The role of organisations in society is changing.
We find the people who will lead this.

We work with individuals and organisations to build a better future for all. Partnering with organisations who are obsessed with hiring, developing and supporting leaders who can balance an authentic ‘human touch,’ with the ability to communicate a compelling vision of the future. And the boldness, confidence and relentless focus on detail to deliver it.

Global reach and radical impact

Confidence from the quality hallmarks of a global firm

Our systems, track record and brand recognition enable us to operate successfully across the globe. Our research capability is wide-ranging and always-on. Underpinned by leading-edge technology that provides a digital connection between us and our clients. Driving the communication and collaboration critical to a successful search outcome.

Our composure of approach, delivery completion rates, assignment pace and the innovation and diversity of our shortlists provide clients with the assurance of a quality outcome.

Innovation from the entrepreneurial spirit of a boutique

Firms like ourselves are shaking up the global search and talent advisory industry as clients increasingly seek to access big brand expertise without the big brand overhead or bureaucracy. We believe our agile, streamlined, integrated team approach is more efficient as:  

Our Partners are able to share knowledge and ideas more effectively and are motivated to collaborate to deliver a quality outcome

We are superbly agile and can adapt quickly to respond to changes in context or environment

We are flexible and focused on offering each client a tailored search solution bespoke to their needs

Our clients have access to more than one Partner to bring relevant additional insights and perspectives

Our researchers think laterally, cross disciplines and create provably more inclusive and innovative shortlists

We coordinate and launch far more quickly on international and domestic searches as we have no intra office sign-off, politics or bureaucracy


We assess, appoint and advise Chairmen, Non-Executive Directors, Chief Executives and functional leadership across a diverse range of clients including public listed companies, government and the wider public sector, private equity, challenger brands, start-ups and mutuals.

Board Advisory

We work with clients to build and strengthen the capability and potential of their boards through the delivery of independent insight and advice on all areas of their performance. Our Partners have been delivering an integrated suite of advisory services including board reviews, succession planning, recruitment, assessment and coaching for more than 20 years. Our role is to support the boards of our clients in delivering against their ambitions so ensuring they are sustainable for the future as well as fully effective today.

Executive Search

At the heart of our executive search is the discovery and transference of insights developed from deep sector expertise that support strategic leadership goals. We believe that talent transcends boundaries, and our integrated team approach enables all searches to be additionally supported by intelligence and networks from other sector disciplines.

We are experts at marrying the expectations of the client and the candidate and add unique value through coordinating talent with the goals, culture and future strategy of the hiring organisation. For newly appointed leaders, we can additionally support with strategic communications and brand engagement solutions to drive advocacy and performance.

Our high levels of repeat mandates are proof of our belief that long-standing relationships, over transactional work, benefits all.

Sector expertise

We very consciously set out to create and nurture a culture that enables us rather than inhibits us in any way. So our values are there to underpin how we work, guiding us in our approach and interactions with each other, and with our clients. And supporting us to deliver the measurable value that builds lifetime relationships that last far longer than individual transactions.

For over 30 years our Partners have advised consumer companies at all stages of their development. Providing clients with consultative support and access to the best talent during growth, transformation and consolidation phases of their business cycles.

We identify, assess and secure access to talent in increasingly global markets, where constantly changing markets and matrix structures make pace and accuracy especially critical.

Constant change, driven by the relentless innovation powered by developing and new technologies mean industry leading executive sustainability is essential to win. Never before has human capital been such a key competitive advantage.

Miles Advisory partners with clients on complex and strategically important assignments globally; to locate and land diverse talent that will make the difference. We bring the highest industry standards with an entrepreneurial flair that delivers solutions that drive clients’ corporate performance, value, profitability and sustainability.

Miles Advisory helps financial services organisations build diverse, strong, multidisciplinary leadership teams and Boards. We work closely with a defined number of UK and international clients including banking (retail, private, commercial and SME); consumer finance; building societies; asset finance intermediaries; insurance; business services and wealth management. We partner with organisations from FTSE 100, FinTech and major mutuals to challenger brands and PE backed start-ups. We are well known to key influencers and keep informed of regulation by speaking directly with the Bank of England.

