Our chief executive Tony Gregg is renowned as a high-profile industry commentator with his own weekly column in retail bible Retail Week magazine.
agp’s expertise covers all retail formats and channels – from convenience to big-box retailers; high street brands to ecommerce players both in the UK and globally.
The ever-changing retail landscape means businesses must act with agility in responding to new patterns of consumer demand. This puts the onus on companies to move quickly and decisively to recruit visionary leaders and identify the next generation of talent.
With our unrivalled industry knowledge and coveted network of retail executive talent agp is expertly placed to help our retail clients deliver a successful people strategy.
Our Retail Executive Search Method
An initial meeting to discuss your needs. We spend the time to really get a sense of what you need in a candidate.
We then use our extensive database and contacts to create a long list of potential candidates.
Daily updates and written weekly reports will be created to keep you updated.
From our exhaustive search process, we then present you with a shortlist of suitable candidates we feel match the brief and fulfil your business requirements and would be an ideal candidate.
We take thorough references based on the candidates you select to take to interview stage. Liaising with candidates regularly in order to maintain communication.
Once the short-list has been collated, we provide mentoring to ensure all candidates are fully prepared.
This involves offer letters and finalising the process, ensuring all parties are satisfied with the outcome.
Our process is proven and backed up by over 20 years recruitment knowledge and experience. If we can source your next success story, call or email us.
Our clients trust us to find the right person at the first time of asking
I initially worked with Tony as a candidate while looking for a new executive role. That experience showed me that Tony works differently to other recruiters. He takes the time to pressure test your thinking and aspirations, with constructive feedback and communication throughout the process that I hadn’t experienced previously. I felt throughout that he genuinely cared about finding the right fit for me as an individual, as well as bring clarity and incisiveness into his clients needs.
I subsequently asked Tony to support me in finding highly specialised trading director role that had been vacant for some time and was proving difficult to fill. What is clear from the outset is that Tony truly takes the time to pressure test the brief – ensuring he understands the culture of the organisation, the requirements of the role and both the challenges and opportunities within it. Consequently, the quality and calibre of candidate that Tony presented was consistently excellent, enabling a very smooth recruitment process with great candidates who had a very clearly understanding of the brief before our first meeting, this supported a successful outcome for all. Tony really operates differently to anybody else I’ve worked with in recruiting – his network is outstanding and his professionalism and integrity is evident throughout every interaction, delivering successfully for candidates, recruiters and HR professionals alike.
I’m a huge advocate of Tony and recommend him very strongly. Our relationship spans 10 years, which is testament to his personable way, his expansive network and his proactive approach to executive search.
Tony gives excellent advice, considers all angles and prepares candidates for success through precision planning. From my experience, Tony is the go-to expert in his field and is always my first point of contact!
Tony is my go-to search consultant for executive leaders. His deep knowledge and understanding of the retail market combined with his extensive network enables him to put forward exceptional candidates.
I also find that he listens and asks great questions to truly understand what is needed for each role and for the organisation. I have recruited some of my very best leaders through him.