“Proudly redefining the recruitment experience, one person at a time”

I founded Oakleaf in 2005.  I walked away from a secure job, good salary and career safety but my vision for a new business (as well as a hugely supportive wife!) gave me the courage to take the leap of faith and start on the Oakleaf journey (the Oakleaf is a symbol of courage, after all!).

 Today, I could not be prouder of what we have already created as well as our ambitions for the future.

Oakleaf Group’s success is built firmly on our core values, created and owned by us all, and is underpinned by deep, long-lasting customer* relationships, built in 3-dimensions, face to face. We treat everyone in a way we would expect to be treated ourselves. Our culture has helped define our past and will shape our future.

 (*we don’t differentiate between “clients” and “candidates” – everyone is a “customer” in our eyes).

 As ever, my “door” is always open, so please feel free to contact me direct if you fancy a coffee one day.

 

Richard Colgan

Founder & Group CEO

The Group

Partnership

When it comes to HR recruitment, you’re in safe hands with Oakleaf Partnership. Since 2005, we have been successfully placing people into jobs across every HR discipline, in every sector imaginable. Yet we’re still as approachable as ever. For clients and candidates alike, we’re more than just experts. We’re trusted advisors.

Executive Search

Oakleaf Executive was established to serve the increasing demand for outstanding customer service and delivery. We have an unparalleled reach, both UK and globally, across all industry sectors and HR functions.

Total Rewards Search

Understanding and delivering on the unique requirements of each brief in the field of Compensation & Benefits takes both a hands-on and strategic approach. We don’t believe in separating the candidate management and client management aspects of our search.

Technology, Change & Transformation

Oakleaf Technology, Change and Transformation is a specialist recruitment agency, partnering with organisations to provide innovative solutions to finding diverse talent specific to Technology, Change and Transformative agendas.  With our deep understanding of the market and passion for finding talent, we are able to provide the right solution both to contract and permanent opportunities.

Global Offices

Years History

Consultants

Brands

Our People

Richard Colgan

Richard Colgan

Founder & Group CEO

Oakleaf Group

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Amy Morris

Amy Morris

UK Managing Director

Oakleaf Partnership

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Simon Hunt

Simon Hunt

US Managing Director

Oakleaf Partnership

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Jamie Newton

Jamie Newton

Managing Director

Oakleaf Total Rewards Search

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Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Managing Director

Oakleaf Technology, Change & Transformation

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James Brice-Wallis

James Brice-Wallis

Chief Financial Officer

Oakleaf Group

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Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans

Chief Operating Officer

Oakleaf Group

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Karl Helliwell

Karl Helliwell

Head of Brand

Oakleaf Group

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Our Values

A Community

We care deeply about working collaboratively with our colleagues and customers to build lasting partnerships.

Courageous

We have the moral courage to always do the right thing, standing by our principles and challenging the status quo.

Authentic

We embrace individual differences and encourage the freedom to express our opinions and be who we are.

Respectful

We are professional at all times and our behaviours will always make our colleagues and customers feel welcome and comfortable.

Ambitious

We will always challenge ourselves to deliver our goals with vigour and enthusiasm.