Executive Search & Interim Management

Feel executive recruitment firms take too long and don’t deliver?

Then we should talk. At Norrie Johnston Recruitment we specialise in global executive search and interim management. Our recruiters combine their real-world corporate experience, with the speed and reach of the web – to find the perfect senior executives you need, fast.

Any senior role, any sector, anywhere in the world

Executive Search Interim Management

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"We worked closely with Rex at NJR on a new and key, senior management position. He did a great job of turning round a strong short list in a tight time-frame, as well as quickly adapting to changing requirements. Rex was easy to contact and responsive throughout the process and I would definitely recommend working with NJR based on this experience. "

Maria Woodhams, HR Manager Toyota Financial Services (UK) plc

"NJR has supported IMI Critical Engineering with a number of senior interim roles spanning various locations across Europe and the UK."

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"Rex at NJR did a fantastic job of turning round a comprehensive short list in a very tight time-frame, quickly sourcing a range of highly relevant and suitable candidates. They were also extremely responsive, helping to manage a smooth and efficient process; I would definitely recommend working with them based on my experience."

Sarah Thompson, VP Finance, HR and Operations International LeapFrog Toys
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"NJR are an outstanding company to work with since they understand the need to deliver high quality people but also at speed and with unrivalled client service. What's more NJR have outstanding people who not only understand recruitment but who have fulfilled senior executive roles in all their key sectors on a global basis. So they can instantly understand a client's needs and its culture and use this to source top quality candidates who will be effective on a long term basis."

Rene Schuster, Former Group COO Veon and CEO Telefonica Germany

"Insurethebox is a market leader which needs to react with speed and agility to maintain its market position. To support this Insurethebox requires our business partners to be able to respond promptly with expertise, skill and well-rounded solutions. Rex at NJR has consistently met the brief set, and has delivered."

Andy Haynes, Joint Chief Executive InsureTheBox
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"Rex provided Diageo with a cost-effective, punctual and targeted approach which got the right result!"

Kevin Fairburn, Head of HR Western Europe Functions Diageo

"Rex comes highly recommended. Undertaking what proved challenging posts to fill, Rex got to grips with culture and fit very quickly. Very professional and an easy approach to work with. Most importantly Rex delivered on all of his assignments."

Justin Thomas, Managing Director Bon Bon Buddies Ltd

"Rex played a key role in running a successful talent pool campaign to identify, evaluate and appoint a number of senior finance roles at Legal & General. The assignment brief was challenging: timescales for delivery were tight and we had set a high quality bar for candidates' technical, as well as commercial skills standards. The brief was executed well and involved the delivery of rigorous assessment days. The days not only resulted in the selection of high quality recruits but also turned out to be a very effective and efficient use of the Legal & General senior management teams time."

Lee Dobson, Finance Director, Wealth Division (at time of project) Legal & General
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"Norrie’s firm always provides top quality candidates, often at short notice, in a very professional and client-focussed manner. He is a pleasure to work with."

Chris Rickard, Group Finance Director The Weir Group

"Rex is a hugely talented, proactive individual who takes time to understand his client's needs and provides a first class service."

Atul Sharma, Finance Director GSK Export

"Norrie is a consummate professional and a pleasure to do business with. He is affable, diligent and dependable. He operates well across sectors and brings a wealth of experience to any work situation. I recommend him without hesitation."

Alan McCarthy-Wyper, Director Balfour Beatty Rail

"Rex has assisted me as Group Head of Internal Audit at G4S Plc to place 3 senior roles during a 6 month period. Rex is a reliable Executive Recruiter who identified good quality candidates and made sure that they met the candidate profile before sending in their CVs."

Phil Summerton, Group Head of Internal Audit G4S Plc

"Rex assisted SEGA with recruitment campaigns. I found him to be honest, professional and helpful at all times. It was great dealing with him."

Ben Harrison, Head of HR SEGA Europe

"Norrie has always been very responsive and on two occasions has provided a very rapid and professional service to identify high-quality leaders for Westinghouse. He must have a huge network as he always manages to provide a short-list in a matter of days, of very high quality. I will continue to use Norrie for difficult positions when I need to move fast and guarantee quality."

