Searching for exceptional strategic, commercial and analytical talent?

A company's success depends on its people. We specialise in matching the right strategic and analytical talent to your organisation.

We work with companies of all sizes from listed (FTSE/S&P500) global corporations through to dynamic VC/PE backed scale-ups. We particularly align to high growth organisations or those experiencing rapid transformation or M&A activities as we can help our clients to build and shape their consulting capability internally, from strong business leaders to the managers they rely on.

We partner with organisations seeking a responsible, high-touch and dedicated approach that represents their brand and values accurately and responsibly. We proactively truffle hunt for the very best (often specialist) talent in the market with an incluive and diverse approach, focussed on delivering exceptional results.

"ERC Search is simply an exceptional recruitment firm. From understanding our requirements to running a process to closing the ‘one’, ERC were our genuine partner every step of the way. Not once did I feel like I was being pushed a candidate who was not right and I know they were as happy as were when we signed the right one. Smart, thoughtful and responsive - it was my pleasure to work with ERC and I cannot recommend the firm more highly."

Dominic Noel - Johnson, Investment Director, Low Carbon

"ERC Search provided a steady stream of high quality top tier strategy candidates for a key vacancy within our business. They were highly engaged throughout the process, clearly understood the brief and the end result was a Director level hire perfectly aligned to the level of expertise and high profile candidate we required."

Hiroki Takeuchi - CEO and Co-Founder, GoCardless

"We worked with Ed on our search for a Special Projects Manager. He and his team were excellent. ERC Search had access to fantastic candidates, exactly what we were looking for. Dealing with Ed was a pleasure – he was unfailingly helpful, responsive and was able to provide great insight into the thinking of different candidates. One of the best headhunters I have ever worked with. I would whole heartedly recommend him and his team."

Kilian Pender - CEO and Founder, hiber

"The ERC team have sourced a couple of successful candidates for us. They listened carefully to our brief and the type of candidate we were looking for and provided a variety of high quality candidates. Professional, pragmatic and flexible, I would work with the ERC team again"

Nicki Lynch - Chief Operating Officer

"ERC have proved to be an extremely well connected and thoughtful partner. Their understanding of their candidate base is unrivalled and they make a significant effort to source relevant candidates, prepare them well and then act as a thoughtful and considered sounding board when assessing the relative merits of each."

Fraser Hancock - Chief Operations Officer, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

"We highly recommend working with Ed/ERC. He/they have had a perfect record with us, quickly finding an excellent pool of candidates, a number of whom were offered and accepted roles within Farfetch. Highly professional and pragmatic, Ed is a pleasure to work with"

Anni Noel-Johnson - VP Customer Marketing & Analytics, Farfetch

"Ed Wells really listened to what type of candidate I was looking for and provided some really great candidates. We ended up hiring someone through his executive search and are very happy so far!"

Vernon - Tjon-Soei-Len - Director of Strategy (Europe), Zipcar

"Amazon have worked with Ed and his team successfully on a number of occasions over the last 6 years. ERC have consistently worked hard to understand the brief and deliver high quality, motivated and often passive candidates to us into multiple roles across the organisation. ERC have worked as true recruitment partner; thinking creatively to fulfil our needs and continually demonstrated that they are a specialist in identifying and introducing high calibre strategy consulting talent into our organisation. I would not hesitate to recommend Ed and the team and look forward to working with them all again in the future."

Toby Idle - Senior Manager, Amazon Merchant Services

"I worked with Ed to recruit several strategy analysts and found that candidates were well screened and perfectly matched the job spec. He's also a pleasure to work with."

Ruth Handcock - Chief of Staff, Tandem

"We have found Ed Wells and ERC Search fast at identifying high calibre candidates in the corporate development marketplace and selecting those with a good cultural fit with Merlin."

David Bridgford - Group Director of Strategy, Merlin Entertainments

ERC has provided a steady stream of high quality candidates. We have made numerous appointments in the last several months as a result. I have been impressed with the responsiveness, understanding of the brief and obviously the quality of the results.

Ben Richardson - Managing Partner, Carnall Farrar

"Ed and his team at ERC Search were creative, insightful and innovative. They brought a real partnership approach to working with Lloyds Online Doctor. I was impressed with their ability to not only identify top-tier strategic talent but also find people who fit culturally. Ed in particular was outstanding in his level of professionalism and rigour. I would a) recommend ERC Search to others and b) fully intend to continue working with ERC Search for many years to come."

Stephen Bourke - Head of International Development, Lloyds Online Doctor