It's not luck, it's where you look
We provide Bespoke Executive Search services to leading organisations around the world; As a trusted partner we represent our clients at the highest level, to attract, capture & on-board exceptional resources, management & business leaders.
Our Executive Search experience is far reaching and spans compensation and benefits packages from £40,000 – £300,000 per annum.
Attract, Capture & Transform ><
End to End, Executive Management & Leadership Search provider. Over many years we have successfully delivered against many critical hire & leadership appointments. We work globally with businesses of all sizes to help them to obtain a competitors most valued resources.
Here's a few appointments we are especially proud of...
Business Intelligence Consultant - Asset / Auto Finance platforms
£65,000 Comp + Bens.
Our clients are the flagship of the French scale-ups, is the national leader of the solutions dedicated to credit and specialised financing solutions & services.
Our client were scaling up key resources in order to deliver a new contract for one of their clients.
Resilient went to market to unearth a successful Business Intelligence Consultant who had been with her employer for over 10 years but was looking for a fresh challenge.
Our team successfully appointed during the Covid-19 crisis with a number of unique assessments and the appointment began remotely.
34+ Technical & Business Analysis - Asset / Auto Finance Software
£54 - £90k Comp + Bens.
Our clients are a long standing world leading provider or end to end automotive, consumer & asset finance software across fleet, retail, wholesale & equipment finance.
Originally approached to review, recommend and introduce Project & Programme Management individuals to better help the organisation to deliver complex digital refresh or transformation projects.
Resilient undertook a full market map, identifying both Project & Programme Managers which delivered many successful appointments.
Our client now utilises our marketing mapping & headhunting expertise to appoint critical, unique or hard to fill individuals from within their competitors.
34x appointments & counting to date in 3 years!
Business Product Consultant - Asset / Auto Finance platforms
£55,000 Comp + Bens.
Our client is a European leader in consulting, digital services and software development, helps its clients drive their digital transformation to obtain tangible and sustainable benefits.
Having just acquired a competitor they were in the process of combining their own Asset / Auto Finance Software solution with that of the business they had acquired.
Resilient enabled the business to source an individual
Our team successfully appointed during the Covid-19 crisis with a number of unique assessments and the appointment began remotely.
SMT & Sales leadership + team of 34 across UK
67,000 Comp + Bens.
Our client is one of Britain’s leading energy companies, serving 3.6 million residential and business accounts with electricity and gas and is now part of the E.ON group.
Due to a push for more Sustainable Energy 'Residential' Solutions a new division 'Residential Energy Solutions' was established. Our role was to investigate & understand key competitor advances and to propose both the hierarchy setup, operating model, key territories and comp & bens along with commissions / reward structure to compete with the market and thus able to attract key market individuals.
Our team successfully appointed a 3x SMT members, 4 Team Managers and 34 Consultants. We then established the SMT for the installation division.
General Manager - Europe
Automotive Plug-in Vehicles
£80,000 Comp + Bens.
Our client is one of the largest independent providers of battery solutions to the automotive sector. They leverage proprietary UltraPhosphateTM cell technology and applications expertise to offer battery systems that deliver high power, excellent safety and long life. These fully integrated solutions contain battery management electronics and thermal management systems tailored to each application. When required by the vehicle packaging, these products are also designed to withstand the forces of vehicle collisions.
Due to European growth a EU-GM was required to setup tactical locations and build key relationships with suppliers, partners and distibutors.
Our team successfully appointed a GM, Programme Manager & a New Business Account Director & continue to support the team with their growth.
Head of Asia
Magnetic Propulsion Systems
£90,000 Comp & Bens.
A unique brief to create a new sales channel in Asia utilising a UK employee for our US client. A very special business who produce Magnetic Propulsion systems with travel and manufacturing applications.
RMS went to market unearthing 162 individuals for consideration. Our MD led the investigation to streamline a large number of profiles down to 10 individuals that work for direct competitors both in the UK & Europe.
RMS setup Interviews and our client flew over; 2 days later our client left very impressed. Two strong individuals were invited to the US and both were employed. The Asia Market has now grown to over £17M & the UK has far surpassed exceptions.
Sales & Operations Director
Solar & Renewable Solutions
£84,000 Comp + Bens.
