Gary Chaplin

Gary Chaplin

Gary has over 25 years recruitment experience, the latter twenty of which have been in executive search.

Having worked with a number of established search firms over that time, he set up in business in January 2012 to bring something different to the Executive Search market.

The difference is the service he brings. An unparalleled network of contacts built up over 25 years, a unique approach and inimitable skill in assessing chemistry fit between exec and business, leaves him in an unbeatable position to know, and find, key individuals for all manner of businesses.

So strong is Gary’s ability to deliver, he is happy to commit to a specific delivery timescale of as little as 8 weeks, against an industry average of 24 weeks (and back that delivery with a 100% cash-refund), and furthermore offer a genuine Unique Selling Point: a 12 month guarantee on placements; his attitude being that a search fee is based on a year’s salary, therefore it should be underwritten for as long – accordingly he offers a 12 month free-replacement on placements.

Gary has become a very well known as a leading Executive Search figurehead in the North of England and beyond, as well as an outspoken business commentator. He has a reputation for being straight talking, innovative but above all focussed on delivery – he has a 100% successful completion track record on retained assignments. Gary has also been called the ‘go-to’ man for executive career advice in the North of England, never afraid to give counsel, advice and opinion.

Having specialised in C-Level senior appointments for over 15 years, his network of contacts, experience in designing methodologies, completing against set briefs and understanding the chemistry fit gives him an unrivalled position in the North. Gary has successfully completed on HR, Sales, Commercial, General Management, Finance, Procurement, Operational and Non-Exec mandates both in the UK and internationally.


Above all of this, Gary is a Charity advocate and a Charity Ambassador for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital as well as a supporter of Ambitious About Autism, typically combining his love of cycling to seek out arduouschallenges (including cycling from London to Manchester non-stop)

Other eventful challenges ranging from White Collar Boxing
…to driving to the South of France in a £500 banger dressed as a priest….(!)

Contact Gary here.

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