First Executive Recruitment is part of the F1rst Group Solutions Ltd portfolio. Owned and operated by Director, Sharon Seville (Fellow IRP)

Search and Selection is Sharon’s specialism, with a focus on Executive Recruitment within Manufacturing and Engineering across the UK and Europe.

As the market tightens and the skills gap widen Sharon’s retained clients see the real value in her specialist offering. She works solely on a retained basis with all her clients, providing full and dedicated recruitment support to Senior Directors and Board members within select companies. Sharon works collaboratively and is therefore able to make a proven and real difference to the success of her clients Senior and Executive recruitment requirements.

With an impressive track record of success, Sharon has filtered her unique brand of customer-centric positioning across all the F1rst Group Divisions. This has created a strong culture and excellent retention and repeat business rates across the group and built an excellent and consistent reputation for delivery.

A word from Sharon

Delivering results consistently, and putting your business and your future employees at the heart of everything I do, is a priority.

A true Consultant in every sense of the word and proud to say I have never failed to deliver a recruitment need at senior level.

Being honest and believing I can deliver for you is important for us both. This is why, when discussing a project with you, I will let you know if I feel I am the person to help you and your company. Right from the start, I believe this should be the foundation of expectation for any business I’m working and building a relationship with. Trust in me, my knowledge, expertise and skills from the start. It’s the reason many of my clients have been with me for years.

I have also been a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) for over 20 years and have earned fellowship status so that you consistently get the best standards of service delivery. In mid 2022 I was elected to the Board of Directors for the REC, a position I hold in high regard as it allows me to help support and champion the professionalism within our sector.

I am on the Engineering Employer Advisory Board of Trafford College Group, and President of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce for Stockport where I support, connect and champion local business and skills improvement plans across the borough.

My area of expertise and my passion is within Executive Search, with a particular emphasis on Senior Management and Director level appointments specifically within the Manufacturing and Engineering industries. Manufacturing is where I began my career within the recruitment industry before diversifying into other sectors in order to broaden my recruitment knowledge.

Manufacturing and Engineering is a sector that I have always gravitated towards and thoroughly enjoy supporting. The advancements and digitalising technologies are of particular interest and I regularly attend manufacturing conferences and events that showcase the latest trends and advancements so that I can knowledge share with my clients where needed.

So why is this important to you?

Because it means I know my sector, and I know yours. I have an exceptional repeat business rate with my existing clients, an even better retention after probationary period with the people I place, and a 100% success rate when supporting senior level, retained roles.

Knowing who is in the market place, not just those that are on it is where companies and my clients really feel the difference. I can, and do make to their bottom line.

My knowledge, expertise and far reaching network allows me to offer a high calibre, dedicated consultancy service that is focused, thorough and detail orientated so that you spend less time in front of the wrong people and ultimately employ the right ones.

Are you a curious Director and want to know more?

Feel free to contact me. I’m always happy to buy a coffee and pick your expert brains about life in the ‘hot seat’ and your world of senior leadership. It’s how I love to learn….maybe even for the future you! Knowledge is king but let’s face it, you need to see the whites of my eyes and know that all this isn’t just clever marketing hype….I know this because I’d do exactly the same!

Are you a Company Director/Senior Decision Maker feeling the pinch because of missing key personnel for expertise?

Are you fed up of not being able to get home at a respectable time or having to explain to the board why the YTD figures are slipping? Do you need to start looking at where you can gain some quick/profitable returns? Feel free to call, email and connect with me. Again, happy to buy a coffee and have my brains picked this time. Ready when you are…..”

​Sharon Seville
Director, Fellow REC
07775 700 707