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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.

“The British Horseracing Authority engaged with Nolan Partners to help us find a new Chief Executive Officer and after conducting a search, Nolan Partners presented a strong long list of 11 candidates which was whittled down to a shortlist of four. The successful candidate was up against one of the highest quality Chief Executive fields I have ever come across, with a range of senior leaders from the UK business, consumer and leisure industries. One of the most difficult things was saying thank you but no to three of them. All were outstanding and the appointed Chief Executive was up against an incredibly competitive field.”

Steve Harman

"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

“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

“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

“We believe they are the number one firm in sports recruitment and would recommend them to any sports organisation to handle their senior appointments.”

Paul Barber
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