Our client is one of the largest independent solar PV installers in the UK, specialising in roof-mounted systems.
Due to expansion & Management team development activities, Resilient were instructed to find and appoint 3x individuals, starting with the 'Sales & Operations Director'. Once the Sales & Ops Director. was in place, the 'Head of Installation' & then a 'Senior Business Development Manager'.
Our team successfully appointed all 3 individuals within 3 months and we are currently hiring additional individual for their ever increasing team.
Key Account Director
Automotive - HUD
£82,000 Comp + Bens.
Our client is a leading global provider of High-Tech engineering Services. Due to an expanding £MM relationship with JLR a seasoned Key Account Director with strategic 'developed' relationships with the customer was required.
Our research team did a fantastic job to establish a target list of businesses currently delivering £MM contracts to JLR. Following 136 approaches, 57 profile evaluations & 27 face to face interviews RMS delivered a 5 strong shortlist.
We successfully appointed on a 3:2:1 Ratio with another happy customer & employee.
Head of Customer Relationships
Leading Mental Healthcare Charity
£78,000 Comp & Bens.
Our client is the leading UK authority and provider of Mental Healthcare services. Who historically relied on past relationships, however felt the need to proactively nurture & develop, but in a market very sensitive to "Business Development' they simply did not know how.
On behalf of the CIO Resilient spent some time inside the business implementing a cultural change program, shift in business unit hierarchy alignment and development of the first company commission scheme.
We are proud to say that we created the first proactive business development, customer engagement, key account & customer relationship teams for our very important client.
Property Director - Retail
£87,000 Comp + Bens.
Resilient successfully navigated through a complex market mapping & competitor analysis exercise to unearth and onboard the Group Property Director for our prestigious retail client.
This role is responsible for all aspects of the Groups High Street, Office, Distribution centres, sub-let and contingent property Portfolio. Including value creation from existing portfolio, new store acquisition, occupancy costs & estate management.
Sales Director & Account Director - Emergency Fire Response
£79,000 Comp + Bens.
Our clients have a long established pedigree when it comes to fire & response emergency vehicles, however they were under increasing pressure from their European competitors.
With a number of key contracts coming up for tender, it was important that the business secured the best individual possible to lead as Sales Director in order to foster & cement the business future.
Resilient undertook a full market map, identifying both key Sales Directors, Managers and Account Directors.
Our client successfully hired bth an SD & AD & have wons and continue to win lucrative contracts. Their futures looking bright!
We hired Colin as we were looking from someone a bit different to the normal recruitment consultant. We were creating a new team and needed the best possible people in it. Colin went to the market and shook it right up for us, profiling companies where we might want to look for people as well as creating lists of potential candidates, pre-interviewing them for us and then recommending who he thought were the people most suited for us. Come interview day Colin provided 4 candidates all of whom were suitable for the job and we would have employed. We chose one and are blown away with him.
Matthew Scullion - CEO, Matillion
Resilient are a very professional search & selection business with a through and professional recruitment process. Its been an absolute pleasure dealing with them. Colin's friendly, intelligence and his knowledge of the UK and International market is excellent as well as his understanding of market leading technologies. They are the best choice of any consultancy to get in touch with for Technical / Fintech, Asset / Auto / Credit / Lease Finance appointments.
Senior Data & BI Consultant
Resilient are a recruitment partner to Sopra Banking, I was approached about an appointment they were looking to make. A role I had not done before but they felt that given my past that my skills were perfect for. They were right. The role is absolutely what I had been craving for. We spent a lot of time talking, about my experience and about the role. Their attention to detail was awesome. They took me along the path towards the role, preparing me, helping me present my strengths and weakness appropriately. I was fully prepared for the interview and of course landed the role. Colin is very professional, straight to the point, and willing to invest time in people he believes in. He has become a good friend, someone I can ask advice from & trust. Now I look forward to working with him on the other side.
Gary Burgress - Senior Asset Finance Business Solutions Consultant
A very rare breed of recruiter. Extremely personable, an expert in their field and always willing to go above and beyond to help you achieve your objectives. Always looking to find a win/win scenario and I have no hesitation in recommending his services. Thank you I look forward to working with you again very soon.
