We are industry experts who genuinely care about client service and delivery.

After many years in the industry, we are proud to have established a reputable firm with a consistent track record of repeat clients. We of course welcome new business, however this tends to come from market referrals or ‘candidate-turned-client’ relationships.

By strictly limiting the number of clients and projects we commit to, we can ‘hand on heart’ focus 100% of our time and effort on your assignment, guaranteeing the best possible chance of success.

We can also dedicate more time to prospective candidates, covering all aspects of their suitability whilst making the whole process a more personable, informative and enjoyable experience (whether they proceed to the interview stage or not).

How this benefits you

The Lead Consultant manages the entire search process, from inception to completion, including conducting their own market research and approaching prospective candidates. This is different to many other search firms where an experienced consultant will ‘win the work’ before passing the assignment on to more junior level employees to execute.

This bespoke approach to each assignment ensures that our clients receive:

  • A dedicated point of contact who can provide timely and authentic (first-hand) market feedback and keep you well-informed throughout the search process.
  • An industry specialist with a strong network of senior level contacts, who is well-placed to identify the most suitable candidates in your target market.
  • A credible ‘corporate ambassador’ who will have the best possible chance of reaching and engaging with high-value candidates during the approach phase.
  • A proven relationship manager who can build rapport with each candidate from ‘day one’, leading to a deeper level of trust in the critical ‘closing’ phases.
  • A qualified professional with more than 20 years of experience to interview and accurately assess each candidate against your role criteria (hard skills) and cultural ‘fit’ (soft skills).
  •  A highly skilled and motivated Executive Search consultant to lead your project, who genuinely cares about your appointment and the impact it has upon your business.

In the words of Jerry Maguire (a film favourite at Summit!): “With so many clients, we had forgotten what was important. I was remembering the words of the late great Dickie Fox, who said: ‘The key to this business is personal relationships.’ Suddenly, it was all pretty clear. The answer was fewer clients, less money, more attention.”

“(UK Retailer) has retained Summit on three occasions for director level appointments. The calibre of people they were able to short list gave me real choice in determining the right candidate. A firm is only as good as its people and (UK Retailer’s) success since establishing our business in the UK is testament to their quality. Summit has always quickly gained a clear insight of our business needs from start-up phases through to our current UK wide roll-out stage of development. I would not hesitate to partner with Summit again or to recommend them to other firms looking for a professional recruitment company that delivers.”

“What elevates Summit above other companies I have had contact with over the years is the fact that they take a long-term view. In discussing the opportunities, Jo took the time to listen to my feedback and understand both what I could offer and what I was keen to see... Their overall handling of the process through briefing, screening and interviews was excellent. It was intense and challenging, as it should be, and having been approached about a role that has met all my expectations I am grateful that they took the time to get to know me over the years and put me in contact”