“William Hill has worked with Duncannon Executive Search on a number of key, senior appointments. We first used Duncannon Executive Search following a personal recommendation and they have lived up to the recommendation wholeheartedly.

For me the critical thing in selecting a head-hunter is their ability to get under the skin of the organisation, for them to have a crystal clear picture of the type of person that will flourish in the role -

- Duncannon Executive Search do this better than most, the investment they put in to really understand the brief pays dividends.

If you want an organisation that will challenge your thinking, keep communicating and clarifying every step of the way and have a desire to recruit the right person just as much as you - then use Duncannon.”

David Russell,
HR Director


“I remember receiving your initial candidate long list and being incredulous and very excited. That was just the beginning. When we met it was a meeting of like minds. That BarrettClark already offer interview coaching to our clients meant you understood our mission and how we deliver our service.“

Thank you, Simon, for finding us the treasurer of dreams. Smart Works salutes you.

Lady Hughes-Hallett,
Chair and Founder


“Duncannon provided a professional service from start to finish and delivered a strong short list of qualified candidates which resulted in two excellent appointments to our business.”

Claire Grainger,
Group Trading Director


“The process has been very straightforward for us, all of the candidates presented to us met our requirements, were extremely credible and capable."

“The effort put in at the start of the process clearly paid off and the fact that the majority of the candidates were a good cultural fit too was testament to your understanding of our requirements both for the role and team fit."

"The communication throughout worked well and both Nick and I felt that the Club was well represented both in terms of your interactions with prospective candidates and the professional nature of the documentation, all candidates came to interview well prepared and informed."

"We would not hesitate to recommend you”

Kerry Upton,
Head of HR


“Simon we would like to say a huge thank you to you and BarrettClark for your efficiency, meticulous research and constant communication in the process of recruiting our new Managing Director."

"We felt completely safe in your hands from the outset and would have absolutely no hesitation in endorsing your expertise and professionalism. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you. With our very grateful thanks.”

Emma and Kate Lumsden,


“We instructed BarrettClark on a senior appointment of pivotal importance to the Gym Group. They clearly understood our brief quickly, gave us weekly updates on the search and provided us with an excellent and balanced shortlist of candidates."

"All candidates had the capability needed to do the job and we were pleased to make an appointment within the timescales agreed initially. I highly recommend BarrettClark and would have no reservation in working with them on senior roles in the future.”

John Treharne,
Chief Executive Officer


“I conducted a complete restructure of our business operations at CVS Group PLC to improve central operational support services to our 400+ practices and improve the calibre of the senior team."

"To complement this major reorganisation BarrettClark managed the searches for roles in commercial, property and operational management and this resulted in several roles being filled through BarrettClark’s professional and efficient service."

"I continue to work with BarrettClark for key positions within our business and I have been consistently impressed by their support.”

Karyn MacKenzie,
Director of Practice Operations


“Duncannon have been pivotal in bringing new Board level talent to GBK following our acquisition by Capricorn. They are diligent, know their sector inside and out and are first class retail headhunters. I would strongly recommend using Duncannon Executive Search for all senior level and Board appointment”

Alasdair Murdoch,
Chief Executive


“I had the pleasure of first working with BarrettClark on a particularly challenging assignment that we had. The challenges were all caused by us evolving the brief and moving the goalposts, but throughout the process the partners at BarrettClark were responsive, effective and extremely professional."

"Even when I threw a particularly painful curveball towards the end of the process, they took it in their stride and delivered for us. Thanks to their focus, effort and, not least of all, patience we managed to land a very talented individual in our organisation. I thoroughly recommend BarrettClark.”

Steve Carpenter,
HR Director


“Wasps Legends is an established charitable foundation and, after a recent strategic review, we decided to bring in two non executives to join the Board and help guide the organisation to the next level. Simon Clark consulted with us and managed the search."

“Simon and his team created an outstanding candidate prospectus and the search delivered two excellent new trustees. I highly valued Simon’s highly personalised, positive and supportive approach throughout the process. Thank you for such a great outcome.”

Genevieve Glover,


“We used Duncannon for a key senior board role and they were consistent in providing high calibre candidates and an exceptional level of service. They take the time to understand the role and company in depth and have been able to find top quality people across a range of business functions.”

Rod McKie,
Chief Executive


“Thank you for your help on our head of visitor experience role. Andy will be a great addition to the V&A team, and it’s a very good outcome from my point of view.”

Tim Reeve,