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At Barron Williams we do two things:

We help organisations

Solve people problems

We help people

Find great roles and great organisations to work for

While this sounds simple, making it happen takes a unique skill set.

We are experts in our business. We take the time to understand yours. And if we accept your recruitment brief, we tailor our process to the unique characteristics of the assignment.

Barron Williams Search Team

The Barron Williams Executive Search Team

The Barron Williams team offer a dynamic mix of perceptiveness and commercial guile. A professional services business bringing a fresh approach to executive search and senior level recruitment.

We pride ourselves on our ability to assimilate people into our unique search and selection process. As a business we are defined by our client and candidate relationships, and our capacity to serve and retain them is imperative.

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Message from Barron Williams CEO

Paul Barron

Message from Barron Williams CEO

I entered the industry because the market was poorly served. Personally, I’d had mixed experience as a client, and particularly as a candidate. Why should you accept being treated very differently as a potential client to when you are a potential candidate or simply seeking career advice? I still hear this regularly. To me, it’s simple:

The way you treat someone as a candidate should determine whether you deserve the opportunity to talk to them as a potential client.

We work hard to earn that opportunity. Our partnership with you starts now, from either perspective.

Paul Barron

Founder, Barron Williams Executive Search

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Barron Williams helped me secure an executive position when I relocated back to the UK from the US. Their comms and professionalism throughout the recruitment process was impeccable, they listened and acted on my requirements in matching me to the right job. I would certainly recommend them.

Tom Shepherd

Sales & Marketing Director

“Barron Williams have delivered on every occasion I have called on their services to find senior professionals for strategic positions within our business.”

Kevin Rogers

President Sales & Marketing

“The Barron Williams team have worked successfully for us on a number of high profile projects and they have always succeeded in identifying and bringing forward candidates of the highest quality and spot on brief. The groundwork Barron Williams put into the briefing stage ensures wasted time and effort is avoided and we get the right people first time”.

Chris Hewitt


‘‘Having known and worked with Paul on a number of occasions (both as a candidate and a client), I can say without doubt that Barron Williams are strongly positioned to be a high quality partner, who can offer a tailored and agile recruitment solution to any business, in any industry.’’

Amanda McLaren


“Barron Williams is always my first call for our C-suite needs. The exceptional quality of the candidates speak volumes about each and every engagement with the Barron Williams team.”

Bernard Lim

Chair of the Board

“We had a very specific brief about the type of person we were looking for. We’re different to other companies in our sector so it was important that the people Barron Williams put in front of us were a clear cultural fit and quickly got what we were about. They listened to what we wanted and they found the right person for the COO role.”

Neil Parker


“It’s very hard to put into words what Barron Williams has done for me. First class in service and keeping in contact throughout the recruitment process. I was always responded to within 24 hours and the reply would always answer my question but more so to be then given additional help with regard to process and next steps in securing that job or an interview.”

Randhir Verma

Regional Sales Manager, UK & Europe

“A high profile charitable foundation for which I am a Trustee required a replacement FD at short notice. We were in the midst of the largest transformation project we’d ever undertaken worth +£20M. Barron Williams not only found someone who was ideally qualified; they also found someone who completely understood the culture of this very special organisation.”

James Ramsbotham CBE


“Barron Williams assisted me throughout my own recruitment process. They gave me all the information that I needed, as well as tips that helped me prepare for some tricky interviews & assessments, I also received an insight into the clients’ culture and the longer term prospects with the company.”

Gerard Knight

Chief Operating Officer

“We have worked with Barron Williams on numerous key recruitment projects over the last few years. They understand our business and the importance of the balance between cultural fit and skills/experience when bringing candidates to us. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Martin Hill

Managing Director

“We’d discussed a couple of roles in the past that weren’t the right fit but in that time the Barron Williams team got to know me so when the right role came along, they already knew I was the right fit. It was that knowledge that enabled the recruitment process to be seamless and smooth for me and the company I eventually joined.”

David Downing

Chief Operating Officer

“Their understanding of our business & thorough approach to developing the brief, finding, screening & delivering high calibre candidates, means that they are always my first choice when looking for additions to our leadership team.”

Jonathan Robson

Managing Director

“We have worked very successfully with Barron Williams for a number of years in recruiting senior management within our portfolio businesses. We would have no hesitation in recommending Barron Williams for their excellent service, and partnership approach to the recruitment process.”

Graeme Nieman

Group Director

“I have worked with Barron Williams as both a candidate and a client and my experience as both was excellent. As a candidate the attention to detail to match my skills and experience to a suitable role was detailed, thoughtful and showed they truly understood my requirements.”

Steve Lees

Operations Director

“First time successful recruitment is a reflection of the time Barron Williams invests into its clients and correctly aligning the needs of the organisation. I would not hesitate to use them again.”

Roberta Barker

Director of Talent & OD

Don’t take our word for it…

Barron Williams clients will tell you that we offer a better way.



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