Top appointments transform organisations: selecting the right executive search firm is essential.

A formidable new Chair, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer or Chief Operating Officer often brings fresh ideas and can herald a completely new phase for an organisation, its shareholders and employees.

At Compass Executives we are acutely aware that what we do really matters. Our experience of delivering at the absolute top level; strong principles; and market-leading track record enables us to provide a thoroughly discrete and wholly professional service to our clients and candidates alike. There are no other search firms dedicated to the independent health and social care sectors who can offer the same level of expertise.

Clients frequently approach us when their businesses are undergoing periods of rapid transformation, and as such, we aim to guide our clients towards appointments which provide confidence, and long-lasting value.

We have been recognised as ‘Recruiter of the Year’ at the 2021, 2019 and 2017 HealthInvestor Awards, as well as the Recruiter Awards at the 2019 LaingBuisson Awards, where an independent panel of industry experts adjudicated our services to be “outstanding”, with a “proven ability to transport talent to the sector” and “proven ability of filling C-Level positions – should be commended for its sector reach”.

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Our client services

Headhunting / Search

Despite popular belief, there is a depth of talent that goes beyond the ‘Google Search: Page 1 Results’ – and thanks to our unique offering of having sister company, Compass Associates, supply key market data, ensures we leave no stone unturned in the search for the best.

Non-Executive Directors

Non-Executive Directors add commercial wisdom independent from day-to-day operations and concerns. We maintain a comprehensive, compliant database of NEDs available across the UK, coupled with each Consultant’s unique personal network.

Board Advisory Services

Compass Executives are often brought in by Clients to provide strategic consultation in relation to Board restructuring, new service set-up or salary bench-marking. We use psychometric tests and in-depth interviews with team members to identify strengths and weaknesses, identifying opportunities to develop people and gaps where new talent is required.

Deal Origination

Working in parallel to our sister company, Compass Associates’ contacts, we are able to offer Clients deal origination services to assist with potential acquisitions. Compass Associates are the largest provider of staff to the Private Sector, and work with the largest cross-section of SMEs, Family Owned, Privately Backed businesses – which can result in us advising – particularly Private Equity Investors – what good acquisitions could add real value.

Talent Spotting

Utilising our industry knowledge, our network of contacts and database we are able to introduce like-minded talented individuals. This is typical for PE Houses and VC’s who may well be looking to invest in a NewCo, have new funds or are in acquisition mode and require a certain type of person to facilitate this.


As part of our process, every candidate is the subject of a reference check that includes:

  • Speaking formally to named referees;
  • Speaking informally to unnamed referees and business contacts that we have identified using our extensive internal database and high-end network
  • The reference is summarised and included in the synopsis that clients receive for each candidate, providing further insights into the candidate’s management style and capabilities not always possible to uncover in interview.

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Case Studies

To find out more about work we have recently completed for other clients, including testimonials and evidence of our processes, visit our case studies page by clicking the button below.

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