Attract, select, and appoint your key executives faster, reliably and cost effectively, with our pace-setting technology, methods, and expertise.

The world of executive leadership is ever changing. In a world with constant technological advancements, economic volatility, and cultural reframing; the world of leadership is now more challenging than ever before.

Navigating today’s challenges is no longer enough. It is essential that your leaders are planning for tomorrow and beyond. The perception of what good leadership looks like has also changed over recent years, we now need more inclusive Heads who understand the importance of team work as opposed to old fashioned autocratic leaders.

In comes a new style of collaboration, accountability, and trust. Today’s leaders should give equal attention to all areas of the business with the pillars being people, performance, processes, and culture.

The question to ask yourself is, are your leaders ready?

executive search


Mercury Hampton Ltd delivers innovative assessment, executive search, and leadership development for businesses globally. We support clients from a wide variety of industries, and from multinationals to private equity, listed and privately owned businesses.


As well as hosting our McQuaig psychometric testing, IQ supports the entire attraction and selection process. Via a secure client portal, you can view video interviews, CVs, references, and test results – and share them with your colleagues.

IQ provides an excellent experience for clients and candidates alike. This reduces candidate attrition, shortens commercial downtime, and delivers selection certainty that traditional methods simply cannot match.


With more than 200 years’ experience throughout global multisector leadership, we partner with a wide variety of thought leaders and industry trend setters solving many problems along the way. Our client portfolio ranges from private equity, blue-chip and privately owned businesses across the globe.

Our pioneering recruitment methodology Mercury Hampton IQ is available in 7 languages, and we trade in 14 countries, delivering multi-disciplined critical hires.

Our key industry sectors are Technology, Infrastructure and Manufacturing.

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Mercury Hampton’s mission is to drag executive recruitment in to the 21st century. We measure success not by placing a candidate, but by placing a candidate who stays with your organisation and makes a substantial impact.

We are confident in our approach and offer a free replacement guarantee of up to 12 months for board level hires.

Mercury Hampton’s founding Directors Chris and Jonathan have over 50 years’ combined experience in executive international search recruitment. They head up our Executive & Strategic service offering.

They will personally oversee and deliver critical leadership and board level assignments, including strategic board recruitment, commercialisation and management alignment projects, sales restructuring, and international new country entry.

All Mercury Hampton Executive recruitment consultants are qualified psychometric assessors. We benchmark and assess our hiring team members to ensure we are all aligned and to create a DNA cultural road map of successful people in your organisation.

Pre Hire

The key to our approach lies in discovery, a process that unveils the intricate threads of your challenges. Holistic in nature, we explore every facet, asking why vacancies exist, what fuels tomorrow’s people problems, and how each piece of the puzzle fits. Collaboratively, we illuminate the path forward, using our diagnostic consultancy prowess to pinpoint root causes and opportunities.

On Hire

Our highly skilled team becomes an extension of yours, employing a vast service stack tailored to your specific needs. Pioneering your people problems of tomorrow is not just a slogan – it’s our commitment. With an agnostic and client-driven approach, we blend technology and experience to unlock your organisation’s potential.  

Post Hire

Our partnership transcends conventional consulting – we stand by your side, translating insights, data and perspectives into actionable strategies. Together, we design a roadmap that bridges the present and the future, a roadmap where every milestone contributes to a thriving culture, exceptional performance, remarkable talent, enduring retention, and comprehensive training.

Transform your challenges into opportunities. Click here to make contact and schedule an initial discovery call with one of our experts – your journey starts now. 

We bring you real solutions with highly driven actions, from assessing your existing team, your newest candidate and even yourself, to recruiting top-level talent culturally aligned to your business. Setting you up for success at the start of your hiring process. We provide performance coaching and training to follow through on those long-term business goals.

By using our award-winning software, Mercury Hampton IQ, we can guarantee that 96% of hires will still be in post on their one-year anniversary. With 94% still in post after two years.

We deliver incredible results because our team is infused with highly qualified, trained but also culturally aligned individuals who go above and beyond. We all appreciate being recognised and treated with respect. The same way we will treat you, your business, and your team.


Business Development Manager

As Business Development Manager Defence, you will take a lead role in this company’s strategic growth plans in this market.
£45,000- £50,000 Basic

Business Development Manager

This role is far from a standard sales or Business Development role, it’s more around educating and developing strategic alliances in the vertical given to you.
£70,000 to £90,000 Basic + Benefits + 25% Bonus

Business Development Manager

This is an opportunity for a tenacious and dynamic technical sales and Business Development Manager professional to work with a major global manufacturer, their bespoke components go in to critical [life and death] engineering environments, you will take full responsibility for their main markets and new customer acquisition within it.
£50,000 Basic salary Home Office, Quality, Company Car, Pension, Laptop / iPad, Mobile Phone, Credit Card

Business Development Manager – South

My client has been established for many years and has a turnover in excess of £150 million globally, they are renowned for their manufacturing capabilities, they solve problems, their components work to the highest tolerances.
£45,000- £50,000 Basic salary (experience dependent), OTE £80,000 – £100,000 realistic OTE, Home Office, Quality, Company Car, Pension, Laptop / IPad, Mobile Phone, Credit Card

International Business Development Manager

This is the perfect opportunity for an experienced sales professional to further develop their career with a world leading business and true engineering innovator!
£65,000 – £80,000 + 100K OTE + Company Car or Allowance + Pension Scheme + Private Healthcare + Home Office (But willing to spend time in the office

Sales Director

This is an opportunity to lead the organisation’s global sales operation in all its respects.
£100,000 to £120,000 plus excellent benefits

CEO – Manufacturing & Infrastructure

We are looking for a CEO who is both strategic and frontline active, this is a rare opportunity to build a business in your own vision
£140,000 to £175,000 & OTE £250,000+ & Car Allowance & Laptop, Mobile, Pension & Equity Options.

Product Director

This company are now looking to strengthen its commercial team with the acquisition of a best in class Product Manager
£90,000 & Bonus & Car & Package

Key Account Director

Your focus will be on leading and ‘spearheading’ their international Key Account growth strategy alongside the Sales Director.
€85,000 to €95,000 basic & OTE €110K+ & Company Car or Allowance & Pension & Private Healthcare & Home Office
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