Our Culture: Energy, Growth, Fun, and Empowerment

Energy – At the heart of our dynamic workplace is a commitment to holistic vitality. For us, energy is as much about mental drive as it is about physical wellness. Encouraging physical challenge, mindful practices, and clean eating, we bolster our dedication to work and play hard. Motion creates emotion in the office and music marks our successes as we celebrate our personal triumphs.

Growth – Growth isn’t a mere upward trajectory for us; it’s a 360-degree development. We challenge ourselves daily, asking, “How can we be better?”. In our pursuit of excellence, we aren’t just focused on financial gain but on strengthening relationships and developing both professionally and personally. It’s no wonder that our former teammates have soared to great heights in their careers, marking their presence in global companies and pioneering roles.

Fun – We view our work as a strategic game. Yes, the implications of what we do are real and substantial, but we also remember to enjoy the process. Whether it’s celebrating minor successes or interacting with our colleagues and clients, joy and laughter are integral parts of our work environment. Fun for us is not an afterthought; it’s a way of life. Our team outings range from beach clean-ups – giving back to the community – to thrilling sports events, exemplifying our belief that work and play are two sides of the same coin.

Empowerment & Ownership – We don’t just offer a job; we offer a journey towards ownership. Our vision is clear: we want the pillars of our success to have a stake in the company’s future. Those who demonstrate exceptional dedication and contribute significantly to our growth will not just be employees — they’ll become shareholders. Within 3 to 4 years, the potential for vested ownership is real, turning our team members into business partners. This reflects our profound belief in empowerment, ensuring that our core team has a direct hand in shaping and benefiting from the company’s legacy.

Fostering Our Culture

As we expand our team, we are on the lookout for individuals who resonate with these values. We believe in nurturing a holistic environment where well-being is prioritized – be it through promoting a healthy lifestyle with free fruit and gym memberships or encouraging continuous learning with expert-led training sessions. In our competitive market, we aspire not just to be a part of the race but to lead it. Our values of energy, growth, fun, and empowerment are the essence of who we are and aim to be. As we move forward, we commit to continuous feedback and adaptation, ensuring that our culture remains authentic and never fades into the background.

Current Openings

WE ARE HIRING : Lead Consultant / Client Partner – Marine or Technical Shipping

  • Experienced recruitment or industry professional 
  • Exceptional client partner 
  • Partner level role with equity stake in the business

Leading from the front you will enjoy the autonomy to develop and grow one of our core business area. Leveraging our decade long track record in the maritime industry and extensive global database you will cultivate existing and new client relationships in this revenue generating role.

Initially business development will be a key focus, selling executive search services. What follows is exceptional delivery; winning repeat business; and ultimately hiring and managing your own team.

This is a Partner level role. You will be part of the management team and a shareholder in the business.

We are open to experienced recruiters from executive search or agency background; or mid-career switch from the maritime industry (or related).

You should normally be in our Northwich office at least 3 days a week. Beyond this flexible working is encouraged if that is what works for you.

If you are confident in your ability to win and deliver business; to consistently delight clients; and if our values resonate with you then get in touch.

Speak with Paul Ratcliffe to discuss. If you are the right person for this role, you will find a way to contact him directly.  

WE ARE HIRING : Executive Search Consultant

  • Be a market expert
  • Work on retained business
  • Candidate focused role (no business development required)

As an Executive Search Consultant you will be working with our Client Partners helping them execute searches and deliver exceptional service and results to our clients.

Whilst no two days are ever the same you can expect to be involved in:

  • Spending a lot of time on the phone talking to people, learning about the industry and the people in it
  • Researching, gathering and verifying data from multiple sources to build client reports and market maps
  • Making targeted head hunting calls 
  • Interviewing and screening potential candidates
  • Identifying leads and opportunities
  • Marketing related work supporting social media and online activity
  • Over time you will take on more responsibility and will be managing delivery of your own retained searches
  • Whilst there is no pressure on you to develop new business, you have the option to get more involved in this in the future

The ideal person for this role should be able to demonstrate:

  • Some relevant work experience in recruitment, HR, sales, or the maritime industry
  • Graduate calibre. You should be smart enough to have earned a degree if that was what you wanted to do. 
  • People skills. You should enjoy communicating and be as comfortable picking up the phone as sending a WhatsApp message.
  • Business acumen. We deal with business leaders and future leaders and you should be aiming to operate at that level.
  • Ability to influence. Talent acquisition is a sales role so you should ask good questions, listen well, build rapport and relationships, and present your ideas compellingly when the time is right.

You should be based in our Northwich office at least 4 days a week. Beyond this flexible working is encouraged if that is what works for you.

We offer:

  • Ongoing training, mentoring and development
  • Salary, pension, quarterly and annual bonus based on individual and team performance
  • Free fruit, gym membership, sports events
  • Volunteering opportunities supporting environmental and maritime charities
  • Opportunities to travel and attend industry events; meet business leaders and future leaders in person 

Speak with Paul Ratcliffe to discuss. If you are the right person for this role, you will find a way to contact him directly. 

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