Strategic Sustainability Recruitment & Executive Search Partners

Working across the Sustainability & ESG space, Allen & York consultants are constantly adding to our knowledge of the market and its direction of travel, we understand the nuances of sectors and roles, seeing and reacting to the changes as they happen.

We pride ourselves on being able to support clients by helping them understand all aspects of a project with the most up to date market information; this can be with compensation data, job profile arrangements, hiring process norms and pitfalls and of course a feel for the current and predicted trends within the talent market.

Whilst our 30 years in the sector brings an unrivalled reach, we aim to add value to our clients throughout our engagements beyond the end goals of securing talent.

We’ve made it our business to be at the leading edge of Sustainability & ESG recruitment in an effort to help organisations promote corporate responsibility (CSR), grow the circular economy and develop sustainable business practices in line with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

With the increased focus on the environment and sustainability challenges across the globe, competition for talent in this area continues to rise. That’s why we support hiring across all areas of CSR and Sustainability, including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), Impact Investing and Green Finance, Environmental Management, the Sustainability Supply Chain, and Sustainability Marketing and Communications.

Whether a Director of ESG, Global Head of Sustainability, Sustainability Consultant or Sustainability Analysts and reporting experts, we’ll find you the right person for the role at hand.

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  • Emma Simpson

    People & Culture Director , Gleneagles

    ​Gleneagles appointed Allen & York to support us in the recruitment of our new Sustainability Director in 2023. As this was a new position within Gleneagles we were encouraged by their technical understanding of the role, the candidate market for such specialists and experience in assisting organisations in a similar situation.​ Following a review of shortlisted candidates their opinions as...

  • Denise Aberdour

    HR Assistant , Lane Clark & Peacock LLP

    ​I can highly recommend the A&Y team for their recruitment services. They have successfully filled several roles for us now, always providing a high calibre of candidates. Their professionalism and great communication makes the entire process an enjoyable one. Thomas is a fantastic recruiter, and we look forwarding to working with him again in the future.

  • Natasha Smith

    Recruitment Business Partner , RSK

    ​​Working with Thomas and the team at Allen & York has been a great experience and thoroughly appreciate the effort and dedication to supporting our recruitment needs within RSK. Great communication and industry knowledge and a smooth streamlined process for all parties involved, which has helped us find brilliant candidates who are now well-respected employees in our most challenging and...

  • Matt Armstrong

    Head of Strategy & Digital , British Airways Holidays

    ​Working with Allen & York, and in particular with Lester, has been a very pleasant and productive experience. Lester’s understanding of our requirements was exceptional, resulting in only CVs for applicants that met our brief being forwarded on. Working in partnership with A&Y and using dual branding on adverts also worked really well. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Allen &...

  • David MacArthur

    Founder/Director , MacArthur Green

    ​​Working with A&Y, and Billy Wright in particular, has been a great experience.  Billy took the time to really understand MacArthur Green and the exciting career opportunities that we are able to offer and was excellent at communicating with candidates and quickly moving things on to a positive outcome.

  • Liz Smith

    Talent & Development Manager , RES

    ​​We have worked with Allen & York several times over the last few years and have always found them to be professional and knowledgeable, they have also found us candidates in situations where we have been unable to fill roles via other methods.

  • Group General Counsel

    Group General Counsel , United Group

    Allen & York did a great job helping us to find a sustainability director. They sent us a number of candidates who corresponded to our requirements and had experience in our jurisdictions. They also took into account our comments to better focus the search.Kathryn led the project and we very much enjoyed working with her. Kathryn is extremely hard working,...

  • Agnieszka Lachowicz

    Senior Recruiter , DNV

    ​​Whenever I have a new challenging opening I always think first of Thomas and Allen & York. Why? Because I highly appreciate great communication coming together with the high quality of his recommendations! As a result, lately we filled together another position for Glasgow and the hiring manager is very happy with her new employee. Thank you Thomas!

  • Ecology Recruitment Manager

    Ecology Recruitment Manager , Global Multidisciplinary Consultancy

    ​​“We had a recruitment need in our Ecology Team and were struggling to find good candidates. The decision was taken to appoint one agency only and to give them free reign in the hope that this would provide more of an incentive. After some deliberation, we settled on Allen & York, due to our history of working together and an...

  • HR Manager

    HR Manager , DHL

    ​​“We had very specific competency requirement for our HSE Advisors which could not be met through local recruitment. Allen & York were provided with 5 'must have' and 5 'desirable' criteria and within 2 weeks provided CVs which were a perfect fit, and two candidates have now accepted roles.  The service provided met and exceeded expectations.”

  • Recruitment Specialist

    Recruitment Specialist , RES Group

    ​​“We have been working with Allen & York for many years and have always been impressed by their professionalism, good customer service and their ability to supply us with strong candidates for ‘hard to fill’ roles”. 

  • Recruitment Team Lead

    Recruitment Team Lead , Siemens Energy Wind Power, Tidal & Energy Services

    ​"The Allen & York team have stood out in my view as one of the suppliers that acts as a partner to myself and my team. We can call upon them as needed, to deliver a quality service for us and to work with us in partnership to achieve goals. I appreciate their willingness to tailor their approach to suit our...

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