Our specialist People & Culture Leadership Practice is built on long-term meaningful relationships. We focus on delivering a personal, authentic and bespoke service to our clients.

With a deep knowledge of the HR and People agenda and a reputation for high touch service, we have developed a strong reputation in the market. We partner with clients to evaluate and select first-class leaders who not only have the necessary credentials but who are also the right cultural fit.

We offer interim, permanent resourcing and people change solutions, working with some of the world’s leading brands, across all sectors, size and ownership structures. Including internationally owned, FTSE100, FTSE250, AIM-listed and private equity backed clients.

Roles we recruit:

Chief HR/People Officers
HR Business Partners
HR Operations & Shared Services 
Performance & Reward 
Employee & Industrial Relations
Diversity & Inclusion
Organisation Development, Design & Effectiveness 
Leadership & Talent Management 
Talent Acquisition & Resourcing
HR Data Analytics 

Meet the team

The BIE HR team is comprised of gifted and insightful individuals, from a range of backgrounds, who harness a wealth of experience, skillsets and ideas.

“BIE really took time to understand our business, our people and our ethos, so that they could present us with candidates they knew would fit and be key players in all that we aspire to attain.”

Get Living
CEO, Get Living

"I enjoyed working with Celine. She was able to translate a skill/experience need into a person. She has good judgement around the fit of an individual and I trust her to provide great candidates."

Christina Humphrey
HR Director at K3 Business Technology Group

K3 Business Technology Group

"I’m constantly recommending BIE to both potential candidates and the companies I work for. BIE knows what’s best for me and what’s best for the clients. It’s a good fit!"

Teri Ellison, Chief Human Resources Officer


"The quality of the research and assessment was high throughout. I never felt like I was being 'sold' to, rather that I was being given honest advice from two trusted partners."

Ollie Roberts, BMI Group
CHRO at BMI Group

"Engaging with BIE has been a breath of fresh air. From the initial introduction and throughout the process, I have been very impressed with the passion to really understand our requirements, the ability to translate that to the brief and latterly, the quality of candidates coming through from the search."

Jasmine Hudson, Mitie plc
Group HR Director

“We recently used BIE for the first time for the recruitment of a Global Head of HR and we were extremely impressed with the whole process. From the first meeting with Claire Paramo through to the acceptance of the offer, everyone we dealt with at BIE was impressive and highly professional, all fully understood the brief and then ultimately delivered on it. We would highly recommend.”

Francis Corrigan
CFO, West of England P&I

Case Studies

Placing two Talent and Reward HR roles at H&S Holdings

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The Wates Group’s HR data journey

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Placing three Director-level roles under challenging circumstances for The Clancy Group

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Supporting growth and cultural change at Get Living

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