We are an executive search firm that specialises in appointing C-Suite, Board and Specialist roles into the consumer goods and services industry.
Andrew Watts worked with Awesomeness TV to manage the search that recruited the Head of Programming and Director of Partnerships and Distribution for this pioneering multi-channel network.
Awesomeness is a family of complementary brands. We are AwesomenessTV and Awesomeness Films, with premium original programming for the global Gen Z audience. We are DreamWorksTV for kids and Awestruck for millennial mums. We connect brands with our audience through our brand partnerships division – all with the goal of making Gen Z’s world more awesome.
Awesomeness was founded by producer, creator and director Brian Robbins (One Tree Hill, Smallville, All That, Varsity Blues) and Joe Davola (In Living Color, MTV Networks). Investors include Comcast, Hearst and Verizon.
Andrew Watts managed the assignments to appoint the EMEA Sales Team and Head of Audience Development for this global media company.
Red Bull Media House is a multi-platform media company with a focus on sports, culture, and lifestyle. As an umbrella brand, we offer a wide range of premium media products and compelling content across media channels as diverse as TV, mobile, digital, audio, and print, with core media offerings that appeal to a global audience.
Andrew Watts appointed the Head of Content Strategy for this iconic football club. Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Highbury, London, England, that plays in the Premier League. The club has won 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups, two League Cups, the League Centenary Trophy, 15 FA Community Shields, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
Andrew Watts appointed the Distribution Director of this leading US Studio.
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. is an American entertainment company that produces, acquires and distributes filmed entertainment through multiple platforms.
Andrew Watts appointed the Director of Sales Strategy & Development for this leading US Studio.
NBCUniversal is primarily involved in the media and entertainment industries; among its most significant divisions are NBC, one of the United States' "Big Three" television networks, and the major film studio Universal Studios. It has a significant presence in broadcasting through a portfolio of domestic and international properties, including terrestrial and pay television outlets. Via the Universal Parks & Resorts division, the company is also the third-largest operator of amusement parks in the world.
Andrew Watts appointed the Chief Operating Officer for this leading global visual effects company.
Moving Picture Company (MPC) is a visual effects and film production studio headquartered in Soho, London with global facilities hosted in Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, Montreal, Amsterdam, Bengaluru, Paris, and Shanghai.
The Queen's Club is a private sporting club in West Kensington, London. The club hosts the prestigious annual AEGON Championships, which is considered the warm-up tournament prior to the Wimbledon Championships.
Young's & Co Brewery delight customers with their stylish pubs and hotels, craft beers, beautiful wines and seasonal food across London and the South East of England.
The Gym Group are pioneers of low-cost no contract 24/7 gyms in the UK, with the aim of bringing affordable access to exercise facilities to everyone.
“We instructed BarrettClark on a senior appointment of pivotal importance to the Gym Group. They clearly understood our brief quickly, gave us weekly updates on the search and provided us with an excellent and balanced shortlist of candidates. All candidates had the capability needed to do the job and we were pleased to make an appointment within the timescales agreed initially. I highly recommend BarrettClark and would have no reservation in working with them on senior roles in the future.”
John Treharne - Chief Executive Officer
Michelin-starred Barrafina is a collection of authentic Spanish Tapas bars in Central London, serving authentic Spanish cuisine in all three of their restaurants.
CVS Group plc is one of the leading veterinary services providers in the UK and owns over 410 veterinary surgeries throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Netherlands.
“I conducted a complete restructure of our business operations at CVS Group PLC to improve central operational support services to our 400+ practices and improve the calibre of the senior team. To complement this major reorganisation BarrettClark managed the searches for roles in commercial, property and operational management and this resulted in several roles being filled through BarrettClark’s professional and efficient service. I continue to work with BarrettClark for key positions within our business and I have been consistently impressed by their support.”
Karyn MacKenzie - Director of Practice Operations
I had the pleasure of first working with Martin on a particularly challenging assignment that we had in 2017. The challenges were all caused by us evolving the brief and moving the goalposts, but throughout the process Martin was responsive, effective and extremely professional. Even when I threw a particularly painful curveball at him towards the end of the process he took it in his stride and delivered for us. Thanks to Martin’s focus, effort and, not least of all, patience we managed to land a very talented individual in our organisation. I thoroughly recommend him and BarrettClark.
HRD, Krispy Kreme UK
Bill’s started out many years ago as a small green grocery in Lewes, East Sussex which transformed into a cafe. The business has grown exponentially and is now a recognised high street brand with over 75 restaurants.
"BarrettClark are true professionals. Always courteous, communicate clearly, never miss a follow-up and it has been a pleasure working with them. I would not hesitate to recommend BarrettClark Executive Search to anyone looking to complete a search."
Mark Fox - Chief Executive Officer
Ask Italian was founded in 1993 and is a British casual dining chain serving Italian cuisine in 120 locations across the UK.
