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 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.