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Executive Search & Selection

Why us? Our core business aim is to help organisations make key hires and recruitment decisions in a fully informed manner. The service model is executive search and selection focused, complemented with a range of services aimed at ensuring a smooth, easy to manage recruitment process – This allows us to offer a range of services to clients, on both a contingent and retained basis aimed at attracting and securing the very best talent in the marketplace.

Talent sourcing & Candidate connections: With over 10,000 industry connections across a multitude of platforms we can target skillset & experience geared around any industry specific client brief. Time-served experience of recruiting in these markets enables us to be ultra-effective in what we do. 

Service offered: Our specialist knowledge of the financial services market and in particular the wealth management sector means we can advise clients on a wide range of recruitment focused issues. From search methods and candidate attraction to interview process management and staff retention, we bring industry expertise that allows you as business leaders to enrol top talent. If you can make fully informed decisions throughout your search process with us managing things for you, we are doing our job right.

The Process

Recruitment simplified. Your business needs you focusing on that exactly that…your business. With over a decade’s worth of connections & contacts within the financial services world, we are in a much better place to identify, screen and source industry experienced people. It’s not your job – Let us take responsibility and control your search, selection and candidate attraction piece.

Talent Attraction

With over 10,000+ industry professional connections and contacts easily contactable across a multitude of platforms, we have the breadth of market knowledge and awareness required to get key hires done. And having specialised in the wealth management/IFA sector for over the last 10-years from a recruitment perspective, we can market into the right candidate demographic for you very quickly; and very easily.

The Brief

The crucial factor here is getting to know your business, your people and most importantly your culture. Representing you as a business and client we know really well and can fully advocate, vastly promotes our ability to attract the calibre of candidate required. Why should people want to come work for you? Tell us/show us. And give us the license to showcase that on your behalf.

Hiring – Process Management

We will consult and support you from start to finish in securing and onboarding new hires. Ultimately we model our business on being your ‘recruitment partner’, allowing you to lean on us for a multitude of things including industry insight, salary comparisons, candidate market mapping and more. The overall process needs to be as seamless as possible, enabling you to make fully informed and educated decisions throughout – And that’s where CB3 come in.

Don’t just take our word for it

When selecting agency partners to utilise, I look for expertise in their field. There's no doubt that Chris is just that. He takes time to listen to clients, understand their needs and provides suitable candidates, readily prepped and briefed. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Chris to any organisations within his field of expertise.

Steve BowyerTalent Acquisition @ Kingswood Group

Chris really took the time to listen to me and to understand my requirements for my new role following redundancy. He gave me helpful tips and hints to prepare for my first interview after 17 years and was always on hand when I needed him. He was selective and sounded me out about potential positions to obtain my permission to send my details on to prospective employers - Chris is definitely on my shortlist of my preferred recruiters.

Kath McKennaOperations Manager @ BBT Group

Chris is always quick to tune into our needs. He finds great candidates suited to our company from a skills point of view and also gets what we are looking for to fit into the team. Reliable, responsive and a pleasure to work with.

Ruth LippiattOperations Manager @ Gale & Phillipson

I have worked with Chris for a few years now and he is always one of my go to people for recruitment. he takes the time to understand exactly what it is I’m looking for and make sure he only sends me suitable candidates. I have placed a lot of successful candidates through CB3. I would certainly recommend using CB3 for any recruitment needs.

Michelle LewisOperations Manager @ Evelyn Partners

We have worked with Chris successfully for several years. He fully understands our requirements as a business and the type of candidate that we are looking for. His approach is to focus on the quality and suitability of the candidates he puts forward, improving the prospects of identifying the individuals we need.

Jonathan WardInvestment Director @ MacIntosh James

Chris has assisted me with the staffing of a key position for my business. He provided very high quality candidates, was efficient and friendly and more importantly really understood and engaged with the business needs. I do not hesitate to recommend him.

Rupert ForrestBranch Principal @ Raymond James

We have worked with Chris for a number of years and have always found him to be very professional and reliable. Providing really high quality candidates. would highly recommend.

NinaCompany Director @ PenLife

I have worked with Chris for a long time now, and he has placed a number of very experienced candidates into our firm's Financial Planning Team. His ability to source great quality candidates, in line with our need and requirements, is excellent. I look forward to continuing to work with him for many years which are still to come.

AimieTalent Acquisition Partner @ Armstrong Watson

12 Green Row
LS26 9BS
+44 (0) 7891 479 277

Company Number: 10683589