24 February 2021

Sapphire Partners was again recognised in the final report of The Hampton-Alexander Review published on 24 February 2021  as one of a small numberof executive search firms in the top tier of accreditation and at the forefront in helping boards achieve gender balance.

The report shows a strong year of progress for women on boards with women now holding 36.2% of all FTSE 100 and 33.2% of FTSE 250 board positions. More limited progress has been made in the rate of women being appointed to executive roles, not just the C suite but the critical stepping stone roles that report to an executive committee member. 
To view the report please click HERE





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.

"Fight for the things that you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg











Sapphire Partners was recognised by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills for our work promoting women non-executives in the recent accreditation process of executive search firms supporting the voluntary code of conduct. Sapphire was one of the early signatories to the voluntary code and were active in crafting revisions to the code in 2014. We are proud of the work we do helping our clients recruit exceptional candidates: in the last four years 60% of our placements have been women.

To read further information on the accreditation process CLICK HERE