Talent Search Reimagined

We help organisations transform and grow with unparalleled talent.

Our Services

Executive Search

We secure talent who will accelerate your business. By challenging the status quo, we use creative solutions and give you exceptional candidates with long-term impact.

Executive Search Services from Holme Noble

Executive Interim

We help make transformation easier. Through a well-connected network of change makers, we work with you to find short-term solutions that make a long-term difference.

Executive interim search agency

Coaching and Leadership Development

We work with you to equip your leaders with crucial skills. We create change makers and trailblazers that have the right tools to transform your organisation.

Leadership development coaching

Consulting

We make it our business to know your business. Creating a unique partnership, we give you insights into your market so you can be at the forefront of change.

Business consulting services

Assessment

We make sure that your talent is right for your team and business. With psychometric and behavioural assessment tools, we give you the full picture to set you up for success.

Finding the right talent through the correct assessment

Transformation Talent Programmes

We help deliver transformation programmes that impact your business goals. We create agile teams that adapt to changing business needs and industries that never stand still.

Transformation talent programmes at Holmes Noble

Our Sectors

Industrial

Industrial executive search

Having lean, efficient, and productive manufacturing should be your main focus. We make sure you have the best people in place to make it happen…

Aerospace & Defence

Our industry sectors - aerospace and defence

Pioneering innovations are the core of your business – your people should be trailblazers with a drive to stand out… 

Transport

Transport executive search

We go beyond the ordinary and secure success-driven talent that will help solve your challenges head on. Working with you, we make sure you have the best talent in the market…

Infrastructure

Infrastructure sector executive search

We help you keep up with changing demands and complex challenges. Your dynamic industry means you need to be agile and adaptable…

Energy & Transport

Finding the right talent for Energy, Transport, Infrastructure

Talent challenges mean we have to be creative in our approach. We think outside the box to connect you with the candidates that will help maximise your business’ potential…

Supply Chain & Logistics

Talent search for supply chain and logistics

Accelerate your operation with an original approach. We will help you be lean, agile, and cost effective with candidates that are customer centric…

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Executive search for private equity and venture capital

With solid insights into your market, we help you drive change within the business landscape. You will make a difference…

Testimonials

“Having spent 17 years working in a fast paced B2B and B2C environment, in the technology and communication sector, I was approached by Holmes Noble to consider an opportunity as a Service Transformation Director for a logistics company. Moving to the Logistics sector was not in my career plan. The more that Holmes Noble shared the challenge and the ambition of the organisation, the more I felt I could apply my skills into the logistic sector to bring success to the organisation.  Since joining I’ve taken a significant promotion since, and I think a big part of this went into the thorough vetting from Holmes Noble to ensure the opportunity worked for both sides.”

UK HR Director

Global Logistics Provider

“The process felt like it was about achieving real alignment and fit, not just ticking a box to complete a process and felt like real authentic connections. Holmes Noble were reliable, clearly signposted and ultimately an extremely successful process. I am delighted with the outcome and the candidate is already making an impact culturally. I think a key differentiator was the great eye for understanding of what real world roles requires, especially with regards to behaviour and mindset having really understood my requirements. Some of the more creative thinking around match fitting was really welcome”

COO

European Public Transport Provider

“I’m delighted with the service provided by Amy and the team at Holmes Noble. The brief wasn’t straight forward, and I knew I was pushing the art of the possible, but Amy stepped up to the challenge with passion, energy, and great market insight. I highly recommend Amy in this space.”

Chief People Officer

UK 3PL

“We gave Holmes Noble a hard task to identify a very specific skill set that we needed in our team. The process was thorough but also done with speed, in fact the very first candidate identified within only a few weeks ended up being the hired candidate. The attention to detail and personal approach of the whole team was very impressive, I look forward to further collaborations.”

General Manager

Germany-based OEM Supplier

“Aidan is an intuitive search consultant who succeeds in really understanding the full sense of your candidate brief. He is refreshingly genuine and appears to find a good balance in managing the needs of both his client and candidates. He recently searched and placed for a senior role for a unique business that I support. The process was efficient and adaptable when required without any disruption to our timeline. Thanks Aidan. It was great doing business with you. I will certainly refer to you again for our next search assignment.”

HR Director

Sterling Thermal Technology

“I’ve personally been impressed with Holmes Nobles focus, agility and level of
collaboration. I have subsequently engaged them on 3 senior mandates and have had the same level of service with equally positive outcomes.”

UK HR Director

Barden Corporation

“I have known and worked alongside Holmes Noble in recruitment matters for a few years now, and I can honestly say they are one of the most genuine and professional recruitment businesses I have ever worked with. Holmes Noble pride themselves on recruiting the right person for the role, in an agreed timeframe and to the very highest standards.”

HR Consultant

AIM Altitude

“Holmes Noble provided an initial shortlist for the VP role that was so strong we actually positioned the 2nd & 3rd choice candidates for an MD position in a sister division. Their understanding, pace, professionalism and delivery were second to none and I can highly recommend.”

Global VP of HR

PCC Aerostructures

“The team exceeded my expectations on all dimensions (quality of candidates, transparency in the process, communication, etc.). Holmes Noble are high energy, persistent and fun to work with. I definitely recommend working with them.”

Senior Vice President

Ørsted

“We have been impressed by the effort and resource that Holmes Noble has put into the project and the superb quality of candidates that they have been able to put forward. They have saved us a great deal of time and effort and found candidates that we simply would not have been able to find otherwise.”

Commercial Director

Invensys

“I have known and worked alongside Holmes Noble in recruitment matters for a few years now, and I can honestly say they are one of the most genuine and professional recruitment businesses I have ever worked with. Holmes Noble pride themselves on recruiting the right person for the role, in an agreed timeframe and to the very highest standards. I have introduced Holmes Noble to three separate organisations as I have total confidence (based on experience) that they will always deliver the goods. Holmes Noble work on a focused basis where individuals are approached due to their suitability for the role and not just the broad-brush approach that many other recruiters use, hence the quality of suitable candidates they produce and the success rate they have.”

