We believe our attention to detail and our rigorous approach means that we ensure sourced candidates are of the highest calibre. This means you do not waste time on the selection process and we get testimonials complimenting our service, which we are extremely proud of. We have provided just a few on the website and also links to our clients websites. Please read them but if you want more detail please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to assist.

Hibernian Football Club

This was my first time working with the McGarry Partnership, who came highly recommended and exceeded expectations in our search for a new high calibre CFO.  Charles took time to understand our business needs and future strategy and produced a number of excellent candidates, each of whom we would have been very happy to appoint.  From the start to the end of the search process, Charles was attentive and attracted candidates closely matching our specification in a discrete and effective manner. Ron Gordon (Executive ChairmanHibernian FC)

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity

Charles has been hugely helpful in reshaping the Charity's governance, leading the searches for the appointment of the CEO, the Chair and four additional Trustees. He took time to understand the ethos and the culture of the Charity and as a result, we appointed very high calibre individuals who have significantly enhanced its profile and governance. Charles is an ongoing source of market knowledge and intelligence and we would not hesitate to use him again in future searches for executive or non-executive roles. Lindsay Gardiner (Chair of Trustees – Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity)

The McGarry Partnership was tasked with the brief of recruiting a new Chief Executive for the Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity, formerly the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, as well as my own successor as Chairman of the Charity. They put a lot of excellent work into these commissions, both visibly and behind the scenes, and undoubtedly did us a great service by attracting outstanding candidates of the highest calibre to lead the Charity into the very exciting next phase of its development”. David Reith (Chairman and Head of Private Clients – Lindsays Solicitors)

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Smith & McLaurin

I have worked with Charles over many years, most recently on a Chief Executive appointment for an leading specialist manufacturer where I am Chairman. This was a complex assignment crucial to our UK & international development strategy & Charles was able to attract a number of high calibre candidates from throughout the UK. He is extremely well networked, rigorous & professional in his approach, so I have no hesitation in recommending The McGarry Partnership to others. Allan McLaughlin (Chairman - Smith & McLaurin Ltd)

Spirit Aerosystems

We have recently completed Executive Search work for Spirit Aerosystems and they are happy to provide a testimonial.

Johnston Press

I have worked with Charles as a client and as a candidate over many years, during my time at both ScottishPower and Johnston Press, regarding functional, divisional and main board director search assignments.  This included my own appointment as a non-executive to the board of Johnston Press.  I have always found Charles to be well connected, insightful and professional and I would have no hesitation in strongly recommending him. Ian Russell (Chairman - Johnston Press plc)

Artemis Investment Management

Recruiting senior individuals for us in both Edinburgh and London, Charles has carried out a number of executive searches for Artemis over many years, recruiting senior executives for us in Finance, Risk, IT and Operations. Most recently, and following an extensive national search, The McGarry Partnership recruited my own successor as COO in London. Mark Murray (Senior Partner – Artemis Investment Management)

Aberdeen Standard Investments

I worked with the McGarry Partnership to recruit a specialist oversight Manager into the Aberdeen Standard Investments CASS team. What greatly impressed me was the time Charles spent with our leadership team to understand the key skills and type of individual required. Given the specialised nature of the role and scarcity of knowledge within the marketplace, Charles exceeded my expectations by identifying a number of shortlisted individuals, all of whom met our requirements. This demonstrated not only Charles’ understanding of our needs, but also his ability to identify and attract quality candidates, so I have no hesitation in recommending the McGarry Partnership. Steven Latto (Head of Regulatory Oversight & Reporting – Aberdeen Standard Investments).

Winder Power Group

I have known Charles for almost twenty years both as a candidate and an employer. Charles is easily the best recruitment professional I have worked with. He is highly professional, works really hard at understanding his brief and makes sure the candidates he puts forward match his clients’ requirements. He is great fun to work with and incredibly perceptive around people. When I have a senior role to fill I never go to any other recruiter. Charles and The McGarry Partnership are to be very highly recommended. Laurence MacKenzie (Chief Executive - Winder Power Group)

Saudi Ericsson

"I first met Charles in 2007 when I was recruiting a Finance Director for Ericsson’s joint venture company in Saudi Arabia. I was immediately impressed by his energy for the task & his interest in & knowledge of the market. It was not just a simple finance executive position, the background & personality of the individual to fit into the company & culture was paramount. Charles’ international network & research made the search more focused & we quickly found an ideal candidate. Since then we’ve worked on a number of other opportunities where Charles’ detailed knowledge of the Middle East has proved very fruitful. ”  David Howarth (ERP Project Manager – Zahid Group)

Edinburgh Partners

Charles has been a trusted recruitment advisor for many years and I have worked with him as a candidate, then as a client, during my time at Edinburgh Partners, Brewin Dolphin and Franklin Templeton. He knows the financial services sector well and has provided incisive support and advice at crucial times regarding strategic senior appointments, including Finance and Human Resources roles. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending The McGarry Partnership to anyone for any senior position. Sam Bleakney (Finance Director - Edinburgh Partners)


I have worked with Charles for more 20 years, on senior financial, corporate development, technical and commercial searches in the UK and internationally. This has included filling senior sales, technical and European business development director roles in the UK and Germany, involving extensive international research, during my time as Chief Executive at CGI International and Pyroguard. Charles is thorough, responsive and attentive, so I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the McGarry Partnership to any other company seeking to fill a key senior role. David Jolliffe (former Chief Executive - Pyroguard)

Pelican Rouge Group

I have known Charles for many years. His most recent brief was to find a Finance Director for the strategically important French subsidiary of an international business services group of which I was CFO. He quickly identified and approached the successful candidate who had previously fulfilled a similar role in a business in the same sector in France. The recruitment process was very rapid and efficient and the candidate was able to start within a month. Charles has a strong international network and I was very satisfied with the process and the resulting appointment. Brian Mackie (Chief Operating Officer - First Milk).

Tullis Russell

Charles has worked with Tullis Russell for many years and is a trusted business partner. He has a deep understanding of our business, it's international markets and customers and has been consistently able to use this to find high performing individuals who fit our distinctive Employee Ownership culture. Chris Parr (Chief Executive Officer - Tullis Russell).