Our sector expertise and specialisms.

Informed, intelligent and integrated search and research solutions.

At Edward Drummond & Co we have extensive experience across a wide range of industries and sectors, and we encourage our sector specialists to work together and combine their experience. This collaboration helps them to see the bigger picture and provide our clients with well-informed, fully integrated international executive search, research and business intelligence solutions.

This ability to see beyond the obvious and encompass broader market insights enables us to give you a fully rounded service and support both your immediate and longer-term strategic plans.

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Legal

Asconsultants to law firms, Edward Drummond enjoy an international reputation and profile. We work with Global top 100 law firms, including transatlantic Elite and Magic Circle, along with leading Domestic UK practices.

Working closely with senior management teams, our approach is focused on adding the most value across our clients’ business. This holistic approach has seen us work across a wide range of research initiatives, at the same time as maintaining and developing our strong track record in retained executive search. All of our work is designed to originate fresh market insight, to underpin decision making and to facilitate the most informed approach to a problem, development plan or hiring initiative.

We have been involved in partner lateral hiring programmes across a range of technical and sector specialisms. We also assist clients in making key CEO, COO and non-executive appointments and act across the spectrum of support and management services, covering HR, marketing, business development, finance and risk management.

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Banking & Finance

Edward Drummond & Co’s finance team works for a broad range of financial services companies, including banks, life and pensions companies and lenders.

This team also identifies and recruits finance professionals, such as finance directors, CFOs, actuaries and financial controllers, for senior roles within law firms, accountancy practices and actuarial consultancies.

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Chemical Manufacturing

For over a decade now, we have specialised in executive search for the chemical manufacturing industry, extending and refining our approach to finding exceptional leaders.

We look for individuals with in-depth professional knowledge and understanding, the highest standards, extensive appreciation of this field, and an obsession with safety.

We recognise the responsibilities of running hazardous and difficult manufacturing sites in ever changing political, economic and commercial situations, while maintaining impeccable SHEQ standards, and understand how this helps to keeps most people fully engaged.

Over the years, we have been privileged to work with leading chemical manufacturers – helping organisations and operations grow and develop, but also meeting and working in partnership with leaders and managers at site and multi-site levels.

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Construction & Property

At Edward Drummond & Co we have a base of knowledge and experience within the world of building, construction and property.

Our clients include house builders, developers, investors, national and regional construction companies, consultancies and outsourced property-based service providers.

As the UK and international construction and property markets change, we are seeing a tightening of skills shortages as well as market shifts.

Whatever the effects of these developments, companies within these sectors need to respond quickly and effectively – for example, your business may be looking to change its board structure or seeking a new direction. We can offer advice and expertise to help you change and strengthen senior management teams across all functions, finding executive board level or middle management candidates, specialists and non-executive appointments.

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Consumer Goods

Our consumer team has grown from a solid FMCG base to embrace a wide range of consumer-based sectors.

Our track record covers most functional disciplines, and we have particular strengths in general management, sales and marketing, product R&D and finance.

At Edward Drummond & Co, we encourage cross-fertilisation and client sharing between our teams, enabling us to offer you fully integrated solutions. Our consumer team overlaps with our technology and engineering (telecoms), financial services (consumer insurance) and environment teams. Our consumer clients have also benefited from advice and knowledge gleaned from our manufacturing and process, legal and healthcare teams.

This ability to provide cross-sector expertise enables us to deliver a complete service and encourages in-depth, enduring client relationships.

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Defence & Aerospace

With experience of working with some of the world’s largest defence and aerospace companies, along with tier 1 and 2 supplier bases, Edward Drummond & Co has built up a strong fund of knowledge and expertise in these industries.

We can help with market research and recruitment across all organisational functions, from specialist engineering and manufacturing appointments to highly visible sales and marketing roles – all at senior leadership level. Our service encompasses executive and non-executive board appointments across the UK, US, mainland Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.

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Education

Our education team draws on our multi-disciplinary search experience and expertise to identify, attract and deliver the best candidates available to the primary, secondary and higher/further education sectors.

At Edward Drummond & Co we understand that you want candidates with ability, commitment and diverse skills, who also have the personal and professional qualities to complement specific and unique organisational cultures.

We can identify top-level candidates for senior leadership, professional services, commercial, and support/administrative roles within educational establishments ranging from primary and secondary schools to universities and colleges.

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Electronic Manufacturing

We work closely with electronic manufacturing services (EMS) clients to identify and attract specific leadership and management expertise.

We serve a broad range of sectors including medical, aerospace, automotive, defence, transportation and industrial.

We have worked on a number of senior leadership and management search assignments across commercial, business development, operations, finance, engineering, SHEQ and general management functions.

Spanning the US, European and Asia-Pacific regions, our international EMS experience gives us unrivalled knowledge of, and access to, key talent. We can identify candidates within the leading suppliers of companies that design, assemble, produce and test electronic components and assemblies for global original equipment manufacturers.

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Energy, Oil, Gas & Utilities

The truly international nature of the energy market demands a truly global approach.

Our energy team supports a broad spectrum of national and international organisations within the oil and gas, renewable energy, water (clean and waste) and general utilities industries. Our service covers a range of markets and sectors and we enjoy relationships across a correspondingly wide selection of businesses in the UK, the US, Europe and Asia – varying in size from global leaders to small, fast-growing niche-based innovators.

Common to many clients is the need to innovate, either to meet the requirements of new technologies and markets, such as renewable energy, or in response to market forces within established sectors like oil, gas and water.

Thanks to our market-leading research and intelligence capabilities, Edward Drummond & Co can give you access to the highest calibre talent on a worldwide as well as a national, regional or local basis.

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Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

Edward Drummond & Co has substantial experience in enabling clients in the UK and internationally to grow by joint venture, merger and acquisition.

Edward Drummond & Co can manage the entire process. From identifying and investigating all relevant prospective merger or acquisition targets on a global basis when required, through all meeting and negotiation stages to final agreement, due diligence and completion. We also have associations with venture capitalists, investors and corporate finance specialists (accountants and solicitors) who can provide expertise in funding, legal advice, business valuation, financial analysis and due diligence.

Our unique acquisition programme is geared towards clients looking to grow via one or more methods. For example, senior level individual recruitment, acquiring a team or department, or acquiring one or more businesses, usually where there is a portable client base or tangible business following.

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Technology

From VC-funded start-up businesses to FTSE 100 ‘blue chip’ organisations, we enjoy deep and long-term relationships with a broad range of hi-tech, electronics and IT clients.

We are consulted by companies in the UK and overseas looking to strengthen their technical, commercial or management teams across all functions. We can find and research candidates at board level – executive and non-executive – and just below board level, spanning sales, marketing, engineering, production and manufacturing, finance, IT and general management.

As a global executive search consultancy with specialists in non-executive recruitment, we can provide fully integrated solutions for our clients. Our strong connections with UK and overseas universities and academia also help us identify emerging technology talent and new spin-out businesses at an early stage.

Contact us.

To discuss how our specialist sector expertise can help your business grow, please get in touch for a no obligation consultation.

Our team of highly experienced consultants working worldwide in all areas of executive recruitment and research are waiting to professionally and discreetly discuss your requirements.

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