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I was delighted with the search conducted by Clare for an NED at Rated People, it was very focused, required a balance of skills yet was completed quickly with no fuss or any problems. I would happily recommend The Up Group to others looking to hire NEDs and “C” level roles

Adrian Cox


The Up Group did a fantastic job in finding someone to lead the global product development and management for our business, highly diversified and international. They sourced extremely high quality candidates on both sides of the Atlantic with great speed and efficiency and understood the nuances and subtlties of the qualities we were looking for and the challenges the right person would need to address and solve. As always, I cant recommend Up enough.

Sean Cornwell

Chief Digital Officer

After being recommended to us by several people in the market, we engaged The Up Group to find us a new CFO. They invested the time to meet with us in person in Amsterdam, to really understand the business and this shone through in terms of the search. They ran a very efficient pan-European search process, quickly providing early calibration profiles, hosting regular update calls, and working in a consultative manner to take on board feedback and adapt accordingly to ensure we had a strong selection of shortlist candidates. We enjoyed our interaction with The Up Group and would certainly recommend them as a very strong digital executive search partner, who we will certainly work with again.

Symen Jansma

CEO & Founder, TravelBird

Recruiting for a new CEO is the most important search one can be asked to do, and I couldn’t have been happier with The Up Group as talent partner. As well as being creative, insightful and innovative, they brought a real partnership approach to working with the company and candidates. Their knowledge in the digital environment is second to none, and Clare and Kerynne were outstanding in their level of professionalism and rigour. They brought real challenge to the process and their clarity of thought and personal insights were invaluable when working with the Board. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for the most demanding of searches.

Kathleen Jones

Group HR Director

Clare and her team are a pleasure to work with – thorough, professional, smart, and responsive. I always felt that The Up Group represented the opportunities at in an extremely positive and professional way. I found her and her team to be an ideal sourcing partner, who consistently showed interest in the success of our business needs. Clare and her team consistently showed a keen ability to find ideal candidates and to present the story and vision.

Monetta Williams

VP Human Resources

I have had the pleasure of working with The Up Group on several key senior hires over the last 12 months. They have developed an unparalleled network of senior leaders in the digital space and have proved to be extremely effective at identifying highly talented individuals across Europe. They develop a thorough understanding of the company’s strategic positioning in the marketplace, its management, the requirements of the position as well as the various candidates’ profiles, ambition and cultural fit. This results into a highly effective matching of great companies and great leaders.

Giulio Montemagno

Senior VP International

We turned to The Up Group to find a rock star Chief Growth Officer to take our messaging app Fling from its already high growth to the next level. From day one Rob, Chris and the team were on the same page as us regarding our culture and requirements. They worked tirelessly to track down, attract and secure some of the hottest talent in the app space. Their network and reach is incredible and can truly deliver on a global search no matter how challenging the requirements. We would highly recommend The Up Group and will be turning to them for our future rock star hires.

Emerson Osmond


We’ve worked with The Up Group over several years and on a number of successful projects. As an investor our value lies in the quality of the introductions we make to our portfolio companies and ultimately we are happy to recommend The Up Group every time.

We believe that recruiting the right talent is one of the most important and challenging things our portfolio companies will do and you need to work with a firm who have the right network and understand the high growth ecosystem.

Rory Stirling

Investment Director

Finding smart, effective digital leaders who have the ability to make amazing things happen is always hard. But The Up Group makes it look easy. In particular, I have always been impressed with their ability to not only identify and find top-level digital talent but also to find people who fit with your organisation. The Up Group team takes the time to understand your business, your needs and the organisational culture.

The result is always a shortlist of fantastic candidates.

Tanya Cordrey

Chief Digital Officer (ex-Zopa & eBay)

The Up Group took over an extremely difficult C-level search for us. We had already worked with another search firm for over a year to fill the role but without success. I was very impressed by the process the Up Group followed and they delivered a successful candidate within the timeline we had agreed.

Nigel Eccles


We engaged The Up Group in a search for a marketing director. They really “got” the brief and fielded candidates with not only the right skills but also of a good cultural fit. We ended up in the rare position of having to make a difficult choice between two great people and are very happy with the outcome.

The team also understood the difficult line to tread of who does what in the process of selling the role to the chosen candidate and behaved with integrity throughout.

Giles Andrews

CEO & Co-Founder