Nolan Partners conducts Executive Search on a retained basis for clients. We work with clients until the assignment is concluded, whatever it takes.

We take it upon ourselves to know who is successful in the sectors where we operate, identifying the people who deliver results time and again. As such, we ensure that we are well connected and always stay abreast of current events in our sectors.

We have also built a market leading in-house research capability and we are confident in our ability as a team to search across the world for talent. As well as identifying the best talent in our sectors, we pride ourselves on identifying high calibre individuals from other industries whom we believe have the right skill set and personal qualities to succeed in this space. In fact, more than 50% of our candidates now come from outside of our core sectors. However, it is one thing identifying successful individuals, but it requires specialist knowledge and experience to find the candidates with the capability to translate their previous success to the world of Sport, Performance or Entertainment.

“Paul Nolan, we find, is a consummate professional and we are currently using his organisation on more assignments and are very pleased with progress-to – date. We are very much enjoying working with him.”

Ralph Topping
Chairman of the Scottish Premier League and former Group Chief Executive of William Hill Plc

“The international search brought candidates from the US, Switzerland, Singapore and UK. I’ve been delighted with their partnership approach, results and tenacity in helping us secure an outstanding individual for the post.”

Chris Buckley
CEO, Supponor

“The LMA would also like to thank their specialist recruitment firm Nolan Partners for finding us such a first class candidate. Their knowledge and understanding of the football business proved to be invaluable.”

Howard Wilkinson
Chairman of the League Managers Association

“Nolan Partners during the whole search process were partners in every sense of the word.  They clearly know the wider sport industry intimately, and brought a high level of professionalism and integrity to the process. I would not hesitate in recommending them to other sports organisations.”

Chris Parsons
Former VP International of the NFL

“Their ability to identify and attract people to a relatively unknown business provided us with shortlisted candidates from ‘A’ list strategy houses, rights holders, technology companies and broadcasters. We have since engaged Nolan Partners on another C-level mandate and look forward to maintaining our long term partnership.”

Chris Buckley
CEO, Supponor