Search To Search Consultancy London | Executive Search Consultancy London
Denton Search specialise in the niche Executive Search to Search sector. We work with executive search firms seeking to recruit the highest calibre partners.
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Denton Search is a leading international Search to Search consultancy working in the Tier One Executive Search market. We focus on Executive Search appointments and specialise in finding researchers, associates, consultants and partners.  

We have worked for 3 of the top 6 global Executive Search firms and the leading boutiques within their area of specialisation. Thanks to our reputation and strength of our network we are in a position to enable our clients to access the most talented executive search professionals worldwide.

We were founded in 2008 by one of the leading figures in Search to Search. We advise a wide variety of organisations from boutique to large global Executive Search firms.

Research is creating new knowledge - Neil Armstrong

Our firm is global

Our expertise is deep

Our services are diverse



We form partnerships

We advise wisely

We create value

The only source of knowledge is experience – Albert Einstein

Our Expertise

Denton Search delivers on projects across all market sectors, job functions and international boundaries, specifically catering to the Tier One Executive Search industry.

We are leaders in our field, employed by a select group of the top 20 global Executive Search firms, and offer search, advisory and assessment services to our clients who contact us when faced with difficult people-related decisions. Client work ranges from assisting firms to fill a specific role to strengthen their Executive Search team, all the way to acting as a trusted advisor when discussing a critical matter.

We focus on building long-term, trust-based relationships with selected clients and candidates and offer a service renowned for depth of client and candidate understanding, judgment and insight, and the precision of our advice.


Consumer Goods & Services

  • Consumer Durables & Packaged Goods
  • Direct & Interactive Marketing
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Retail & Luxury Goods
  • Sports Business

Education, Not for Profit & Services

  • Academia & Research
  • Arts & Culture
  • Associations
  • Foundations
  • Government & Public Service
  • Health & Human Services

Financial Services

  • Asset Management
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Private Wealth Management


  • Board Services
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Human Resources
  • Legal Search
  • Information Officer


  • Automotive
  • Aviation, Aerospace & Defence
  • Chemicals
  • Electrical & Electronic Products
  • Energy: Oil & Gas
  • Energy: Utilities
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment
  • Metals & Mining

Life Sciences

  • Biotechnology
  • Healthcare Services
  • Medical Technology
  • Pharmaceuticals

Private Equity | Professional Services | Technology, Communications & Media

  • Technology
  • Computing Systems
  • IT & Business Services
  • Semiconductor
  • Software
  • Communications
  • Media
  • Broadcasting & Entertainment
  • Internet & E-Commerce
  • Publishing & Information Services


Here is an overview of the key steps we take in finding the perfect candidate for your organisation.


    Denton Search will meet with the Client in order to understand the firm, its aspirations & culture. We'll work in partnership on the preferred search strategy & criteria in order to target firms from which to headhunt. There will be a mutual understanding of how the role will be pitched to potential Candidates.


    We'll perform a comprehensive & accurate mapping of the relevant market, including a detailed analysis of competitors & associated firms. Denton Search will then undertake the necessary steps in research, sourcing & referencing in order to analyse & identify profiles which match the Client’s criteria.


    Profiled Candidates are approached with discreet & personalised telephone calls where the role will be expertly pitched. We pre-screen & filter potential Candidates & assess their work history, present situation & career aspirations. We identify potential push & pull factors to determine their suitability.


    Promising Candidates will be met & thoroughly interviewed face-to-face in order to gauge their competencies & personality. Shortlisted Candidates will fully meet the Client’s criteria, both technically & culturally, & any doubts will be communicated to the Client, who decides on whether or not to proceed.


    Both the Client & Candidate will be fully briefed prior to interview. Feedback will be communicated within a maximum of 24 hours & further interviews will be set up accordingly. The Client will be updated on a weekly basis on the progress of the search & the thought process of the Candidate.

  • 06 JOB OFFER

    We'll work with Clients to draw up a package to suit both parties & will use our expert negotiation skills to iron out any potential difficulties. A start-date will be confirmed & we will steer the Candidate through their resignation & notice period, including the management of any counter-offer.

Our People

At Denton Search we are proud to be a close and collegiate group where we understand each other’s strengths well. As a small group of experts sharing one single goal, we can work very closely together. We pursue and achieve excellence.

Natalie Denton is the Founding Partner of Denton Search. Her focus is on Senior Researcher and Consultant appointments across all Executive Search industry sectors.  Natalie has spent many years building the Search to Search industry across the entirety of the Tier One Executive Search market. 

Having previously led the Search to Search division at JPA Search, Natalie ventured out to make a real impact on changing how the industry is viewed. The pursuit and achievement of excellence is most certainly the defining factor in the success of Denton Search.   Natalie graduated from Leicester Business School with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies.

I relish having the ability to deliver expert advice and outstanding service to our clients by providing tailored, innovative and creative solutions. Having a strong impact on the Executive Search market allows us to enforce our commitment to a consultancy, advisory and a knowledge based approach.
Denton Search - Natalie Denton

Natalie Denton

Founding Partner

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