Sainty Hird & PartnersSainty Hird & Partners

Sainty, Hird & Partners was founded in 1996 and is one of the longest established independent executive search firms in the UK. We are synonymous with the highest professional standards in the executive and board search industry.

We enjoy an established reputation for excellence arising from our unparalleled track record. Every one of us is focused on search execution and we are therefore able to deliver unequalled client service and results.

Our experienced team of Partners, Consultants and Researchers combine with a comprehensive research capability to guarantee our leadership in the executive search sector. Our search capabilities span all products and functions within the Financial and Professional Services sectors where the firm operates at all levels of seniority and experience.


Sainty, Hird & Partners is deeply committed to promoting and encouraging greater diversity within our search process. We work closely with our clients to ensure that there is a diverse candidate pool for them to consider, in order to provide equality of opportunity.

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Candidate Information

The experience and tenure of its Partners is such that Sainty, Hird & Partners has become a nexus for financial and professional services professionals, whether looking for advice or more substantive career change.

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Corporate Acquisitions

We act as introducer and, to the extent permitted by regulation, as intermediary, in acquisitions and have closed deals in Investment Banking, Asset Management, Professional Services and Insurance.

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As well as conducting regular assignments in the UK and Continental Europe, we have a long track record of successfully completing placements in Asia Pacific and North America.

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