Values-led Executive Search and Leadership Advisory

We put people first: from the Partners in our business, the clients we help to the leaders we find and advise. Throughout our near 40 year history we have always strived to go a step further and approach our work with a different perspective. This has shaped our culture, our values and our achievements.

Celebrating 35 years in Leadership

2021 marked Saxton Bampfylde’s 35th anniversary, a milestone that we’re incredibly proud of. It has been an opportunity to reflect on the firm’s journey thus far, celebrate our commitment to our values, and to look ahead to the future. We created this short video as part of our celebrations.

Positively changing the future

The future of our society demands exceptional and diverse leaders who can demonstrate purpose and sustain change. Our global executive search and leadership advisory experts find and develop these leaders every day.

Our research-led and proven assessment techniques support our deeply embedded experience and collaborative approach to deliver the results our clients, and our society, are looking for.

Progressive partnership working

We work collaboratively across our client community to help their organisations and leaders grow and thrive. We are a true partnership business and understand why and how working together will deliver the best results.

We are proud of our heritage and even more so of how we continue to evolve, diversify and innovate. We can only do this with the support and confidence of our clients, the majority of whom return to work with us. We pride ourselves on being advisors to individuals and organisations for the long term – not just the duration of a search. Our business model and cultural purpose encourages a true investment from our Partners who want to achieve the best and make the biggest difference, time and time again.

Going further to
bring you more

We want to bring out the best – in candidates, in leaders and in our clients and their organisations. Our research-dedicated approach is relentlessly thorough and thoughtful, equipping our clients with the knowledge and assurance needed to make the right decisions about leadership.

Emboldening idea generation

We like to stay ahead of the curve and continuously encourage innovation, the sharing of ideas and experiences across our community. From award-winning diversity programmes, bespoke mentoring initiatives, thought leadership events to industry-specific insight reports we demonstrate our different approach to leadership.

Our Firm

What we do

We find and develop brilliant leaders who will shape the future. Our deeply embedded experience and collaborative approach delivers the results our clients, and our society, are looking for.

Our expertise


We have been recognised across our industry for putting diversity at the heart of our practices.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our culture

We make more impact when we work and enjoy life together. That view is echoed right across our business. Ours is a place where community comes first.

Live, work and have fun

Our people

We are all Partners at Saxton Bampfylde, working together to achieve the very best we can for our clients and our communities.

Meet our people

Our impact 

Our founding principles always prioritised purpose and people.  We’re proud to be a values-based business with a deep-rooted social conscience.

Our social purpose


We provide a global perspective. As a founding partner of Panorama we work together with 400 leadership experts around the world.


Living our values

Our values have always shaped our business and guide all we do; our behaviours, our decisions, how we work together with our clients and communities and how we give back. Our business is owned by the employees making us all invested in delivering the best we can.

Our mission:

We exist to change the world by changing leaders in interesting and important organisations. At the same time we aim to create an environment wherein all members of our community can grow to their fullest extent emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.

Our business supports a diversity of beliefs, be they faith-based or none, and was founded originally on Christian principles.

Our Values

We value each other as individuals worthy of respect and care.

We behave towards everyone with honesty, discretion, tolerance and fair-mindedness.

We are committed to honest, open and direct communication within the company.

We work hard to delight our clients and inspire our colleagues. We each have the autonomy, as well as a collective ambition, to do the best possible work.

We enjoy and are interested in each others’ company and have fun together. We celebrate successes, achievements and joys, and we support each other when we are in need.

What we do is part of who we are. We strive to make our working lives full of learning, enjoyment and accomplishment.

We believe in contributing our time, energy, money and expertise to causes which are important to us.

All partners care a great deal about the work that they do, and this creates an environment where we all strive to deliver the best service possible for our candidates and clients. We all work collaboratively and there is always someone willing to offer guidance when you are facing something new or challenging.

Rhianna Gerry, Partner & Associate Consultant

Purpose and people at our heart

We put our purpose into practice every day in all that we do. We evolve our policies and commitments to support the needs and wishes of our people – not simply to follow the latest directives or business trends. Our environmental, social and governance policies are represented in five specific areas:

  • Ethical business conduct
  • Support of staff to fulfil their potential
  • Contribution to wider society
  • Fair employment practices
  • Commitment to the environment and sustainability

In 2021, we were awarded the highest level award (Diamond) for the CAF Give As You Earn scheme. The award recognises and rewards organisations which fuel charities through payroll giving. Below are some of the charities our Partners have supported through the scheme.