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Executive Search Specialists

Barry Heald

Barry Heald, Founder – The Heald Partnership

"I founded The Heald Partnership to focus purely on supporting clients identify and appoint outstanding executive talent and to develop a Search firm that clients would enjoy engaging with, a firm that takes pride in providing clients with a highly professional, personal, and bespoke solution to their talent acquisition needs."

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The Heald Partnership was established in 2020 by experienced Executive Search professional, Barry Heald, following a 27-year career with a leading Global recruitment company and as an Equity Partner with Howgate Sable LLP.

His extensive sector and functional experience extends to supporting UK listed, multinational, private, and private equity owned organisations appoint senior executives across the UK and Europe.

Providing a boutique and highly responsive service, backed by vastly experienced Research support, enables The Heald Partnership to operate flexibly, at considerable pace and agility, with the majority of mandates being placed with us by long established clients and personal recommendations.

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A local feel with a global reach

We bring an authentic and human touch to the Executive Search process whilst our breadth of experience enables us to think laterally, offer constructive challenge, together with a relentless focus on delivering high impact shortlists and results.

Our very high levels of repeat business are testament to acting long-term, building relationships, and a track record of delivery and helping organisations appoint leaders who positively shape culture, values, and commercial success.

In addition to his role as Founder Director of The Heald Partnership, Barry is a Trustee of mental health and wellbeing charity, Mind over Mountains and a proud member of The April Fools Club a group of serving RAF Officers and business professionals who raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

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