"BarrettClark are true search professionals. From initial conversation and throughout the entire search process, I found they genuinely wanted to understand the requirements of our business. They communicate extremely well and are real experts in the consumer sectors. I would have no hesitation in recommending BarrettClark and working with them again for senior hires."
Harry Heeley - Managing Director
Bourne Leisure is one of the largest providers of holidays and holiday home ownership in the UK. Their brands include Haven, Butlins and Warner Leisure Hotels, which are amongst the most recognised within the UK holiday market.
Bourne Leisure owns and operates leisure assets on 6,500 acres of some of the best real estate in the country. Over 4 million families go on holiday at one of their parks, resorts or hotels every year.
Champneys' four luxury health spa hotels are located in the English counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire and Hampshire. Offering exceptional standards in beauty, fitness, nutrition and holistic wellbeing, their resorts serve as an oasis of calm in today’s hectic world. For those seeking a slice of spa indulgence, a pampering treatment, positive lifestyle changes or something a little more strenuous.
Chelsea FC is an English professional football club that was founded in 1905 and is based at Stamford Bridge in Fulham, London. Chelsea compete in the top tier of English football, the Premier League, of which they are the reigning Champions.
River Cottage is a brand used for a number of ventures by television chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. These include a long running Channel 4 television series, cookery courses, events, restaurants and products such as beer and yogurt. The River Cottage HQ can be found on the Devon and Dorset border and is the base for their Cookery and Chefs' School, unique dining experiences and memorable events.
Sunningdale Golf Club is the quintessential English Club and as close to Augusta National as any club in the British Isles. The Club was founded in 1900 and has two eighteen hole golf courses: the Old Course, designed by Willie Park, Jr. and the New Course, designed by Harry Colt, which opened in 1923. Sunningdale has hosted many prestigious events in golf, including the British Masters, Walker Cup, Women's British Open, and The Senior Open Championship.
The Hoxton, hailed by GQ as "effortlessly cool" and owned by Ennismore, currently has hotels in London, Amsterdam, Paris and New York. The hotel is known for its style, modern decor, events series and pricing. Each of The Hoxton’s have their very own Hoxtown Gallery showcasing the work of local artists and galleries.
Designed by sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is one of the most striking and enduring visual legacies of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Its extraordinary looping structure has become a byword for design innovation and playful invention.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit stands tall as the UK’s tallest sculpture, part of the Olympic legacy that transformed East London, and a landmark in its own right, transfixing and delighting visitors with its offer of a unique view of the city.
Upham Brewery was set up in 2009, in the heart of the South Downs, not far from Winchester. Their fine real ales are crafted in the grounds of a picturesque, seventeenth century farmstead.
Upham Brewery is now the south of England's fastest growing pub and brewery group who now supply over 250 stockists. The company also owns a growing portfolio of pubs across Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex and Wiltshire.
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is one of the world’s leading science and conservation institutions in its field and a conservation charity that saves wetlands.
The WWT London Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in the Barnes area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is host to regular lectures and events concerned with preserving Britain’s wetland animals. In 2012 London Wetland Centre was voted Britain's Favourite Nature Reserve in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.
Compass Group is the largest contract foodservice company in the world, operating in over 50 countries and employing over 500,000 people. Listed on the FTSE 100, Compass Group serves around 4 billion meals a year in locations including offices and factories, schools, universities, hospitals, major sports and cultural venues, mining camps, correctional facilities and offshore oil platforms.
A global leader in hospitality management & food service management, Delaware North Companies presents top destinations to half a billion guests each year. Delaware North manages and provides food and beverage concessions, premium dining, entertainment, lodging, and retail at many large venues and special places. These include sports stadiums, entertainment complexes, national and state parks, airports, and casinos.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries is an American fast casual restaurant chain focused on hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries. Founded in 1986 in Virginia, America, the restaurant chain now has over 1000 locations and over 25 sites in the UK.
Fuller's Brewery (Fuller, Smith & Turner plc) is an independent family regional brewery founded in 1845 in Chiswick, West London. Fuller's owns and operates over 380 pubs, inns and hotels across the south of England. Fuller’s is well known as the brewer of London Pride and other award-winning ales such as Chiswick Bitter. Its beers are exported to approximately 70 countries around the world.
Founded in 1992 from Swissair catering, Gate Gourmet has more than 70 years of experience in providing appealing food and beverage options and is a leading global provider of airline catering and provisioning services. The company has more than 28,000 employees who serve clients such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Qantas, Emirates, EasyJet, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Air China.
Hotelcare is the country’s leading hotel support services company, providing the hospitality industry with top rated services and staff from Room Attendants to Executive Housekeepers. With over 30 years experience of providing a top quality service, Hotelcare services over 180 hotels nationwide, cleaning over 30,000 rooms per day, all using environmentally friendly practices.
Itsu is a British chain of Asian-inspired quick service restaurants founded by Julian Metcalfe in 1997. Itsu currently has 70 sites across England and their menu celebrates the amazing flavours of the Far East.
