IRG Executive Search & Selection

About IRG Executive Search & Selection

Based in Manchester but very much global, IRG work with 70% of their clients on a retained basis. Employees love the autonomy and KPI free environment they've created which has supercharged their careers within Executive Search. You'll have a say over the direction of your career from Account Management, Delivery or 360. Thoughtful perks include closed between Christmas and New Year and 4pm Friday finish. With 50% of consultants staying with the company 7+ years, IRG have the winning formula for career progression and work life balance.

Key Info


Recruitment Sectors
Banking & FSC-Level & ExecutiveConsultancy & AdvisoryTechnology

About Us

IRG Executive Search has a unique offering; an executive search and headhunting firm operating in Manchester, but working on a global basis. IRG was founded in 2001, by Michael Mcloughlin our Managing Director. The firm’s principle purpose is to focus on the complete satisfaction of the clients that we represent. This is demonstrated by the fact that we have worked in partnership with the vast majority of our clients for multiple years. Having a business model centred on developing long-term relationships, we wish to assist in the successful growth of our clients over many years, meaning the delivery of top performers each and every time a search is undertaken. We are widely recognised as one of the leading executive search providers in Management and Strategic Consulting, Professional Services, Private Equity, and Technology.

Our Clients

Our clients are leaders in their field. We typically work with Top 5 organisations across a variety of industries including: strategy consulting, technology consulting, Private Equity and other boutique organisations. Clients include: - Global leading Strategy Consulting firm - Top 3 Marketing & Communications Group - 'Big 4'Management Consulting Divisions - Billion dollar PE funds - World class technology consulting leader We're fortunate enough to have a global reach with our client base and work in geographies such as North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Jack Winter - Director

Commission Structure

We work mostly on a retained basis with our Clients (>70%). Our fees start at around £20,000 and are uncapped. As such we have a generous commission structure with all Consultants taking home at least 10% of the fee earned for all placements made. Commission increases even further with Mandate and Account Management responsibility. Our commission is paid when the Candidate begins their new role.

IRG Executive Search & Selection

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters Manchester
Company Size 21-50

Recruitment Sectors
Banking & FS C-Level & Executive Consultancy & Advisory Technology


  • Closed Xmas & New Year
  • Established 10+ Years
  • Private Healthcare
  • Visible Commission Structure
  • KPI Free
  • Dress Down
  • Retained Only
  • Clear Progression Structure
  • Early Friday Finish
  • Fast Growth
  • Great L&D
  • Meetups or Events
  • Exceptional Retention

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