The CDMO and CRO market is valued at $210 billion in 2021 with expectations to exceed $311 billion by 2026.

Our reputation within the CRO/CDMO space is exceptional.We've supported a range of industry-leading multinationals and high growth start-ups.


Creating strong relationships within the CDMO and CRO space.

The CDMO and CRO space is constantly driving for new and exciting developments. We want to be a part of the incredible work that goes into innovative companies, and so we’re invested in supporting their growth. Our extensive network and market knowledge ensures we are able to thrive under our client’s tight timelines resulting in a fast and effective service.


We deliver the best talent solutions.

With our consultants holding biomedical educations, our own curiosity in the market means we learn all the latest developments and engage within the industry to understand the current trends. Our personal knowledge of the industry itself means we’re constantly on the look out to be having more conversations about all things CDMO and CRO. This has led us to make frequent placements in the specialisms below.

Specialisms A-Z

An Introduction to CDMO/CRO by Dylon Allsopp.

Case Study

Building out a strategic senior leadership teams to expedite global presence

Our clients were an already well established and respected CDMO due to their capabilities and the quality of service. Their struggle was breaking through into a previously neglected geographical territory and finding the right candidates to do so without losing them to alternate offers. Through Irving Knight’s exceptional candidate relationships, we were able to build out the strategic commercial team, resulting in exponential territory growth this year.

Case Study

Building out a strategic senior leadership teams to expedite global presence

When it comes to bespoke approach, allowing us to deliver finding the high-performers of tomorrow, theres no one-size-fits-all solution. We make every search personal, diverse and provide an individual unrivalled experience.

Direct Contact

One point of contact. It creates a smooth, success-driven process.

To deliver the best executive search solution, we work closely with the hiring manager to better understand the organisation and it's culture. Having one dedicated recruiter and one point of contact ensures a smooth process from start to finish.

Explore approach


360° talent mapping. Presenting the best candidates first time round.

We thoroughly map out a market and identify all possible matches for the specific position, as well as reciting notification when a new candidate becomes avaliable. Upon request, we can provide an overview of the market and movements within it.

Find an expert


Adopting a tailored approach to executive search.

Our team at Irving Knight view global executive search from an alternative perspective. Utilising a wealth of market knowledge and vast industry connections, we deliver an unrivalled experience for both clients and candidates alike. As a team of talented recruitment professionals, we trust that our deep understanding of the intricacies that each market entails takes us one step further.

Explore approach

Delivering the best results

Over 80% of our searches are conducted under the retained model allowing us to conduct a meticulous and comprehensive service.

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We've filled 96% of the roles that we have engaged with on an exclusive basis.


Our CV Sent to Interview ratio across all searches engaged on in the last 12 months.


94% of our clients say they would use our services again on another assignment.