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 Search 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."

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.

Additionally, Gary is a former Chairman of the REC UK, the trade association for the UK £36bn recruitment industry and a past member of Vistage. He also currently sits on the REC UK council, CBI NI council and is an IOD NI member. He is the Chair of the NOW Group in Northern Ireland - a social enterprise that supports people with barriers to employment and learning into jobs with a future.