Jonathan Singleton - Managing Director, Assured Data Insights
I selected Resilient Management Solutions when we were expanding our sales leadership in the UK. Colin provided a very professional, detailed and efficient recruiting service to us. RMS created a full market map, a longlist and shortlist and they assisted in the paring process to identify the top six candidates. Although we only had one opening we ended up hiring two people as we where that impressed by the relevance and accuracy of the individuals that we met. Colin and his team setup all meeting arrangements for our SMT to fly in and asses the shortlist over two busy days. In addition Colin offered consultation on setting up a subsidiary in the UK and was a tremendous resource while creating our first UK and Asia contracts. I look forward to working with Colin again!
Deborah McHorney - Head of HR, Magnemotion
As a contractor I was surprised by the refreshing attitude and working ethos displayed by Colin. This is the first time in 15 years of contracting I felt I could really trust the recruitment agency/recruiter. His up front no nonesense approach made me feel that more of a partner than an asset. I was kept appraised of what was going on at all times. (Without Prompting). It's a pity more recruiters do not behave in this way.
Nigel Johnson - Senior Technical Programe Manager, HP
It was due to Colin that I was placed with Imtech ICT, his skills and perseverance were exceptional and I found it very easy to deal with him and Resilient Management Solutions.
I would recommend RMS to anyone, if they phone you out of the blue it is for a genuine reason and for me it was very worthwhile.
John Bennett - Technical Delivery Manager, IBM Business Analytics
RMS have been very supportive to us with a high level of service and the understanding of our needs, he have been a good partner with the comprehensive support for us as a foreigner company, we have done three placements with them , Colin will be a first choice for our future placements.
Ronen Berger - Business Development & Marketing Director, Plasan Sasa Ltd
I have had a big recruitment drive of my sales force, an increase of 100% was required. Colin has delivered not only the numbers but the quality and with the highest ratio of offers made to appointments that I ever experienced. The proffessionalism, enthusiasm, commitment, drive and creativity from Colin has made him an invaluable partner within my sales operation. Colin goes beyond the normal boundaries and through his extensive network delivers additional proposals and external contacts that will help the business grow. Colin is not just an expert recruiter, he is a forward thinking individual who thinks outside the box and has a clear startegy on how he will deliver results and help business grow with the right people. If you want the "Best in Class" people then look no further than Colin.
Steve Warne - Area Sales Director, NPower
Colin is extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. Working with Colin gave me the reassurance that the 'job would get done' Colin kept in touch throughout the process and always gave his honest opinion when it came to decision making with candidates.
Colin is personable and clearly very driven to succeed, whilst ensuring his customer is fully satisfied with the service. I would highly recommend Colin and his team if you are looking for an experienced head hunter. I would happily work with Colin in the future should the opportunity arise.
Amy Donnelly - Senior Recruitment Manager, WHSmith
A very detailed, knowledgable and professional business in the field of recruiting. Colin delivered on time with the right pool of candidate..
His capacity to work under pressure and his access 24/7 made my experience pleasant and unique.
I will use Colin for future needs. On a personal level Colin has strong ethical values and he is very personable. Well done again
Michael Douar - Global Strategic Accounts Director, 3M
Colin was a pleasure to work with, he tirelessly worked to deliver a complete end to end head hunting service.
Service Category: Business Consultant
Year first hired: 2012 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity
Roland Jeutter - General Manager, AVL
Colin was a fantastic individual to have on my side when applying for my last role. A good communicator and immensely professional he offered support and advise along each stage of the recruitment process that made the process feel seamless, comfortable and all together easy.
Adam Nelson - Head of Repair & Maintenance, Whitbread
In the time that I have worked with Colin I have found both the service and candidates his business has found for NPower to be of the highest quality. Colin has achieved great results in helping to form a unique sales delivery team within the Energy Services business of NPower.
Colin has remained professional, diligent and insightful throughout the recruitment period and offered excellent council in bringing new team members into the business, I have absolutely no reservations in recommending Colin for this type of crucial work.
Nik Ashworth - Sales Director, NPower
I had the pleasure of working with RMS. A very efficient and pragmatic head-hunter. Colin guided me through a job transition and I found him to be very professional and capable. I would highly recommend working with both RMS & indeed Colin.
