We work collaboratively and discreetly with an impressive array of House Building and Construction clients across all core disciplines from Director level through to Managing Director, Non-Exec Search and CEO level. Led by our Managing Director who has 25 years’ experience, our approach is centred around our understanding of your business, our impressive network and our absolute commitment to confidentiality.
At ACR Executive Search we specialise in the sourcing of Senior Executives of the highest calibre to critical, often difficult to fill positions in your business.
We are dedicated solely to the housebuilding and partnership housing sectors. Utilising our wealth of expertise, over 25 years, our USP centres on the trusted, longstanding relationships we have built with both candidates and clients from across the industry.
In contrast to search companies who might be making cold contact with people for the first time, we have an extensive network of candidates, many of whom we have known since the start of their careers. It really helps that we know them already, and they trust us. This builds confidence in the process and will deliver the results you expect in the timescale you need.
Transparent | Personable | Respected
Our primary search offering, a retained search, requires an upfront commitment to a fee. Our standard total fee is 22.5% of basic salary. The retained fee will be 7.5% with the 15% balance invoiced on start date. The retained fee is necessary to protect us against undertaking work that is undone because of a change in strategy, internal applications or direct applications. We recommend that we manage these applications as part of the process in order to ensure all candidates have a third-party representative and will reduce our fee to a total of 15% if they are not part of our initial shortlist.
Contingency recruitment includes introductions made as a result of ACR Executive Search approaching you with a candidate, or where you are keen to work with us but without the exclusivity of a retained search. In these scenarios our standard fee is 20% of the basic salary.
We recognise that cost certainty is important for businesses and that our fee as a percentage of a salary may vary when determined only on appointment of your preferred candidate. As such, we are happy to agree a fixed fee for our work rather than work on the basis of a percentage of salary – whatever works best for you.
We understand that it is important for our clients to access the diverse array of talent available within the Construction sector. We are committed to working with you to ensure that your metrics are delivered when shortlisting candidates for interview and will discuss this during the briefing stage.
Securing outstanding leaders is key to the success of any business and an important part of that process is to ensure that key components such as management style and motivators are paramount to this. Psychometric profiling is recognised as an established method of delving into this detail, and we will work with you to provide a service either through our own partnerships or through your preferred profiling model. This service is offered through our partnership with Nick Worrall, former HR Director of Countryside and Barratt Homes and is at no extra cost.
Andrew has worked in the recruitment industry for 25 years. Living in Chelmsford, Essex with his two sons, Oscar and Henry, he is an enthusiastic sports fan. Andrew enjoys playing golf and is a regular at his local boxing gym. Also an avid football fan, he supports both Oxford United and Manchester United.
Passionate about delivering a consistently outstanding service, Andrew has received a wide array of testimonials from satisfied clients across the industry.
“Whilst with Countryside, I have utilised Andrew as a search consultant for a number of key Director level hires over the last decade. I have always found his personable approach and in-depth knowledge of House Building to be invaluable when securing best in class talent. He manages the process professionally, with integrity, transparency and good humour. I would absolutely recommend Andrew to House Building businesses seeking to appoint at main board and director level”
“I have known Andrew for the post 10 years having first utilised his service to recruit Construction Management staff for Barratt London. I continued to use his service during my time with Weston Homes, and then when in need of an opportunity myself I chose to contact Andrew. He was professional throughout the process, first meeting me to obtain a detailed understanding of the kind of business I wanted to work with, and then while supporting me through the process to secure my current role. Andrew’s knowledge, and down to earth character was a breath of fresh air when dealing with a recruitment firm. He is a credit to his profession and great to deal with!”
Group Construction Director
“I have known Andrew since 1998. During my tenures with George Wimpey and Crest Nicholson, Andrew established himself as my go-to guy for recruitment across all disciplines. His awareness of people in the sector, industry knowledge and dedication meant he rarely let me down. He doesn’t waste my time because he represents people he has faith In and he is without doubt an outstanding judge of quality and character. In more recent years Andrew has broadened his scope to cover Director appointments dealing with my requirements with professionalism, authority and confidence.”
Retired Managing Director