We are a preferred partner of the UK Government. Our success has been built on our ability to transcend sectors, bringing expertise, insight and talent from commercial environments to public purpose. Our track record of delivery with inclusivity, transparency, integrity and efficiency has seen us developing strategic trusted partnerships across clients in Central Government, Arm’s Length Bodies, Emergency Services and Regulatory bodies. We have been central to the evolving development of functional expertise across government, working in particular with Commercial/Procurement, Property/Buildings and Infrastructure to build professional capability. We know what it means to take up a leadership role in the public sector, and our unique insight engenders trust from our clients and candidates alike, the value of which is reflected in our outstanding quality of hire track record.

Our Industrial Practice team combines expert search resources with a deeply consultative approach.  We have deep vertical experience in every industry sector and specialty area with a strong track record across infrastructure, construction, services, defence, aerospace and manufacturing.  We have originated and delivered on executive search assignments in addition to leadership benchmarking, organisational development, assessment and employer value.  Our client base includes FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 organisations, along with private equity backed and family-owned businesses.

Our Life Sciences Practice has been built on our track record of supporting leading Life Sciences companies globally to quickly build successful leadership teams. In both developed and emerging markets. We understand the context Life Sciences clients operate within. New advances in research, a focus on operational efficiency and pricing pressure, combined with M&A activity mean that operating in an environment of constant change.

The global marketplace for talent is more competitive than ever before. Traditional demarcation lines between Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Generics, Device and Healthcare are disappearing. We understand these drivers and trends, able to advise companies on how to navigate their way to the top talent. Increasingly bringing expertise in talent mapping and insight to our clients’ horizon scanning activity.

Miles Advisory partners with clients on complex and strategically important assignments globally; to locate and land diverse talent that will make the difference.  We bring the highest industry standards with an entrepreneurial flair that delivers solutions that drive clients’ corporate performance, value, profitability and sustainability.

Our Technology, Innovation and Digital Practice works with clients ranging from disruptive challengers bringing new technology and products, to existing, market leading blue-chips responding to new commercial opportunities and threats.

Change and innovation are relentless, and industry leading boards and executive sustainability is essential to win in these increasingly dynamic global markets. Never before has human capital been so vital.

Miles Advisory partners with clients on complex and strategically important assignments globally; to locate and land diverse talent that will make the difference.  We bring the highest industry standards with an entrepreneurial flair that delivers solutions that drive clients’ corporate performance, value, profitability and sustainability.

Transformation is an overused word in business and as we know most change initiatives fail to achieve the targeted impact. Miles Advisory brings a highly developed understanding of how real transformation is delivered and sustainable change is achieved. This allows us to build management and project teams for clients with the maturity and skills that deliver.

Enabling clients to be future ready

As trusted advisers, we provide insights and data that support our clients’ talent strategy and resourcing requirements. Using our networks, relationships and methodologies we locate intelligence bespoke to requirements – quickly, quietly and accurately.

We can work in an ‘always-on’ retained partnership, operating as a seamless extension of the talent acquisition team. Or equally comfortably supporting flexibly, able to be scaled up or down on an ‘as-needs’ basis. Our capabilities focus on research and reporting on sensitive, business-critical issues such as organisational benchmarking, external perception analysis, talent location and availability, compensation data and business model comparisons. 

  • Bespoke reporting tailored to be relevant to a unique situation through targeted identification and engagement with subject matter experts
  • Custom intelligence relating to markets, companies and individuals, wherever they are in the world with all IP owned by the client
  • Real-time access to confidential opinion, perception and knowledge from industry leaders 
  • Defined project milestones enabling informed decisions in real time and reduction of risk
  • Sophisticated proven interview and investigative techniques delivered by expert researchers
  • Pre-acquisition due diligence and benchmarking of executive talent
  • Talent pipeline data to support an effective people plan with talent pools available that can be hired from at no additional cost


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