Trusted Advisors in Executive Search & Selection, Talent Management and Business Consulting

Moon Consulting know that high performing businesses rely on effective leadership, trust and cohesion. We build long-term relationships with businesses to secure the high-performance candidates needed to excel in today's market conditions by identifying your needs, finding the right talent and integrating leaders into your company.

Moon Consulting work closely with your business to ensure that candidates have the skills, experience and behaviours to match your commercial objectives and company culture. We use a wide range of expert search techniques such as Search & Selection, our unique Network Search and precision Advertising to find the best talent even in niche markets.

Moon Consulting has extensive expertise and knowledge of the executive recruitment market, an active standing in the business community and a proven and impressive track record of delivery. We understand that there are times when highlighting and promoting your brand can be an integral part of a recruitment programme while in other situations, the use of a non-disclosure agreement and a confidential search is more appropriate. We are happy to discuss a bespoke solution to design the level of service that meets your recruitment expectations.

You can find details of our services below, along with testimonials from some of Moon Consulting's satisfied clients.


Search & Selection

Search and Selection is at the heart of Moon Consulting's service, using dedicated recruiters to confidentially target individual candidates for your vacancy.

Our in house researchers can identify and approach a pre-approved list of candidates from tailored sectors and businesses to find the right candidates to match your business needs. We also target candidates who are not actively registered in the job market. Moon Consulting have experience of successful searches in the UK and internationally.



Advertising your recruitment campaign in national media, trade publications and digital channels can dramatically improve visibility and response rates for your vacancy.

Moon Consulting can manage your advertising by writing high-quality branded or anonymous copy and promoting through our carefully selected print and digital media partners. We work closely with you to determine the copy, costs and recommended media channels that result in maximum response rates for your vacancy.



We know that cultural fit is just as important as knowledge and skills when hiring a board-level candidate. Moon Consulting can provide Behavioural Profiling for your final short list to ensure their behaviours and attitudes match your company's.

We deliver and evaluate psychometric behavioural profiling tests through the Drake P3 system. Candidates complete a profile that covers their behaviours and attitudes, along with how these change when they are at work. We then match the candidates to the job profile and provide sample interview questions to cover behaviour issues.


Network Search

Our unique and extensive Network Search examines the profiles of over 14,000 high-calibre, pre-registered, fully vetted candidates on the Moon Consulting database and within our massive professional networks.

These candidates have all been in contact with us within the last three years. We can also provide a 'Talent Management' service, where we proactively develop a databank of skills and talent that relate specifically to a client's people strategy.



In addition to our comprehensive recruitment services, Moon Consulting also provides a variety of business support consultancy options.

Our network of associate partners enable us to provide comprehensive business consultancy services covering Finance, Human Resources support, Professional Support and coaching for Executives, Brand Development, Sales and Marketing, Strategic Leadership and Organisational Learning.



Investing in the skills of your team is essential to securing competitive advantage. Moon Consulting offer a range of bespoke developmental workshops for both candidates and clients.

Our development sessions can be delivered on a 1-2-1 basis or in group workshops. These include: CV Writing support, Interview skills, Career counselling clinics, Out-placement support, Networking skills, Executive Coaching and Understanding the job market

Read some testimonials from our varied and satisfied customer base

It has always been very positive working with Moon Consulting and we have a business relationship covering some 15 years. Whenever we have recruitment needs, Moon Consulting have a strong grasp of the requirements and depth of knowledge to supply the right candidate. They are very active in the South West business community.

Martin Lyne, Managing Director, Alexandra Workwear

I chose to use Moon Consulting after a recommendation by a Private Equity contact to recruit the head of our Banking Relationship Division. They were professional, well connected and concerned to listen carefully to a brief.

Adam Tavener, Chairman, Clifton Asset Management

Moon Consulting are known for being the ‘top-end' of recruitment. They are very well respected and highly regarded within the region.
In my opinion what makes Moon unique is their determination to break new ground and move businesses forward. You can see this in the events and workshops that they run, many of which I have attended. I know Vanessa very well from the work we do together as trustees at Spike Island, Vanessa has now been a friend / colleague of mine for many years.

