Nicholas Barton

Founder & CEO

Nicholas Barton is an Investor, Founder and CEO with 30 years of recruitment experience. Since 2007, he has built The Barton Partnership into a world-class specialist executive recruitment firm, expanding across multiple locations and service lines whilst maintaining a niche and specialist focus. Under his leadership, each division achieving profitability within an 18-month period. He now leads a team of over 100 professionals across offices in London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Sydney.

At the core of his philosophy is a commitment to cultivating a unique company culture that fosters community engagement and social responsibility. Through his leadership, The Barton Partnership has donated over £100,000 to charitable organisations and has achieved notable recognition for its sustainability practices, earning B-Corp certification in 2023. Additionally, The Barton Partnership has been awarded for its dedication to outstanding client service, exceptional profitability and as a Best Companies ‘Outstanding’ organisation.  

Nicholas was shortlisted an Entrepreneur of the Year at the Recruiter Awards for three consecutive years and sits on the board of BritishAmericanBusiness, the leading transatlantic business organisation dedicated to helping companies build their business on both sides of the Atlantic.