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Specialists in the placement of ex-forces officers and defence professionals

Heyman Woodworth is a recruitment consultancy with a difference. Because we understand organisations and people, we can recommend the people who will make a difference and deliver exceptional performance.

We develop and deliver innovative solutions to resourcing issues. With effective leaders and managers in short supply at all levels, many clients welcome our approach in helping to deepen the pool of talent available to them, as well as in meeting particular recruiting requirements.

We focus on ex-Forces recruitment. A significant proportion of our candidates are directors and senior managers who started their career in the Services. We also have extensive experience in the recruitment of those embarking on commercial management careers on leaving the Forces.


We are experienced executive recruitment consultants. We understand resourcing issues. We have a reputation for finding candidates who succeed in delivering results. We also have a reputation for a strongly values-driven approach to working with client companies and individual candidates. We work across a wide range of sectors, concentrating on leadership and management roles where the requirement is for people who can make a difference.

Our business is based on relationships and understanding. We take time to understand the objectives, the context and the rationale for considering a new appointment. We expect to invest time and effort to develop relationships. As a result, clients can rely on us to find the right person, in terms of attitude and approach as well as skills and experience, to deliver the desired outcomes.

We are well known for our links with the Armed Forces as the majority of our candidates have, at one time or another, served in the Army, the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force. Some are embarking on a new career but many have already gained significant leadership and managerial experience in commercial businesses, following an early part of their career spent in the Services.


Rigorous, effective process and high professional standards are vitally important, but count for nothing if not underpinned by strong values based on integrity, trust and respect.

We are passionate about our work and privileged to be regarded as reliable partners by so many organisations and individuals. A snapshot of recent assignments demonstrates the breadth of our involvement.

The first question we ask a potential client is ‘what are you trying to achieve?’ Once we know the answer to that, we can start to make progress. Dialogue and understanding really do make the difference. Our clients are companies but we can only do what we do, in the way that we do it, by engaging constructively with past, present and future candidates.

We take pride in our reputation for delivering innovative solutions. Obviously, with the majority of our candidates having served in the Armed Forces, parts of their career histories may look a little different from some perceptions of ‘the ideal business leader’s profile’. However, by focusing on objectives to be achieved as well as core capabilities and potential, we provide clients with that elusive combination of qualities – reliable performers who will produce excellent results in ways that fit with the ethos of the organisation.

If you are interested in recruiting executives with skills relevant to your business needs and the character to succeed in your organisation, or if you are looking for a new career challenge, contact us.

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9 Dartmouth Street

Tel: +44 (0)20 7952 0703



Contact: Mr John Andrews (Director)

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