Search Group Welcomes New CEO

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Search Group is delighted to welcome our new CEO, Richard Vickers to the business.

Following the retirement of outgoing CEO Grahame Caswell, who stepped down after almost 20 years at the Search helm, Richard joins from Page Group.

With decades of experience in the recruitment industry, Richard has worked for Page Group plc in both the UK, the US and Canada, most recently as Regional Managing Director, of North America since 2012.

Relocating from New York, Richard joins the £221m turnover Search Group, overseeing 800 staff across 17 offices throughout the UK.

Richard joins Search in a year where it has won accolades for its work in people development and business culture, receiving a Platinum accreditation against the Investors in People Standard and placement in the Sunday Times “Best Companies to Work For in the UK” list.

2018 results for Search reported impressive growth with increases in both profitability and cash generation, supported by the acquisition of Henderson Scott and SCP Aberdeen, and a number of significant business wins for the Group. Click through to read more about Search’s 2018 results.

Richard said: “I’m delighted to have joined Search. The business has consistently stood out in the market, has shown strong growth and importantly has a group of expert and committed people. I am relishing the challenge of working alongside the incumbent team as we build on the successes of the last 20 years and the great work undertaken by Grahame.

“I am fully aligned behind the strong values and the culture that exists within the company and am already busy meeting colleagues from across our UK network as we look to build a strategy of growth and development.”

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