Talent That Transforms Businesses

We work with dynamic organisations to place and develop change-makers that will have a positive and long-lasting impact.

What we do

Our Services

Regardless of whether you want to grow and expand your executive leadership team, need support in building your people strategy, or want executive coaching, we are there for you every step of the way. We give you creative solutions that go beyond the ordinary to deliver unparalleled results. With a committed team, we make sure that you see impact from day one.

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ESG and Sustainability executive search

Our Sectors

Through data driven insights, we support organisations to make an impact in their sector. We have in-depth understanding of some of the most progressive industries on a global scale, and we bring you on a journey to elevate your business results through dynamic people solutions. See what sectors we make a difference in and where we help set the pace.

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Our industry sectors - aerospace and defence



We are an extension of your organisation. This means that we understand the dynamics of your boardroom. We provide frank advice when it comes to securing, transforming and developing talent that will empower your business. Working with a range of businesses, from FTSE and AIM listed companies to SMEs, we have played a pivotal role in transforming boards and delivering lasting impact.


Talent search for the board room

IT & Digital

We help you shape and digitise your business. In a world where we are always online, we connect you with industry-leading talent who will impact your business and your long-term goals. From digital transformation, to business intelligence, to governance and security, to IT infrastructure and optimisation, we give you multifunctional technological experts.


Search for digital and IT talent

Finance & Commercial

To take your business to the next level, you need proactive innovators. We engage finance-driven professionals who have strong commercial awareness and solid management skills to help transform your organisation. By creating an ambitious people strategy you can engage exceptional candidates.


Finance and commercial executive search

Sales & Marketing

We help you communicate who you are and what you do through creative candidates. By understanding your organisation, we give you talent which gets you. We think imaginatively to identify candidates who will shape your business growth. The ordinary won’t cut it. You get talent who can keep up with any fast-paced industry.

Executive search for sales and marketing

Human Resources

The right human resources appointments are the drivers for business success. We work with you on your talent strategy so you can find talent who are people-centric and create a positive change within your organisation. From leadership development, to employee engagement and talent acquisition – you need someone who lives and breathes people.

Executive search for human resources

Supply Chain & Procurement

Pioneering procurement and supply chain methods can help you satisfy your customers’ needs. That requires innovative people. We help you drive change and transformation within your organisation through progressive people solutions. By looking beyond the ordinary we give you a fresh approach that delivers exceptional results.

Supply chain and procurement executive search

ESG & Sustainability

We help your business make a positive impact through environmental, social, and corporate governance. Growing, enhancing, and developing your ESG teams and strategy, your organisation is getting ahead of the curve. Together we can elevate your workforce and tackle your corporate responsibility head on. 

ESG and Sustainability executive search

Our Process


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.


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.


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.


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 executive search process at Holmes Noble

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

A Commitment to Change

A diverse workforce delivers better results. Companies who are at the forefront of diversity are more likely to perform better financially and have a higher level of employee retention. Drawing on different perspectives and experiences means a wider range of solutions to challenges and opportunities. As a company, we are committed to making a positive impact on how people are represented both within our own business but also the businesses we work with.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Open Mindsets 

With open minds we make a difference. We focus on equity and equality when presenting candidates, with the goal of increasing the representation of historically underrepresented and under-resourced groups in senior leadership roles. We actively partner with our clients to help advance their diversity and inclusion objectives. In the past 12 months, 36% of the  candidates we have placed identified as women and 13% came from ethnic backgrounds.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Holmes Noble

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk

Diversity is not only our focus for our clients. We are transparent and honest about our own efforts and are passionate about equal opportunity. This means that we employ a wide range of individuals with different characteristics at all levels. 

Forms of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in recruitment

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Creating Positive Impact

We explore all avenues to make sure that we provide a truly diverse and inclusive talent shortlist. We do this by:

  • Ensuring our research and candidate activity is balanced and open-minded
  • Using open accessible language in role descriptions and person specifications
  • Articulating a commitment to diversity across all material
  • Educating the market on the benefits of a diverse workforce
  • Interviewing candidates to the same functional competencies
  • Training our team continuously in removing unconscious bias
Recruitment and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


“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”


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


Creating Positive Impact

We explore all avenues to make sure that we provide a truly diverse and inclusive talent shortlist. We do this by:

Balanced and open-minded

Ensuring our research and candidate activity is balanced and open-minded

Accessible language

Using open accessible language in role descriptions and person specifications


Articulating a commitment to diversity across all material

Diverse Workforce

Educating the market on the benefits of a diverse workforce

Functional competencies

Interviewing candidates to the same functional competencies

Continuous training

Training our team continuously in removing unconscious bias

Looking to hire?

Tell us more about the role you’re hiring for, what kind of candidate you are seeking, and what your company culture is like, and we’ll get to work.