We set our sights on finding the best candidates, talented individuals who tick all the boxes.


We work to a tried and trusted search strategy, founded on decades of experience, that delivers great results in a variety of sectors. And if the parameters of an assignment change, we’re agile and experienced enough to adapt and excel. Take a look at some of our recent case studies.

Executive search case study : Mission Impossible?

Insight: A failsafe approach to ‘mission impossible’


To hunt down a candidate for a senior, safety-critical role, with the personality to implement positive change in a complex and challenging sector.


  • UK Manufacturer of Ammonium Nitrate
  • Operations in North West
  • Safety critical operations
  • Extreme hazardous environment


  • Senior operations manager/ site manager
  • High-level engineering background
  • Proven people and leadership skills
  • Strategic thinker
  • Resilience and drive to implement change
  • Personality to inspire people to change with them
  • Proven track record in high-hazard Chemical processes
  • Total familiarity with Tier 1 COMAH operations


Role unfilled despite a four-year recruitment process

Search Plan:

Candidates with transferable skills in other safety critical environments, combining innovative research methodology with extensive industry experience. Key to success was understanding what skills and traits make a good leader and then recognizing them

  • Opened door to a broader range of proven candidates
  • Intense, in-depth research to find the person with the specific mix of skills to succeed in this role
  • One-to-one advocacy to ensure the right candidate accepted the offer


  • High calibre candidate in place within 2 months
  • Successful change program implemented

“After 4 years, we thought the person we were looking for simply didn’t exist. It took only two months for Edward Drummond to prove us wrong.”


We set our sights on finding the best candidates, talented individuals who tick all the boxes.

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