Quick facts

About Oakleaf Partnership

Oakleaf Partnership are an independent provider of executive recruitment and search solutions for the HR, payroll and human capital services professions. Delivering the full spectrum of talent in the UK and internationally, Oakleaf Partnership have become the market leader.

Founded in 2005 by Chief Executive Officer Richard Colgan, Oakleaf Partnership are now the largest and fastest-growing independent provider of executive recruitment and search solutions for their sectors. They have offices in Birmingham and London.

The firm has dedicated teams serving reward, payroll, human capital services, part time and a regional team, based in Birmingham, as well as the London-based financial and professional services, and commerce and industry teams.

The company succeeds thanks to an in-depth knowledge of its specialisms and a network of talent that is second to none. Oakleaf Partnership have become a London Stock Exchange Group Company Most Likely to Inspire Britain and a Recruiter Magazine HOT100 company.

What is it like to work for Oakleaf Partnership

Richard sits on the sales floor with the team. He doesn’t attend client or candidate meetings unless another employee is present, as he truly believes in teaching through his own behaviours. He’s available on the phone for advice and support.
My Team
My Team
The Birmingham team went for a manicure to celebrate a record quarter. The annual summer party had a nautical theme, lasting all afternoon and evening. In August last year, they treated support staff to afternoon tea and champagne.
My Company
My Company
Flexible working and reduced hours have been popular. This means people can attend gym classes, have longer breaks or finish early to collect children. Parents can work around school times, with no need for pro-rata salaries. Working from home is open to all.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:


  • Staff Turnover:


  • Male : Female:

    23% / 77%

  • Average Age:


  • Staff:


  • Earning £35,000+:


Regional Engagement

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