Welcome to Talisman Executive

Talisman Executive is a specialist research-based executive search firm operating in the Energy, Manufacturing and Infrastructure (EMI) sectors.

We deliver the people who enable our clients to drive business performance and achieve real competitive advantage. Ultimately we are judged on the success of the people we place.

This website will tell you about some of these success stories and provide you with the views of some of our candidates and clients on the service we provide.

Whether you are looking to strengthen your executive management team or require specialist knowledge and skills Talisman Executive can help you to achieve competitive advantage in the UK, throughout Europe and across the globe.

Through detailed research and rigorous pre-selection we identify, attract and deliver best fit for your organisation – first time, every time.

Over the last two years, there has been significant investment from global automotive manufacturers in the UK. To build on this success, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced last month that he is setting up the Automotive Investment Organisation (AIO) which will be led by Joe Greenwell, the...
The Airbus next-generation A350 plane took centre stage at the Paris Air Show with its maiden voyage, winning multi-billion-dollar deals ahead of a much-anticipated fly-over, stealing the limelight before the start of the air show, a key event where Airbus and Boeing compete fiercely for plane...
Britain’s manufacturing malaise might finally be coming to an end after the strongest growth for more than a year in May and June, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply has said. The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.3 in May from 50.2 in the previous month, and rose to...

Testimonials

Thank you for working so tirelessly on my behalf. The result is extraordinary. I couldn't have asked for a better opportunity. If I can help you with anything at all in the future then just ask.

Peter Guest, Head of Interior and Exterior Engineering, Bentley Motor Cars

Talisman demonstrated a real understanding of the technical issues and showed that it wasn't just about status and salaries. They really understand the organisations they are sourcing for.

David Coles, Head of Engineering, Amey

I am so pleased I have an executive recruitment partner that I can trust to deliver results when I really need them.

Mark Raymond, HR Director, Mahle UK

Talisman Executive have a detailed knowledge of the energy sector best exemplified by the quality of people they have identified and attracted to our business.

Chris Walters, Director, Lloyds Register Floating Offshore Installations

Talisman's knowledge and understanding of my industry was second to none. They were both well informed and well connected. I felt they supported and prepared me very well throughout the entire recruitment process.

Alistair Smith, Nuclear Development Director, Costain

Talisman have a detailed knowledge of the sectors which has brought strength and depth to my business - rather than a generalist approach.

Iain Bisset, Managing Director - Transport, WYG Group

Talisman have provided excellent support in recruitment of specialist senior engineering staff in non mainstream sectors. We are confident our searches will conclude satisfactorily based on successful delivery to date of senior management roles.

David Pretswell, Project Development Director, Jacobs

Talisman Executive always strives to understand our business objectives and the role required of our senior appointments in order to identify individuals who will help us realise our future plans.

Ken Harland, Highways Business Director, Consulting AMEY

There are high risks if they do not find the right candidate. They have a high level of credibility in what they do, in depth knowledge of the industries they specialise in and they take a genuine interest. They will get you return on investment and they take the time to do the job properly.

Alan Taylor, Senior Manager, Internal Communication & Employee Relations, DENSO

Talisman's knowledge and understanding of my industry was second to none. They were both well informed and well connected. I felt they supported and prepared me very well throughout the entire recruitment process.

Alistair Smith, Nuclear Development Director, Costain