“Recruitment in EdTech is often a gamble. To do it effectively requires a good understanding of the business and the context to help set expectations and match cultures. I have worked with TSG for many years now in a couple of organisations. I have found that the time they take to understand our market and team, help shape the role and then drive prospective candidates is invaluable. They feel as though they are part of my senior team, giving high level market insight and intelligence freely. I value their relationship.”

Justin Reilly, Impero Software, CEO

“The Spencer Group secured three experienced secondary school transformation individuals who have been performing strongly since being in post. The process was rigorous, exhaustive and the team adhered to the sensitivities of the roles at all times. These roles were imperative to help drive and uplift the Trust and the academic outcomes of our students. Through The Spencer Group’s knowledge and expertise of the K12 education space, we were very pleased with the outcome. As such, we will continue to partner with them in the future.”

Julian Drinkall, General Manager of Aga Khan Schools, former CEO of Academies Enterprise Trust

“Sannam S4 has been through a really exciting business transformation since mid 2020 which required us to appoint a new Global Managing Director based in Singapore and an Executive Director for the UK/EU for our education business. Both of these roles were fulfilled successfully, at the first attempt by Julian Minett and the Spencer Group. What I particularly appreciated working with Julian and his team is that you are not just entering an executive search exercise, but you are going on a professional development, sector insight and highly strategic process. The holistic value proposition Julian and his team offer is genuinely unrivalled and has had a hugely positive impact on Sannam S4. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Julian Minett and the Spencer Group for the accolades they deserve.”

Adrian Mutton, Sannam S4, Founder & CEO

“Spencer Group have taken an immense amount of care and time to really understand our schools and Group, and we have greatly valued their advice and insights into the market. The calibre of candidates has received has been exceptional, especially considering this is such a niche project.”

Rowan Bell, Wellington College China, Group Senior HR Director

“The Spencer Group is a first-rate head-hunter in education. I have always found the team to be knowledgeable about the sector, extremely well connected, highly professional and focussed on value for money. The quality of candidates we have successfully appointed is testimony to Spencer Group’s professionalism.”

Mark Anderson, Chair of London Metropolitan University, former Interim CEO of Higher Education Partners

“We hired The Spencer Group to assist us with the recruitment of a seasoned Sales and Marketing Director. The attention to detail around the brief, breadth of candidates brought forward for consideration and efficiency of the process was truly impressive. The Spencer Group kept the candidates interested and warm as we went through our internal deliberations. We ended up hiring an excellent candidate who we expect will drive our performance to new levels.”

Geoff Webster, Former Managing Director of CEG Digital

“I’ve known Spencer Group for most of their 20 year history and have had excellent experience with them both as a candidate and as a client. I’m always impressed by their vast knowledge of the Education sector and a significant understanding of the client expectations. Throughout each stage of the process, I find the team very open and keen to understand the exact details of the role and expectations, and spend a lot of time ensuring a good cultural fit. Julian and the team provide outstanding service and the Spencer Group has played a significant role in building a strong and successful team for several organisations I’ve worked with.”

Mike Bartlett, Sannam S4, Global Managing Director

“This is my third time working with Spencer Group. Each time the process has been incredibly smooth and the communication excellent. All of the staff go out of their way to ensure you are fully informed and briefed at every stage. They make themselves available when you need them – 7 days a week from early until late. They are always at the end of a phone or email. As well as making sure you are informed and ready for each stage of the process, they provide you with speedy and constructive feedback to help you move forward. As a Sales and Marketing Director in a service industry, I understand the importance of great customer service and in exceeding your customers’ expectations. The Spencer Group are client centric and have always overachieved my expectations. If Spencer Group was a restaurant it would have Michelin stars.”

Greg Patton, CEG Digital, Sales and Marketing Director