29 June 2017

The Sapphire Partners’ team are proud and delighted to share that last night we were the winners of the inaugural Women in Finance Recruiter of the Year Award.  We were one of 7 firms shortlisted in the recruiter category. Thank you to all our friends and supporters who have helped us achieve this award!

As many of you will know, we are passionate believers in the benefits of diversity, in all its forms, to society and business. We have been privileged to work with many wonderful clients and candidates along our journey.  We love what we do and, with your ongoing support and belief in our work, we look forward to working with many more of you in the years ahead.


Sapphire Partners are passionate believers in diversity and have a unique expertise in providing creative and balanced shortlists. Working closely with our clients and candidates we promote and bring diverse professional talent to deliver business excellence.

In our searches, we place exceptional professionals who can meet the demands of world-class organisations. We have a global reach, consistently delivering inclusive and innovative results.

Sapphire is pleased to be leading on this NED search for CDC.

CDC Group plc is the UK’s development finance institution. Wholly owned by government through the Department for International Development, CDC operates independently under the governance of an independent board. Backed by a £4.8bn balance sheet, the company’s mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, creating jobs and making a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places. Established in 1948, CDC has an enviable reputation for pioneering and patient, yet financially successful, investments in emerging and frontier markets.

CDC and DFID are seeking to further expand on the diversity of the board with two exceptional and experienced individuals, motivated by the private sector mission of CDC and the public service nature of DFID, to join the Board as NEDs; one as Chair of the Audit Committee.

For further details please click HERE to view the role description.


Treasury Select Committee - Women in Finance Inquiry
9 January 2018

Sapphire Partners were honoured to give evidence to the Treasury Select Committee and share its expertise providing evidence to the Committee, for the Women in Finance Inquiry.

The hearing focussed on exploring gender diverse recruitment practices, reinforcing our strong reputation, over many years, for supporting diversity.