The Headhunting Team

Read about our team of senior-level recruiters and why they are best to service your executive search requirements. 

Laura Walters Headhunting at The Candidate

Laura Walters
Laura has a significant senior candidate network that powers her executive search and selection successes. She has unprecedented access to a significant level of passive candidates who are open to developing their senior careers. Having spent 10 years in media sales developing a nationwide network, she is now Recruitment Director and focuses on Senior Hires across all sectors including but not exclusive to Professional Services, Agencies, eCommerce, Fashion, Finance, Travel and Media Sales. The types of roles she recruits are CMO, ‘Head of’ and Director.  She has developed strong relationships with many of the top-flight companies across a range of sectors in the region and is well respected as a successful and dedicated professional headhunter.

Brian Matthews The Candidate Recruitment Agency

Brian Matthews
Brian has over nearly 20 years of recruitment experience across a range of sectors, now specialising in Digital covering Marketing, Media, Creative and IT. His solid relationships with clients across the Northwest and beyond are active and developed, giving him insight into many planned senior hires. Whether its advertising agency side or client side, he has unparalleled success in applying his own headhunting methods to successfully deliver search and selection results. As Managing Partner of The Candidate, he oversees the entire recruitment team and deals with senior roles from across the agency client base and has full access to tens of thousands of prospective candidates.

Rachel Wilson
I have 6 years' experience in recruitment working in a variety of positions, including; Resourcer, Consultant, and now Operations Manager. I work closely with Laura Walters, one of our Recruitment Board Directors and therefore I am on the frontline of Executive Search and Selection recruitment. I am Laura’s conscience when she is knee-deep in headhunting and client meetings! Whilst she is ensuring first-class service to both clients and candidates alike, I am the one to come to for any problems with interviews. Need to rearrange? We’ll get it sorted. I help co-ordinate recruitment across The Candidate and support senior stakeholders with their day-to-day processes – I am additional contact for senior candidates at The Candidate.

To get in touch with one of our award-winning team, call 0161 833 1044. 

Find out more about our search and selection services here. 


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