Wilton & Bain

We provide Executive Search, Interim Management, Specialist Hires and Leadership Advisory services to businesses going through transformation and change.
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Best Company to work for in the UK
May 2021
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It's business, but it's personal is one of the values at Wilton & Bain, which provides executive search and permanent resourcing services to organisations and investors in the technology, media and telecoms, and professional and financial services sectors, and recruits interim leaders to organisations going through transformation and growth.

The London-based company was founded in 2001 and has grown rapidly, going through a private equity-backed management buy-out in 2017. It is now a global firm, with offices in New York and Texas, setting the standards in its industry but continuing to think like a growth business.  “With Wilton & Bain there is no groupthink, just the constant pursuit of greatness. That's because we nurture clients, candidates and our own people so we all benefit,” the company says.

Wilton & Bain uses its expertise and the diversity of ideas and approach to match the ambition of clients. The aim is to build visionary and sustainable transformation strategies through people. New to the Best Companies list, the agency “understands that our people are our greatest asset; known for the quality of our work, we aspire to be the destination of choice for the market's best talent”. Employees operate in a professional, balanced, and fun work environment, are paid well and “helped to lead happy lives.

Staff got extra days off and childcare support during lockdown and Wilton & Bain is “committed to enabling our people to be the best version of themselves” in a high-performing environment where people of all different backgrounds are enabled to achieve their goals.”  

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

95% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

The recruiter sees its business success as intrinsically linked to its ability to attract, develop and retain brilliant people. Each manager is measured and compensated against a selection of criteria, which includes their ability to achieve this – and the company is constantly looking to improve.

Leadership

92% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

The company relaunched its values during lockdown with none of the management team or board involved in setting the tone of the organisation. These are strength in diversity, stronger together, challenging the status quo, and we never settle – a commitment to exceptional delivery.

Giving Something Back

77% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Wilton & Bain helped to raise funds to provide laptops to needy children for home-schooling during lockdown. Many families didn't have access to the basic equipment that was required, with Ofcom estimating that more than 1m children weren't able to get hold of a laptop, desktop or tablet at home.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2001
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
35
Employee average age
64% : 36%
Male : Female employee ratio
87%
Employees earning £35k+
4%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Holidays

Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees.

List Positions

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41
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Quote from the top...
"Having previously been part of two Top 10 companies to work for, gaining accreditation for the best companies is something everyone at Wilton & Bain should be really proud of. We are not perfect, but we are committed to learning, and developing the firm, and continuing our journey to make Wilton & Bain a brilliant place to be. Thank you to all of our colleagues for their hard work, good humour and commitment to the firm"

David Heron, CEO - Wilton & Bain

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