About us

Headford Group UK are a leading senior appointments and sales Executive Search company who specialise in the freight forwarding & logistics marketplace.

We are part of a well-established group and are experts in the freight industry.

We firmly believe in quality of candidates over quantity of candidates at all times.

Our aim is to continue to build strong partnerships to assist you in your journey and help you to achieve your business goals and targets.

Quality vs Quantity – How do we achieve a top quality service?

We start by listening very carefully to you
We use extensive knowledge of the freight industry to meet your specific requirements
We understand the essential background and experience required
We work closely with you to achieve the best result
We are extremely thorough in our approach every step of the way
We have key relationships with senior-level freight professionals

What makes a quality candidate

  • Freight experience
  • New business sales professional
  • Successful overachieving people
  • Self-motivated
  • Stable work history
  • Knowledge and experience of key trade lanes
  • Realistic expectations

How would we describe a good-quality candidate

  • An overachiever
  • A stable work history
  • The right team and culture fit for your company
  • Someone who is currently working in and understands the industry in which you operate

Looking for your next career move?

Executive Search (contingency and retained)

Retained assignments

A retained assignment is a project-based recruitment process which is specifically designed for clients who want to fill business-critical positions in a short time.

An up-front payment ensures that our highly experienced Senior Appointments team deliver a highly focused approach, working to agreed deadlines, lead by the senior consultant.

Once we have discussed a detailed and comprehensive brief we then reach out to our network to find the very best person for the job.

We work discreetly and confidentially with clients and candidates using various tried-and-tested methods to speak to as many strong candidates as possible who match the criteria. We then create a shortlist of only the best potential candidates for the position, based on the bespoke brief.

After an agreed number of interviews with the shortlisted candidate you should be in a position to offer the very best person on the marketplace.

As long as the package offered is as discussed, and if we have done our job properly, they should accept without hesitation.

We have a very high level of success in finding the right person for each assignment and we look forward to assisting you too.

Contingency Executive Search

This is our most frequently used service and allows for a strong executive search service with no up-front costs.

Our team uses an extensive array of methods to find the very best potential candidates on the market. We regularly use referrals to find the hard-to-reach candidates who may not be listed in the usual sources.

We spend a great deal of time pre-qualifying and understanding each candidate’s current situation, their reasons for potentially leaving their current place of work and what is important to them in a new opportunity.

When it comes to candidates we are very selective in whom we work with and have strict criteria about what constitutes a high-quality candidate. This can be discussed with you at an early stage.

In summary, rest assured that Headford Group UK will find you the best person on the market.

We recruit for

  • Managing Director
  • Sales Directors
  • Logistics Directors
  • Operations Directors
  • Head of Verticals
  • Human Resources Directors
  • Chief Executive Directors
  • Commercial Directors
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Vice Presidents & Presidents
  • National Sales Manager
  • General Sales Manager
  • Procurement Directors
  • Non-Executive Directors
  • Head of Procurement / Purchasing