About us

We don’t have a prescriptive approach or a set price. We start with a blank piece of paper and custom-design a process to get you what you want, at a price that you are happy to pay. We wanted to offer a consultative executive search service at contingency prices.

There are many tools in a consultants’ toolbox, including business networking websites, associations, unions, business forums, and business information website companies. However, picking up the phone directly to the source of the business community is still the best way to unearth the best candidates.

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    Simon evans, Director

    Simon began his career working for a Financial Advisory firm in London. Following a gap year travelling through United States, New Zealand and Australia he returned to London making his first step into recruitment for a City based firm specialising in Intermediary Distribution. Initially, focussing on the broker sales market Simon broadened his client base to include National IFA firms, Networks, and Banks. After a number of successful years in London Simon decided to return to his native South West England to further his career in recruitment and be nearer to his family. Simon joined a well known Bristol recruiter who predominately worked in the contract market. Working alongside the Managing Director of a subsidiary brand Simon was responsible for building the executive search capability within the Financial Services marketplace. Simon then worked for Hanover Fox International, with offices in Bristol and London and specialising in ‘Head of’ to Board Level appointments he continued his specialism in Financial Services whilst diversifying his sector experience conducting retained assignments in the technology markets, Sport, Construction and Logistics.

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    Daniel Kipling, Research Director

    Daniel began his working career as a New Media Researcher, writing press briefings for the Chairman and senior board members of Daily Mail & General Trust. He was later seconded to subsidiary Teletext Ltd as Research & Briefings Officer for both the editorial and marketing departments respectively. Following a belated gap year in Australia to study and travel, he returned to London and became an internal recruiter for Entertainment UK – a subsidiary of the Woolworths Group – resourcing, training and managing a team in the hundreds of both temporary and permanent employees. Daniel then worked for London-based contingent recruitment companies as a Recruitment Consultant with Engineering, Social Care, Industrial and Construction. Relocation to Bristol subsequently led to an opportunity to work within executive search, initially for Oryx Executive Search before being head-hunted into Hanover Fox International. During his eight years in executive search, Daniel has managed more than a hundred projects across a variety of sectors for a broad range of functions and clients.

Our Services

  • Recruitment Services

    Executive Search

    The fee is charged in three equal tranches:

    • Upon instruction
    • Shortlist
    • Verbal acceptance from the chosen candidate


    • Briefing with client
    • Written proposal outlining our understanding of the requirement
    • Desk based research
    • Approach and interviewing
    • Short-listing
    • Client Interviews
    • Due Diligence
    • Offer management

    Research Hybrid

    The client can take up to a maximum of two candidates from the initial spreadsheet of names.


    • Briefing with client
    • Agree target market, contacts, and companies
    • Pro-actively approach via email and telephone
    • Collate relevant workable document of names and contact details
    • Provide client with any relevant CVs to correspond directly for interview

    Contingent Search

    The fee will be based on the median salary point.


    • Briefing with client
    • Agree target market, contacts, and companies
    • Pro-actively approach
    • Interview appropriate candidates
    • Present appropriate candidates once qualified
    • Client interviews
    • Offer management
  • Research Services

    Market Intelligence

    • Perception of brand in the market versus competitors
    • Understand how competitors support customer base
    • Gain insight on competitor structures and reporting lines
    • Identify key employee skillsets and attributes from competitors

    Talent Mapping

    • Identify future stars in Universities, or junior talent within sector
    • Pinpoint candidates for succession planning and organisational change
    • Supplement short-term headcount needs by ongoing talent intelligence
    • Provide education, experience, skills, and contact details

    Salary Surveys

    • Attain competitor hierarchical structures
    • Hone into particular channels or departments
    • Understand relationships and relative ranks of its parts and positions
    • Ascertain specific individuals not visible to the market

Our Clients


  • “Although I have only worked with Clearcut Consulting for around 12 months, I have been impressed with the diligence and the quality of their process. They took time to gain a good understanding of Vanguard’s UK business and culture and they have an extremely good knowledge of the UK Financial Services distribution landscape. As a result of this, all of the candidates that I have seen through Clearcut Consulting have been of high quality and two of them have joined Vanguard.”

