The McGarry Partnership is a boutique Executive Search firm operating on a bespoke retained basis throughout the UK and internationally. We offer clients specialist recruitment expertise at Board and senior functional management levels, working closely, collaboratively and confidentially in partnership with them as a trusted advisor regarding key appointments, talent profiling and succession planning.


  • Johnston Press

    I have worked with Charles as a client and as a candidate over many years, during my time at both ScottishPower and Johnston Press, regarding functional, divisional and main board director search assignments. This included my own appointment as a non-executive to the board of Johnston Press. I have always found Charles to be well connected, insightful and professional and I would have no hesitation in strongly recommending him. Ian Russell (Chairman - Johnston Press plc)

  • Pelican Rouge Group

    I have known Charles for many years. His most recent brief was to find a Finance Director for the strategically important French subsidiary of an international business services group of which I was CFO. He quickly identified and approached the successful candidate who had previously fulfilled a similar role in a business in the same sector in France. The recruitment process was very rapid and efficient and the candidate was able to start within a month. Charles has a strong international network and I was very satisfied with the process and the resulting appointment. Brian Mackie (Chief Operating Officer - First Milk)

  • Edinburgh Partners

    Charles has been a trusted recruitment advisor for many years and I have worked with him as a candidate, then as a client, during my time at Edinburgh Partners, Brewin Dolphin and Franklin Templeton. He knows the financial services sector well and has provided incisive support and advice at crucial times regarding strategic senior appointments, including Finance and Human Resources roles. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending The McGarry Partnership to anyone for any senior position. Sam Bleakney (Finance Director - Edinburgh Partners)

Smith & McLaurin

I have worked with Charles over many years, most recently on a Chief Executive appointment for an leading specialist manufacturer where I am Chairman. This was a complex assignment crucial to our UK & international development strategy & Charles was able to attract a number of high calibre candidates from throughout the UK. He is extremely well networked, rigorous & professional in his approach, so I have no hesitation in recommending The McGarry Partnership to others. Allan McLaughlin (Chairman - Smith & McLaurin Ltd)

Artemis Investment Management

Recruiting senior individuals for us in both Edinburgh and London, Charles has carried out a number of executive searches for Artemis over many years, recruiting senior executives for us in Finance, Risk, IT and Operations.

Most recently, and following an extensive national search, The McGarry Partnership recruited my own successor as COO in London.

Mark Murray (Senior Partner – Artemis Investment Management)

Winder Power Group

I have known Charles for almost twenty years both as a candidate and an employer. Charles is easily the best recruitment professional I have worked with. He is highly professional, works really hard at understanding his brief and makes sure the candidates he puts forward match his clients’ requirements. He is great fun to work with and incredibly perceptive around people. When I have a senior role to fill I never go to any other recruiter. Charles and The McGarry Partnership are to be very highly recommended. Laurence MacKenzie (Chief Executive - Winder Power Group)


I have worked with Charles for more 20 years, on senior financial, corporate development, technical and commercial searches in the UK and internationally. This has included filling senior sales, technical and European business development director roles in the UK and Germany, involving extensive international research, during my time as Chief Executive at CGI International and Pyroguard. Charles is thorough, responsive and attentive, so I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the McGarry Partnership to any other company seeking to fill a key senior role. David Jolliffe (former Chief Executive - Pyroguard)

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