Studies have indicated that ineffective packaging has led to 75% of packaged products failing to earn £6m in the first year of being sold.

From boxes to cans, pouches to bottle caps. Irving Knight has a network which spans the whole of the packaging space and includes experts in every segment of packaging.


We pride ourselves on finding the needle in the haystack.

Recruiting in a single industry enables us to continue to learn more about the packaging space and to develop our connections in the market. That is how we are able to find the ‘unicorns’ that other recruiters can’t. Knowing where to search for the most relevant talent gives us a head-start in providing fast results.


Building relationships is absolutely key for long term growth.

When we partner with companies, we are in it for the long term. The more we can learn about you, your products and culture, the easier that we can seamlessly fit in to your hiring process. Acting in a consultative manner rather than a transactional way, is where we excel, helping to provide insight into the talent pool compare to partners’ expectations.

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Case Study

Being the fifth recruiter to be engaged on a search and providing the only relevant candidates.

I spoke with a medium size packaging company regarding a role they had had open for two months. They had worked with four other recruiters who had provided them 0 relevant candidates for their remote facility.

Case Study

Being the fifth recruiter to be engaged on a search and providing the only relevant candidates.

We discussed their requirements and within a week I had sent over a shortlist of three candidates who were all interviewed. Two of them made it through to final stage and we had an offer accepted immediately.

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.

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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.