John Hirst, Operations Director, Destination Bristol Enews

Moon Consulting are always professional and knowledgeable. Vanessa has built a very capable team who have in depth knowledge of who’s who in South West Business

Clive Hetherington, Area Director, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Moon have a very flexible and entrepreneurial style. They take time to understand a business and identify their main issues. They screen their candidates at a first interview before sending them to the client, which increases the chances of a close fit between client and candidate. Moon Consulting also have a large network and support the business community with joint projects such as the NED Network with TLT Solicitors

Graham Miller, Chairman, Sutton Harbour Holdings

I have worked with Moon Consulting for over four years and during that time Vanessa has assisted in sourcing high quality candidates for positions that we were unable to source via our in house resourcing team due to the specific demands of the role and scarcity of candidates in the marketplace. These include: an Operations Director, Audit Manager and interim Finance Controller. In all of these engagements I have found Vanessa to be extremely approachable and professional and she has always understood the requirements of the role and the importance of obtaining a cultural fit within the organisation. All candidates put forward have been of a high calibre and the subsequent appointments have been successful with the individuals appointed delivering the requirements of the position and building strong internal relationships.

Dan Jones, Human Resources Director at Tribal Group

Moon Consulting are very active in the business community and very well connected. They probably have the second best black book apart from Business West!

Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West

Moon Consulting and the Quoted Companies Alliance work in partnership to provide the QCA Search Service which offers recruitment services to our members. Both organisations have built sound reputations based on delivering tailored services for members and clients, which is why we chose to collaborate on a bespoke executive recruitment service for senior board members in the UK. The QCA Search Service offering is absolutely confidential, discrete and tailored to each individual or company scenario.

Tim Ward, Chief Executive, Quoted Companies Alliance

Moon Consulting can be relied upon to come up with a range of good candidates for both senior management roles across all functions as well as non-executive director options. They are a highly regarded local team, well connected and above all fun people.

Richard Green, Non-Executive Director and former Chairman of August Equity LLP

Vanessa is enormously experienced and is always very open, helpful and approachable. I have sought her career advice a number of times over the years and found her very supportive. I respect how she has built Moon Consulting into a successful brand and business.

Chris Jones, Head of Aerospace, Cyient (June 2013)

I have returned to Moon Consulting several times since first meeting Vanessa Moon and have always been very pleased with their performance. In my most recent recruitment of a Group Financial Controller for a London-based, AIM listed company Simon Quinn, Senior Executive Search Consultant worked diligently both in searching & screening, and in providing support to ensure the appointment of the right candidate.

Moon’s understanding of the role requirements and their access to a range of suitable candidates has served well in this London recruitment, as well as others in the South West and Wales.

Roger Humm Portfolio Non Exec / Finance Director

My personal experience has been very positive. I have found staff to be very helpful and friendly. I think the personal touch remains very important, being well connected approachable and open to constructive feedback.

Caroline Duckworth, Chief Executive, Quartet Community Foundation

Moon Consulting placed me in my current role. They are highly competent, have a great network and made the whole process comfortable and enjoyable.

Chris How, Chief Executive, Swallowfield plc

UNIT4 Business Software limited has engaged Moon Consulting on a number of successful senior appointments. My personal experience with Moon Consulting related to a vacancy for a Financial Controller within my team. I have found working with Moon Consulting and in particular Vanessa Moon an easy and professional process.

Vanessa has taken the time to understand the role, the business and more importantly the culture to help provide solid candidates. The recruitment process was completed on-time and to spec and the individual recruited has been a valuable addition to the finance team. I would be happy to recommend Moon Consulting recruitment services.

Clare Bishop, Finance Director at UNIT4 Business Software

Moon Consulting have an impressive network and run high profile events in the business community which I have attended and enjoyed.

Phil Cotton, South Chairman KPMG

Moon Consulting have worked with AgustaWestland in the past and our working relationship has been very positive. More recently, I know Vanessa Moon, Director of Moon Consulting, from my work with the CBI, where she came across very well. This positive impression is also shared by other Members of the South West CBI Council.

Graham Cole, Chairman, AgustaWestland