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Our Story

We are a 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.

What sets us apart? Our team is bolstered by a dedicated research team, who uncover top talent, ensuring that we consistently produce a high quality shortlist of candidates, many of whom are not actively on the market.

As a Financial Services specialist headhunter 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.


Why use Paul Harper Search?

  • Established in 1999, we are experts in the market
  • We commit to working with you to find solutions
  • We have an experienced, dedicated Research team to uncover top-talent (including those who are not necessarily actively seeking a new role)
  • We produce company maps and league tables
  • We can produce a shortlist of top talent in just 6 weeks
  • We work with you to a draw up a bespoke questionnaire to be used for our screening interviews
  • We network through all applicants to widen the search
  • We are used to working on sensitive roles – if your vacancy requires confidentiality we can ensure only candidates who have been screened for suitability are told the company brand and can faciliate NDAs where necessary. 
  • We have completed retained search assignments for the some of the leading names in the market
  • We are a members of the REC and Paul Harper is a past Chairman of the AER




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