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Essential Search & Selection Limited

We are award winning specialists in the spotting and development of talent across the Information Technology sector.

Based in close proximity to the City of London and founded in 2006, we have rapidly grown into the specialist recruitment partner that we are today, with two offices either side of London.

We set the benchmark for quality and delivery of service in our chosen fields of expertise:

  •  Information Technology Sales and Sales Leadership

  •  Architecture up to and including CTO level

  •  Operations up to and including Board level

We believe that integrity and “listening” to candidate’s aspirations and working closely with candidates to help develop their career path goes to the heart of how we operate on a daily basis. The vast proportion of our time is spent meeting candidates and holding detailed career analysis discussions to develop career paths which we can then use as the basis of discussion with appropriate clients

Information Technology and Communications
Talent Spotting Specialists


We are proud of our long standing relationships and our extensive list of loyal customers, many of which have worked with us since our inception in 2006.

We are proud of the fact that over the last nine years we have been in receipt of many kind notes from clients.

We are particularly proud of one particular quotation below sent recently from an MD of a Cloud Services provider:

“EssentialExec are our “go to” organisation and partner for high quality Grade A sales people. EssentialExec always seem to “ get it” and have an uncanny knack of being able to un-earth talent. We really trust EssentialExec to work closely with us, often on very sensitive people related projects and EssentialExec’s ability to deliver is second to none in our experience. If we were to specifically track the incremental business that has been won over the last six years by EssentialExec’s candidates, it would make great reading!”

EssentialExec provides a complete career move managed service that is different to others in the market place.

We have ex-industry capability and know how in-house to assist you in planning and managing a successful career move.

We service the UK and EMEA markets.

We work with an exciting range of “Blue Chip” and fast track high growth companies and are proud of our ability to engage and work with some of the best organisations and candidates within the Information Technology and Communications industry.

We hold an enviable reputation for service delivery to both our clients and candidate customers. We work with you from start to finish, helping you to find the correct opportunity and organisation that “fits” with your career aspirations.

We are established and strong within the Information Technology and Communications marketplace. EssentialExec is run by ex-Information Technical industry Directors not recruitment staff!

EssentialExec are proud of the long standing partnerships that are in place today with the in-house recruitment function within many of our clients.

We work closely and in collaboration with these partners and enjoy strong relationships that help to ensure that we deliver the “correct fit” candidates for appropriate roles.

These partnerships have proved to be pivotal in our success.

Information Technology and Communications Areas of Focus

  • Senior Sales and Business Development
  • Architecture up to CTO Level
  • Senior Bid Management
  • Commercial and Finance
  • Operations and Data Centre Management
  • Service Delivery
  • Internal Sales 
  • Marketing and Proposition Creation
  • Consultancy
  • Specialist Sales Roles

Industry Specific Experience In: 

  • Cloud Data Managed services
  • Data Analytics
  • Outsourcing
  • Enterprise Applications and software
  • Data centre services and systems management
  • Security and networking
  • Other complimentary areas

Why use Essential Exec?

  • Thorough ethical and honest approach in all that we do
  • Market leading industry specialists, enviable track record for service delivery
  • 95% of our new business is referred to us from existing Clients and Candidates
  • Full UK and EMEA capability
  • Dedicated to the Information Technology and Communications Sector, we are true specialists
  • 25 Years of Information Technology industry expertise
  • Run by industry experts, not recruitment staff

We have successfully trained Directors of recruitment companies in non-related industries on our methodology

  • Targeted and tailored campaigns
  • On-site resourcing skills and capability