Colin Brown, Engineering and Safety Director Invensys Rail

"Rex has worked on 2 commissions I have been involved with. On both occasions he has managed and conducted thorough searches with a particular diligence. This combined with highly developed levels of perception, an acute awareness and great people skills has led to being presented with proper runners for the top level posts involved. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and will use his services again."

James Sprint, Group CEO Alternative Flooring and Wilton Carpet Factory

"I just wanted to say thank you for your input, support and advice during our first interim appointment. The advice pre-Christmas was excellent, your first candidate was spot-on and of course, we are excited now at having our interim join our team. You've helped to make this process very straight-forward and uncomplicated and I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to others in the future. Thanks again."

Mark Wynn, Managing Director Avonline Plc

"We have used NJR on more than one occasion and have been impressed by their ability to find excellent candidates both quickly and cost-effectively. We particularly like the fact that throughout the process we have the personal attention of one of NJR's Directors who knows and understands our business and it's culture."

Mark Cockburn, Managing Director Cambridge Economic Policy Associates

"NJR's SME service took the brief quickly and provided the experience, calibre and personality of candidates we were looking for."

Catherine Senda, Managing Director Curtin&Co
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"NJR have been outstanding. They truly went the extra mile to assemble a shortlist at short notice, working weekends to interview candidates speedily and arrange meetings on a Sunday. The resultant shortlist was of exceptional quality, any one of the five would have been appointable into the role. I would use NJR again without hesitation."

Stuart Brocklehurst, Chief Executive Applegate Marketplace Ltd

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Surbjit Nagra
Surbjit Nagra
2020-07-27
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I have known Norrie and his team for many years. He has found for me excellent interim managers and placed me into interim roles on many occasions. Norrie’s professionalism, expertise and contacts are second to none. Whenever you have a requirement for talented people to strengthen your team then Norrie should be at the top of your list to contact.
Charles Webb
Charles Webb
2020-07-27
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NJR are professional, expert well connected and responsive. NJR are in touch with the market give great advice and can always be relied upon.
Bricpoint Limited
Bricpoint Limited
2020-07-19
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As a candidate, I worked with NJR back in 2015 when they found me an interim CEO position in a technology firm. I found NJR to be very professional and thorough in their approach. I can recommend them to both candidates and recruiters as a great firm, adept at efficiently and effectively matching candidates with employers.
Mark Selway
Mark Selway
2020-07-19
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I have been associated with Norrie and the NJR team over an extended number of years, companies and geographies. Whether you need a specialist functional executive or a managing director for a short term turnaround I would recommend you give Norrie a call. He and his team have consistently delivered great people and been responsive to my geographic, technical and project specific needs. Good and straightforward people to do business with.
Paul Jennings
Paul Jennings
2020-07-17
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I have known Norrie and NJR for a number of years now and have used their services on more than one occasion. Norrie is always professional and uses his knowledge of the recruitment space to great effect. I would have no hesitation in recommending NJR to clients and candidates alike.
Steve Shoulder
Steve Shoulder
2020-07-09
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NJR is a totally professional and top class Recruiter. The principals Norrie and Rex are very experienced and know exactly what is required to get the best possible outcome for their clients. They are right at the top of their game and I recommend them very highly.
Martin Phillips
Martin Phillips
2020-07-09
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As a senior Interim, when I'm dealing with Norrie and his Team, I know it's time well spent. They fully understand their clients needs and are experts at matching the required skill sets from their vast Interim contact base. That's why they have such a high success rate. They are also a pleasure to deal with.
rob woolfson
rob woolfson
2020-07-02
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NJR provided EvoShave with a number of excellent candidates for two upper management position which we filled within a relatively short space of time. In any selection offered there were always at least two candidates who fulfilled all the requirements within the budgeted salary requirements. We found NJR easy and fair to work with and I would highly recommend them.
caren thomas
caren thomas
2020-06-26
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Great team to work with, excellent results, they understood the brief and found an ideal candidate for a tricky role. Thank you!

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