

Senior HR Manager - BANK OF AMERICA

"Having worked with Chris, I have found him to be professional and articulate in his approach. He strives to provide a personal level of service and as a result I have recommended him others who I have worked with."

Merchant & On-boarding team Analyst - VISA EUROPE

"I have engaged John on a number of vacancies in my team and have found him to be an excellent recruitment partner. Not only does he have great expertise in the field of HR/L&D, he knows his candidates well and was able to develop a good feel for candidates that fit well into our organisation. He is extremely personable and efficient and overall, is a pleasure to work with."

HR Director (Europe and Africa) - MONEYGRAM INTERNATIONAL

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