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A research and insight led executive search boutique consultancy specialising in the fast moving consumer and luxury goods, healthcare and B2B industries. 

Leading the way with innovative talent acquisition methods, including Insights, Mapping, Talent Pipelining and Tracking. 

Innovators and mould breakers, offering a creative, personal, fast and flexible service - partnering Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. 

38 years experience providing exceptional talent to organisations of working across all functions and international markets for global giants through to fast growth SME's and and private equity backed start-ups.


Meet the challenges of today and ensure you have the best talent now and in the future. 

Gaps in your talent pipeline.

Succession problems creating risks to your business. 

New roles in new functions that you don't know how to source.

A need to replace senior level people where a direct approach is not appropriate.

Roles to fill that are confidential.

Limited experience in the emerging markets.

Just too busy and a lack of internal talent acquisition resource. 

Bench marking talent against your competitors.



  • Finding you the best people

  • Filling your difficult roles

  • Helping you expand into new geographies

  • Recruiting with confidentiality

  • Providing you with market mapping and benchmarking

  • Beating your competitors for the best talent


  • Asia Pacific including China

  • Indian sub-continent

  • Middle-East including KSA

  • Africa including Nigeria and Kenya

  • The Americas including Brazil and Canada

  • Europe including Russia and Turkey

Functions and Roles

  • C-suite executives in finance, marketing, commercial, HR, operations and digital

  • Regional and country leaders in general management, marketing, sales, HR and operations

  • Directors in all of the above and plant management, market research, regulatory affairs, governmental affairs and R&D


  • Gillette

  • Kimberly-Clark

  • PepsiCo

  • Smith & Nephew

  • Speedo

  • Essentra

  • Pattonair

  • Revolution Beauty

  • Huda Beauty

  • Mizkan

  • Novartis

  • GlaxoSmithKline

  • Beckman Coulter

  • Becton Dickinson

  • Pentland Group

  • Aplix


Pioneering and supporting Talent Acquisition and Human Resource teams with the introduction of MAP & TRACK 10 years ago. 

Partnering with leading international companies with our unique and flexible approach, we have taken much of the stress and pressure out of the talent pipelining process. 

MAP & TRACK is a talent mapping, acquisition and tracking service, creating pools of world class talent to meet your people supply and succession planning needs. 

Become an employer of choice to top talent and get ahead of your competitors.

Take a look at our explainer video below to understand how it all works. 

Global personal care consumer goods company

General Managers & Commercial Leaders, Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe

There was a pressing need to build a pipeline of talent across the Middle East, Eastern Europe and African markets being a focus of their investment and expansion.

MAP & TRACK enabled the creation of talent pools for Russia, Ukraine, the CIS states, the Middle East, West, East and South Africa. Over the duration of the project, eight new leaders were hired from the talent pools.


"Nichols are exceptional innovative thinkers, developing programmes like MAP & TRACK that put their company in a league of their own as a search firm.  We implemented MAP & TRACK in our region for General Manager skills and the programme paid for itself in its first year (generally a three year programme).  Between programmes like this, the service you receive from his boutique firm and their intimate knowledge of the tough recruiting markets of Eastern Europe, Africa and Middle East, Nichols would be my first stop for executive searches.  I would highly recommend NICHOLS to anyone who is looking to solve the impossible external search issues."


HR Director Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa



German pharmaceutical company

General Managers for Europe

Our client was embarking upon an ambitious expansion plan following a company acquisition.  We were asked to build a talent pool of General Managers for ten European countries. MAP & TRACK was able to benchmark, map, search and interview candidates in order to create talent pools of high calibre leaders.  A second objective of the project was to communicate a new corporate employer branding via our engagement with candidates – spreading key messages across their competitors around the region. 

“We worked with Nichols on a Talent Mapping project covering 10 European countries.  We chose to partner with Nichols because of their openness to innovative sourcing strategies and understanding of how the recruitment industry is changing.  We've been impressed by their commitment to gaining an in depth understanding of our company, its culture and strategy and, as a consequence, we have great faith in their ability to market our company to potential candidates."


Senior HR Director Europe Region & Global



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Executive Search

Boutique Executive Search services with an emphasis on quality and cost. 

Over three decades finding world class talent globally across all functions with particular expertise on the emerging markets utilising the Nichols' ethos which combines; Knowledge, Understanding and Quality. 

Bespoke Research 

Deep and broad research offering insights into organisational design, talent benchmarking, reporting lines and remuneration levels. 

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Assessment & Development

A wide range of tailor made assessment services.


Our experienced psychologist can assess using psychometric, intelligence and ability testing along a spectrum from a simple on-line exercise to a full day assessment and development centre.

Strategic Planning, Cultural Awareness & Team dynamics 

Partnering with RedPill Consulting  how to leverage cultural diversity in your company and its importance in managing cross-cultural leadership, effective team working, communication and recruitment.  

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Future of Work

Expert knowledge of the complex changes that will disrupt and transform the way we work in the next 10 years. Using true insights, our experts work closely with businesses to design new organisational and people strategies, driving engagement to ensure on-going commercial resilience and success.


A diverse offering of individual or team training specialising in leadership and coaching.