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What We Do

Cobalt is an Executive Search firm supporting clients with senior talent for the Engineering, Transportation, Consulting and Technology sectors. We support clients nationally across the UK and North America. 

What Makes Us Different?

Often clients approach us because they’ve experienced a failed search or disappointing levels of service. While we know that we’re one of many in a noisy and competitive marketplace, we firmly believe that our different values, methods and attitude make us stand out from the crowd.

We go deeper, look harder, search smarter and deliver faster and because we are totally transparent in everything we do, keeping candidates and clients informed, up-to-date and engaged throughout the process we deliver a consistently exceptional experience for both parties.

We think differently about search. Here are the facts: 

We have a 100% success rate on retained roles
We are experts at interpreting a role and then finding and assessing candidates against the skills and competencies required – and we rarely get it wrong.

We guarantee our placements, if they don’t work out in the first 6 months, we will find the perfect replacement free of charge
It’s not enough to find someone who can simply ‘do the job’, we ensure we gain an authentic insight into what makes the perfect cultural, operational and strategic fit for every client.

We charge the majority of our fee on placement
The entire end-to-end recruitment process including sourcing, interviewing and shortlisting is delivered by senior level managers with at least 20 years of recruitment experience. This gives us the confidence to charge our clients differently to traditional search firms.

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We asked our clients to describe our service and this is what they said we demonstrated:

Integrity, Tenacity, Accuracy & Delivery

Who we are:

Helen

Helen
Goddard

Helen
Goddard

Cobalt’s founder, Helen Goddard, brings experience and perspective to every assignment through her 24 years’ experience working in recruitment in agency, in outsourced services and fully in-house. She understands people, businesses and cultural fit; she is tenacious and hard-working; she is fair, unbiased and ethical; and she gets results.

Helen has an excellent track-record of delivery in a variety of client environments and business sectors including consulting, technology, engineering, media, banking and pharmaceutical. She is an expert at creative candidate sourcing using multiple tools and databases and networking with over 7,500 LinkedIn connections. Throughout her career she has maintained a hands-on approach to sourcing candidates, latterly taking responsibility for executive-level roles.

A graduate in Business Admin and HR, Debbie has worked within recruitment for 23 years. With experience of both agency and client side, Debbie has a deep understanding of the whole recruitment lifecycle and a proven track record in delivery, effective client management, resourcing and talent acquisition. 

Debbie knows the value of building relationships with clients, listening and asking the right questions. She has exceptional search skills across a wide range of tools and databases.

DEbbie

Debbie
Wyatt

A graduate in Business Admin and HR, Debbie has worked within recruitment for 23 years. With experience both agency and client side, Debbie has a deep understanding of the whole recruitment lifecycle and a proven track record in delivery, effective client management, resourcing and talent acquisition. 

Debbie knows the value of building relationships with clients, listening and asking the right questions. She has exceptional search skills across a wide range of tools and databases.

DEbbie

Debbie
Wyatt

“I trust Helen’s emotional intelligence. She sees beyond the person spec to the real human being we actually need. She’s focused, tenacious and saves us time and money by quickly identifying and shortlisting the right people with the ideal cultural fit.”

Sarah Coleman, Transformation Change Manager
at Willerby Ltd

Who we are:

Helen

Helen
Goddard

Helen
Goddard

Cobalt’s founder, Helen Goddard, brings experience and perspective to every assignment through her 24 years’ experience working in recruitment in agency, in outsourced services and fully in-house. She understands people, businesses and cultural fit; she is tenacious and hard-working; she is fair, unbiased and ethical; and she gets results.

Helen has an excellent track-record of delivery in a variety of client environments and business sectors including consulting, technology, engineering, media, banking and pharmaceutical. She is an expert at creative candidate sourcing using multiple tools and databases and networking (7500+ LinkedIn connections). Throughout her career she has maintained a hands-on approach to sourcing candidates, latterly taking responsibility for executive-level roles.

A graduate in Business Admin and HR, Debbie has worked within recruitment for 23 years. With experience both agency and client side, Debbie has a deep understanding of the whole recruitment lifecycle and a proven track record in delivery, effective client management, resourcing and talent acquisition. 

Debbie knows the value of building relationships with clients, listening and asking the right questions. She has exceptional search skills across a wide range of tools and databases.

DEbbie

Debbie
Wyatt

A graduate in Business Admin and HR, Debbie has worked within recruitment for 23 years. With experience both agency and client side, Debbie has a deep understanding of the whole recruitment lifecycle and a proven track record in delivery, effective client management, resourcing and talent acquisition. 

Debbie knows the value of building relationships with clients, listening and asking the right questions. She has exceptional search skills across a wide range of tools and databases.

DEbbie

Debbie
Wyatt

Our Sector Expertise

Executive Search focused in Engineering, Transportation, Consulting and Technology. Specialising in executive search at £100k and above and can also help with roles from £50k upwards.

Call the Cobalt team to find out how we can find the perfect fit for your senior level team.

+44(0) 1235 227 335   |   +44(0) 7775 686 085