We fully understand businesses’ need for high calibre leaders to facilitate their growth plans, export ambitions and to act as a brand ambassador for market-leading products and services.

Gary Crawford
Managing Director
Tech International

"On various occasions we found the best person for the job and this wouldn’t have been possible without 4c’s knowledge and expertise, and their reach outside of Northern Ireland."

4c Executive was launched in 2013 and quickly established ourselves as the leading provider of true executive search services in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and further afield.

Neil Stewart
Chief Executive
Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation

"I was impressed by the capability of 4c Executive to look outside Northern Ireland and as a result feel that I was presented with a much more comprehensive pool of candidates than had we looked only locally."

Peter Stevens – Recruitment Research Specialist

Published on: 1 March 2018

Peter’s article was first published in March 2018 in Ambition, the magazine of the Northern Ireland of Chamber of Commerce and Industry

My role, simply put, is about people. Unearthing great talent so that 4c is able to attract the best fit in terms of experience, skills and personality for our client’s business-critical roles. During my time at 4c Executive I have worked across a variety of industries, geographies and functions building up knowledge which I am able to share with our client’s before and during a search and also with colleagues.

Each assignment starts by taking a detailed briefing to fully understand the client organisation; their culture, leaders, the industry it operates in and the requirements of the role itself in terms of technical skills and experience, which gives a more comprehensive and holistic understanding than merely what is written on a job description. From this briefing I begin the process of identifying where individuals who fit our client’s requirements can be found, the research is based around a structured company target list based on detailed qualitative research covering things such as relevant industries, location, turnover, products etc.

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From this company target list I then begin the process of identifying who the talent is in an organisation, region or industry, carefully assessing the technical skills and experience of an individual and analysing personality fit to find the best match for the culture of our client. Throughout the life of a search project I work closely with, and brief, independent external Researchers from across the UK and Europe, who help us to identify expat and international talent.

I am very fortunate to work for an organisation that is unique in our approach to senior recruitment, when we undertake each assignment we are true to pure Executive Search, basing each assignment on a scientific approach that is not “one size fits all” but is tailored to the needs of our client and their business-critical role.

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