    Neil Cowell - Vanguard, Head of UK Retail
  • We tried many avenues to find a new strategic account director, generating many applications but no successful candidates. Simon was recommended to us. He spent time understanding the company and role and was good at taking on board feedback. We were delighted to fill the role with one of the initial candidates he put forward.

    Alex Whitson - VouchedFor, Managing Director
  • Simon was exceptionally good at working with us to hire a senior growth role in our business – it wasn’t an easy find given we are doing something a little different in our market. Simon worked with us to help us articulate what we needed and quickly understood our business model and culture to help us find someone that will help take our business to the next level.

    Kirsty Lynagh - Seccl, Chief People & Performance Officer

Contact us

We are always at the end of the telephone or an email.
Get in touch with us using the form below or give us a call.

M: +44 (0)779 917 4686
E: info@clearcutconsulting.co.uk

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Privacy Policy



This policy will set out how your data is handled when using our website contact form or telephone contact, and the collection and use of that information to conduct our day to day business activities.
Clearcut Consulting needs to collect your personal information in order to conduct the services that you can find outlined on our website. Depending on our relationship with you the level of data collected will vary but will always be in line with the services we have agreed to provide. In the event that your consent is not required, our aim will be to only collect data when there is professional justification to do so.


Clearcut Consulting Limited:
A company registered in England under 8774595 whose registered address is;
Byrelea, Peak Lane, Somerton, Somerset TA11 6PE


In order to be transparent we have outlined some of the data we capture and record below;


Email address

Telephone number


Job Title/Profession

Current and past Employer(s)

Details about your current remuneration package

Future career aspirations


Some information is collected from publicly accessible sources, but in the main data will be collected directly from you through the following means; by engaging with Clearcut Consulting you agree that your personal information may be collected, stored and used for the purposes as detailed in the services sections of our website.

Submitting your details on the Clearcut Consulting website
Emailing your CV to a Clearcut Consulting employee
Engaging in an interview process with a Clearcut Consulting member of staff either by telephone or face to face
Applying for jobs or responding to direct and relevant messaging approaches via publicly accessible sources.


Clearcut Consulting Ltd is the sole recipient of the information collected on our website and we will not sell this information with others.

We may pass your information on to our partner companies, but only in order to meet the demands of the services as detailed on our website.


Any records of our dealings together can be retained for up to 6 years in order to respond to queries or complaints that may arise in the future, or to comply with the law.


Consent: Where we use your information on this basis, you have the right to withdraw that consent.

Access: You can request a copy of all the personal information we hold about you and other data relating to how we use your information by contacting our Information Rights Team.

Correction (‘Right to Rectification’): We always want to use the most up to date information about you so please get in touch if you think we don’t have that.

Deletion (‘Right to be Forgotten’): In some circumstances, including where we are relying on your consent to use your data, you have a right to request us to delete your information.

‘Right to Portability’: If we have collected your data because you have given us consent, or because we need it in order to provide you with a product or service (under a contract), you have the right to receive the information you gave to us back in a ‘machine-readable’ format.

‘Right to Object’ and ‘Right to restriction of processing’: If we are using your data for activities under the ‘legitimate interest’ justification and in other circumstances, then you have a right to request restriction of processing and also a right to object to that processing.

Right to obtain human intervention where automated processing has taken place where consent has been given or under a contract and where the processing has a legal or similarly significant effect.

Complain: you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office if you think that our use of your information doesn’t meet the law.


We take the security of your personal information seriously. We’ve implemented technology and security policies, rules and measures to protect the personal information we have under our control, both on and offline, from improper access, use, alteration, destruction and loss.
We will take all reasonable and proportionate steps to protect your personal information.

In the situation where your details may have been referred to us, we will always adhere to our principle of only ever capturing a ‘reasonable’ amount of personal information.


When using the website some Information is collected automatically via cookies (SMALL TEXT FILES) which may include; IP address, the pages you visited and time spent on the site, the operating system you are using and your web-browser type and version.

Contact us

For further information about our privacy practices and to request any of these rights then please contact us at; info@clearcutconsulting.co.uk