We pride ourselves on creating strong relationships with our clients.
Working with established global brands as well as innovative start-ups, our prestigious clients range from leading FTSE 50 multinational retailers and private-equity backed groups to UK family or founder-owned businesses, all of whom benefit from our uniquely personal approach to Executive Search and associated services.
The core of our expertise lies in the Retail, Luxury, Hospitality & Leisure, Travel and Consumer Goods sectors, collectively known as the consumer industries. With over 30 years’ experience within these sectors, we offer invaluable market insight and unrivalled knowledge of the key decision makers and emerging talent.
Many of our clients have partnered with us over several decades. They trust us to take on board their changing needs and deliver additional value-added services – such as Executive Coaching, Onboarding and Psychometric Profiling – as part of the wider recruitment process.
Leading Retailer Case Study
agp was approached by a leading retailer which had previously retained two other international search firms to recruit a Group Property Director. After 18 months of searching the market, they had delivered no success despite carrying out a worldwide search over an extended period.
There were several candidates well-known to agp who should have been approached but due to the extensive ‘off limits’ policies of these two international search firms, any approach was prohibited.
As a boutique consultancy, agp is not hamstrung by an exhaustive list of companies whose employees we cannot approach.
On receiving the brief, we immediately identified the obvious candidates and made the approaches. Within two weeks, our client was in a position to interview their first candidate. They subsequently moved quickly and within six weeks from the start of the assignment, they had an offer accepted by their preferred candidate who remains a valued member of their team.
Leading Retailer Case Study
We pride ourselves on our work ethic. We are available at any time in any place to support our clients and candidates, with a lead consultant always on hand from the initial brief through to the onboarding process.
For 30 years, Tony Gregg has been a trusted recruitment partner and advisor to many of the UK’s leading businesses.
Our clients trust us to find the right person at the first time of asking
I would recommend Tony in a heartbeat.
Tony has a wide network across the UK retail market and knows what’s going on across sectors. Tony is able to match his clients to candidates in smart partnerships with close consideration of cultural fit, which is very rare in my experience.
As a candidate, Tony always kept me updated on the progress of any project and then remained in touch throughout the assignment, providing valuable executive support and advice.
I am always grateful that Tony picks up the phone to me frequently with such interesting opportunities
Past experience has always given me the perception that dealing with a head-hunter can be a long and time consuming business. However, with agp this certainly was not the case. From the initial discussion through to the final interview it was quick, efficient and enjoyable.
Tony is honest, open and easy to talk to. He gives you straightforward feedback at every step and a great deal of support during the whole process. It’s more like dealing with someone you have known for a long time, rather than a business transaction.
I also found that if Tony promised to call you or send something to you he did and it happened on time. You were never left hanging around, uncertain of what should happen next. He delivered everything as promised and in a most professional but friendly manner.
The final thing that surprised me was that Tony does keep in touch. He doesn’t just leave you to get on with it, he’s more like a trusted colleague than a recruitment consultant
Following a change in career direction, I was fortunate enough to work with Tony in some 1:1 coaching sessions. Tony’s style of coaching is excellent – he builds rapport easily and asks probing, perceptive questions that enabled me to clarify my thought processes.
His challenging but empathetic style really delivered for me. He encouraged me to self-reflect and recognise my underlying concerns. Once I had this clarity, he really helped me to identify and evaluate potential options and alternatives.
I came away from our coaching sessions with real insight into my concerns and a clear action plan to make the positive changes I needed.