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Compass Executives named best search firm at 2022 HealthInvestor Awards

June 10, 2022

Compass Recruitment Solutions’ executive search brand, Compass Executives, has won search firm of the year at the 2022 HealthInvestor Awards ceremony.

In the newly created category, HealthInvestor – part of Nexus Media Group – were looking to identify a search firm who could demonstrate outstanding levels of delivery into the private equity backed, and privately owned, health, care and education industries; were able to evidence high levels of first-class customer experience; and support providers, operators and investors with exceptional leadership hires.

The Compass Executives team members who attended the HealthInvestor Awards after winning the Search Firm of the Year category at the HealthInvestor Awards 2022.


About HealthInvestor Awards & feedback from the judges


The HealthInvestor Awards are considered to be the “Oscars” for the independent health, care and education sectors, where an independent panel of industry experts act as judges for determining who is best-in-class for their respective categories. The feedback towards Compass Executives was exemplary:

  • “Unquestionably the go-to search firm for senior appointments across investment-backed and privately-owned independent health, care and education sectors. And an excellent record in 2021.”
  • “Operating at the top of their game.”
  •  “Very well structured, well evidenced, and visually striking presentation. Crisp content showing strong commercial purpose and long-term success. The questions posed were answered in a clear and compelling way. It is easy to understand why candidates become clients and repeat and referred business are such strong features of this firm. Information was presented with exceptional clarity and imagination – and therefore easy to absorb immediately. A model presentation.”
  • “Compass Executives has become synonymous with success, delivering time and again with exceptional word-of-mouth feedback generating high levels of both repeat and referred business.”

Group Managing Director, Sam Leighton-Smith, commented on the success:

“It was very satisfying for our C-suite offering Compass Executives to win the “Search firm of the year” category at the Health Investor awards 2022. The judges comments recognised what was a prolific 12 months in terms of volume, quality and delivery. This is the fourth time we have won such a prestigious award and demonstrates our consistency across several years. I am proud of the team and their continued endeavour and application to ensuring we have the best possible offering to the sector and have no doubts that we will only go from strength to strength in the future.”


Our previous success at the HealthInvestor Awards


Compass Recruitment Solutions has had considerable historic success at the HealthInvestor Awards, winning Recruiter of the Year at the 2017, 2019 and 2021 ceremonies – which incorporated all Compass brands in the category submission. As one of the most revered industry events, the recognition from leaders who have led the businesses we have provided recruitment services for – and their granular understanding of what “best-in-class” looks like, makes the success incredibly humbling.

Huge congratulations to all the Compass Executives team, well-deserved recognition for a fantastic year for the brand.

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