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Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision 

To see our clients create successful and dynamic workplaces where employees can flourish, innovation thrives and diversity and inclusiveness are prioritised.  

Our Mission

Through our Executive Search, Consultancy and M&A services, we strive to build:

Better Teams

Better Careers

 Better Futures

 Providing BETTER outcomes for the individuals and businesses we work with. 


Our Values



As a TEAM we:






As members of the REC, we follow the REC Code of Professional Practice. 

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the REC Awards in the category

“Demonstrating high standards in recruitment award”

This is something that our team are very proud and excited about!

Our entry for this award centred around how we’re not just ticking boxes when it comes to compliance… But we are setting the bar high, and going above and beyond to deliver high standards of compliance in the recruitment industry.

We are delighted to be shortlisted as it underscores our commitment as a business to go above and beyond. It reaffirms that our hard work, attention to detail and commitment to excellence are making a true difference

So, bring on the awards evening! Win or lose, we’re just excited to be recognised among the industry’s best!


General Principles 

Respect for Laws

Respect for Honesty and Transparency 

Respect for Work Relationships

Respect for Diversity

Respect for Safety

Respect for Professional Knowledge

Respect for Certainty of Engagement

Respect for Prompt and Accurate Payment

Respect for Ethical International Recruitment

Respect for Confidentiality and Privacy   

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Diversity & Inclusion 

The UK is failing to make use of all its productive talents. The skills shortage has been increasing for many years and continues to mount following the pandemic.

Women, people with disabilities, working parents, older people and those from different ethnic and social backgrounds are still under-represented in Financial Services, and many other sectors and men dominate the highest-paid roles.

According to McKinsey & Company’s report ‘Delivering through Diversity, ’ companies with diverse leadership teams regarding gender, ethnicity, and age usually perform better than those with non-diverse teams for various reasons.

Companies with a wider range of experiences and backgrounds tend to be better at problem-solving, decision-making and have a clearer understanding of a greater range of clients or customers.

Diverse companies also perform better when appointing staff. They can attract, develop and retain talented staff because they recruit from a wide range of talent pools.

Take a look at our ‘Improving Diversity when Hiring' guide for steps on how to improve your diversity when hiring, addressing inequalities when hiring and tackling unconscious bias.

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Paul Harper Search are an accredited Living Wage Employer

We are delighted to announce that Paul Harper Search is now an accredited Living Wage Employer! This means that every member of staff working for us will earn a real Living Wage.

The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. It is calculated each year and is announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week. It is currently £12 in the UK, with a higher rate of £13.15 for London, reflecting the higher costs of living in the capital.

Nearly 14,000 organisations, including us, voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage because we believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. You can find other organisations who pay the Living Wage here:

The Living Wage movement has benefited hundreds of thousands of families by enabling them to earn a wage they can live on. You can hear some of their stories here

You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting


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