The Company

bpesearch is the retained search division of the Better Placed Group. Our mission is to be positively different in retained search – to be great people to work with and to offer a great place to work.

We aim to be approachable, trusted, consultative, transparent, innovative and above all, successful partners for our clients. We only accept assignments we believe we will complete and we are not afraid to admit we can’t help. This focus and reliability is the foundation of a huge number of long-standing relationships and one of the reasons we enjoy so many recommendations and referrals.

Our team of directors, consultants, researchers and administrative staff all share a passion to combine the rigour of structured, organised search with agile, flexible and proactive delivery. Often built on client side experience, we are sector and subject matter experts with extensive networks and successful track records.

In addition to retained search, we can provide our client a range of services including salary benchmarking, talent pipelining, market mapping, psychometric and
behavioural assessment.

Meet the team

  • Paul Bendelow Board Director

    Expertise and focus on Financial Services, Business Services, Consumer Services and Digital

    0203 178 4687

  • Rob Hill Board Director

    Expertise and focus on FMCG, Retail, Leisure and Travel

    0203 178 4683

  • Philippa Drew Director

    Expertise and focus on Financial Services, Consumer Services and Loyalty

    020 3008 6833

  • Chris Vallow Associate Director

    Expertise and focus on Consumer Products, Health & Beauty and Retail

    020 3008 6825

  • Susie Black Head of Research & Delivery

    Research and discovery expert leading the resourcing team across all sectors

    0113 236 4050

  • Charlotte Forshaw Delivery Consultant

    Research and discovery expert leading assignments across numerous sectors

    0113 236 4050

  • Elaine Hanrahan Office & HR Coordinator

    Personal assistant and administrative lead for the business

    0113 236 4040