Latest news from Directorbank

20 February 2024

Announcing the loss of a wonderful team member

Company announcement: 

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear colleague, Mike Avis, passed away on Monday 12th February 2024 after a short illness.

Mike was such a great member of the Directorbank team, a true gentleman and a friend. His warmth, kindness and empathy will be greatly missed by all of us, as well as his sense of humour, positivity and infectious, booming laugh.

Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.






Rest in peace Mavis!


11 December 2023

Directorbank ranked as a top search firm in Germany

Directorbank ranked as a top search firm in the ‘Private Equity’ category in the annual survey of Germany’s best Search Consultants …

The team at Directorbank are both grateful and proud to have been ranked again as one of the top search firms in the ‘Private Equity’ category in the annual survey of Germany’s best Search Consultants by Wirtschaftswoche, the German business magazine.

Together with our very recent listing in the Financial Times’ survey of the UK’s leading recruiters, in which Directorbank stood out across four categories, this demonstrates our good position in both the UK and DACH markets.

We are delighted by the news and would like to thank all our clients for their trust in us.  We look forward to working with you all – clients old and new – throughout 2024 and will continue to go the extra mile in bringing exceptional people together that can make a real difference to business performance.

6 November 2023

Directorbank named as one of the UK’s leading recruiters

Directorbank has been identified as one of the UK’s leading recruiters by the Financial Times and their research partner Statista … 

The Financial Times and Statista recently launched a survey among peers, clients and candidates to identify the most highly recommended recruitment consultancies in the UK. It was through this process that Directorbank stood out.

From an initial sample pool of 7,000 UK recruiters, just 154 firms have been rated across 13 categories with a Gold, Silver or Bronze status awarded, depending on the number and strength of recommendations received.

Directorbank has been given a SILVER award in 4 categories:

1. Executive Search
2. Business & Professional Service
3. Engineering & Industry
4. High Tech & IT

We are delighted to have been recognised for the quality of our work, and honoured to have been listed amongst the most eminent names in the Executive Search industry.

Our thanks and appreciation go to our clients and candidates who recommended us.

To read the special report, click here:

21 August 2023

Mid-Year Review 2023

Mid-year review – activity and highlights.

As we’ve crossed the half way point of 2023, we’d like to share an overview of our activity from the first six months of the year.

Since our last update in early January, we have seen a sustained demand for high quality CFO’s together with a gradual increase in CEO mandates. This has been offset by the continued dampening of demand at Chair level which we sense is driven by the relative paucity of new deals in the PE market. Otherwise, trading has been steady with no material change across sector or UK region. What may appear to be an increase in UK activity when compared to Germany is simply a consequence of our own increase in headcount in our UK consulting team.

Beyond assignment work, our directors hosted 5 networking events across London, Manchester, Birmingham and Frankfurt including a Retail & Consumer sector event with KPMG and our annual PE Dinner in Germany.

Throughout the second half of the year, we remain focused on high quality outcomes for our mid-market clients as well as delivering a further 8 events for our PE clients and Board-level candidates.


Mid-Year Review 2023_Click here to view