As a business, we are deeply embedded in our sector. Our relationships with key stakeholders and our reputation for discretion mean we are ideally positioned to find the talented people you need to turn your business vision and strategy into reality.
You should never underestimate the power of the six degrees of separation – the theory that suggests everyone in the world is only six introductions away from each other. Of course, in practice, some people are more connected than others and it is the ‘very connected’ who make the introductions and give the theory value. Utility People is one such very connected entity, with a significant network of senior executives in the energy, water and utilities industries.
Our executive search division has grown organically due to the dramatic success we have had in finding the best executive talent to fill top roles in the industry. Beating more established search firms, we have won prestigious industry briefs, with customers preferring our in-depth understanding of the technical, cultural and industry-specific challenges they are facing. We understand their unique requirements, they recognise the breadth of our knowledge and our network of stakeholders and together we have achieved a 100% success rate to date for our customers.
"Having worked with many recruiters in the IT sector across almost 20 years, I know a good executive head hunter when I see one. The virtues I admire are personality, empathy and technical ability. Equally important is contact, follow-up and follow through. I thoroughly enjoy working with Lisa at Utility People. She meets all of the above criteria and some more! It is no accident that she is on my speed dial list. In finding assignments for me, Lisa has consistently gone beyond my expectations providing insight into companies, background detail and prepared me to interview successfully. Lisa maintained an excellent level of contact with me throughout the process, appointment and even now long after my hiring. The professional service received by Lisa has and is exceptional. Whilst in post, Lisa has provided 1st class support of my resource planning and hiring efforts. Her understanding of commercial situations and the market is wind in my sails."
"I have found the experience to be excellent. Since the first conversation, there has been a positive relationship, supported by regular contact and open discussion. We were immediately discussing roles with a great fit with interviews and a successful placement following quickly. Even when the new role had started, we continued to have regular contact and supportive discussions, making sure the role remained best fit."
"I’ve worked with many recruitment consultants and agencies and am used to the lack of feedback and one way relationships, so when I was initially contacted by Lisa at Utility People, my expectations were that this was just another agency. Though I was unsuccessful in the application, Lisa contacted me regularly both to give feedback and keep in touch regarding potential opportunities and it was one of these opportunities that led to a successful three month interim role that evolved into my current IT Director position. I whole heartedly recommend Lisa, she understands her clients and gets to know her candidates. She is a true recruitment professional."