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.

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Jonny Petrie
Ulster Rugby

"We were in the market for a critical and niche role and 4c took the time to understand the objectives and pressures around that role."

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.

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Ben Stocks
Leckey Designs

"When we look at making strategic appointments, we like working with 4c Executive because they understand what we need, and the search and selection process works well for us."

Gary Irvine

Gary Irvine

A Fellow of the Institute of Professional Recruiters, Gary Irvine is one of the UK’s most experienced recruitment professionals. He is the Founder and CEO of 4c Executive . 4c Executive is the only true search and selection firm in Northern Ireland – delivering an in-depth, methodical and research driven process to find the best person for senior, business-critical roles within organisations. 

The 4c motto is ‘local knowledge, global reach’ and that is exactly the case. Whilst retaining local expertise on the ground in Northern Ireland and in London, its reach extends internationally through a highly qualified team of partner researchers based around the globe and this means that 4c is well-placed to find that best person, no matter where they are in the world. 

Gary was also founder of Diamond Recruitment Group [DRG], Northern Ireland’s largest recruitment agency business – which was sold to a UK PLC in 2015. Established by Gary in 1989, Diamond Recruitment places well over 2,000 people in temporary employment every day and hundreds every year in permanent employment, making it a top 20 employer in NI. The firm specialises in recruitment, HR services and managed workforce solutions, providing temporary, contract and permanent recruitment solutions in sectors including banking and finance, IT, legal, scientific, manufacturing, construction, nursing, sales, commercial and industrial.