The global chemicals market is expected to grow from $3340.32 billion in 2020 to $3728.43 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.6%.

Our dedication to building out Chemicals companies is second to none. We focus on supporting the growth of CASE, F&L and the wider Chemicals market.


Innovative & forward thinking

The Chemicals industry engages with a multitude of interlinking segments, creating a complex central business. The world’s speciality chemicals supply is produced by a complex industry which supports many other sectors, varying widely from construction to energy, food and drink to pharmaceuticals. With continual industry-wide shifts and changes, and the ever-growing future of expansion, there is pressure on the Chemicals industry to match in innovation. We’re invested in supporting companies through those changes, and keeping up to date with an excellent talent pool.


The goal is longevity

Much like the Chemicals industry, our success comes from never resting on our laurels. Even though we have a large network and resources to simplify global recruitment, we never stop networking and treat every assignment like it’s our very first. Our passion is rooted in creating a better future for everyone, by building teams we help do this is many ways, improving careers, improving Chemical and F&L teams, improving the technology and products created and ultimately helping to create a better future for all.

Specialisms A-Z

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.

Explore retained search


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.