I specialise in targeted senior level executive recruitment and have built a reputation for being able to find the best but hardest to reach candidates across a range of industry sectors.

Understanding the brief and identifying suitable candidates is the first step in any search. Whilst not essential, having a prior understanding of the sector gives you a head start and over the last 15 years I have built up a good knowledge of various industries such as finance, pharmaceutical, healthcare, marketing and telecommunications.

Whilst the internet and Linkedin have become an invaluable source of market intelligence, I am a great believer in direct telephone contact to obtain information. Throughout my career I have always gone where others fear to tread!


Upon completion of the desk and telephone research I provide a target list of candidates, showing their position, key competencies and experiences, for the client to screen.

Giving the right impression at the first point of contact is a skill that comes only with experience. I usually make the first connection via email to introduce myself and the nature of the role I wish to discuss. Then, depending on the initial level of interest, I will quickly move to verbal contact to build a relationship and go through the key elements of the position in more detail.

To procure the right candidate one needs to develop a strong personal bond and level of trust. I have always enjoyed the challenge of building relationships from the initial cold call to successfully filling a position.


I am an extremely organised person and see this is as a critical success factor in any placement. Throughout any search I will build a data-base containing the target candidates personal details, previous companies and roles, key competencies and a history of contact from first approach to placement and all follow-up in between.

Staying on top of all communications is vital in maintaining momentum for both candidate and consultant and progress will always be reported on a weekly basis or at a higher frequency depending on the nature of the assignment.

As your outsourced search consultant I see my role as fully supporting the recruiting consultant and will therefore manage all elements of the process, communicating at every step.


Tina Richards Researcher

Over the last 15 years I have built a reputation for being able to find the best but hardest to reach candidates across a wide range of industry sectors.

I specialise in senior level recruitment and pride myself in using non-traditional methods to find the best candidates for any position. Whilst digital channels such as Linkedin have made producing a list of potential candidates very straightforward, they are not necessarily the best candidates. I will always go further to find the potential candidates using the telephone and personal relationships to obtain the right names and insights.

I have always enjoyed and been interested in talking to new people.  I see this as my greatest strength and, when combined with good organisational skills and a tenacious attitude, am confident that I can breakdown any barriers to a successful placement.

When I am not hunting down candidates I am usually mucking out a horse and running an active family. Please do get in touch!
+44 (0) 7765 270075



“Great Communication Skills”

“Great Communication Skills”

Tina’s ability to quickly understand a brief has enabled her to be very creative when working on difficult searches.

I have worked with Tina’s since 1999. She has always stood out with great communication skills and ultimately her ability to engage with the best candidates, whether in Europe or the US.

Andrew Greening
Managing Director, Greenings International

“Tenacious and Creative”

“Tenacious and Creative”

I have known Tina for more than 10 years and she is great fun to work with. She is a tenacious and creative researcher who doesn’t fear any assignment – just sees them as a challenge!

Tina is also a thoughtful candidate manager who goes to great lengths to ensure everyone is kept up to date. Her clients love her due to her commitment and interest in their business and, of course, her focus on delivering results.

Victoria Gartside
Managing Director, Gartside Consulting

“Surpassed Expectations”

“Surpassed Expectations”

Having worked alongside Tina on a number of senior level recruitment searches within the financial services sector I can confirm that she is an effective and skilled communicator with solid time management and organisational skills as well as having strong research and analytical capabilities.

She is an achiever who has always surpassed expectation, is multi-faceted, reliable, resilient and is extremely determined to succeed.  She is very much a ‘people person’ who is commercially astute and target orientated.

Larissa Miller
Head of Interim, McSherry Brown

“Engages with the Best Candidates”

“Engages with the Best Candidates”

Tina is an extremely reliable and efficient researcher. I have engaged her on several briefs over the last couple of years, from business analysts to middle and back office technology consultants within the finance sector, and have always been impressed with the number and quality of candidates that she produces.

Tina is very professional in her approach keeping me regularly updated with progress at every stage.

Malcolm Millar
Head of Operations, Catalyst