WELCOME TO FIRST FLIGHT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
First Flight is the only UK search and selection agency to specialise in recruiting Chairs and Non-Executive Directors - this is all we do!
We work across all sectors and all company sizes. Our clients include AIM listed and FTSE SmallCap companies, growth companies, mutuals, family-owned companies, Investment Trusts, not-for-profit organisations, UK subsidiaries of multinationals and EIS/VC/PE-backed companies.
First Flight has successfully completed over 175 Non-Executive Director and Chair assignments.
We provide a rigorous, transparent and cost-effective NED recruitment service based on:
- Specialist knowledge of the Non-Executive Director role and Corporate Governance;
- The largest and most diverse UK database of high-calibre, "business-savvy" Non Execs - 7,000 registered candidates selected from over 45,000 CVs submitted to us;
- A determination to look beyond 'the usual suspects';
- Tried and tested, competency-based selection techniques to ensure you get the best Non Execs;
- Affordable, predominantly success-based fees;
- Fast turnarounds when required.
To see how this works in practice, please read what our clients say about our work on our Client Testimonials and Case Studies pages. Alternatively click here to watch a video introduction to First Flight from its MD, Chris Spencer-Phillips, or read our Overview
You can also download a free copy of our Chair & NED Guidelines for advice on search, selection and remuneration of Non-Executive Directors (endorsed by ShareSoc, the UK Private Shareholders association).
Please let us know if your company would like us to explain how we can help with your Non Exec recruitment or click here
To apply for one of our roles all you have to do is register with us. This is completely free and we guarantee that we will not pass on your CV to a client without your permission. Further details are in our Candidate Section.
Please note that we have no connection to any company that charges candidates for access to NED roles, and we advise candidates to be extremely sceptical about such organisations.
We actively encourage first time Non Execs, and run Non-Executive Director Learning Workshops for those who want to learn more about the NED role and its responsibilities.
All our 2013 Workshops were over-subscribed. Our 2014 Non Exec Workshops will be held at Regent's University on Thursday 20 March & Wednesday 15 October 2014 - to get more information, read the feedback from our previous Workshops &/or download a booking form, please go to our Non Exec training page