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Professional Services

The key to our success within Professional Services is having strong, long-standing relationships with our clients where we can support them at a variety of levels across their business and really understand the requirements and key drivers for them in the market.

We work with a range of businesses, from those who are specialists in either a specific sector or function to large, global strategy or multi-disciplinary consultancies.

With our smaller consultancy clients we act as a true partner to support their growth often playing a key role in their transition from small business to bigger brand in the market. We craft and modify the message to market as we tap into candidate pools previously not considered achievable by them. We have worked from Consultant through to Partner level within these businesses and can tailor our approach to fit in with what our clients need at that point in their development usually working on an exclusive or rolling retainer basis. Our Independent Consulting team also acts as an extended bench providing flexibility and a trusted source of short-term delivery.

With our larger clients, we have built new teams within their well established businesses where they have wanted to attract a different type of candidate to the business. Our specialism in the market and agile recruitment model means we are still able to adapt our approach and work with the managed-service providers or larger recruitment teams and support them across core functions of their business. Our quality search approach modified for the contingent market means we may not send the most CVs when working alongside other agencies but
our conversion is always high. We still take the same level of care with our candidate network so our success rate from CV submission to offer acceptance is very high in comparison.


We are always moving with our market and work with current and new client in areas of new innovation from digital transformation through robotics and AI applied to all sectors that they consult into. Our Independent Consulting team can provide experts on specific projects when required and our permanent team talent map growing areas within the sector which supports our clients longer term. Our team works with clients across the UK, US and Europe, many partnering with us across all those geographies and some working with us to grow geographically for the first time themselves.


Case Studies


Big 4 Consultancy, London

Ongoing relationship of more than 5 years supporting the growth of the Financial Services advisory business across Strategy & Transformation. In 2017 we introduced 29 profiles up to Director level with 11 offers subsequently made demonstrating our quality driven approach to work.


Digital & Growth Strategy Consultancy, London, New York & Chicago

This brand strategy consultancy has built growth and digital strategy capability in both the US and Europe. We were engaged to find a Partner to lead the Digital practice in the UK, a senior Partner in Europe and multiple Partners in New York and Chicago.


Leading Strategy House, London & New York

Strategy house specialising in retail and consumer sectors selected us for an ongoing retained agreement to hire Principals, Managers and Consultants for the business in London. Ongoing success there has meant we have also been retained as sole partner for hires in New York.


Boutique Due Diligence Consultancy, London

Continue to act as an extended bench for this specialist consultancy providing experienced commercial due diligence consultants for projects with their mid-cap private equity clients across a range of sector specialisms.


Big 4 Consultancy, London

Urgent request for a healthcare expert to support with a project within the hospital space. We secured this individual within 48 hours and they started on client site with the team the next week.


International Boutique Consultancy, UK & Europe

Working with a boutique consultancy, we introduced several senior consultants to perform expert interviews on their behalf within the
asset management space.


Client Testimonials


“Over the last 18 months The Barton Partnership has hired 10 Consultants for us. That equates to 50% of our total headcount below Partner and 80% of our consulting team. All of those hires are still with us and 50% have already been promoted within the firm.

We have been able to free up more time for our Partner team to bring new work to the business and the consulting revenues have
increased by 25% year-on-year as a result of having this high performing team in place.

Their impact on our business cannot be underestimated and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any business looking for a partner for growth.”

Founding Partner, The Future Customer


“Since we started working with The Barton Partnership, it has successfully found us numerous Consultant, Manager and Operations team hires, and we are actively talking to The Barton Partnership about how we may wish to grow the Partnership too.
We have been very happy with the quality of the people we have hired. We don’t doubt the amount of work that goes into this and
The Barton Partnership’s commitment to us and its performance track record speaks for itself. Above and beyond this we really enjoy
working with Olly and his team, who are always responsive and completely honest which is refreshing and feedback from our hires is equally as complimentary.”

PARTNER, CREDo business consulting, LLP/Teneo


“The Barton Partnership helped us through an arduous and lengthy process searching for a very particular set of skills. They were helpful and enthusiastic throughout, listened carefully to our feedback, and saw it through to a successful conclusion. Olly Phoenix was a pleasure to work with.”

DIRECTOR, REdshift Strategy