Armstrong Craven is a global talent mapping, pipelining and insight specialist with offices in the US, UK, Singapore and Switzerland.

We work across a number of key sectors including technology, healthcare and life sciences, consumer, industrial, financial and professional services.

Our clients are some of the world’s most influential and respected businesses, often undergoing transformational change.

They have a need to identify and attract high demand or specialized talent to senior and scarce roles.

Read the most recent edition of the Armstrong Craven Review http://www2.armstrongcraven.com/acreviewsummer2020 and visit our Resource Hub to view articles and blogs on the current trends in talent https://www.armstrongcraven.com/resource-hub/.


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Our 75-strong team of industry-focused specialists provide our clients with a range of services including talent mapping and pipelining, insight, Exec RPO, executive search, management due diligence and candidate referencing.

Working on behalf of clients around the globe, we identify and attract the best people vital to the success of your business today and in the future.

Find out more about Armstrong Craven’s services – https://www.armstrongcraven.com/how-we-help/

Solutions and Expertise

Around the world, individual businesses face individual challenges in different market sectors and different locations. But key to meeting any challenge that your market throws at you are the people that you have in place to meet it.

Armstrong Craven enables you to gain the intelligence on which to build the plans that will attract the best people to help you meet your challenges and stay ahead of the game.

Behind us, we have many years experience in working in many locations around the world in the world’s leading business sectors. We make it our business not just to know where each sector is coming from, but to know where it is going.

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News Briefings

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Stories on the Global Pandemic and its Impact on Recruiting

For an industry that is all too familiar with the reality of economic downturns, confronting the COVID-19 pandemic has been unlike any other crisis in memory. Executive recruiting leaders say they have no idea this time around how extensive or long lasting the damage will be, never mind when business will return to normal. A

Armstrong Craven Moves to Employee-Owned Business Platform

Executive search firm Armstrong Craven, headquartered in Manchester, U.K., has become a majority employee-owned business. The firm will continue to be led by joint managing directors Rachel Davis and Peter Howarth. “We have long believed that the well-known benefits of employee ownership, when combined with our extremely dedicated team, will be a recipe for success,

Is Your Business Ready for the Talent Storm?

COVID-19 has now hit global employment harder than the 2008 recession. When normal life resumes, millions of people will be without jobs, and millions of jobs without people. According to new report by Armstrong Craven, one possible outcome, which the HR world must prepare for is a period of unprecedented hiring activity as businesses around the

Tackling Gender Imbalance between Boards and Executive Teams

Much has been written about gender diversity in the boardrooms of the world’s largest companies. But all of the focus on boards tends to detract from a much bigger issue – the troubling state of gender balance in top leadership teams. Board diversity is celebrated in annual reports and, for many companies, achieving a 40

Press Releases

Armstrong Craven Becomes Majority Employee Owned Business

(July 14, 2020) Armstrong Craven is delighted to announce that on 8th July we became a majority employee-owned business. We will continue to be led by joint Managing Directors Rachel Davis and Peter Howarth, who are supported by a dynamic and innovative management team, and our Chairman, Mark Bates. We have long believed that the


DECEMBER 6,  2018 – GSK Chief Executive Emma Walmsley and ITV boss Dame Carolyn McCall have topped a poll of Britain’s most admired business leaders. The pair led the way in a survey of over 200 board directors, analysts and City commentators as part of Management Today’s Most Admired Companies research. It is the first


NOVEMBER 19, 2018 – Tech companies in the UK will come under pressure tomorrow to improve their approach to diversity. A report by Tech London Advocates will say that the sector needs to put far greater emphasis on tapping into talent among women and ethnic minorities. The organisation, which supports the 320,000 people working in


APRIL 30, 2018 – Global talent mapping and pipelining specialist Armstrong Craven is planning the next phase of its international expansion. The company has appointed Helen Coult as its new Regional Director Asia Pacific to build on the year-on-year growth it has achieved since opening its Singapore office three years ago. Helen has over 15



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Case Studies

Embedded AC Team Delivers Global Talent
A global technology giant was about to embark on a major scaling up of its cloud business. Following a competitive process, Armstrong Craven was selected to partner the company’s own internal talent acquisition team.

Excellence in Talent Mapping and Pipelining
A leading global healthcare company was faced with an unprecedented recruitment challenge following one of the sector’s biggest deals in recent times. Armstrong Craven was selected to partner…


In The Media

Armstrong Craven appoints regional director for APAC
Armstrong Craven has appointed Helen Coult as its regional director Asia Pacific to build on the year-on-year growth it has achieved since opening its Singapore office three years ago.