About Us

With a 30 year track record of success across a wide range of industry sectors and functions, Norman Broadbent Group has worked hard to retain the strong culture, values and principles which underpin our success and ensure clients work with us time and again.

As an established and trusted corporate advisor, our clients – be they long-standing corporations or high-growth innovators – call on our expertise in Board & Executive Search, Senior Executive Interim Management, Solutions, Insight and Leadership Consulting to help them anticipate and resolve their human capital challenges in innovative, cost effective and time efficient ways.

Our strong focus on key markets has enabled us to build considerable expertise across Industrials, Life Sciences, Technology, Retail, Consumer, Insurance, Financial Services and Media & Sport. In addition we have strong functional practices covering Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, General Counsel and Finance.

With a focus on delivery, excellence, innovation and expertise we eschew the ‘one size fits all’ traditional approach often employed in our industry. Instead we always seek to understand our client’s needs and challenges first before crafting and successfully delivering the optimum solution.

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Executive search sits at the heart of our business. Over time we have developed a proven way of working which is evidenced by our exceptionally high delivery rates, levels of client satisfaction and client repeat business. Adopting an attitude that no two searches are the same, we pride ourselves in providing an innovative and often tailored approach to meeting client needs.

A rigorous approach to research and market intelligence underpins everything we do at Norman Broadbent. Such granular attention to detail allows us to identify with the strongest pool of talent ensuring clients are confident that they are making fully informed decisions.

Unlike many other firms the specialist consultants who win mandates also execute them. This high level of personal engagement throughout the search process ensures rigour and expertise at all times. In addition, it also means that our established and well regarded consulting teams gain access to and engage with the most hard to find talent.

Norman Broadbent is structured around specialist practice groups giving strength, depth and expertise. These are led by a Managing Director supported by sector specialists, ensuring pace and the highest levels of quality, service and diligence at all times.

Solutions And Expertise

Our strong focus on key markets has enabled us to build considerable expertise across Industrials, Life Sciences, Technology, Retail, Consumer, Insurance, Financial Services and Media & Sport. In addition we have strong functional practices covering Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, General Counsel and Finance.

Solutions
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
Industries
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Biotechnology
  • Cloud Based
  • Commercial Banking
  • Consumer
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • Natural Resources
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Supply Chain
  • Wealth Management
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Development
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Research & Develop.
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 4.1 Percent

Employers added 200,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at a 17 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The January gain is the 88th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.7 million. Analysts had predicted the job additions

Norman Broadbent Names New COO/CFO
Norman Broadbent Names Will Gerrand COO/CFO

Norman Broadbent Group, a London-based executive recruitment and advisory firm, is continuing to strengthen and expand its operations with the appointment of Will Gerrand as group chief financial and operating officer. Mr. Gerrand has extensive experience in finance, recruitment and financial leadership and has held a number of senior international roles. He formerly served as

Norman Broadbent Bolsters Growth Efforts With New Appointments
Norman Broadbent adds Gary Browning and Paul Aldrich

Norman Broadbent Group, a London-based executive recruitment and advisory firm, is continuing to strengthen and expand its operations with the appointment of two key leaders. Dr. Paul Aldrich was recently named managing director of financial services within the firm’s executive search practice. And Gary Browning was appointed strategic adviser to the group CEO and PLC

Norman Broadbent Continues Expansion
Norman Broadbent Group adds Dr. Paul Aldrich

U.K.-headquartered Norman Broadbent Group has further expanded its executive search practice with the addition of Dr. Paul Aldrich as managing director, financial services. Tim Hammett, managing partner of Norman Broadbent Executive Search, said Dr. Aldrich brings a combination of talents that will serve the firm and its clients well. “Paul has a huge amount of experience working

Press Releases

Private Equity Seeks More (and Better) CFO’s

LONDON, UK, December 11, 2017 – Research conducted by Norman Broadbent Interim Management has shown a marked increase in demand for interim CFO’s within Private Equity owned companies. As investors strive to generate the best, most sustainable returns in the shortest possible time, they will often ‘swap out’ an existing CFO for one with a turnaround/value-build mind-set, skills

Lack of future management and leadership talent is a “looming … potential crisis”

LONDON, UK, November 29, 2017 – The government’s announcement on plans to address UK productivity issues is a “step in the right direction” said Norman Broadbent plc Group CEO, Mike Brennan, in a letter published by the Financial Times. “There should be concerns, however, on how the government plans to tackle the looming shortage of management and

The Norman Broadbent Group appoints Bob Caton to Further Strengthens Executive Search Team

LONDON, UK, November 22, 2017 – The Norman Broadbent Group – an innovative provider of Leadership Acquisition & Advisory Services, comprising Board and Executive Search, Senior Interim Management, Research & Insight, Leadership Consulting & Assessment, and executive-level Recruitment Solutions – is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Caton to their Executive Search Practice. Tim Hammett,

Norman Broadbent Group appoints David Mahoney Move strengthens Executive Search team further

LONDON, UK, November 22, 2017 – The Norman Broadbent Group – an innovative provider of Leadership Acquisition & Advisory Services, comprising Board and Executive Search, Senior Interim Management, Research & Insight, Leadership Consulting & Assessment, and executive-level Recruitment Solutions – is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mahoney to its Executive Search Practice. Tim Hammett,

Norman Broadbent – Divestment of Stake in Social Media Search

LONDON, December 30, 2016 — The board (the “Board”) of Norman Broadbent (AIM: NBB) – a provider of time efficient, cost effective Board & Executive Search, Senior Interim Management, Solutions, Insight and Leadership Consulting services to companies ranging from established corporations to high-growth innovators – announces that the Company has today divested of its 51% interest in its

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