Cork Griffiths


At Cork Griffiths, we specialise in executive recruitment in Cheshire, Manchester and throughout the UK. We assist you with the recruitment of the right manager or director to help your business grow and develop. Our executive recruitment involves working with your organisation to gain an understanding of your aims and management style. We specialise in finding trustworthy and fresh management who can turn your business around. We even provide interim managers or directors where required.  

Our executive recruitment techniques and services include:

  • Pre-selection
  • Advertised selection
  • Database resourcing
  • Executive search
  • Web sourcing
  • Networking
  • Assessment and psychometric testing

Recruitment Fees

Our recruitment fees are based on the traditional model of percentage of salary, although we would hope that ours are lower than the national recruiters.

We provide flexibility when it comes to recruitment fees and will work together in other ways including:

  • Fixed fees
  • Annual contracts
  • Hourly rate services
  • Low rates
  • Split invoicing 

Executive Search and Selection

Our executive search and selection services guarantee results or we recruit for free. We believe it takes at least six months to assess a new appointee's suitability. This is why we extend our guarantee up to 12 months to give you peace of mind. We are committed to working with you to get recruitment right, even if it takes more than one attempt.

We provide executive search and selection to ensure the correct career development opportunity for each individual candidate. We develop professional relationships and provide long term benefits including advice, support and guidance.  

Management Buy-In Opportunities

We have an impressive register of management buy-in opportunities to provide experienced MDs with the opportunity to take a major stake in a growing and profitable business. We have associations with a variety of corporate finance and venture capital partners. This provides numerous opportunities for experienced MDs and other senior management professionals wishing to buy into a business.

Our management buy-in opportunities cover a diverse range of business sectors the UK. As a candidate, we will provide regular email updates on specific businesses ready for MBI input.

HR Support for Private Businesses

We provide HR support for private businesses who do not wish to employ a full time personnel manager. Our part time personnel managers will work with you to handle any personnel matter be it the introduction of contracts, staff handbook, employment tribunal representation, discipline and grievance matters or running payroll and HR records.

Our HR support for private businesses is designed so you only pay for the time they spend on your HR issues. Our services will add substantial value to your business across a whole range of personnel matters. If you don’t see the benefit from their efforts within a few months, then we will refund our charges.

Career Advancement

Our career advancement services involve reviewing your details against new opportunities and will contact you to discuss any role that may appear suitable. We will not forward CVs to a client without your prior consent. Our career advancement programme has been designed to increase your chances of securing your next career move.


People are the most important resource in any successful organisation and finding and recruiting high calibre executives in today’s marketplace can be both time-consuming and a difficult challenge. Attracting the right people into the right roles can SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE BUSINESS PERFORMANCE and FUTURE VALUE.

Our specialist headhunters have a wealth of experience gained across a broad range of marketplaces and disciplines, from SME’s to PLC’s. Our confidential service enables you to effectively target candidates who aren’t currently active in the job market and attract the highest achievers in your chosen field of your business.

Vacancy Advertising Service

If you would like to generate maximum numbers of responses to job adverts but don’t wish to pay a recruitment fee, then we are able to offer clients a service which enables you to advertise your role on multiple job boards over the internet and only pay for the cost of the combined advertising package. We can deliver to you a package of adverts on many of the major job boards for a fixed fee.

We also offer an annual vacancy advertising package - unlimited adverts each year as and when you need them.

For more information on our fixed fees visit our fixed fee recuitment page or email


International Recruitment

International Recruitment is one of the key aspects of working with many of our clients as they look to expand their business globally. Our team of recruiters and headhunters are capable of sourcing candidates internationally, regardless of location.

Your global recruitment needs can be fulfilled by linking up with us as your preferred partner in the search for high calibre senior executives at Manager and Director level to help your business grow and prosper.

To date, we have sourced candidates in diverse countries including UAE, America, Russia, Africa, Turkey, Mongolia, mainland Europe, Australia, Mexico, India and New Zealand.

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