Finding your talent.

Croft Associates offer a highly personalised, confidential and thorough approach to search & selection, talent mapping and outplacement. With a wealth of experience, spanning 30 years, we offer our clients the most effective recruitment strategy.

Executive & non-executive search

Executive Search - Croft Associates

A professional and discreet headhunting service tailored to your executive and non-executive strategic recruiting needs. Finding your talent to grow and develop your business.


Talent mapping

Talent Mapping - Croft Associates

A key component in recruitment process outsourcing, talent mapping is headhunter led research trading and sourcing in the markets, sectors and businesses that employ the most talented people. Working with you at the strategic planning stage we are finding your talent over the medium to long term ensuring you are always ahead of the competition.



Outplacement Services - Croft Associates

An honest, professional and confidential career advisory & coaching service designed to empower you to find the right next move. Finding your talent by assessing your career achievements, skills and experience and formulating a career plan that suits both your professional and personal life ambitions.


I have consulted with Richard from Croft Associates on a number of occasions for his knowledge and expertise in the field of Executive and Non-Executive search. More recently he has advised in an Executive Career Coaching/Outplacement capacity where his considered and challenging approach has generated some excellent feedback. He is a well networked individual who is personable and professional and prides himself on offering and delivering a first class service to his clients.

Steve Fraser

Chief Operating Officer at United Utilities PLC


Richard is first class exec search professional. I have valued Richard's great insight when developing senior role specifications and sourcing high calibre candidates. He always looks beyond the 'technical fit' and looks to 'character fit'.

Mike Hewitt

Portfolio Director at The Co-operative Bank


Richard has the unique ability to understand the future mechanics of the role you would be undertaking. This manifests itself in his honest and upfront appraisal of the role he is searching for.

Martin Bowley - Chairman at Rare Breed Digital | Chairman Roomflick

A non executive director helping digital clients monetise


I've known Richard for many years and he is a true professional who provides an excellent service. He quickly grasps the needs of the business and is flexible and responsive in the solutions he generates. He has consistently delivered great results.

Mike Stevens

Interim Executive & Director - Paradigm HR Consulting Ltd

Croft Associates offer a highly personalised, confidential and thorough approach to Search & Selection, Talent Mapping and Outplacement.

With a wealth of experience in the recruitment field, spanning some 25 years, we are well positioned to advise our clients on the most effective recruitment strategy for attracting the most sought after talent into their business. Because we invest the time and resource in getting to know the culture and values of your business, as well as the people who work for you, we are well positioned to offer you the right solutions to your recruitment and retention challenges.