Le Cordon Bleu is a world leading culinary school that is steeped in history and has a rich heritage spanning over 120 years. It is the world's largest hospitality education institution, with over 50 schools on five continents serving 20,000 students annually. Its educational focus is on hospitality management, culinary arts, and gastronomy.
Norwich City FC is an English professional football club that was founded in 1902 and is based at Carrow Road, East Anglia. They currently play in the Championship, the second tier of English Football.
PlayFootball are a premium FA accredited, small sided football venues business offering floodlit, all weather 3G pitches, for competitive leagues and pitch hire. The flexible format of small sided football makes it one of the fastest growing and largest participation sports in the UK with over 4 million people playing regular small sided football.
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, also known as the All-England Club, is a private members' club based in Wimbledon, London. It is best known as the venue for the Wimbledon Championships, the only Grand Slam tennis event still held on grass.
The grounds consist of 18 grass courts (including Centre Court and No.1 Court), eight American Clay courts and five indoor courts, two Greenset Velvelux and three Greenset Trophy. In Aorangi Park, there are 22 grass courts for practice before and during The Championships and two green acrylic courts.
The patron of the club is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and the President is The Duke of Kent.
Newby was founded in London at the turn of the millennium with a single mission, to reintroduce quality tea and revive the world’s love for it. Newby’s fine teas and tisanes can be found in five-star hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants, high-end stores and esteemed heritage venues across the globe.
Meticulously packed using tech-materials and transported carefully to tea lovers all over the world, Newby teas are renowned for uncompromising flavour that mirrors the character of their source.
Live Life. That has been the Wave motto and message since 2006, when they took on the responsibility of operating the leisure facilities of Lewes District Council.
"Now that the selection and appointment process is over I want to thank BarrettClark on behalf of the Board of Trustees for the part that they played. The professionalism and intelligence in selecting the shortlist. Assistance with the initial interviews and oversight of the whole process made what appeared at first consideration a daunting task a smooth end enjoyable experience for all concerned. We are confident that, we have appointed an excellent candidate and that they will lead the organisation effectively as it faces the challenges and seizes the opportunities that arise in the next phase of its development."
Dave Marshall - Vice Chairman
McMullen are a family brewer with nearly 200 years of brewing heritage in Hertfordshire. They operate over 130 pubs, restaurants and bars.
"BarrettClark have been a pleasure to work with during the search process. They have been incredibly professional throughout whilst working with a high level of responsiveness and integrity. They possess great knowledge of our industry and understand the importance of finding the right fit both technically and culturally for both employee and employer. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Heydon Mizon - Retail Director
Esprit Group are one of the leading providers of quality people to the hospitality, events and logistics sectors.
"We would like to say a huge thank you to BarrettClark for their efficiency, meticulous research and constant communication in the process of recruiting our new Managing Director. We felt completely safe in their hands from the outset and would have absolutely no hesitation in endorsing their expertise and professionalism. It has been an absolute pleasure working with them. With our very grateful thanks."
Emma and Kate Lumsden - Founders
Founded in 1992, The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the global leader in live theatre. ATG owns and operates 46 venues across Europe, North America and Australia. ATG is an internationally recognised and award-winning producer which also operates a market leading theatre ticketing business. Truly exceptional customer service is at the heart of the business and ATG aims to offer a world-class experience. The company’s mission is ‘making theatre magic'.
ATG’s portfolio of historic West End theatres includes the Apollo Victoria, Duke of York’s, Fortune, Harold Pinter, Lyceum, Phoenix, Piccadilly, Playhouse and the Savoy Theatre, to name but a few. ATG productions in the UK include The Book of Morman, Hamlet featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, Disney’s The Lion King, The Spoils starring Jesse Eisenberg, The Ruling Class starring James McAvoy and Richard III starring Martin Freeman and many more.
It’s been an absolute pleasure dealing with Dewi Jones and BarrettClark. Communications have been direct, clear, and friendly; the recruitment process has been professional, detailed, and precise.
BarrettClark set a benchmark standard for other recruitment companies to aspire to.
I have been extremely impressed by Barrett Clark and especially Dewi Jones with my recent appointment as head of operations for Longleat Safari Park & Cheddar Gorge. From our first meeting I found Dewi to be very professional, he had a great understanding of the role he was recruiting for and what Longleat were looking for.
Dewi interviewed me in the first instance and conducted a very thorough, professional and relaxed interview. Throughout the rest of the interview process Dewi kept in regular contact with me with updates and tips for upcoming meetings. He has also kept in regular contact since being appointed and prior to my commencement.
In my experience Barrett Clark and Dewi have been the most professional recruitment agency I've encountered particularly from a candidate perspective. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dewi to any business looking to recruit for senior management roles.
“I highly recommend BarrettClark and would have no reservation in working with them on senior roles in the future.” John Treharne, Chief Executive Officer - The Gym Group