About Us

Ignition Global is your ‘Independent talent acquisition strategist’

With a decade long industry track record and deep expertise in the shipping & maritime markets, Ignition Global are the preferred talent acquisition partner for a diverse group of exceptional organisations.

Born in Singapore in 2014, with operations in the Philippines from 2017 and the United Kingdom from 2022. With placements in 11 countries and counting we are a truly global boutique search firm.

Our values:

Independent – we provide an objective viewpoint, realistic and unbiased perspective, unconstrained by corporate politics or social ideology

Pragmatic – we do what it takes to get results. Combining old school head hunting with innovative AI powered sourcing, we relentlessly network and pool outstanding talent

Relentlessly customer focused – flexible and adaptable, we maintain a long term focus with relationships going back 15 years and 88% repeat business

Strategic – unearthing rare gems, we source the top performers and high potentials, giving you the leverage to win a competitive edge through Talent

Future Leaders – we are a learning organisation, inquisitive, enquiring, playful, and curious.  As innovators and early adaptors we are at the forefront of change

Paul Ratcliffe

Managing Parter
After a short stint in banking, Paul entered the recruitment industry in 2005 and has played a leading role in maritime executive search for 15 years. He founded Ignition Global with the vision to deliver the highest quality talent acquisition solutions and become the most dynamic and referred business in the industry. Outside of work most of his time is spent with his wife and 1 year old. He enjoys sports like OCR, dragon boat, and ju jitsu, and watching Shrewsbury Town play football.