About us

The Barton Partnership is an award-winning provider of permanent search and independent consulting talent across Strategy, Sustainability & M&A, Data & Analytics and Transformation & Change.

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Life at The Barton Partnership

Our History

It's been quite a journey from 2007 to today. Here is a snapshot of some of the highlights along the way!

The launch of The Barton Partnership

Following a successful £17m MBO at his previous firm, Nicholas Barton launched The Barton Partnership with a focus on the strategy market.

The early years…

By 2010 the business had grown to 10 people and John Zafar was appointed as our first Non-Executive Director.

Business expansion continues...

Between 2011 and 2013 the business continued to grow rapidly, moving to larger offices, increasing headcount and developing new global partnerships. In 2014 we grew a network of top-tier Independent Consultants to offer our clients Consulting Solutions.

New territories...

With a growing client base across Europe and the US we opened our first international office in New York. We appointed Oliver Phoenix as Managing Director and continued to grow, establishing a Research Academy to support graduate hires.

More global growth...

We opened offices in Paris, Chicago and Singapore, grew to 70 employees, achieved record turnover and received two prestigious industry awards.

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From a one-man-band start-up to 70 employees across four global offices; we're on an exciting journey.

Business and individual growth are inextricably linked and we are proud to have people in Director level positions that started with us as Researchers and we look forward to many more. Every year we look to add fresh talent to our business at both graduate and experienced hire level and provide all our employees with a career path that will fulfil their ambitions and contribute to the ongoing development of the firm.

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In 2016 we opened our first international office in New York. Since then we have continued to expand our global footprint, opening offices in Paris and Singapore.

We have a fantastic network across Europe, APAC and the US. Our overseas client base is rapidly expanding and we have hired multi-lingual graduates and experienced hires to focus on specific markets, offering them a fantastic path to build their own desks.

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Since our inception we have worked to maintain a fun, dynamic and collaborative culture. Joining The Barton Partnership is an opportunity to be part of a consensus-driven team where everyone, regardless of level or experience, has an input to the growth and direction of the business.

We invest in the social side of our business; our activities have included a ski trip for the top performers, a company-wide conference in Spain, a day at the races, quarterly breakfasts, cinema trips, escape rooms, team dinners, and of course the weekly social on a Friday! We always look forward to the top secret events our Social Committee has in store for us!

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Training & Development

We have a clearly defined career framework and invest heavily in the ongoing training and development of our employees.

All new starters are provided with an in-depth 3-month induction plan to set them on the path to accomplish their goals and objectives and to ensure they become a successful member of the team.

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Rewards and Benefits

We offer a number of benefits as standard including generous commission, private healthcare, ride to work scheme, pension and performance-based trips and events.

Our Researchers are rewarded for successful candidate introductions, with the opportunity to double their basic salary in their first year.

Experienced consultants benefit from commission schemes specifically tailored to each level providing unrivalled opportunity to make money.

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Work/Life Balance

After one year with us all employees qualify for unlimited holiday. This ensures everyone feels empowered and is able to take time off when they really need it.  

Employees with five years’ service are entitled to a fully paid 1 month sabbatical.

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