Formerly known as BAME Recruitment

Running truly inclusive campaigns is about widening the gate, not lowering the bar.

Cynthia Davis, Founder and CEO

Our talent specialists have over 60 years’ experience, combining the best elements of retained Executive Search with a social change approach.

We’re experts in delivering inclusive assignments which give every candidate equal equity in the process. We run campaigns that are explicitly inclusive of all current and future protected characteristics, including: age, gender reassignment, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, disability, pregnancy, religion or belief, and race.

We have become a ‘go-to’ diversity partner for organisations both large and small who are seeking to go beyond the traditional routes to attract and engage diverse talent. We understand the importance of approaching talent in a variety of ways, whilst retaining authenticity and not being perceived as performative or tokenistic. This enables us to access the best talent from the widest pool on your behalf.

Board Recruitment

We’re being bold in our approach to changing the Executive Director, Non-Executive and Trustee landscape. Our goal? To ensure better representation of all communities at the very top of every organisation.

Find out more about Board Recruitment

Executive Search Track Record

Since our inception, over 70% of all hires made have identified as having a protected characteristic.

We have extensive Executive Search experience and we’ve helped diversify leading organisations across all sectors including private, government, and not-for-profits by helping clients connect and engage with diverse talent pools and under-represented communities.

66% of candidates placed have identified as Racially Diverse

22% of candidates placed have identified as LGBTQIA+

62% of candidates placed have identified as Cis Female

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Testimonials

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"I think ‘the candidate’ will be a great asset to our team and really look forward to working with her. Thank you for all your work to understand our organisation and the role and to present a good candidate pool."

Celia McKeon, CEO, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

"Even though I was not successful in the process, the experience was one of the best I have ever had. Both Sharon and Emmanuel felt more like colleagues than recruiters."

Peta, Candidate

"Despite the many obstacles, you somehow managed to come up trumps with brilliant candidates every time."

Sam Hart, Head of Media, Mayor of London's Press Office

"You’ve been such a help with maintaining an inclusive and fair process."

Isobel Allen, Assistant Company Secretary, South East Coast Ambulance Service

"Your campaign and management of this role resulted in a smooth, high-quality process."

Hannah Blake, Talent Acquisition Lead, Macmillan Cancer Support

"They have been supportive, caring and communicative through the process of me applying for a job, working through the interviews and after accepting the position"

Marcella, Candidate

"They spent time with me, sharing their view of what mattered about the role and providing real focus. This input definitely helped my approach to the interview."

Sanjit, Candidate

"They have made the whole process so much easier at every stage, with supportive offers and help whenever it has been needed."

Chris, Candidate

"They really care about their candidates and do their best to support them on their journey to employment."

Jess, Candidate

"Honestly, cannot recommend an organisation more and I am grateful to have met you both!"

Haleemah, Candidate

"I can't recommend the team enough, and i have every confidence that any potential client will have a positive experience with them."

Simon, Candidate

"To be honest, despite my fairly extensive experience in my field, I would have not had the level of belief I gained from the support I received from Emmanuel and Steph."

Dumisani, Candidate

"Their thorough and professional approach throughout was complemented by appropriate challenge, delivering a strong and diverse shortlist of outstanding candidates from which we made a successful appointment."

Gerry Murphy, Deputy Chief Executive, LLDC

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