Food & Drink

Award winning Food Manufacturer retained Drayton to secure an outstanding Finance Director.

The team at Drayton brought an extremely strong shortlist to us for this Finance Director project. Furthermore, we have continued to work with them and they have secured a number of key appointments across a range of functional areas. Group HR Director

This premium business, that supplies both branded and own-label products to the major retailers, asked Drayton Partners to secure an ambitious and energetic Finance Director.

The Brief

The business briefed Drayton to search the market for an outstanding, highly capable and driven Finance Director. The previous incumbent had been promoted to Managing Director and the rest of the operating board were a tight and highly effective unit. This made cultural fit of paramount importance.

Drayton Partners Approach

The search was led by one of the senior team and the first stage was the production of comprehensive assessment material aimed at identifying individuals with the appropriate style and competence. Next we mapped target businesses within the required hour's commute of the client's head office.

Candidates were sourced from recommendations, networking and from our extensive database. Drayton Partners met over 20 individuals and recommended a short-list of four individuals for the client to interview.


Having conducted first stage interviews the clients were extremely keen to secure one individual who they described as the "perfect person". We recommended the business still complete their full recruitment process and this time ensured all parties had the chance to really get to know one another. The offer process was managed efficiently and transparently, guaranteeing a swift and successful resolution.

Managing Director, commented:

"This piece of recruitment was managed very efficiently by Drayton Partners. We have a very settled senior team so are only infrequently forced to the external market. The team at Drayton worked very hard on our behalf and we were delighted with the outcome. We continue to work closely with them and value their support".