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Case Study: Search


Our partner ‘PPM’ specialises in designing and manufacturing a range of radio frequency (RF) over fibre systems. With further growth planned, PPM had been looking to hire an experienced board-level role, ideally in a discreet manner.


Right from the initial meeting, C4S understood the requirements set out by PPM and compiled a thoughtful proposal which was detailed and explained how Search would meet PPM's challenge.

A thorough process was clearly communicated and implemented. This included agreeing on timelines for shortlisting, interviews and feedback. Additional value add was included such as C4S arranging psychometric testing to assist with assessment as well as creating individual candidate packs with added information to help with the selection process.



A robust process resulted in the successful hiring of PPM’s latest executive and board member. Following the offer, the C4S team arranged for the candidate to meet the team socially and a business pack to understand their position better ahead of joining to ensure the ease of transition ahead of the start date.


“It’s rare to find a recruitment company that is transparent and offers more than just a recruitment service. We have worked with C4S for some years now predominantly providing contingent recruitment. So when we needed to find a headhunt specialist to manage a discreet senior position that would contribute at Board level, I was very happy to engage the C4S Search team.

After an initial briefing meeting, the proposal was comprehensive, accurate, timely and set out how the team would deliver. The national and extensive reach gave us confidence all the best organisations and individuals were known and connected, allowing us access to the best talent across the market. The ‘candidate packs’ were helpful in shortlisting for interviews and the interview processes and presentations and nice touches (like the ‘why me’ packs) helped solidify our decision and we are delighted with our appointment, within approx.. 6 weeks. The communication and understanding throughout were excellent and the speed, commitment, and passion to deliver to support us throughout the process were very impressive. The feedback we received from our appointment on the whole process was extremely complimentary too. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rick, Amy and the wider Search team at C4S.

Sales Director


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