We have an enviable reputation for delivering on challenging leadership assignments within the Industrial Manufacturing sector. 

Manufacturing & Engineering

The UK’s Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering sector is an exciting and dynamic environment which is evolving at pace with increased digitisation, the need to create a more sustainable society, whilst creating well-paid and skilled employment opportunities for future generations.  

We have over two decades’ experience of recruiting senior leadership roles into the Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering sector, working with some of the UK’s most iconic brands. Our team of experienced executive search consultants have a long-standing reputation for delivering on the most challenging and exacting briefs in the sector. 


How we can help you find the right candidate

Our value-add services include in-house research capability, broad international networks, comprehensive leadership assessment tools and the depth of knowledge retained by our industrial executive search consultants. Our process is designed to challenge and inform the recruitment process, achieving both the cultural and skills match that is fundamental to successful executive search. 

Our clients vary in size from regional SMEs to large international blue-chip organisations, and our capability enables us to manage searches for both UK and internationally based roles. We collaborate with clients across the manufacturing supply chain, from upstream material supply to downstream customer delivery. 

Sectors we partner with include:
  • Advanced Materials 
  • Aerospace & Defence 
  • Automotive 
  • Building Products 
  • Capital Equipment 
  • Chemicals 
  • Power Generation 
  • Precision Engineering 
  • Process Industries 
  • Renewables 
  • Metals & Heavy Engineering 
  • Electrical & Electronics 
Roles we assist with include:
  • CEO 
  • COO 
  • HR Director
  • Chief Finance Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Managing Director 
  • Engineering Director 
  • Sales Director 
  • Manufacturing Director 
  • Operations Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Supply Chain Director

Making I&D a reality

We partner with our clients to help define their leadership diversity challenges and develop appropriate recruitment solutions across both our process and theirs. We are passionate about the significant role we play in enabling and delivery diversity, and pride ourselves on doing so in an authentic way.


Colin provided an excellent service sourcing our Switchgear Director. He took to the time to visit the site and understand the requirements of the position before offering a number of very interesting candidates. He was very supportive during the process, providing feedback to us and the candidates. Each candidate also expressed very positive feedback regarding the process. 

Chief Operations Officer, Brush

Jonathan and the team handled a high profile General Manager job for us. Jonathan took the time to understand the company in detail and gave us an excellent short list of candidates. We were fully kept up to date through the process and ended up with an excellent recruit. We would definitely work with Jonathan and his team again. 

Divisional Director, Porvair PLC

Excellent communication and frequent follow ups from Simon. Oriented on detail and very good research on candidates.

General Manager EMEA

Jonathan and the team at Berwick Partners supported us on a challenging search for a Group Manufacturing Director. From their initial pitch and throughout the process they were attentive, thorough and transparent. Their access into sectors and candidates that ordinarily wouldn’t have been attracted to our position was brilliant and we had a really strong shortlist. All the candidates that we had at final stage we could have offered positions to, and all would have added value to our business and fitted our culture. To be able to have choice at the end of a process like this and have alternative options for alternative potential roles is a great position to be in. I would definitely recommend Jonathan and the team and look forward to working with them again.

Group HR Director, Severfield plc

Simon has been excellent to work with: methodical, systematic and understanding of our requirements. He and his team also moved quickly to identify a long and then short list and partnered with us at every step.

HR VP, IoT and Group Talent - TT Electronics

Excellent understanding of the business environment, role and candidate requirements. All shortlisted candidates were credible contenders for the role which allowed the hiring team to consider a wide range of skills and experience in choosing the final candidate. Progress updates were regular and informative which ensured I knew exactly at what stage the recruitment process was at and thus enabled seamless communication to other internal stakeholders.

SVP Human Resources, Venator Materials Plc

Working with Berwick Partners on the recruitment for the position of Managing Director within our organization has been a true success and I can only express my utmost satisfaction and appreciation for the service and results delivered. From the initial stages of sourcing and shortlisting candidates to the final selection and onboarding, the team exhibited professionalism, expertise, and a deep understanding of our requirements and company structure. The ability to identify high-caliber candidates who possessed the necessary skills, experience, and leadership qualities we sought for this critical role was outstanding. I would like to extend my gratitude to Berwick Partners for the outstanding recruitment efforts in filling our Managing Director’s position. I would wholeheartedly recommend your services to any organization seeking top-notch executive recruitment solutions.

Group Distribution Director, Gindre Group