BlackBook is an intelligence led executive search and consultancy practice working across consumer-facing industries globally.

We believe success is born out of creating demonstrable value for both our clients and network, we do this by developing strong relationships and demonstrating exceptional commitment and efficacy.

Simply put, we are a brand attractor. We offer honesty, integrity, commitment and, above all, results. We work in partnership with our clients, ensuring our priority is to understand their business – this includes their culture and long term strategic objectives.


  • BlackBook has an industry leading Executive Search Practice comprising of both ex-industry executives and dedicated Executive Search specialists. This unique combination of ‘vertical industry experience’ provides our clients with an unparalleled level of expertise.

    Each Executive Search is bespoke and highly focused around understanding our clients often complex needs whilst applying our highly scientific and rigorous search process.

  • Each business has employees whose expertise is invaluable to their overall success. These management and often more technical positions must be filled by the most qualified candidates, with the right cultural fit.

    To existing Executive Search clients, we offer our Professional Search product comprising of a limited approach and scope. This quick solution is ideal for filling non-strategic positions at a fixed fee on salaries up to £100,000 GBP.

  • This project-based service provides you with the intelligence you need, be it talent tracking, competitor intelligence, or looking into new geographical areas for possible business expansion.

    The BlackBook team will discuss your needs with you in order to establish exactly what information you require, and then provide you with detailed intelligence, on time, on budget.

  • An increase in visibility, regulatory scrutiny and raised risk management expectations has added pressure to both private and publically owned companies to provide strong corporate governance.

    BlackBook partners with both executive and advisory boards to provide a variety of consultancy services including succession planning, leadership assessment, board culture assessments and both board and CEO search.

Recent Projects

Regional Director Asia

Global MR & Consulting Firm

Senior Leasing Directors Global

Luxury Multi-Brand Retailer

Managing Director – UK

International Cosmetics Company

Global CIO

International Fashion Brand

Global President

Luxury Multi-Brand Retailer

Chief Operating Officer – UK

Premium Beauty Brand

President Hospitality – UAE

Luxury Hotel Group

Customer Experience Director

Global Retail Group



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