Luca Ragaglia - International Sales Manager, Digital Lumens
I worked with Resilient in a job transition in December 2014. Resilient guided me through all the process and he was very professional, focused, giving all support needed to be successful with the transition and he was always available for any question or doubt. Every detail was important for Colin, and this made all the difference for me and my family, making me feel confident and comfortable with the change. I highly recommend working with Colin.
Paulo Horla - Senior Applications Engineer
I have utilised Colin's services several times and found him ultra professional and very dedicated.
He is extremely efficient in doing what he does and makes the whole recruitment/head hunting process much easier.
I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to others.
Ian Preston, Managing Director - 3Degrees Social
Having worked & partnered with Colin on a particular high profile role, I can absolutely endorse Colin's professionalism, knowledge of my market sector & absolute attention to detail. Equally, Colin's very fresh & innovative approach to Client-Candidate relationship from conception to end result. Always available to listen & discuss any concerns & find solutions & equally positions you to look at different perspectives when you need them & an excellent motivator. I would thoroughly recommend Colin & Resilient for your next Mid to Senior appointment, Client or Candidate.
Victor Maton - Project Sales Manager, Aurora Lighting
Colin has been a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. He brought his depth of experience and valuable insights into the process which was helpful both personally and professionally. I would recommend Colin to any firm looking for a high-value search/recruitment service as well as a trustworthy long-term partner.
Don Scott - Sales Director, NCR Corporation
I was Headhunted for a professional position through Colin's recruitment consultancy RMS and was thoroughly amazed by the meticulous 'cradle to grave' approach he and his team took to assisting me. They clearly know the recruitment business inside out and provided solid advice throughout. I really appreciate the many hours Colin invested in me and the fact that he was always accessible for advice and to answer all of my numerous questions. I absolutely recommend Colin.
Mark Lehane - Senior Application Engineer, Digital Lumens
RMS constantly differentiated themselves from the other recruitment companies. They took the time to understand why I was looking for work, what my unique skills are and how best to match them with the right opportunity. As a result I am working for a company (charity actually) that I would not have thought about before. I enjoy the day to day challenges and relish the development opportunities.
I would and have recommended Colin's services to others...thanks for the help Colin.
Jacob Burd - Business Development Director, Bramley Health
I have no hesitation in providing this recommendation for Colin, who has demonstrated the superior professional skills required to provide an outstanding recruitment service. Colin's knowledge of the sector and ability to balance the demands of client and candidate has been exceptional and I look forward to an on-going business relationship.
Hilary Luxford - Head of Customer Relationships, St Andrews Healthcare
Colin and his team helped me find 2 new technical sales consultants he and his team listened to my requirements and then went out and sourced the right candidates to help me improve my team i would have no hesitation in employing Colin and his team again, if you are looking to add good professional people to your business you should speak to Colin and his team first.
Martin Hembling - Sales Director, SwiftClean
A creative & ambitious leader but also an inspiring team player. He was fantastic to work with. Colin Tovey is a broad-minded, efficient and energetic people manager that should not be under- estimated. He has a fantastic knowledge of the Insurance, Construction, Facility Management and Energy Market as a Recruiter and a Head Hunter. Recommended without hesitation
Caroline Davies - Director, Tudor Construction & Developments
Colin has been great to work with. Able to offer a clear definition of his requirements, expected benefits and process. His understanding of both technical aspects and business value ensures a positive outcome. Colin has a very dynamic approach to business; I look forward to working with him again soon.
James Harrison - VP of Sales, Avature
Colin is an extremely focused and determined recruiter who understands the dynamics of the technology sectors very well indeed. He is able to build sustained long-term relationships at senior levels and leverage these to the benefits of his clients. I wish him continued success in his career.
Tom Cordiner - Chief Revenue Officer, Avid Technologies
Colin is a Professional with capital P ! He has in-depth knowledge of the Programme & Project Management skill sector. Works towards building quality relationships with candidates and his clients. Attention to detail and value delivery are more important to Colin than rushing out quick and half-baked material. Great person to know if you have any specialist recruitment needs.