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Will is a highly accomplished Partner and Head of the Charity, Arts, Culture, and Heritage Practice at Berwick Partners. Will is an integral part of the Berwick Leadership team and holds the position of Head of the London office. With over a decade of dedication to the firm since joining in 2008, Will has carved a niche as an expert in identifying and securing top-tier talent for leading not-for-profit organisations. In his role, Will serves as a trusted advisor to his clients, nurturing long-standing relationships founded on trust, integrity, and success. This has resulted in a high level of repeat business, referrals, and recommendations from satisfied clients. Will is supported by his PA Kelly Stokes.

I am incredibly proud of the work that my team and I deliver in the Not for Profit world, finding brilliant people for organisation making a positive impact in this world.

Will works with many leading organisations in the cultural sector, including museums, galleries, heritage organizations, and performing arts companies. In the charity sector, he focuses on environmental, conservation, animal welfare organisations, and universities. He also specialises in senior appointments for Livery Companies and Private Members Clubs. Will has filled notable roles for esteemed clients, including English Heritage, Leeds Castle, National Portrait Gallery, Scottish Ballet, Bletchley Park, Oxford University, London School of Economics, and World Animal Protection.

Outside of work, Will passions are his family, friends, travel, the natural world, good food, wine, and all things cultural. He previously served as Vice Chair of his local City Farm for four years, demonstrating his commitment to supporting social welfare and educational causes.

TESTIMONIALS

When the former CEO of the Smallpeice Trust resigned earlier this year after 10 years in post, the Trust faced the challenge of finding an appropriate successor. The post is a complicated mix of requirements needing a range of skills. From start to finish, Will provided us with a very competent and professional service. He interviewed key Trustees and the Chair of the Trust at length and teased out the details of the role. He drafted the job specification and checked this with us, always providing good insight into the optimum approach. The response to the search and advertising was impressive. We had some 125 applications. He screened these for us developing a long list of 14 candidates for our consideration. He talked through the candidates with the Trustees responsible for the recruitment and narrowed down to 12 whom he interviewed. This took us to a short list, and together we agreed the 5 we should interview. One pulled out the day before the interview, but the remaining 4 were outstanding. The interview panel all agreed that any of these final 4 would be excellent for the job. We unanimously chose our preferred candidate who starts in January. The Trust very appreciative of Will’s hard work and commitment.

Chairman, Smallpeice Trust

Berwick Partners have done an excellent job supporting The Goldsmiths’ Company with recruiting for our Director of Operations vacancy earlier this year and our Clerk and Chief Executive Officer vacancy this summer. Will Pringle and his team provided valuable and sensible recruitment advice, delivered a professional and efficient service to us and prospective candidates, and really “got” the commission. Berwick Partners have also helped us attract a wide range of talented and diverse applicants, which has led to the appointment of two women senior leaders, including our first-ever female CEO in the Company’s history. I highly recommend Berwick Partners to potential customers seeking an executive search firm that delivers excellent results.

Head of HR, The Goldsmiths’ Company

It was a pleasure working with Will and his team in the recruitment for the position of Director of The Tank Museum.  In all we had 120 applicants with an excellent long list and extremely competitive shortlist from which we were able to select a candidate who was an excellent fit for our organisation.  We were well briefed at each stage of the recruitment and benefitted from Will’s knowledge and experience of the market, the potential candidates and the best way to position the Museum.

Director, The Tank Mueseum

We recently worked with Will Pringle on a role that we had struggled to gain an external perspective on the candidate market for previously, and had been through a couple of unsuccessful attempts at recruiting. Will was recommended and from the start gave us confidence that there were candidates out there and was knowledgeable about the type of candidates and sectors that he would approach. The longlist and shortlist process was super-efficient and professional and out of a strong shortlist with true variety and diversity we selected a fantastic candidate. The whole process was stress free from a client perspective and I have no doubt we will partner with Berwick Partners and Will again. Thank you!

Group People Director, Devonshire Group

Will is brilliant to work with. He takes time to really understand the brief, the role and the organisation then searches far and wide to find the right candidates. For both of the senior roles I was recruiting we were presented with a strong shortlist and were delighted to appoint high performing candidates for both. I would highly recommend working with Will and would not hesitate to call him again if I have senior roles to recruit.

Leeds Castle Foundation

This was a brilliantly conducted search and Will Pringle was an exemplary lead. The pool which he delivered at long list and short list was very compelling and the support from his team in arranging interviews and compiling CVs was first rate. I felt that he had as innate “feel” for the leisure and tourism market and what we were after. We are hugely satisfied with our new CEO!

Watercress Line Heritage Railway Trust

William’s contribution to the search for a new CEO at Twycross Zoo was invaluable. He led a comprehensive search for high quality candidates, providing the Trustees with a wide choice and difficult decisions on the outcome. At all stages he guided and assisted those decisions, but was always respectful that the final determination lay with the Board. As a result we are delighted with outcome and would certainly use his services again in a similar situation.

Geoffrey Hoon, Chairman, Twycross Zoo

Will is brilliant to work with. He takes time to really understand the brief, the role and the organisation then searches far and wide to find the right candidates. For both of the senior roles I was recruiting we were presented with a strong shortlist and were delighted to appoint high performing candidates for both. I would highly recommend working with Will and would not hesitate to call him again if I have senior roles to recruit.

Helen Bonser-Wilton, CEO, Leeds Castle Foundation

This was a brilliantly conducted search and Will Pringle was an exemplary lead. The pool which he delivered at long list and short list was very compelling and the support from his team in arranging interviews and compiling CVs was first rate. I felt that he had as innate “feel” for the leisure and tourism market and what we were after. We are hugely satisfied with our new CEO!

David Jones, Trustee, Watercress Line Heritage Railway Trust

We had a really important strategic appointment to make in hiring an external affairs director for the first time. Will guided us effectively through the search process for this senior appointment. We are delighted with the appointment we have made.

Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive, Energy Institute