Eton Bridge Partners Included In The London Stock Exchange’s “1,000 Companies To Inspire Britain”


Trust, Spirit and Excellence are the values that have underpinned the success of Eton Bridge Partners in the decade since the company was established in 2010.

They also inspired a resilient performance in the face of the considerable challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the far-reaching measures taken to confront it, during 2020.

Eton Bridge Partners’ purpose is to build great teams that drive business performance. Working from offices in Windsor and London, the company has a global reach.

It delivers consistently outstanding results in permanent executive search and interim management for businesses in a broad range of sectors that need to recruit and retain the very best talent at senior level.

Now its success has been recognised by the company’s inclusion in the London Stock Exchange’s prestigious list of “1,000 companies to inspire Britain”.

At the heart of Eton Bridge Partners’ burgeoning reputation is a values-based culture that permeates every level of the business, as well as its relationships with clients and candidates.

That culture also created an environment of goodwill, positivity and mutual support through 2020.

The company decided early in the first lockdown not to participate in the Government’s furlough scheme. As Ashton Ward, managing partner, explained:

“Carrying on and paying our employees as normal meant we could keep them engaged, keep the wheels of our business turning, maintain our personal relationships with our executive network and look after each other.

“It was absolutely the right decision. I could not be prouder of our fantastic team.”

Eton Bridge Partners is hugely respected for its success in finding suitable candidates for permanent and interim C-level positions in areas including finance, law, HR and technology.

Its culture and collaborative approach have empowered a host of deep long-term relationships with large privately owned, FTSE100, FTSE250 and AIM-listed organisations, private equity funds and portfolio businesses.

The development and maintenance of those relationships, allied to the use of cutting-edge methodologies, are key to the understanding both of clients and the relevant talent pools that lead to fruitful search processes.

Eton Bridge Partners pivoted quickly in 2020 to embrace new technologies and working practices. It administered multiple successful recruitment processes that involved no face-to-face engagement at all.

Regular internal communications and meetings moved online and there was a strong internal focus on supporting the mental health of team-mates. Colleagues stepped up and took part in socials and fund-raising initiatives.

Clients and executive contacts have also benefited from virtual events such as wine tastings, and webinars which have bolstered Eton Bridge Partners’ reputation as thought leaders and subject matter experts.

The effect has been a positive experience that strengthened the authentic relationships - both internal and external - that set Eton Bridge Partners apart.

During 2020, the company increased its headcount by 10 per cent, while turnover has recovered to somewhere very near pre-Covid-19 levels.

Ashton Ward added:

“The care, consideration and support for each other have shone throughout. We are optimistic about what comes next and are ready to play our part in the recovery - and to help our clients do the same.”

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