We are a highly focused search boutique working in three niche sectors: Pharmaceutical Technology, Commercial Education, and Innovation in Education

We provide detailed, sector specific insights to help inform our trusted partners’ hiring strategies. People and Progress are our passion and everything we do is based on our experience of approximately two decades of operation within these complex sectors.

We are proud to support three industries that are fundamental to the improvement of our planet, through the development of new ground-breaking drugs, or through driving the democratisation of knowledge.

Industry Expertise

Our constantly updated market insight, based on over 20 years of consistent, focused and successful support of critical areas, enables us to source the right individuals for our clients and to articulate their propositions in detail, with professionalism. As a global boutique, we support our clients across Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific, and they range from pre-revenue startups in CTMS through to the largest and most established players in eCOA, Imaging and RTSM. Our customers are predominantly rapidly expanding, PE-backed businesses including those at the leading edge of technology in AI, DCT to RBQM.
We have supported Commercial Education organisations to deliver outstanding student and business outcomes for well over 15 years. Our clients are predominantly PE-backed, rapidly scaling, international businesses at the leading edge of education across EdTech, Higher Education, K12 and Education Services sectors. We have a proven history of not only securing market leading talent within the sector, but also being able to identify those who can successfully pivot into it from other sectors. At Spencer Group, we are proud to support a sector of such significant international growth and impact.
In a sector dramatically reshaped by emerging technologies, Spencer Group's Innovation in Education practice leads at the forefront of digital and tech leadership. We partner with world-leading clients, bringing deep commercial nous and longstanding expertise to meet the evolving demands of Higher Education institutions, Business Schools, and EdTech companies, and facilitating the realisation of their educational and organisational ambitions. Innovation in Education identifies and secures top-tier, cross-sector talent, adept at navigating the distinct complexities of university contexts and the commercial EdTech landscape, enabling dynamic transformation and success.

An unrivalled global network of partnerships with the most respected players in Pharmaceutical and Education Sectors


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Leadership Team

Julian Minett

Alex Sawyer

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