WHO ARE WE

Who Are We?

Established in 1997, we are an exceptionally proactive executive search consultancy specialising in strategic PR and communications roles. Acting as trusted advisors to our clients, our network is unrivalled.

We are dedicated to securing the industry’s best strategic communications professionals, the top 5% performers, without wasting your precious time.

Our expert knowledge of the sector and bespoke approach helps to shape exciting careers for Directors of Comms, Heads of Comms/Media/Investor Relations, PR Managers to agency CEOs, MDs, Directors, Associates and Account Directors.

Partnering with us exclusively ensures you hire one of our professionals 95% of the time and fast, which means that you can get back to doing your job - growing your business.


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I partner with a select number of CEOs, Heads of Marketing & Comms and Corporate PR Agency heads to build high performing comms teams and have done so for over 17 years. What sets me apart from other executive search consultants is my unrivalled network, expert knowledge of the industry and a very thorough approach.

I’m passionate about shaping great careers, more than happy to offer advice and have supported hundreds of comms professionals to climb the ranks to board level.

Sarah Leembruggen
Managing Director
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I work with the best candidates in the corporate and financial communications industry to secure desirable roles that match their career ambitions. I take my time to thoroughly understand what our candidates are looking to achieve in the next steps of their career and advise them on how to achieve these goals. I stay in touch with candidates regularly to make sure I’m up-to-date with their job search requirements.

If you are thinking about your next move and would like the benefits of my expertise, please get in touch.

Canace Wong
Executive Search Associate
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With a background in PR, and more recently office management, I support the team with all the day to day initiatives. I use my organisation and communication skills to help ensure the logistics of searches and marketing projects are delivered as efficiently as possible alongside Fiona.

Amanda Viner
Office Manager & PA
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I share our expert industry knowledge. From keeping PR and Comms pros up to date on salary trends with findings from our annual survey, to providing thought leadership from industry figureheads, to strengthening our digital presence, The Works Search has a wealth of information to educate and inform. I also work with Amanda to ensure our clients and candidates are well looked after.

Fiona Bridges
Marketing Manager & PA

International collaboration with PRCC

The Works Search is proud to partner with Düsseldorf-based executive search specialist PRCC Personalberatung. This strategic partnership enables us to offer our clients even more effective cross-border services - including placement of candidates with an international background or filling positions outside the English-speaking world.

PRCC was founded in 2010 and specialises in communication and marketing. The company supports employers and employees during changes - through headhunting, interim placement, outplacement and qualification.

Managing Partners Philip Müller and Thomas Lüdeke know communication first-hand. Before founding PRCC Personalberatung, they worked as communication consultants themselves and got to know various industries and disciplines in great depth.

Our international partner is active throughout Europe and is known for its deep understanding of the industry. PRCC is well connected with people who have a contemporary understanding of communication and leadership. The consultancy has brought together leaders with this mind and skillset in the Modern Leaders initiative.