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About Us

Our Story

Paul Harper Search & Selection has 21 years experience in finding top talent for Financial Services businesses.

We are a small team of highly skilled Recruiters and Merger & Acquisition professionals based in a country house in the beautiful Somerset countryside.

Our clients know the only way to succeed in a competitive market, is to have high expectations when hiring, and our aim is to always exceed those expectations, by presenting a short list of candidates who can really add value to the business.

Our consultants are supported by a dedicated research team, ensuring that we consistently generate the highest quality candidates, many of whom are not actively on the market.

As a Financial Services specialist Head Hunter we can ensure a greater understanding of industry trends, the effect of new legislation and, most of all, how they impact on the people employed in the industry. 

Our extensive experience ensures we understand the challenges facing employers in seeking and recruiting top quality financial services professionals.


Our Vision

To be the pre-eminent business to help Directors and Owners of Financial Services firms seeking planned growth by helping them to acquire:-

- Boardroom talent (C-Suite)

- Management and Specialist Talent

- Businesses & their Clients


Why Paul Harper Search & Selection?

  • We are experts in the market, with over 21 years of experience
  • We will work with you to find solutions
  • We have an experienced dedicated Research Team
  • We produce company maps and league tables
  • We can produce a shortlist in 4 – 6 weeks
  • We work with you to a draw up a questionnaire to be used at our screening interviews
  • We produce a long list which is passed to you for vetting
  • We meet all candidates face to face unless agreed with you in advance
  • We network through all applicants to widen the search
  • We are used to working confidentially  – if your positions need to remain confidential we can ensure only a very limited number of candidates who we have screened for suitability and interest are told the name of your company and if necessary, they can be asked to sign a NDA before the name is disclosed
  • We have completed retained search assignments for the some of the leading names in the business
  • We are a member of the REC and Association of Executive Recruiters and Paul Harper is a past Chairman