Spencer Riley are one of the UK's Top Executive Search Agencies.

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We specialise in connecting excellence

Connecting Excellence sits at the very core of everything we do. Our team of consultants are experts at adding value to our partner organisations, our candidates careers and to the markets we operate in as a direct result of the dedication and attention to detail we commit to our role.

Established in 2014

Established in 2014 Spencer Riley executive search is a UK-based international recruitment partner focused on working closely with our client base to effectively develop their leadership and executive teams in order to achieve their business goals.

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Proven track record

We have a track record of successfully delivering C-Level, Executive Level, Director Level and Senior Management placements through our retained recruitment services across multiple primary and secondary business sectors.

This extensive experience of identifying and securing talent in the UK, Europe, North America, and MENA regions allows us to advise the most effective executive search and recruitment strategies to identify, attract and retain the right talent to deliver the agreed business objectives in the timescales needed.

Adding additional value

Whilst our core business is dedicated to securing the best talent for our clients, we are always aiming to add additional value whether that be advising on effective succession planning, coaching candidates in our network, outplacement management or introducing industry experts to help with the due diligence of an acquisition in a new market or identifying and sourcing acquisitions for your organisation.

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Our Values


We consistently and uncompromisingly adhere to a core set of professional, moral and ethical principles.


We are enthusiastic and doggedly determined to achieve the right results, every time.


Our relationships with people form the single most important part of everything we do.

Find your ideal candidate

Spencer Riley’s team of highly dedicated, specialist consultants’ pride themselves on gaining a full understanding of our client’s business.

Why Choose Us?

We Are Committed

Our approach is driven by thorough research and an inquisitive mindset. We identify and secure exceptional talent who are motivated by more than just job-seeking.

We Look Beyond The Resume

We don't just look at resumes when we're finding the perfect person for your business. We also look at their behaviours and attitudes. We want to find someone who is a good fit for your company culture and who has the drive and determination to succeed.

The Specialists In Your Corner

We are highly skilled executive search professionals with the ability to source best-in-class candidates. We focus specifically on your industry to deliver targeted results, offering you the highest security on your investment.

Exceptional Talent From Anywhere In The World

We cater to businesses of all sizes, whether it's upscaling small enterprises or securing CEOs for multinational corporations. We can headhunt anyone from anywhere, and we're confident that we can find the perfect person for your business.

Scott Ellam Managing Director at Spencer Riley
"At Spencer Riley we are continually developing a deeper understanding of every person we are working with, which allows us to deliver results for each clients unique requirements and allows every individual candidate to consider opportunities they didn’t know were possible."

Scott Ellam

Managing Director

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Spencer Riley’s team of highly dedicated, specialist consultants’ pride themselves on gaining a full understanding of our client’s business,