We work to strengthen the connection between the recruitment of great leaders and social change. We work across all sectors. We are as experienced at working with non-executive boards as we are with executive leaders to achieve this. Our focus is on giving balanced, trusted recruitment advice grounded in insight and common sense. This ethos is reinforced through the people we hire for our search and interim talent teams. Starfish Search actively engages with leaders and opinion-formers on the big issues and co-creates topics for debate with them. We put our relationships at the heart of our work: as an owner led business, we are reliant on reputation and relationships.

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What sets us apart

Starfish search was created to deliver board level recruitment with purpose, sustainability and influence. As a boutique firm, we exist for organisations that directly or indirectly serve the public interest. What makes us different is how we work. Our priority is quality. We are structured in a way that enables our directors to work hands-on with their clients.

We work through four practice areas:

  • Public Policy and Influencing
  • Social Sector
  • Socially Responsible Business
  • Arts, Culture and Heritage

We work across all sectors. We are equipped with the skills, insight and networks to find and engage influential senior leaders across all backgrounds.

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Wondering how we chose our name?

The starfish is a symbol of guidance, vigilance, inspiration, brilliance and intuition. For millennia it has represented safe travel over troubled waters, friendship to the impoverished and those in need, and been guardian to troubled seafarers. Through its powers of regeneration, the starfish is also an emblem of strength and longevity. In a social and leadership context, the starfish helps us think about the power of renewal through organisational change and shifting thought and attitudes.

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