Mitie

“Holmes Noble were incredibly comprehensive in listening to our requirements, challenged where necessary and helped guide our thinking. Their target list of business was spot on but perhaps most importantly they were incredibly responsive to our cultural requirements and the sensitivity of the role.”

Head of Human Resources

HydraForce

“Holmes Noble presented a phenomenal shortlist and having hired the right individual for the GM role we are confident that we will go back to some of the shortlisted candidates in the future for either alternative roles or indeed to succeed our new incumbent once she progresses thorough the organisation.”

COO

Haydale Graphene

“Having supported First Bus throughout the programme, from helping us shape and lead the transformation and assessment process (underpinned with an impressive and robust capability and competency framework and suite of psychometrics) to supporting our people through it and beyond, Holmes Noble provided a great service from start to finish.”

Chief People Officer

First Bus

“Holmes Noble brought an expert and professional approach to all aspects of the recruitment life-cycle. They are pro-active in understanding the client’s requirements and subsequently keeping the client informed of progress, offering expert advice and recommendations throughout.”

Director, Programme Delivery

Public Sector Body

“I am delighted with the outcome. I think there was a lot of attention to detail. Katie Poxon and the Holmes Noble Research team stepped up to the challenge with passion, energy, and tenacity.”

CEO

Efficient Energy

“Excellent communication throughout the process ensuring both the employer and potential candidate can engage productively and make the right decision. Fantastic attention to the details all the way through to the end of the process and beyond.”

European Managing Director

Black & Veatch

“I’ve personally been impressed with Holmes Nobles focus, agility and level of collaboration. I have subsequently engaged them on 3 senior mandates and have had the same level of service with equally positive outcomes.”

UK HR Director

Schaeffler

“Working with Tom and the Holmes Noble team has transformed our business. They are more than recruiters, they helped guide us through our expansion and growth journey by setting us up with the leadership team we needed to achieve our ambitions. “

Managing Director

Banham Security

“The Holmes Noble in–house research team and an experienced lead consultant ensured a thorough and extensive search of the available talent pool resulting in access to well qualified individuals in a tight timescale.”

Amcor

“Holmes Noble provides a friendly but also efficient and effective service, showing a good
understanding of individual needs and matching those well with organisations. Holmes Noble provides very good support and advice throughout the process and Holmes Noble an
excellent conduit for advice and feedback for clients and candidates. Holmes Noble is reliable and precise in their work, can be trusted to meet timescales and be available when needed.”

Chief Technology Officer

Leading Energy Company

“We gave Holmes Noble the challenge of finding a CFO for one of our Business Units headquartered in Germany. The business is c$500m t/o and 1,200 people with a global manufacturing footprint and global customer base. It is a complex challenge that requires a truly global finance leader, with experience of multiple territories, US reporting and the ability to work with the Divisional Vice President in a collaborative and commercial partnership style.”

Corporate VP HR, International

Global Industrials Player

“The process is slick, and I like the fact that I can trust Holmes Noble to own the process. That is the real advantage of working in partnership, you get to understand your partners preferences so then you know what to do”.

Director of People & Organisational Development

Kuehne + Nagel

Our Process

Discovery

We take a deep dive into your business to understand your exact needs. We ask the difficult questions to make sure you get a candidate that matches your culture and role requirements. This helps us understand your team on a deeper level to be able to match its dynamics. The discovery is the foundation for success.

Search

By using innovative, progressive strategies, we find the talent that will elevate your team. We think creatively about the candidate search and give you the unexpected. Every step of the way, you get insights into your sector so your business can be as competitive as possible to attract the best doers and thinkers in your field.

Placement

After a rigorous vetting process, you’ll interview the best people on the market. We support you with sector and candidate intelligence to ensure you are fully equipped. We want you to find the right person that will take your business to the next level. You won’t be abandoned – we’re there for you from the interview and beyond.

Beyond

You will have support from us even beyond the hiring process. Having a team which is consistently delivering exceptional results requires a dynamic approach. We help you make sure that your team is driven and focused on elevating your organisation. With a team of executive coaches and chartered psychologists, we give your leaders the skills so they can set the pace and leverage their full potential.

Our process for talent search at Holmes Noble

Our Values

Finding the right person for the role and culture

Happiness

We want a team that is happy in their work and with their work. As a business, we go beyond the ordinary to make sure the team has everything it needs to make this possible.

Health and wellbeing in talent. search

Health

Team members’ health and well-being isn’t a question for our business – it is something we prioritise. Regardless of your needs, we make sure they are covered.

Integrity at Holmes Noble

Integrity

Everything we do is based on honesty and strong moral principles. Our reputation reflects our work and us as human beings – and we do all we can to protect it.

ESG is the Key to Business Growth and Resilience

Growth

When you grow professionally, you feel more fulfilled at work. We ensure that you have opportunities to pursue training and learning so you can deliver next-level results. 

Respectful team at Holmes Noble

Respect

Our team is self aware and honest –  and we treat everyone with dignity and professionalism. That is both our fellow team members as well as our customers.

Always have pride in what we do, and the work we produce

Pride

We always want you to be proud of what you do. This means that as a team, we follow through with what we say we will deliver and never cut corners.

World map at Holmes Noble
North America
South America
UK
Europe
Australia
Asia Pacific

We Are Global

Our work goes beyond the borders of the UK with international talent campaigns that transform organisations. With adaptable solutions and a proven approach, we have placed exceptional candidates in North America, Europe, Australia, and the Asia-Pacific region.