The UK firm of Friisberg & Partners International was formed in 2000 by the service line leaders of Deloitte’s Executive Search and HR Consulting practices in the UK. Initially as ‘Price Guy Cholerton’ then as ‘PGC’ it quickly became a highly-regarded independent search firm recruiting for clients across a wide diversity of sectors into the full spectrum of leadership roles. Clients include FTSE100s, mid-market PLCs, owner-managed & family businesses, equity partnerships, charitable trusts, universities, institutes, NDPBs and various tiers of government.
Our consultants are all experienced search professionals with impressive individual knowledge, networks and expertise that combine to great effect for our clients. None of us are new to search so you can rightly expect talent attraction, acquisition and management advice from experts. Our firm is 100% owned and managed by its consultants so we value our independence and our reputation, which in turn means you can be confident that your search will be undertaken with the utmost care and thoroughness.
We combine all the traditional values and principles you would expect of a premium provider of professional services with the innovative and progressive methods and technologies of the 21st Century. However, success is not determined by the process used to identify candidates but the resultant appointment of the right person to the role. We are therefore method-agnostic and will design and conduct search processes to deliver results for our clients using whatever combination of sourcing techniques are most appropriate.
We are based in the centre of Birmingham, overlooking its cathedral, but operate throughout the UK for national and international clients. Because talent is mobile, we actively avoid restricting our search activity by geography and have worked with clients from Scotland to Cornwall, Wales to East Anglia and all points in between, including (and often) in the City of London. Naturally, we have a better understanding than most search firms of the market for board directors and senior executives in the UK regions, but our many London clients also value our wider perspectives, extended networks and national access to candidates.
Friisberg & Partners International is one of the longest established Executive Search partnerships in the world. We joined as the UK firm in 2009 and became equity partners in 2010.