Anderson Quigley | Executive Search Firm in London UK

Building better organisations
& life-changing careers

Anderson Quigley is young yet mature, fun yet serious, commercial yet caring. There is no hierarchy at Anderson Quigley – everyone on the team works together towards our aim of building better organisations and life-changing careers through expert delivery to our clients and candidates.  We are ambitious in our vision for growth and looking to expand our team by hiring partners, consultants, researchers and project managers.  We will grow responsibly and sustainably, broadening the sectors we support both in the UK and overseas and importantly remaining focused on our core values – diversity, integrity and hands on project ownership.

Why join AQ?

We believe our employment proposition stands us apart, combining attractive earning potential, a commitment to career development, and a working environment that empowers and enables our team to flourish professionally and personally.

Our vision and the impact we want to have:

A passion to support organisations with a social or civic purpose is a fundamental principle of our business, and a shared aspiration for everyone who works at AQ.

Providing outstanding service; all AQ team members have a passion to deliver a service that is consistently second to none. It’s why we look for individuals who show the highest levels of accountability, who relish autonomy and who take personal ownership of the work they deliver.

Realising potential so we retain the business agility that you rarely find in larger organisations, so we can support and empower our team to act upon their ideas and realise their aspirations.

Forging collaborative partnerships so we can make a difference to people’s lives, and this extends beyond just recruitment. From our partnership with diversity specialist EW Group to support our EDI development to the Rio Ferdinand Foundation to encourage the aspirations and achievement of young people in our communities.

Our roles

We are always looking to grow our team with talented and diverse individuals.
The roles we appoint to are:

  • Partners
  • Consultants
  • Research consultants
  • Business support

To find out more about our roles and opportunities we’d love to start a conversation, please contact us here.


Our business cannot thrive if our team members aren’t supported so our benefits package has been designed to achieve a healthy work/life balance. We place important emphasis on how you can develop your career at AQ, offering continued personal development through training, mentoring and giving our team members every opportunity to be involved in different aspects of business delivery.

Show us your passion for the sectors we serve, show us your commitment to our values and mission, show us you want to be part of our exciting journey and we’ll welcome you into our industry-leading firm.


We offer competitive and generous salaries that are further enhanced by:

Commission scheme

Our fee earning employees are part of the AQ Commission Scheme.


Our non-fee earning employees are eligible for our AQ Annual Discretionary Bonus Scheme.


We will match up to 5% contribution through our private company pension scheme or with our workplace scheme.

Death in service

All employees are part of the AQ death in service insurance cover of 4x base salary.

A healthy work life balance

We want to support our team to manage their work/life balance, so we offer:

  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Your birthday off. Happy Birthday!
  • Additional holiday at 3 and 5 years service
  • Christmas holiday office closure
  • Holiday buy back scheme where employees can opt to buy holiday up to 10 additional days per holiday year.
  • Sabbatical – after 5 years service with AQ employees are entitled to take a 1 month fully paid sabbatical.
  • Charitable work – to support our employees to give back to society, we offer up to 4 days paid leave per year to devote to charitable work.

Health & wellbeing

Private Health Insurance

From day one of employment at AQ staff are eligible to receive private healthcare. Our provider WPA is a dedicated health insurance provider and our cover is comprehensive.

Employee Assistance Programme

As part of our health insurance employees have access to an employee assistance programme that covers support and guidance around emotional wellbeing, healthy lifestyles, legal matters and helping with money management.

Eye Checks

We offer annual eye checks through SpecSavers which entitles employees to a free full eye examination contribution towards the cost of glasses.

Cash back on Health Checks

We will give employees £200 cash back on recognised health checks. Recognised health checks can include Nuffield, Wellwomen or Wellman.

Cycle Scheme & Electric Vehicle Scheme

We offer a cycle scheme which spreads the cost of a bike loan over a one year period as well as an electric vehicle scheme via salary sacrifice.

Mental Health at Work Commitment

In 2023, we signed the Mental Health at Work Commitment.

Developed with the knowledge and expertise of mental health charities, leading employers and trade organisations, the Mental Health at Work Commitment sets out six clear standards based on what best practice has shown is needed to make a difference and better equip employers to create an environment where employees can thrive.

Personal development

Supporting every team member in their professional development and career advancement is important.

EDI training

To support greater learning of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Professional Development Budget

An individual annual budget of £1,000 on recognised training courses.


AQ is a firm that, at its core, places huge value on the wellbeing of our employees and we have a number of forward thinking and important policies which include:

  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policy – To support employees in parenthood our policy covers parental leave with enhanced pay.
  • IVF & Fertility Policy
  • Menopause Policy
  • Domestic Abuse Policy
  • Employee Introduction Incentive – we offer all team members an incentive payment of £1,000 per employee who joins AQ.

Fun stuff

It’s not all work and no play. We like to have a bit of fun too and a few of the events we run each year are:

  • AQ birthday party
  • Summer socials
  • Christmas party
  • Team building days
  • AQ Social Club events and activities

Join us

Speak to us about becoming a member of the team.

Contact us